4 Common Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Aid Maintenance

If you have hearing aids, you might find that they need repairing from time to time. When you go for your fitting, your audiologist will explain to you that they should last for a few years at the very least. Even though this is the case, there are some issues that you could be experiencing, and if you are, then you need to look into getting them fixed. Let’s take a look at four of the most common hearing aid repairs.

Damaged battery

Are you experiencing intermittent sound, or no sound at all? If so, you might be having a problem with the battery in your hearing aid. However, before you take this to an audiologist to check for you, there are a few things that you can look for. The first thing to look at is whether or not the battery is in the right way. If you have inserted it upside down, it is not going to work and this could be the issue you are experiencing. Or, the battery could be dead and need replacing. You can do this yourself without the assistance of an audiologist, you just need to get a new battery and replace it with the old one.

If none of this works, then you are going to need to book an appointment and go and see your audiologist to sort out the issue.

Broken earhook

A broken earhook is quite a simple issue that comes with a quick fix. You can try and mend a broken earhook yourself with glue, depending on the extent of the damage. The earhook is the part of the hearing aid that hooks onto your ear, and if it is damaged there is going to be nothing to hold it in place. Even though you can try and do it yourself, it is a fairly cheap repair that doesn’t take very long, so getting it done professionally might always be a good option. Take them down to your audiologist and they will be able to fix this issue for you in no time.

Broken microphone

If you find that the noise you hear is static, you might be experiencing some trouble with your microphone. You may be able to tell that this is the issue because the sound is no longer coming out the same way it did before. If you find that this is the case, you are going to need a professional to fix this for you as it is one of the more complex, tech issues that you can experience. It might be the case that they will then have to be sent off to the manufacturer for repair, due to all hearing aids being slightly different.

Clogged connecting tube

The final common issue that you might be facing is a clogged connecting tube. What will have happened here is that your earwax will have clogged up the tube as having hearing aids does not stop the process that causes earwax. All that will need doing here is that the tube will need to be replaced as it is what connects the device to the receiver. It is best to take this to your audiologist to do, but if you have been given the specific instructions, you can attempt this yourself.

We hope that you have found this article helpful and now know four common hearing aid repairs.