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Hearing Aid Troubleshooting And Repairs

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Hearing aids contain a casing, mechanical materials, and batteries. The delicate nature and small size of a set of aids could necessitate that repairs are made during the course of your ownership of your aids.

Visible Problems

A cracked case or faceplate or a torn piece of tubing will require that you bring your hearing aids back to the place of business where you purchased them. Due to the high cost of some aids, a supplier may offer a warranty for the items they sell. If not, however, your supplier may offer both onsite and offsite repair processes.

Simple repairs that will only require that an outer cover or battery is replaced may be completed quickly. You will be furnished with warranty information or a quote for how much you will be charged for the services. Always seek the most direct way to have your aids repaired, since sending them off to have them repaired at an alternate place could require you to live without your aids for several days. 

Mechanical Problems

If your hearing aids came with a service plan, you may be able to have mechanical problems corrected at no or little cost to you. First, you should assess your service plan. Review the materials that came with your aids. A troubleshooting service may be offered through the business that you purchased the aids from. If so, you can contact a technician and walk them through what you have been experiencing with your aids.

If you are unable to use your hearing aids, you will need to have someone else contact a technician for you. A technician will provide guidance with testing out the aids. This may include recharging the aids, switching out the battery for a fresh one, and adjusting the volume. In some cases, a pair of aids may work properly, but may occasionally cause a ringing noise to sound off in a user's ears.

A ringing sound is indicative of a ill-fitting pair of aids. If a person has gained or lost weight or if a health issue has affected a person's posture, the aids may be rubbing against various parts of the inner ear. A ringing noise is a problem that should be corrected by an audiologist or a manufacturer of a pair of aids. The aids may need to be refitted, to omit the ringing noise. In an extreme case, a new pair of aids may need to be purchased.

If your hearing aids are in need of maintenance, contact a local hearing aid repair service today.