Hearing Aid Repairs
Despite the fact that hearing aids are small devices, they contain a lot of technology. Even with the best of care, they can sometimes malfunction, requiring at-home or professional hearing aid repairs.
Since hearing devices’ electronic components exist in a world full of potentially damaging substances like heat, earwax and moisture, most hearing aid wearers in Tulsa will need repairs on their devices from time to time.
You can extend the life and improve the functionality of your hearing aids by keeping up with regular maintenance and repairs.
Successful, thorough hearing aid care requires a few different actions. First, you need to perform at-home hearing aid care daily. Along with this, you should schedule an in-office hearing device maintenance appointment every few months. Third, in addition to keeping up with maintenance and care, you may need to troubleshoot problems on your own as they arise. Lastly, you will need to call for hearing aid repair appointments when you encounter malfunctions that you can’t resolve at home.
Hearing Aid Maintenance
The first step in caring for your hearing aids is to clean them each and every day. Always use a soft, dry cloth to wipe down the inside and outside of your devices. Avoid water, cleaners, solvents and any other substances, as they will damage your devices. You should also consider investing in a cleaning tool, cleaning kit or dehumidifier for hearing aid maintenance from your Tulsa audiology clinic. These can help you get your devices cleaner and address hard-to-reach areas.
Along with regular at-home maintenance, you will need to visit your audiologist every few months for a “clean and check” appointment. During this visit, an experienced hearing aid technician will professionally clean your devices and check their functionality through a series of tests. You can also ask the technician to check your fitting and settings.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Careful care can prevent some hearing aid repairs, but even the best-cared-for devices will face problems occasionally. Many hearing aid repairs in Tulsa can be performed at home. Here’s a look at some of the most commonly encountered problems and how to solve them:
- No Sound
- Reinsert or replace the batteries
- Clean wax from ear mold, wax guard or tubing
- Check that hearing aid is on microphone mode
- Feedback or whistling
- Reinsert your hearing aid
- Turn down the volume
- Distorted or quiet sound
- Clean battery, battery contact and earmold
- Clean or replace tubing or wax guard
- Replace battery
If these troubleshooting techniques don’t resolve the problem you’re experiencing, call your audiologist’s office in Tulsa for a hearing aid repair appointment.