Are you having trouble with your hearing aids? Over the course of your life and the life of your hearing aids, most patients will inevitably experience problems with their hearing aids. Most hearing aid issues can be checked and repaired right here in the office at Audiology Plus Hearing Solutions. But for repairs that are a bit more complicated, we can coordinate with the manufacturer of your hearing aids to correct the issue in a timely and efficient manner. Many hearing aids conveniently come with a warranty, so there is no reason to continue using a hearing aid that isn’t working properly for you.
If your hearing aid isn’t working, you should first check that the battery doesn’t need to be replaced or that the volume hasn’t been turned off or lowered by accident. Next, you can clean off your hearing aids. The holes and tubes of the hearing aids can get clogged, especially with everyday use. Making sure to store your hearing aids properly and ensuring that they are dry and clean before each use will also help you avoid more problems with your hearing aids. Here are the most common reasons patients bring their hearing aids in for repair:
- No sound or weak sound
- Static or noisy hearing
- Feedback or whistling
- Issues with the battery connectors or battery door
- We are here to help resolve your hearing aid issues, but there are a few things you can do to help extend the lifetime and usability of your hearing aids.
Keeping your hearing aids clean
Cleaning your hearing aids is critical so that dirt, debris, and earwax doesn’t build up and potentially clog your hearing aids. If the holes or tubes of your hearing aids are blocked, it can significantly decrease the quality of sound you receive and even reduce the lifespan of your hearing aids. That being said, it’s important to make the cleaning of your hearing aids a habit to ensure no blockages occur. To do that, you can clean your hearing aids using a moist towel or even Q-tips.
As with any electronic device, you should avoid exposing your hearing aids to excessive moisture such as water or sweat. Unless told otherwise, we advise that patients do not wear hearing aids in any form of water, including the pool, shower, or ocean. Patients should also be careful of excessive environmental moisture such as sweat and humidity. Surprisingly, there is quite a bit of moisture that builds up in the ear canal, so if you are planning on spending your time enjoying a good workout; it’s a good idea to wear a sweatband or remove your hearing aids during your training.
For more information about hearing aid repairs or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at (210) 501-8875.