Hearing aids have small working parts, so it is not uncommon for a hearing aid to require a repair over time. From a lack of sound to the battery coming unhinged, several things can go wrong.
We are here to support you and your hearing aids, and we also want to ensure that your hearing aids last for as long as possible. Here are some regular maintenance you can do that will help prolong the life of your devices:
- Remove your hearing aids while applying makeup, hair spray, sun lotion, perfume, and aftershave as these substances may enter the device and cause damage.
- Use a soft cloth, tissue, or suitable cleaning tool to clean your hearing aids to avoid earwax, dirt, or moisture. Do not use water or solvents because this can cause damage to your devices.
- When not in use, store your hearing aids in a cool, dry place and leave the battery pack open to conserve battery power.
- Clean the receiver tube and the receiver dome using a damp cloth.
Here are some other tips to consider:
- Never immerse hearing aids in water or other liquids or wear them while showering, swimming, in heavy rain, or a warm environment, such as a steam bath or sauna.
- Leave wet hearing aids to dry with the battery door open.
- Store the hearing aid and battery overnight in a sealed container with a drying agent (desiccator). Do not use the hearing aids until dry.
- Do not leave the hearing aids in direct sunlight or heat.
- Do not handle hearing aids loosely or drop it on hard surfaces or floors.
- Change the battery
- Remove and reinsert your hearing aid
- wipe your hearing aid with a cloth
- Replace the filter which catches wax
- Open and close the battery compartment
- Have a look at your input settings
If you've tried those tips and your hearing is still out of action, we're happy to help. When something goes wrong, we will help you repair common problems with your hearing aid or set up yourself with our repair services. We serve all the brands, even those we don't carry, so we can help you get the most out of your products if you bought your hearing aids from a big box store or online.
Repair costs for hearing aids can vary based on many factors:
- Whether your hearing aid is still under warranty.
- The degree to which the hearing aid is damaged.
- How much any replacement parts will cost.
If you purchased your hearing aid from TruEar Hearing and it's still under warranty, the cost of replacing your hearing aid will be insignificant. If the device requires a more significant repair, it can cost more. Cracked cases on custom designed products can be costly to patch, but such cracks can be mended in certain circumstances.
A hearing aid can be damaged beyond repair, just like any electronic device. In this situation, it is typically better to replace the hearing aid with a new model. But how do you know that your hearing aid is beyond repair?
You should typically conclude that your hearing aid is beyond repair if:
- Your hearing aid is five years old or older. Hearing aids have a life expectancy of 5-7 years. If your hearing aid is older than this, it may be time to retire it.
- The damage is visible.When your hearing aid is stepped on or broken, it may not be fixable.
- You have repaired it many times in the past.While a new hearing aid can cost more upfront, the routine maintenance of an old model can be more trouble than it is worth.
If you are looking to get your hearing aid repaired, please contact us today to schedule an appointment.