What are the Most Common Hearing Aid Repairs?

a hearing specialist repairing a hearing device

Hearing aids are one of the most incredible pieces of technology ever made. They allow those who experience hearing loss to live their lives as comfortably and as happily as possible. Of course, as with any other piece of technology, hearing aids aren’t totally infallible and there is always the possibility that you could experience some kind of problem or malfunction with your hearing aid.

Luckily, the vast majority of issues with hearing aids can be solved with some simple repairs. With that in mind, here are some of the most common hearing aid repairs.

The battery

If you find that the sound quality of your hearing aid has decreased or you’re experiencing some kind of intermittent noise, there’s a good chance that you’re experiencing an issue with the battery. It may simply be that the battery has not been installed properly or it could be a sign that the battery needs to be replaced. However, it could be something more significant and the battery compartment itself will need repairing. This is something that will need to be done by a professional and cannot be done at home.

The microphone

The microphone of your hearing aid is obviously an essential part of the device and if you have found that the sound has recently changed or that your hearing aid is not as effective as it once was then it could be a sign that the microphone of your hearing aid is no longer working properly. If the issue is the microphone of your hearing aid then you will definitely need to send it off for repairs. Only a professional can fix issues with your hearing aid’s microphone and trying to deal with it yourself could well just result in the problem getting even worse.

The hook

The issue with your hearing aid may well not be with the delicate and complex electronics that actually help you hear. The hook of your hearing aid might not jump to mind as an important part of the device but it is just as crucial as any other. The hook helps your hearing aid fit in place and ensures that you are always able to hear as clearly as possible.

If the hook is damaged or broken, you may simply be able to glue it back together. However, this may not always work and there is always a chance that it will break again. If this happens then the best thing that you can do is to send it off to a professional.

A buildup of wax

Due to their design, hearing aids unfortunately prevent the process that removes earwax from your ear. This can lead to a buildup of wax and you may be required to clean your hearing aid when you take them out. If you don’t do this then you run the risk of a large buildup of wax in your hearing aid may require a professional to remove.

If you are experiencing any kind of issue with your hearing aid or you feel as though it’s not as effective anymore, the best thing that you can do is to get in touch with your audiologist and soon as possible to get that issue resolved.