If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, your audiologist likely recommended hearing aids as the best treatment option. Hearing aids are incredibly advanced pieces of technology that help you hear better and communicate with the world around you again. However, they are small and have delicate components, which means they’re prone to damage or wear and tear.
But what happens when your hearing aids need repairs, where do you take them?
You Can Troubleshoot Simple Issues
Sometimes, the hearing aid might not actually be broken or damaged–it could be something simply needs replaced or changed. For instance, perhaps the battery has finally lost all of its charge and just needs a quick replacement. Remember to keep a fresh pack of batteries on hand to swap out if you begin experience volume or power problems.
You may have also changed the settings by accident. Your audiologist should have taught you how to control the hearing aids and switch between profile settings, or even change the volume. Check if this is the case by examining the different settings and switches.
If you’ve done these initial checks but your hearing aids still aren’t working, then you may need to visit your audiologist for repairs.
Physical Damage To The Hearing Aid
If there are signs of physical damage to your hearing aid then you may actually need a more extensive repair or even replacement.
For physical damage of your hearing aid, you’ll need to speak to your audiologist in order to get a replacement or potentially have it repaired. In the event your audiologist isn’t able to address the issue, they may choose to send it to the manufacturer to have it fixed.
In general, if you’re unable to get your hearing aids working yourself with a couple of simple checks and fixes, then you’ll want to contact your audiologist about your damaged hearing aid.