Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aids are long-lasting devices that with proper maintenance, work effectively for several years.
Hearing aids are a major investment in your overall health. These devices offer critical support that helps you move through daily life with greater ease and comfort.
Because they can be impacted by normal daily wear and tear, it is important to know and practice ways to best care for your devices. If you do face issues with your hearing aids, we are here to help! Our team at Hearing Solutions of North Carolina is proud to provide professional hearing aid repair.
Troubleshooting Common Hearing Aid Issues
All hearing aid devices consist of the main components which are: microphone, receiver (or speaker), amplifier, and battery source. These parts are built into the device and can be impacted by various factors over time. You will be able to identify when your device seems to be malfunctioning or not working as well. Before bringing in your device to our office, you can try to troubleshoot at home. A few useful ways to troubleshoot the most common hearing aids issues include:
If you have tried these troubleshooting strategies or reviewed our cleaning videos listed under the resources tab and continue to have issues with your device, contact us at Hearing Solutions of North Carolina.
When to Seek Professional Repair Services
Hearing aids are highly durable devices that typically last from 4-5 years. It is normal for hearing aids to need repairs over this long duration because they are worn and used daily. There are a few factors that indicate your device needs professional repair services. This can include the following:
You experience unpleasant feedback and other types of noise that reduce sound quality and prevent you from hearing clearly and comfortably.
There is noticeable damage anywhere on the device - cracks, tears, holes, the battery door does not close properly etc.
Short Batter Life
Batteries are not powering your hearing aid for as long as they have previously. Even when you switch to new batteries or continue to place your device in the charger, your device doesn’t hold charge for the same amount of time.
Fortunately, we provide repair services in our office! This allows you to bring your device in and have us repair it conveniently and relatively quickly. Contact us today at Hearing Solutions of North Carolina for more information on our repair services.
Tips to Best Maintain Hearing Aids
It is important to practice all the ways to best care for your hearing aids. Consistent maintenance supports the longevity and quality of your device. A few tips to practice include:
1. Clean Device Daily:
It can be easy for your hearing aids to be impacted by natural debris that buildup in the ears. This includes earwax, dirt, hair etc. which then land on the device and this can contribute to malfunctioning hearing aid components. So, it is important to thoroughly clean your device daily. You should have a routine that you easily perform when you remove your hearing aids at night. This should include using a cloth or dry tissue to remove anything that has accumulated on your device throughout the day and brushing the receiver with the toothbrush provided the day you were fit with your new hearing aids.
2. Clean Your Ears
In addition to cleaning your device, it is important to also clean your ears. Removing excess earwax, moisture, and other natural elements that can accumulate in the ear canal is an integral way to also keep your hearing aids clean. Avoid using cotton swabs to clean your ears and opt for a washcloth or using other methods like ear irrigation. We will always look into your ears during your maintenance checks and remove any wax we can.
3. Keep Your Hearing Aid Dry
Moisture can easily damage hearing aids so keeping your devices as dry as possible is important. You should remove your devices before showering, swimming, or engaging in any other activity that exposes you to excess water. If needed, we carry dehumidifiers that are safe for your hearing aids. Before reinserting your hearing aids, make sure that your ears are thoroughly dry!