Although hearing aids have become more technologically advanced in the past decade, they are still considered delicate devices. Because you rely on these devices to communicate with the world around you, taking good care of them is more important than ever. Hearing aids are often made up of tiny components, wires and microphones, and these parts can easily break if the devices aren’t properly maintained and stored.
Do my hearing aids need repair?
Even with the most diligent of care, it is possible that your hearing aids will need repair during their lifetime. After all, most hearing aids last between five and seven years. During that time, hearing aids can collect moisture, excess debris, get dropped or mishandled. There are often telltale signs indicating your hearing aids need repair and they typically involve a decline in volume or performance. If you notice any of the following signs, you should schedule an appointment to have your hearing aids examined:
- Intermittent sound, or no sound at all
- Feedback or high-pitched whistling
- Static noise
- Discomfort or pain upon insertion into the ear
If you think there is something wrong with your hearing aid, contact Stanwood Hearing today to schedule your repairs. In the meantime, consider taking some of the following steps to ensure all the settings of your hearing aids are properly set:
- Ensure the battery is properly placed into the hearing aid
- Check to make sure the battery is fully charged
- Look to see the hearing aid is turned on
- Ensure the volume of the hearing aid is set to the right level
- Inspect the hearing aid for any large chunks of debris, dirt or grime
If your hearing aids still don’t work properly after checking the settings of your hearing aid, it is best to keep them stored in a safe place until your appointment. The professionals at Stanwood Hearing have expert knowledge in hearing technology, including the maintenance, care and repair of these devices. If we are unable to repair them in our clinic, we’ll work closely with the manufacturer to get your hearing aids fixed in a timely manner. In the interim period, make sure to talk to your us about our policy on loaning out hearing aids.