Are you experiencing issues with your hearing aids? Do you think they are in need of basic troubleshooting? What about deeper problems basic troubleshooting can’t fix? In this blog we’ll guide you through hearing aid repairs. Our handy guide will show you some easy tips for hearing aid repairs.
Need Hearing Aid Repairs? Keep Them Clean
Keep your hearing aids clean. Use a clean cloth or tissue to remove excess earwax from your hearing aids. You should also keep your ears clean. Should you feel something is seriously wrong, seek out professional medical assistance.
Make Sure Your Hearing Aids Stay Dry
In addition to keeping them clean, make sure your hearing aids stay dry as well. This simple measure can cut down on possible hearing aid repairs. You can use a sleeve or a sweat band to keep sweat from soaking your hearing aids. A hearing aid dehumidifier is another inexpensive way to make sure your hearing aids are kept dry.
Common Issues You Can Easily Fix
There are, of course, several common issues that you can easily fix by yourself. What are they, you might ask?
- Is the hearing aid turned on? As simple as this is, hearing aids do take some time to adjust to; new users might not be accustomed to them yet. Sometimes the hearing aid can be reset by simply opening and re-closing the battery door.
- Turn up the volume: Maybe your volume is too low. Turn up the volume if you need to do so. Routine maintenance and keeping your hearing aids free of wax and debris help your hearing aids to work optimally. Your hearing healthcare provider can make adjustments to the hearing aid programming if you feel you are not hearing well.
- Check the battery: Have you switched out batteries lately? A good practice is to open the battery door every night before bed.This can help to conserve battery life and allows air to circulate through the hearing aid. Hearing aid batteries generally last 7 to 14 day. Also, make sure the batteries are replaced correctly.
- Examine the tubing on behind-the-ear (BTE) models: Over time, tubing can become damaged through normal wear and tear. If your tubing is damaged, broken, or in danger of becoming the same, it may be time to replace them. It is best to contact your hearing healthcare professional, especially us here at Canary.
Better Hearing Starts with Canary Hearing
Are you experiencing hearing loss? Canary Hearing can help. We are a family owned and operated hearing aid dispensing practice with over 40 years of professional hearing correction experience. Our full time hearing care professionals can assist you in selecting and fitting the right hearing aids to help you start living life to the fullest. Get in touch with Canary Hearing today or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also find us at our two Maryland locations:
- Annapolis: 130 Holiday Court, Suite 105 Annapolis, MD 21401 (410-224-4327)
- Easton: 8262 Ocean Gateway Easton, MD 21601 (410-822-4327)