Do my Hearing Aids Need to be Repaired Professionally – How Can I Tell?

Woman getting her hearing aid repaired while she waits.

If you use hearing aids but you’re still having problems hearing, your hearing aids might require professional repair.

You take care of your hearing aids. You’re extremely careful with your hearing aids. Cleaning them daily, you make certain they are snug on their charger when you go to sleep.

But you can’t figure out why your hearing aids aren’t working effectively and it’s very annoying. The good news is, troubleshooting the problem is fairly simple. Keep in mind: your number one job is to avoid damaging your hearing aid further (or you may have to replace them).

Troubleshooting Your Hearing Aid

Always consult your owner’s manual when performing upkeep and troubleshooting because every model of hearing aid can be somewhat different. Here are some things you can check on most models:

  • Keep your microphone clear:On occasion, the microphone can be obstructed. An obstructed microphone can cause feedback or can make your hearing aid sound broken or silent.
  • Check your battery: Always double check your battery level even if you are certain your hearing aid charged all night. Even rechargeable batteries have to be replaced sooner or later and sometimes you may not have them fully inserted.
  • Look for noticeable damage: Check if there are any noticeable loose components or cracks around the shell of your hearing aid. Cracks, clearly, could indicate more significant damage (or allow).
  • Wax accumulation: Inspect for wax accumulation which could be impeding the normal operation of your hearing aids. Even if you perform regular cleaning, occasionally wax can build up rapidly, so it’s worth ticking this off your list.

Each of these concerns will have its own solution so consult your owner’s manual. In some cases, you may be able to perform maintenance on your own. (Your owner’s manual is the best place to begin.)

Does my Hearing Aid Need servicing – How Can I Tell?

Your hearing aid will most likely require professional servicing if you continue to have issues with it after performing these basic maintenance duties. Because you depend on your hearing aids for all of your everyday conversations and social activities, this probably doesn’t sound very attractive.

But it’s essential to understand that repair doesn’t always mean sending your hearing aid out for repair. There are some situations where it can be fixed in shop while you wait.

So in those situations, you will be able to get your hearing aid back in the same day (this is why it’s a good idea to bring your hearing aid to us so we can ascertain the damage).

Not all scenarios can be addressed in house though. And in those cases, you may find yourself needing a backup pair of hearing aids. So if you have an old pair lying around, ask us whether they will serve on a temporary basis. We may even have some we can loan you while you wait.

Get Help With Your Hearing Aids Right Away

It’s necessary to have your hearing aids repaired as soon as you detect any falter or fading of the sound quality.

If you do this you will be more likely to avoid any downtime. Your overall health and your mental health are impacted by untreated hearing loss. An even more serious concern is that your hearing will diminish as your hearing aids sit forgotten in a drawer.

The best way to get the maximum help from your hearing aids is to keep them functioning at their highest quality. Keeping them clean and charged and if necessary, bringing them in for maintenance is the best way to do that.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.