- Has your hearing aid stopped working?
- Is it whistling?
- Has the battery's door come loose?
- Is your hearing aid "muffled" or "dull" in sound?
- Are your hearing aids causing you discomfort?
- Do you hear any buzzing noises?
If you responded yes to any of these questions, it's possible that your hearing aids need to be repaired.
At Hearing Spa, we offer on-site hearing aid cleaning, maintenance, and repairs for all hearing devices, regardless of where they were purchased. Repairs aren't the most exciting thing to do with your time, but an adequately repaired hearing aid might mean the difference between being able to participate in social activities and having to miss out. We strive to make repairing hearing aids as simple and painless as possible.
Simple repairs can be done right here in our office. We will send it to the manufacturer for a repair if the repair is more extensive.
How much does it cost to repair a hearing aid?
The following factors influence the cost of hearing aid repair:
- The device's current warranty.
- The extent of the damage.
- How much replacement parts will cost.
Some hearing aids will not be worth repairing, but most can be preserved with a little effort and money.
If you purchased your hearing aid from us and it is still under warranty, the repair cost is likely to be minimal, if not completely free. Hearing aids that aren't covered may incur a cost.
Hearing aid maintenance
Preventing problems with hearing aids necessitates regular maintenance. These suggestions will help you avoid having to fix your hearing aid in the future:
- Wipe your smartphone with a gentle cloth that won't leave any residue.
- Regularly remove earwax and replace your wax traps
- Clean the microphone and battery door with care.
- Remove the earmolds from the rest of the device and regularly wash them with soap and water.
- Keep your hearing aids dry and away from moisture.
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 avoidable. That is why it is so essential to clean the entire hearing aid.
Each night, store your hearing aids in a dry box kit to protect your investment. Electronic drying systems are now available for purchase. They contain a form of light that makes most bacteria and other germs struggle to thrive. Desiccants are used to eliminate moisture, and fans circulate air throughout the hearing aid's various components. Preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your equipment fully functional for as long as possible.
Try these fixes before seeing us
If your hearing aid isn't working right now, try the following before taking it to us for repair:
- Clean the hearing aid thoroughly and turn it back on.
- Examine the receiver and other apertures for wax residue.
- Verify that all components are securely attached and that the microphone is not obscured by anything.
- Make sure the volume is turned up and on, and correctly insert the battery.
Bring your hearing aids to us if you've tried everything else and still have a problem with them. We'll get your hearing aid back up to speed in no time!