How To Repair Your Hearing Aids
With regular maintenance and repair, you can maximize the lifespan of your hearing aids. Read ahead to learn more!
Hearing aids are a big investment in your hearing health. At Beltone, our goal is to help you reap the benefits of that investment for many years to come. That’s why we offer our Belcare program of care and protection for the life of your hearing aids. With Belcare you’ll enjoy lifetime care at our 1,500 locations, as well as access to our Patient Care Phone Line, coverage in the case of loss, theft or damage, and more.
In addition to Belcare, we offer the Beltone Restore All Make Hearing Aid Repair Service. No matter what brand and type of hearing aid you own, our specialists can repair most common problems and restore your device to working condition. Plus, your repair will come backed by either a 12-month or 6-month warranty.
Here are some of the most common issues affecting hearing aids and what you can do if you encounter them.
Feedback or static from your hearing aids
If you hear any sort of feedback – whether chirping, whistling or some other interfering noise – it may be the result of a malfunctioning internal tube or a crack in one of the vents. These repairs will need to be addressed by a trained specialist.
Alternatively, the hearing aid may simply be improperly positioned in your ear, which can be solved by a simple adjustment. If your hearing aid is causing you soreness or pain, visit your Hearing Care Professional for advice.
The hearing aid appears to be dead
If your hearing aid does not function at all, first check to see whether or not the battery is dead. You may simply need to recharge or replace the battery. Check out our blog on the topic if you need help swapping out the battery on your device.
If a battery doesn’t appear to be the cause, there may be something else blocking the sound from your hearing aids. In these cases, properly cleaning your equipment will often solve the problem. Beltone’s support page has model-specific instructions for proper cleaning and maintenance of your hearing aids.
Low or distorted sound from your hearing aids
Distorted sounds could be caused by a low battery (see previous section) or because the instrument is damaged. If replacing the battery doesn’t solve your problem, your hearing aids may require repair by a qualified professional.
How to keep your hearing aids working
Over time, your hearing aids will likely become exposed to earwax and debris-collecting moisture. Since buildup on your hearing aids can damage such a sensitive device, it’s important to have your hearing aids regularly cleaned and repaired by a Hearing Care Professional. Or you can check out our how-to blog if you’d prefer to clean your hearing aids on your own.
Here are a few things you can do to keep your hearing aids functioning at their best for as long as possible:
- Review all the recommended maintenance procedures listed in the user manual provided with your hearing aid.
- Clean your hearing aid as instructed with a soft, dry cloth to get rid of earwax, dust, and debris.
- Always store the device in a sealed container to prevent it from getting wet.
- Have your ears cleaned regularly to prevent earwax from building up and clogging the hearing aid.
- Switch off the hearing aid when you're not using it to prolong battery life.
- Don't wear your hearing aid in the shower or swimming pool, or while using a hair dryer or hairspray.
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