The Most Common Hearing Aid Repairs
When you find that there’s an issue with your hearing aids, you might be worried about the possibility of an expensive repair. Hopefully this will put your mind at rest though because the most common hearing aids repairs are not expensive to fix at all. In reality they can be quite simple and will be sorted out there and then. It’s also possible to avoid these repairs by taking the right steps. Let’s look at some of the issues and the solutions when getting your hearing aids fixed by an audiologist.
A quick clean
This is by far one of the most common repairs needed. The hearing aids must be cleaned to function effectively. Ideally, you should be cleaning your hearing aids at least once a day using a soft toothbrush. This can ensure that ear wax doesn’t build up around the outside. That will clog up the microphone and cause sound to seem muffled.
The human ear is naturally cleaning and pushes earwax out on a regular basis. With hearing aids it can get clogged up, but most hearing aids do have wax filters. These can easily be replaced for a low cost to make sure that your hearing aids continue to work effectively. When cleaning make sure you do avoid water as moisture can seriously damage your hearing aids.
A broken mic
You won’t be able to complete this repair yourself. Instead, you will certainly need the help and support of an audiologist. A broken mic can cause a range of issues from a whistling noise to distorted sound. You might also find that the mic isn’t in properly. However, the good news is that this fix won’t take long at all. An audiologist will handle it while you are there and make sure that your mic works effectively once more.
On the other hand, your mic could be worn out. In a case like this, it does need to be sent back to the manufacturer so that you can receive the replacement needed.
A problem with tubing
Behind the ear hearing aids using tubing to connect the piece that sits behind your ear and the ear mould. The tubing can become damage or frayed and cause severe issues with the workings of the device. However, a tubing can be replaced in minutes and an audiologist will typically have spare ones in your office. So, you won’t have to wait long before your hearing aids are as good as new.
A new battery needed
Finally, you might find that you need to change the batteries in the hearing aids. Bad batteries can cause hearing aids to switch off and on or impact the quality of sound produced. It’s important to first check if the battery is in correctly. If it is, you then need to think about replacing them. If after replacing a battery a device still fails to work, this points to a problem with the power supply and you may require replacement hearing aids.
We hope this helps you understand some of the common hearing aid repair issues that can be needed.