Despite being tiny, hearing aids contain an astounding amount of sophisticated technology. While this helps you hear to a precise degree, it can also mean that you’ll need some expert care if your hearing aids become damaged or don’t work as they should. That’s why we offer comprehensive hearing aid repairs at our Livingston office.
What Hearing Aid Repair Services Do We Offer?
There’s a huge variety of hearing aid types and brands on the market, so our expert team can help you get the care you need for your unique hearing aids. If your hearing aids need repair, there are a few different options available to you at our hearing healthcare center.
If the repairs are quick and easy, our team can help you address the issue and return to your normal schedule. We can consult on which steps you can take at home to ensure that you don’t encounter the same problems in the future, as well as how to take care of your hearing aids with the right steps.
If your hearing aids need more substantial repairs, we can guide you through the process of ensuring your hearing aid manufacturer takes care of the problem. In many cases, repairs are covered under warranties by your hearing aid manufacturer, meaning you may not have any up-front costs. We’ll make sure you understand your options and how you can manage your day-to-day needs without your hearing aids while they’re in for repairs.
Can I Fix My Hearing Aids at Home?
There are some common issues that can be addressed at home. In fact, we encourage patients to take these troubleshooting steps before they schedule their appointment so that we can get a better diagnosis of the problem.
- Make sure your hearing aid is turned on (especially if your hearing aids are new)
- Check the volume control to make sure it wasn’t accidentally adjusted
- Check your batteries to make sure they’re in the correct position or aren’t dead
- Inspect any outside hardware for damage
It can also be a good idea to assess any changes you’ve noticed in your hearing aids if you’ve started experiencing a recurrent problem. For example, if your hearing aid batteries have started dying quickly, that can be indicative of certain problems, so make sure to let your Doctor of Audiology know.
When is My Hearing Aid Beyond Repair?
There are certain factors that might mean you’re better off purchasing new hearing aids. Although hearing aids are an excellent tool, they become worn over time just like anything else, meaning they need to be replaced. Firstly, hearing aids are better off being replaced if they are more than three years old because it can be more costly to repair an older model. Hearing aids usually only have a lifespan of about three to five years. Secondly, if there is visible damage, you should consider replacing them. This can often be too costly to repair. Thirdly, if your hearing aids have been requiring extensive repairs already, you may be better off getting new ones. In this case, you may continue putting money into repairing your hearing aids where it would make more sense to simply get new ones that won’t require repairs for a longer period of time. Finally, you should consider your hearing aids’ warranty and whether it has expired or not. If it has expired, then you’ll likely be responsible for the full cost of the repairs, which could wind up being more expensive than a new set of hearing aids.
Finding the right repair plan for your hearing aids and your hearing health can be difficult, so our expert team can help guide you through the right steps with a professional recommendation that fits your financial goals and lifestyle.
Schedule an Appointment
Our expert team can make sure you have everything you need for your hearing aids to work effectively and to enjoy the sounds that life has to offer. To get started, we invite you to contact our Livingston office by calling or filling out our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Insurance plans don’t generally provide coverage for hearing aid repairs, but we still encourage each patient to check with their providers. Alternatively, many hearing aid manufacturers provide warranties that cover the cost of repairs.
One of the biggest problems that hearing aids can encounter is moisture. Over time, this can cause the delicate components to deteriorate, resulting in decreased function. Additionally, dropping or stepping on your hearing aids can cause damage that will likely need some professional care.