If you think that your hearing aid isn’t working at its optimum level, you might need to think about getting them repaired. You can contact your hearing care professional and see if they think you need a hearing aid repair if you are not sure if one is necessary. Most of the time you will be able to tell if something needs repairing or adjusting. Let’s look at some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to these repairs.

Who provides the repairs?

If you believe that your hearing aids are in need of some sort of repair, you should take them to your hearing care provider. They will be able to tell you what is wrong with them, and if it is something that they can fix, they will. This could be anything from an issue with the battery, or it could be something more complex. Most repairs can be done rather quickly and by your hearing specialist, but if there is a further issue, your specialist might send them off to an expert to get fixed.

How do you know it needs repairing?

Knowing when your hearing aids need fixing is going to be important. If you have dropped them, or you haven’t been cleaning them regularly, you might find that this is when they need fixing. If the sound quality is no longer the same as it was, you should consider getting an appointment with your hearing care professional to get this checked out.

Or, if you have already tried thoroughly cleaning them, and you have taken out and replaced the battery, this is another sign that they need repairing.

Can I fix them myself?

It depends what is wrong with your hearing aid as to whether you can fix it yourself. Sometimes, you will find that a good clean or a new battery will fix the problem and there will be no need for further measures. However, if you have done both of these things and nothing is better, you will need to take them for a hearing aid repair. Your hearing specialist will be able to take a look and let you know if steps need to be taken to repair your hearing aids.

Should I repair or replace?

It depends on the damage to your hearing aid, and your personal preference. It can be expensive to buy a new pair of hearing aids so unless the need is dire, it might be best to avoid this. Usually, the fix for a hearing aid is quite straightforward and there is no need to replace them. But, if the damage is extensive, or you have already had them for a number of years, it might be best to consider replacing them.

If you are experiencing issues with your hearing aids and you have cleaned them already, book an appointment with your hearing care professional. This is going to be the best and quickest way to know if you are in need of hearing aid repairs, or not.