Hearing aids are sophisticated devices that require proper care and maintenance to function optimally. Despite your best efforts to keep them in good working order, hearing aids can sometimes break down or stop working altogether.
10 Signs That Your Hearing Aid Needs a Repair
Regular maintenance and inspection of your hearing aids can help prevent problems and prolong the life of your device. Here are some signs that indicate your hearing aid needs an inspection:
Decrease in Sound Quality
The sound may appear muffled, distorted, or not as clear as it used to be. If you notice a decrease in the sound quality or volume from your hearing aids, this may indicate a problem with the microphone or speaker.
Whistling or Feedback
If you hear a whistling or feedback sound from your hearing aids, it may be an indication of a loose component or damaged receiver. Feedback can occur when sound from the speaker re-enters the microphone, causing a whistling noise. If you experience this issue, it's essential to get your hearing aids inspected and repaired by a qualified professional.
If your hearing aids are uncomfortable to wear, it may be due to an ill-fitting mold or a broken part that needs to be repaired. A poorly fitting mold can cause discomfort and irritation to the ear canal, leading to pain and inflammation. It's essential to get your hearing aids inspected and adjusted to ensure they fit comfortably and securely.
It's essential to keep your hearing aids dry and invest in a protective case or cover to prevent moisture damage. If your hearing aids have been exposed to moisture, such as sweat or rain, they may require repair. Moisture can cause damage to the internal components of your hearing aids, leading to malfunction or failure.
If your hearing aids have been dropped or have cracks or any physical damage, they may require immediate repair. Physical damage can cause your hearing aids to malfunction.
Difficulty with Controls
If you're experiencing difficulty with the controls on your hearing aid, such as adjusting volume or switching between programs, it's time to get them inspected.
Poor Connectivity Issues
If you're having trouble connecting your hearing aids to other devices, such as your phone or TV, it may indicate an issue with the hearing aids that needs repair. Connectivity issues can be frustrating and inconvenient, preventing you from using your hearing aids to their full potential. If you experience this issue, it's important to get your hearing aids inspected and repaired.
If you are experiencing static noise, it is an indicate that your device may need a repair. The sound can be caused by various factors, such as damaged speakers or microphones, loose or broken components, low batteries, moisture damage, and wax buildup.
Poor Sound Quality
If you're not hearing any sound or experiencing a significant decrease in sound quality from your hearing aids, it can indicate an issue with your device. No sound can occur due to several reasons, such as dead batteries, clogged or damaged tubing, wax buildup, or a malfunctioning receiver or microphone.
A hearing aid that cannot last for an entire day can significantly impact your ability to communicate and participate in daily activities. If you are using a rechargeable hearing aid and the battery is not charging or holding a charge for more than 8 hours, it may indicate that there is an issue with the battery or other components of the device.
If you're having issues with your hearing aids, it is important to get them inspected and repaired by a qualified professional as soon as possible. Ignoring the issue can cause further damage to your hearing aids, which can lead to more significant problems and expensive repairs.
How Much Will My Hearing Aids Cost to Repair?
Hearing aid repair costs can vary depending on several factors:
- Whether or not your hearing aid is still under warranty
- The extent of damage to your hearing aid
- The cost of replacement parts for your hearing aid
If you bought your hearing aid from us and it is still within the warranty period, the cost of repairing your hearing aid will likely be minimal — or even FREE! However, if your hearing aid is out of warranty or an older model that requires extensive repair, there may be charges involved.
At SOUNDLIFE, our technicians are trained to high standards and have years of experience in repairing various brands of hearing aids. We use genuine parts and can repair all brands and models of hearing aids available. If you are experiencing issues with your hearing aids, we are more than happy to assist you in repairing your hearing aids and restoring them to good condition.