Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aids are highly advanced pieces of technology made to exacting specifications. Like any good computerized products, they need daily care and maintenance to keep them in optimal shape.
However, even with normal use and care, devices like these have tiny parts and advanced components that can break or malfunction from time to time. Luckily, the professionals at Kalady Audiology are well versed in solving hearing aid problems.
Caring for your hearing aid
Part of being a responsible hearing aid wearer includes understanding how to properly care for and maintain your device. When you purchase devices from Kalady Audiology, we’ll walk you through the correct ways to keep your hearing aid in tip-top shape. Additionally, we’ll help you establish a daily care routine that is easy and quick to complete.
Troubleshooting hearing aid problems
Because hearing aids are such advanced pieces of technology, there can be some easy troubleshooting you can do at home if you start to notice any problems with your device. Things like decreased volume, feedback or not powering on have a number of simple fixes you can try before worrying about repairs. If you’re experiencing issues with your hearing aids, try the following:
- Inspect the hearing instrument to ensure it is powered on
- If applicable, change your wax filters
- Remove the hearing aid batteries and check that they’re properly installed
- Try replacing your hearing aid batteries – these can expire so even a seemingly “fresh” pair can sometimes be dead
- Thoroughly clean your hearing aids and inspect them for any damage or moisture
If the above troubleshooting tips do not revive your hearing aid, stop in when convenient and let our office manager provide assistance.
Hearing aid repairs
Sometimes, hearing aids need repair. Wires and tubes can break or come loose. Other parts can break. Often, parts simply wear out due to the complexity and daily use of the unit. Additionally, your ears change shape over time, so if you’re experiencing whistling or feedback issues you may need to have your earmold checked. In some cases, feedback can also indicate ears are occluded with wax.
Whatever the reason for the problems, the professionals at Kalady are trained to diagnose and repair many hearing aids quickly. Most small issues and repairs can be handled onsite, however, for more complex problems we may need to send the hearing aid back to the manufacturer. Regardless of the problem, our audiologist will communicate all this information with you.
Always trust the hearing professionals at Kalady when it comes to hearing aid repairs. We have the experience you need to get repairs done correctly, and we have the contacts at manufacturers required to get issues handled quickly.