Hearing aids, like your smartphone or TV, are electronic devices that provide years of dependable service when properly cared for. They are, nevertheless, susceptible to all the things electronics are vulnerable to.
Here are some common hearing aid issues:
- No sound
- Whistling noise
- Distorted sound
- The hearing aid won't turn on
Troubleshooting issues with hearing aids
If you're having trouble with one or both of your hearing aids, there are a few basic repairs you can attempt.
- If your hearing aids take disposable batteries, replace the battery.
- If your hearing aids are rechargeable, ensure the batteries are fully charged.
- Make sure your hearing aids are clean.
- Replace the wax filter and/or microphone filter.
- If your hearing aids have a dome, replace the dome.
- If you use Bluetooth, or a remote-control app on your phone, restart your phone to refresh the connection between it and your hearing aids.
If you have tried these fixes with no success, it’s time to give us a call.
Our repair service for hearing aids
We've spent years helping hearing aid users with repairing their hearing aids. Some minor repairs can be done on the spot, while others may need to be sent to the manufacturer for further attention.
If your hearing aids are still under warranty, most repair costs will be covered. More substantial repairs or devices without a warranty will incur a fee.
Repair or replace?
It might be worth getting a new pair the following are true for you:
Your hearing aid has been in use for more than five years.
Hearing aids typically last between three and seven years. Many people question why they don't last longer. Remember, hearing aids are subjected to a great deal of wear and tear. Consider this: how many other technological gadgets do you wear daily that are directly attached to you and constantly on? Even if you take good care of your system (such as cleaning it every day), long-term exposure to moisture and ear wax will eventually degrade any hearing aid, no matter how advanced.
Additionally, older gadgets do not perform as effectively as newer models and may become obsolete.
You want to use the latest technology.
Hearing aids have become increasingly sophisticated with each passing year, thanks to technological advancements. As a result, even if their old hearing aids haven't reached the end of their useful life, many people prefer to replace them.
Hearing aids provide a variety of innovative features that can improve your quality of life and audible experience. Many current hearing aids, for example, have technology that automatically detects changes in the sound environment and adjusts the system settings accordingly. Others include technology that allow two hearing aids to communicate with each other, providing a better sound experience in more challenging settings.
Let us examine your hearing aids if you are having problems. We’ll do our best to repair them and get your back to hearing your best.
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