Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance
Hearing aids use digital technology and have few moving parts. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need repair from time to time. Many repairs are simple, and you can do them at home. However, if you ever have a problem with your hearing aids or get them wet, its good to know that Awender Audiology is here to help. Even if you didn’t buy your hearing aids from us, we can probably repair your devices because we service most all major brands.
Troubleshooting hearing aid problems
When your hearing aids won’t turn on, or the sound is distorted, it can be frustrating. Don’t panic. These simple steps will resolve most problems with hearing aids.
Problems with volume
First, check the volume control. Frequently this is all you need to do to fix the problem. Some hearing aids have a manual volume control, and it can be accidentally turned down. Next, clear the tube to the receiver. Earwax, skin or water can clog the tube. In addition, check the microphone for wax build-up. If your hearing aid has multiple programs, make sure it is set to the proper program.
Problems with distortion
If the problem is not the volume, but the sound is distorted, make sure you have the correct hearing aid in the correct ear. Most hearing aids are marked right and left, but it is still easy to get them mixed up. If you have the device in the proper ear, the batteries might need replacing. The amount of power in the battery affects the ability of the hearing aids to process sounds. Install fresh batteries and make sure the battery door is completely closed. Confirm the hearing aids weren’t set to telecoil by accident.
Hearing aids won’t power on
The most obvious fix is to make sure you switched the hearing aids to the “on” position. Next, replace the batteries.
Professional hearing aid repair
If at-home troubleshooting doesn’t solve your problem, bring your hearing aids to Awender Audiology. We can perform many warranty repairs while you wait. If your hearing aids must be sent to the manufacturer for repair, we’ll handle the return for you. If your hearing aids are no longer covered by warranty, you should still bring them in. We’ll diagnose the problem and give you an estimate of the cost of repair.
Hearing aid cleaning
You should clean your hearing aids at home with a soft cloth or a hearing aid cleaning kit. Store your hearing aids in a drying box to protect them from moisture. Even if you take these steps at home, your hearing aids should be professionally cleaned regularly. The audiologists at Awender Audiology have the tools and training to deep clean your hearing aids more thoroughly than you can at home. Regular professional maintenance ensures you get the longest working life from your hearing aids.