Are You Being Inconvenienced
By A Damaged Hearing Aid?
Damages to hearing aids might be more common than you think. There are several reasons why you might need to get your hearing aid repaired. No matter how well you take care of your hearing aid, it will always experience wear and tear over time. They are subject to malfunctions or technical issues just like any other electronic device you might have in your household.
Sometimes, accidents happen as well! Whether you accidentally dropped your hearing aid or got it wet, these are both common occurrences that may require repairs. When a hearing aid needs repairing, it can be really inconvenient and impact an individual’s ability to communicate and hear clearly. It may also require a trip to a hearing aid repair centre or the purchase of a new hearing aid, which can be time-consuming and costly.
The Importance of Caring
For Your Hearing Aid
Taking care of your hearing aid can help extend the life of your hearing aid, which can save you money in the long run. It can also keep your hearing aid is functioning properly and provide you with the best possible sound quality. Overall, it is an important part of maintaining good hearing health so you’re able to communicate effectively and hear clearly.
Make sure to get your hearing aid serviced by a professional rather than attempting to repair it yourself. This can help avoid further damage and ensures the repair is done correctly.
Many hearing aid manufacturers offer warranties so it’s worth checking to see if your hearing aid is covered before seeking a repair.
Avoid Humidity & Moisture
Keep hearing aids away from hot or humid environments to avoid battery corrosion and damage. They should also be removed before showering, bathing, swimming, and applying body care products like hair spray or lotion.
Hearing Aid Troubleshooting Tips
Before reaching out to the experts at NextGen Hearing, you can try a few troubleshooting tips to see if there’s even a need for professional help first. If the following hearing aid troubleshooting tips do not resolve the issue, it is important to seek professional help.
Check The Battery Charge
Clean Your Hearing Aid
Adjust The Volume
If the volume is set too low, you may not be able to hear properly. Try increasing the volume to see if it improves the sound quality.
Check For Other Sources Of Interference
If you are experiencing issues with the sound quality, it’s possible that there’s other sources of interference, like cell phones or other tech devices, that may be causing the issue. Try turning off any nearby electronic devices to see if it improves the sound quality.
Common Hearing Aid
Repairs And Fixes
Silicone Domes Or Tubing Replacement For BTE Models
Visiting your hearing care provider to change the tubing on your hearing aid is a very common repair. If it has become hard or shows signs of wear and tear, it is time to be changed. We recommend having your hearing aid tubing changed every three months.
Wax Guard Changes
Changing and replacing the wax filer can help clear and unclog the microphone for sound to flow through more effectively.
If you notice fluctuations in volume, whistling noises, or distortion when you’re wearing your hearing aid, it may be in need of a microphone replacement.
If you have a newer hearing aid model, just like other electronic devices, they may need to get software updates to fix bugs or improve performance.