Hearing Aid Repairs
Today’s hearing aids are complex pieces of technology, and while they traditionally last many years, they may break from time to time. At Audionics, we repair most makes and models of hearing aids. Simply bring yours in, and one of our trained specialists will examine your device and – if not covered by warranty or a service agreement – provide you with an affordable estimate on the repairs. Should we determine that it cannot be fixed, you can choose from a wide selection of available hearing aids.
Is Your Hearing Aid Beyond Repair?
It takes special training to properly “diagnose” a broken hearing aid, but it may irreparable if the following is true:
- Your hearing aid is more than three years old. Hearing aids typically last for several years. If you have had yours for more than three years, repairs are likely to pile up, in which case it makes more sense to invest in new hearing aids.
- The damage to the device is visible. Although the damage may not be as bad as it looks if your hearing aid is “only” cracked, if it has been stepped on or otherwise smashed, it may be unfixable.
- Exposure to chemicals (such as hairspray or sunscreen). Accidents happen. Today’s hearing aids are so comfortable that you may forget you’re wearing it, until it’s too late…
- Your hearing aids have an extensive repair history and is out of warranty. After multiple repairs, your device may be beyond saving. Like a totaled car, a hearing aid needing constant repair to maintain functionality may no longer be worth saving, and it may be better invest in new hearing aids. A updated device will probably have more advanced technology, giving you significant benefits and opportunities (like Bluetooth).
How to Avoid Unnecessary Hearing Aid Repairs
With regular cleanings and simple troubleshooting steps (have you checked the batteries?) you can increase the longevity and preserve the operation of your hearing device. To learn more about how to take care of your hearing aid properly, check out our hearing aid maintenance guide.
You can also visit oticon.com and learn more about how to:
- Clean your hearing aids
- Replace the dome (speaking covering tips)
- Control and adjust your hearing aids
- Fix other common issues such as distorted sound, no sound, and whistling or howling sound.
If you’ve tried troubleshooting the issues and your device is still malfunctioning, visit our office so we can examine your hearing aid. We might be able to fix it immediately. If the problem is more complicated, like issues with the internal wiring or other technical components, we may send your device to the manufacturer to complete repairs.
NOTE: Most hearing aids come with a three year limited warranty. We can advise you on your device’s information if you have questions.
If you’re still experiencing difficulties with your hearing aids, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to repair your device or discuss other options so you can hear clearly again.