If you own a hearing aid, it’s likely you will need to have it repaired at some point. You may find that your hearing aid no longer turns off. It might emit a strange noise that it hasn’t in the past. You may even be having a reduction to your hearing, which means adjustments need to be made. The excellent thing to know is that all of these things can be managed. We’ll go over what to expect during the hearing aid repair process.
The first thing that will be asked of you is to allow someone to inspect the hearing aid. In some cases, the problem may be minor and can be resolved in minutes. One of the most common reasons for hearing aid issues is nothing more than a dead battery. That should be the first thing you check before taking them in. It’s also possible earwax is clogging the device. The inspection can be done by the person who sold the hearing aid or any other hearing professional. In some cases, your problem will be fixed while you wait. In some cases, it may take longer, especially if parts need to be ordered.
In many cases, your hearing aid will be covered under insurance. That means there will be little to no cost to you having it repaired. If the time has passed for this to be possible, you should also consider how long the hearing aid is covered under warranty. If it is, it’s best to reach out to the same company for the repair to avoid added fees. The company who sold it will have the information and paperwork needs to file a claim quickly and easily.
Substitute Hearing Aids
Some companies offering hearing aid repair will offer you a pair of aids to use for the time they will be repairing your pair. This can be a great way to try out new technology, especially if you want to replace your aids in the near future. You might decide after using them that the cost of an upgrade is well worth it. If not, you at least get the benefit of trying fancy new aids while yours are repaired.
Forest Hills Audiology offers hearing evaluations, hearing health screenings, and hearing aid maintenance. We’d be happy to take a look at your malfunctioning aids to see what options are available. If you’d like to learn more, you can ask questions or book an appointment at ForestHillsAudiology.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook for more updates.
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