Hearing Aid Repair
Like any other complex piece of technology, hearing aids need care and sometimes repairs. When you first receive your hearing aids, your hearing aid dispenser will walk through all the ins and outs of how to use it, from inserting and removing the device, to care and maintenance. Sometimes, however, even with the best maintenance a hearing aid requires some repairs or troubleshooting.
The good news is the hearing aid dispenser at Future Hearing is well versed and experienced at making in-office repairs for most major hearing aid manufacturers. Even if you did not originally purchase your hearing aids through our office, but are a current patient and need repairs now, we can help get your devices back in working order.
Troubleshooting hearing aid problems
Because hearing aids are small, technologically-advanced devices, they can sometimes malfunction and just need a few small tweaks to get them working properly again. Before bringing your hearing aid into our office, there are some simple tricks you can try:
- Make sure the hearing aid is on and has a fresh battery
- Make sure it is clean and dry
- If it has gotten wet, remove the batteries and allow the unit to dry
- If your hearing aid has pieces, make sure the connection is secure and all the components are clean
- Check the settings and make sure you haven’t accidentally switched to a different program
Different hearing aid issues
When it comes to hearing aid issues, there can be a number of common ones you can troubleshoot at home. If your hearing aid won’t turn on or the volume is low, try powering it off and on again, in addition to switching the battery to see if a new one is needed. If the sound from your hearing aid is muffled or distorted, clean all the components of the hearing aid thoroughly, including any tubing or earmolds, and power it off and on again.
If you try these troubleshooting tips and still experience issues with your hearing aids, don’t hesitate to call our office. Aside from the normal issues like replacing batteries or switching your unit on and off, repairs could mean taking the device apart and checking components. The micro-connections can become loose from time to time.
Office hearing aid repairs
If you’ve exhausted all options and your device still isn’t functioning properly – don’t worry – many hearing aid repairs can be done in our office. We have the tools and experience to diagnose a hearing aid problem and fix it. It is also possible that an adjustment to the hearing aid will fix the problem, but it might need a new part. We can also send hearing aids for repair to the appropriate manufacturer.
If your hearing aids were recently purchased, there’s a chance the repairs will be covered under warranty still. In the event your hearing aids are past the warranty period, we can make most repairs for a nominal fee, many include an additional one-year warranty on the parts replaced or repaired, depending on the manufacturer.
We are a full-service hearing aid facility and want to make sure your devices are in top condition. Be sure to call our office with any questions about hearing aid repairs or maintenance.