Hearing Aid Repairs
Hearing aids are amazing devices but they also can be very delicate. Even with regular care and maintenance, something may occur that damages your hearing aids.
When your hearing aids need repair, you can trust Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming with the important task of fixing your all-important hearing devices.
What Modern Hearing Solutions Can Do To Repair Your Hearing Aids
If your hearing aids are not working as they should, you will want to bring them in to our hearing instrument specialist, Don Doucet. Our hearing aid clinic can offer repairs on all major hearing aid brands. Common hearing aid issues our hearing instrument specialist works on are:
- Cleaning interior of the hearing aid to free up the electronic connection from any debris.
- Replacing receiver wires on Receiver-In-the-Canal (RIC) type devices.
- Addressing moisture damage with either in-office tools or by having the damaged part replaced.
When you buy a set of hearing aids from Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming, you receive free repair services in-house on your hearing aids as long as you have them, and for those sent to the manufacturer, free assistance for the duration of the warranty.
Also, if your hearing aids cannot be repaired in our office, Don will send the hearing aids to the manufacturer or a qualified All-Makes Repair Shop. For existing patients, we will also provide a set of hearing aids for you to use while your hearing aids are away being repaired.
Average Lifespan Of Hearing Aids
On average, hearing aids will last from five to seven years. How long your hearing aids last will depend on what care you are giving to your hearing devices on a regular basis. Some basic hearing aid maintenance you can do to extend the lifespan of your hearing aids are:
- Wipe hearing aid casing clean with a soft, microfiber cloth every evening once you are done wearing them.
- Pop open the battery doors before putting them away for the night, so the battery doesn’t run out as quickly.
- Use a hearing aid dryer to remove any hidden moisture on your hearing aids. Our hearing instrument specialist can recommend one to you that will suit your hearing aids.
- Clean out any earwax or debris with hearing aid tools like a vent pick.
Depending on your particular style of hearing aids, there may be other care recommendations that our hearing instrument specialist will share with you to help you extend your hearing aids’ lifespan.
Troubleshooting Common Hearing Aid Problems
At times, some hearing aid problems can be easily solved at home without a visit to our office. If you find your hearing aids are experiencing one of these issues, try these things to troubleshoot the problem:
Your hearing aid is not working – When you put your hearing aid in and it doesn’t work at all, there are several things you can try to get it to respond.
- Put in a new battery and make sure it is creating the correct connection. In the case of rechargeable hearing aids, charge them for a half-hour to check to see if the problem is power-related.
- Check the volume level on your hearing aids in case they are just turned all the way down.
- If your hearing aids have various program channels, check to make sure they are on the right program channel.
- Look for any blockage that may be causing the problem and remove with hearing aid pick.
- Make sure your hearing aids are not set for telecoil “loop system” listening.
You hearing aids sound distorted – Whether your hearing aids are creating feedback sounds, whistling, or making other distorted sounds, the solutions to fix these problems are fairly similar.
- Examine the earmold, tubing, receiver, and microphone for debris and earwax. Once the area is cleared, distorted sounds will generally go away.
- See if there is any moisture on your hearing aids. Most of these devices are very sensitive to even small amounts of moisture, which can cause sound distortion. Dry off and place in hearing aid dryer if moisture is present.
- Ensure your hearing aid is properly fitted to your ear. Gaps in the fit can cause sound distortions. Try taking your hearing aid out then carefully re-inserting it.
Your hearing aids are too quiet – Progressive hearing loss may make it so your hearing aids no longer are enough for your level of hearing loss. Before you swap them out for a stronger pair, try these things to increase the volume.
- Double-check that the volume is not set to a lowered volume.
- Go to have your earwax removed. Our hearing specialist can recommend someone who can perform a safe and professional earwax removal.
- Check openings like the tubing, microphone, receiver, wax guard vents and other openings for sound-blocking debris and wax buildup. You can use a vent pick to clean these areas as well as a soft cloth.
If you run through these solutions and your hearing aids are still not fixed, you should come in to see our hearing instrument specialist.
Signs Your Hearing Aids Need Repairs From Our Hearing Instrument Specialist
At times, hearing aids need extra work to go back to top condition. Our hearing instrument specialist can help put your hearing aids back into good working condition in many cases. You should come in to have our hearing instrument specialist repair your hearing aids in these instances:
- Troubleshooting did not fix the problem with your hearing aids.
- Your hearing aids have visible damage, such as a cracked case.
- There is corrosion around your hearing aid batteries.
- The tubing or receiver on your hearing aids is damaged or missing.
In some cases, our hearing instrument specialist will need to send your hearing aids to the manufacturer for repairs. Most hearing aids come with a two-year warranty period, so if your hearing aids fall within the warranty window, there will be little-to-no associated costs to you.
Hearing Aids Are Repaired At Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming
Not only does our hearing instrument specialist provide hearing aid repairs for those in Powell, WY, and Cody, Wy, but also those who live in the surrounding communities. Some of the areas we work with are:
If you live in or near these communities and find yourself needing hearing aid help, our hearing clinic is ready to help you. Contact us today and receive the best hearing services in the area.