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4 Common Hearing Aid Repairs

a hearing aid being repaired

Just like most technology, hearing aids can sometimes be faced with issues and malfunctions once in a while. You may find that you need to send them off to be repaired. It might be something simple, or complex, but in most cases it is fixable. Hearing aid repairs cover many different issues. Some of those issues may be quick and easy to fix, while others take some time. 

Let’s have a look at four common hearing aid repairs that may need to be completed:

Issues with the Battery

If you are experiencing poor quality sound, static or intermittent noise, it may be that you are experiencing a problem with the battery. The battery could be installed the wrong way, thus not working. The battery may just need replacing. Or you could be looking at a more complex problem that requires the battery compartment to need repairing or replacing. You can’t do this yourself, so you will need a hearing health professional to complete the repairs for you. 

A Broken Microphone 

It is possible that there could be an issue with the microphone in your hearing aids. This is likely to be an issue that you notice if the sound has changed suddenly, or you have noticed you can no longer hear as much as you used to. It could be possible that your hearing has changed so before you jump to hearing aid repairs, you should speak to a hearing healthcare professional. If your hearing has changed, they may be able to help simply by adjusting the hearing aid taking the hearing aid back to normal sound. 

On the other hand, if there is an issue with the microphone, hearing aid repairs will be needed. Issues with the microphone can only be rectified by a professional, you shouldn’t try to do it yourself. 

Damaged Hook 

While this is can be a rather simple fix, it’s an essential one. The ear hook of the hearing aid is what helps it to fit on your ear without any issues. If it becomes damaged or broken, there will be nothing to hold your hearing aid in place. If it has snapped, you could try to glue it back together. But, if this doesn’t work, it will probably break again, you will then need to send this off to a professional who can complete the repair. 

Wax Build-up

Wearing hearing aids in your ears prevents the natural process that removes the ear wax from your ear. This means that a build-up of wax can form over time. This leads to issues with your hearing aids. Cleaning your hearing aids after each use can help to prevent this. If you don’t do this, the build-up may get severe, if this is the case, don’t try to clean them yourself. Just consult your hearing health professional, they will be able to safely clean your hearing aids without risking any damage. 

If you experience any of these issues, you should speak to your hearing care professional, they will be able to advise on whether your hearing aids need to be repaired.