Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aids have made tremendous technological progress in recent decades, but they still need a certain amount of maintenance and care, like any other device.
• Did your hearing aid stop turning on?
• Can you hear whistling?
• Has the door of the battery fallen off?
• Is your hearing aid sounding "muffled" or "dull?"
• Are you hearing aids providing an awkward fit?
• Do your hearing aids sound too loud or not loud enough?
• Can you hear buzzing sounds?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be due a repair.
We provide on-site hearing aid cleaning, maintenance and repairs at the Beverly Hills Hearing Center for all hearing devices, no matter of where you bought it from. Repairs aren't the most exciting thing to do with your time, but a correctly fixed hearing aid could mean the difference between maintaining an active social life and being forced to miss out. We aim to make the process of repairing hearing aids as accessible and trouble-free as we can.
We can perform simple repairs right here at our office. If the repair is more involved, we will then send it to the manufacturer for repair.
How much do hearing aid repairs cost?
Repair prices change based on the following factors:
- The current warranty of the device
- How damaged it is
- How much it would cost to order replacement parts
Some hearing aids will not be worth repairing, but with a little time and additional costs, most of them can be saved.
If you bought your hearing aid from us and it is still covered under a warranty, the cost of repairing your hearing aid is likely to be small, maybe even free. An expense may be involved with hearing aids not covered.
Essential hearing aid maintenance to prevent issues
These tips can keep your hearing instrument from needing a repair in the future:
- Use a soft cloth when you wipe your device that won't leave remnants behind
- Remove any wax
- Carefully clean the microphone and battery door
- Remove earmolds from the rest of the device from time to time and wash them with soap and water
- Store your hearing aids in a moisture-free environment
It is worth noting that over 75% of all hearing aid damages are due to the buildup of moisture and earwax in the hearing aid and the vast bulk of these repairs are totally avoidable. That's why cleaning the whole hearing aid is so necessary.
Store your hearing aids in a dry box kit each night to safeguard your investment. You can now buy electronic drying systems. They include a type of light that makes it hard for most bacteria and other germs to survive. These also contain desiccants to remove moisture, and fans to pump air throughout the hearing aid's individual components. Precautionary upkeep like this is the secret to keeping your device fully operational for the maximum length of time.
Troubleshooting your hearing device
If your device is not currently working, you can try the following fixes before sending it to us for a repair:
- Check for wax residue in the receiver and other openings
- Make sure that all parts are properly connected
- Check if the microphone is covered by anything
- Look for cracks or other outside damage
- Turn the volume up and ensure it is turned on
- Verify the battery is inserted properly
If you hear feedback:
- Check the volume levels are high enough
- Make sure the battery is fitted properly
- Make sure the microphone is not obstructed by anything
If you hear a low volume or distorted sound:
- Replace the battery
- Clean the contacts of the battery compartment with a cloth
- Change the wax guard and use your wax removal tools to clean the earmold wax from the case and tubing
If you've taken the above measures and still have a problem with your hearing aids, bring them to us and let one of our experts repair them for you. We are excited to evaluate your hearing aids and help you solve any problems you may have.