In recent decades hearing aids have come a long way in terms of performance. But they still require some maintenance and care, just like any electronic device.
Here are some signs your hearing aids need repair:
- Your hearing aid has stopped working.
- You can hear whistling.
- The battery door has come loose.
- Your hearing aid sounds "muffled" or "dull."
- Your hearing aids are too loud or not loud enough.
- You hear buzzing noises.
At Hearing Solution Center, we offer on-site hearing aid cleaning, maintenance, and repairs for all hearing devices, regardless of where they were purchased. A working hearing aid might mean the difference between participating in social activities and having to miss out. We strive to make the process of repairing hearing aids as painless and straightforward as possible.
Simple repairs can be done right here at our office, and we will send it to the manufacturer for a repair if the damage is more extensive.
How much does it cost to repair a hearing aid?
The following factors influence the cost of your hearing aid repair:
- The device's current warranty.
- The extent of the damage.
- The cost of any needed replacement parts.
If you bought your hearing aid from us and it's still under warranty, the repair cost will be low, if not free. Hearing aids that aren't covered are likely to incur a cost.
Tips for maintaining your hearing aid
It's worth remembering that moisture and earwax buildup in hearing aids cause over 75% of all damages, and the vast majority of these repairs are entirely avoidable. That is why it is so essential to take steps to look after your hearing aids. Here are a few you should take:
- Wipe your hearing aid with a gentle cloth that won't leave any residue.
- Replace the wax guard regularly.
- Clean the microphone and battery door with care.
- Remove the earmolds from the rest of the device and wash them with soap and water regularly.
- Keep your hearing aids dry by storing them in a dry box kit each night.
Preventative maintenance like this is the key to keeping your device fully functional for as long as possible.
Troubleshooting your hearing aids
If your hearing aid isn't working right now, try the following before bringing it to us for repair:
- Examine the receiver and other areas for wax residue.
- Verify that all components are securely attached and that the microphone is not obscured by anything.
- Look for cracks or other signs of external deterioration.
- Make that the volume is turned up and on and that the battery is correctly inserted.
Bring your hearing aids to us if you've tried everything else and still have a problem with them. One of our professionals will be happy to fix them for you.
Send us a message or Call Hearing Solution Center at (704) 912-4422 for hearing aid repairs in Charlotte, NC.