Hearing Aid Repair


The tiny size of hearing aids belies their deep technological complexity. Modern hearing aids contain sophisticated, delicate parts and perform hundreds of computations per second. With frequent cleaning, careful handling and case storage, hearing aids can last a very long time, but it’s inevitable that at some point your investment will require some maintenance and repair. At Evergreen Audiology, we provide full maintenance and repair services for all of the hearing aids we offer. You can call ahead or just walk in during normal business hours.

Caring for Hearing Aids

The openings for microphones and speakers in your hearing aids have to be very small by the virtue of the device, but this also means they are easily clogged by earwax or other debris. To keep them functioning properly, you need to clean them each day with a clean and dry cloth. If you hear static sounds or feedback from your hearing aid, it can be due to a buildup of material in one of its small ports, and a thorough cleaning could fix the issue.

Common Issues to Troubleshoot

Before calling the office for repair service, make sure you’ve explored the following possibilities:

  • Make sure the hearing aid is turned on: This seems simple, but is easily forgotten, especially if you are new to hearing aids.
  • Check the volume level: Sometimes the volume can accidentally be set all the way down.
  • Check the battery: Make sure the batteries are inserted in the right direction, and test them or try new ones to make sure they’re not the problem.

Inspect the tubing: If your hearing aid is a BTE (behind-the-ear) model, it will occasionally require a replacement tube. If the tube is worn or broken, it’s time for a replacement. We can replace this at the office, or if you can’t make it in we can send one to you.

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If your hearing aids are inoperable and you’ve explored the issues above, give us a call or just walk in and we can take a look at them. It’s possible there’s an issue with the circuitry inside your hearing aids, or it could be that other factors are causing the problem. The shapes of our ears change over time, so if you’re experiencing feedback or whistling it could be that your ear has changed and your custom-fit hearing aids need an updated form. This happens often after an illness or a significant change in weight.

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If your hearing aids are under warranty, any repair services we provide will be free of charge. In some cases, returning them to the manufacturer will be necessary. We try to avoid this, as we don’t want you to have to be without your hearing aids for the time it takes them to make the round trip.

Whatever the issue, Evergreen Audiology is here to help keep your hearing aids working for you.

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For expert hearing care and a complete range of services, schedule your appointment with Evergreen Audiology today!

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16209 SE McGillivray Blvd.
Suite M
Vancouver, WA 98683

Phone: (360) 892-3445

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