Hearing aids have very few moving parts, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to wear and tear over time. If you are having issues with your hearing aids, it’s time to bring them into Hear More Medical Centers of America. Your local hearing instrument specialist can assess the problem and often make repairs on the spot. Exposure to moisture, earwax build-up and wear and tear all cause hearing aids to malfunction.
The hearing instrument specialist at Hear More Medical Centers of America will evaluate your devices and let you know what needs to be done.
Troubleshooting Common Problems
Try these solutions to common hearing aid problems at home and you may avoid a trip for repairs.
Sound is too soft? If your hearing aids feature manual volume control, they may be turned down on accident. Simply examine the volume settings and adjust as needed. Behind-the-ear (BTE) models can produce muffled sound if the receiver tube is clogged or the microphone is covered in earwax. No matter what style of hearing aid you wear, make sure the device is set to the correct program.
Are your hearing aids not turning on? This is usually an issue with the batteries. Check to see if your rechargeable hearing aids are fully charged. For devices with disposable batteries, install fresh batteries. Ensure the battery door is closed firmly and that the device is in the ‘on’ position.
If your hearing aids won’t turn on, produce feedback or deliver a listening experience that’s just not right, bring them to Hear More Medical Centers of America. Seasonal residents don’t worry. Even if you bought your hearing aids elsewhere, we still may be able to help. Sometime repairs can even be performed while you wait.
If your hearing aids must be returned to the manufacturer for repair, we’ll send them off for you and keep you updated on the process and timeline.
During your hearing aid fitting appointment, the hearing instrument specialist shows you how to perform routine cleaning and care. But even with regular cleaning, hearing aids need occasional deep cleaning to keep them working at their best.
Hearing aid adjustments
Your hearing needs can change over time, and you may find it difficult to understand speech or hear in certain environments, like noisy restaurants. Digital hearing aids can be adjusted and fine-tuned to deliver sound in your most common environments. Schedule an appointment for a hearing aid adjustment and the hearing instrument specialist can check your device’s programs and settings and make necessary changes.