Hearing Aid Cleaning and Repairs
Hearing Aid Maintenance
Clean them regularly
Your hearing aids can pick up dust, lint, or earwax from everyday use. This debris can cause damage to your hearing aid. Although we can provide a regular clean when we work on repairs for your hearing aids, it's better to invest in a regular cleaning schedule at home. You should clean them gently with a smooth, lint-free cloth, soft toothbrush, or cotton swab. You may also want to develop an earwax and debris removal routine on a regular or weekly basis.
While it should seem like a good idea, please do not attempt to disassemble your hearing aids or take them apart. Your warranty on the device could be voided if you unintentionally damage your hearing aids. Be sure to take your hearing aids to us if you encounter further issues.
Store them carefully
Most people remove their hearing aids from their ears and store them as they sleep through the night. Place your hearing aids carefully in a padded container while not in use. Store this container out of the reach of children and pets, as some parts of your hearing aid are small enough to be choking hazards.
If you remove your hearing aids outside, you should also remember to store them in a cool, dry spot. The glove compartment of your car is not an ideal spot to keep them during the summer or winter if there are extreme temperatures.
Moisture is the number one enemy of hearing aids. Much like your laptop or smartphone, humidity can quickly damage the sensitive electronics within. Exposure to moisture such as sweat, earwax, or rain can begin to take a toll on the output of hearing aids.
We suggest opening the battery door and allowing your hearing aid to dry thoroughly at night. This will not only help dry the unit out; it will also extend the battery life, conserve electricity, and prevent the devices from being inadvertently turned on while they are not in use.
Avoid leaving your hearing aids in the bathroom at all. The extreme humid environment generated by a hot shower is bad news for hearing aids.
Consider having a dehumidifier if you sweat excessively or find that your hearing aids are not completely dry in the morning. By thoroughly drying out your devices every night, and ensuring that all services that help you hear are functioning correctly, this portable hearing aid accessory will save you a lot of trouble.
Hearing aid repair
If you encounter any of the following, it may be time to visit us with your devices:
- It isn't switching on.
- You can hear whistling.
- The battery door has come off.
- It sounds "muffled" or "dull."
- The fit is uncomfortable.
- They sound too loud or not loud enough.
At Advanced Hearing Aid Solutions, we have hearing aid cleaning, maintenance and upgrades on-site, for all hearing aids, wherever you purchased them from us or from somewhere else. We try to make the process of hearing aid repair as simple as possible.
We can carry out the necessary repairs right here in our office. If the repair is more serious, we will submit it to the manufacturer for repair.
The cost of hearing aid repairs
Repair prices for hearing aids change depending on the following factors:
The device's current warranty
The extent of damage
The price of replacement components
Most hearing aids can be saved with a little time and additional cost. If you've purchased your hearing aid from us and it is still under warranty, it would likely be minimal or even free to replace your hearing aid. Hearing aids which are not covered are likely to incur a repair fee.
We want to get your hearing back in working order. If you have hearing aid issues, contact us today to set up an appointment.