Hearing Aids

Common Hearing Aid Repairs

At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we don’t just help people find hearing solutions that work for their unique experience of hearing loss, we are also their partners in continuing to enjoy a functional lifestyle with ongoing hearing aid service. This includes hearing aid repair, a common need for many people with hearing aids.

When your hearing aid suddenly sounds different or stops working, you may not need to buy a brand new one. The problem you’re having may be one of these common issues with hearing aids that we can help fix.

Battery Issues

Hearing aid batteries, whether single-use or rechargeable, are notoriously finicky and are often the cause of problems with hearing aids. Battery life can vary widely by type of hearing aid, type of battery, and usage habits, which means some batteries die well before you’d expect them to.

In addition, many hearing aids require the battery door to be closed in a specific way, as leaving it open or closing it improperly can fail to complete the circuit needed to power the device.

Our audiologists have the tools and experience to diagnose battery problems and can help you.

Improper Fit

Although it’s not very noticeable, our ears grow and change shape over time. Any change in the interior part of the ear can alter the fit of the device in your ear. An improper fit can cause issues such as feedback or ringing and poor sound quality.

Our audiologists may be able to repair issues of fit with a new mold or other techniques, but in some cases, the hearing aid will need to be replaced.

Tubing Issues

When hearing aids use plastic tubing, they can often suffer from performance issues due to cracking, stretching, or hardening that occurs over time. Often, this degradation results in gradual decline in performance until it becomes noticeable to the user.

While there may be some options for cleaning and fixing hearing aid tubes at home, our audiologists can ensure that the repair job is done right and custom-fit to your ear.

Sound Quality Problems

Sometimes the problem isn’t with anything you can see from the outside of the hearing aid; the electronics and computer chip within the hearing aid can sometimes cause issues of performance. When you experience a sudden change in volume or sound quality, bring it to our audiologists, who can treat the internal components or order a replacement.

Hearing Aid Repair in New Jersey

Not every issue that can arise with hearing aids is correctable, but fortunately, many are. Whenever you notice a distinct change in the performance or quality of sound your hearing aid produces, know that the Hearing Doctors of New Jersey are here to help. At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we can help repair your hearing aids. Get in touch with us today by calling or filling out a contact form online.

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Local Services

Hearing Aid Services in Maplewood, NJ

The residents in Maplewood, NJ can have all their hearing concerns addressed by the Hearing Doctors of New Jersey. At just under 20 minutes away from Maplewood in Livingston, New Jersey, Hearing Doctors of New Jersey provides a comprehensive approach to treatment whether it be assessments, hearing aids, or diagnoses.

Adult Hearing Assessments

During an adult hearing assessment, your Doctor of Audiology will determine if you have any hearing impairment and if so, to what degree. There are lots of causes of hearing loss and this assessment can determine what the issue is and what the right treatment plan is for you.

The test only requires you to listen as best as you can and is completely painless. Your doctor will walk you through each step and then talk over the results with you.

Hearing Aids

If we decide that a hearing aid is the right option for you, we will also help you determine which type of hearing aid works for your specific needs. There are an overwhelming number of types and brands of hearing aids on the market. That’s why our team uses our H.E.A.R Method Treatment Program to help pick the best one for you.

Some of the hearing aid brands we offer at Hearing Doctors of New Jersey include:

  • Oticon
  • Starkey
  • Widex
  • Phonak
  • ReSound

We also offer a variety of hearing aid styles. Which one is for you depends on your hearing needs as well as what you feel most comfortable with. Some of the styles include:

  • Invisible-in-Canal (IIC)
  • Completely-in-Canal (CIC)
  • In-the-Canal (ITC)
  • In-the-Ear (ITE)
  • Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)
  • Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Hearing Aid Repairs & Fittings

While hearing aids are small, they consist of a ton of high-end technology which means when they need to be repaired, you may need some expert assistance when they are damaged or don’t work properly.

That’s why we offer repairs at our Livingston office. Whether you need a repair or a replacement, we’ll ensure you get the help you need. And if you ever need to be without your hearing aid because it needs extensive repairs, we will provide you with options so you aren’t stuck without it for too long.

Central Auditory Processing Evaluation

For some people, their hearing issues result from the brain and ears not working together properly. This is known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) and is most often found in young children. It can show up as having difficulty concentrating, not being able to understand what someone else is saying to you, or inability to remember instructions.

It can also be difficult to diagnose because it often looks similar to ADD and ADHD. But with the help of the audiologists at Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, your child will take multiple tests to determine if they have CAPD or not.

If they do have CAPD, your Doctor of Audiology will create a customized treatment plan in collaboration with speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists.

More on our H.E.A.R Method Treatment Program

If you’re having any trouble hearing, we can find out the exact issue and a solution using our H.E.A.R Method Treatment Program. H.E.A.R represents our four principles: hearing goals, engagement, analytics, and real results.

The program ensures you aren’t simply coming to the office to get diagnosed and treated and then you never see us again. This method requires continual, ongoing care so as your hearing changes, we are changing your treatment as well.

The H.E.A.R Method Treatment Program ensures you are getting a hearing solution using advanced technology, that your hearing loss, tinnitus, and cognitive needs are all being met, and that your hearing aid is covered with a lifetime warranty.

About Maplewood, NJ

Maplewood, NJ is a township in Essex County and is located in the northeastern part of the state. The township is home to just over 25,000 people and is known for being the birthplace of Ultimate Frisbee. It’s also known for its yearly musical festival and its large number of art galleries, museums, and theaters.