Hearing Aid Repairs

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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.

In-House Repairs

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.

Manufacturer Repairs

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

Can a hearing aid be repaired?

A hearing aid can be repaired.

How can you tell if your hearing aid is working?

An easy way to tell if your hearing aid is working is by putting the hearing aid in your ear and running your finger along the microphone. If you hear a rustling sound, the hearing aid is working.

How do I adjust the volume on my Miracle Ear hearing aid?

Each hearing aid has its own unique controls. It is best to consult with your provider to learn about what features your hearing aid has.

How do I fix my hearing aid tubing?

At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we recommend having your hearing aid ear mold tubes repaired by a professional.

How do you fix a broken hearing aid?

If your hearing aid is broken and in need of fixing, you should take it to a practice that repairs hearing aids and have it serviced.

How do you fix a hearing aid wire?

If your hearing aid wire is broken and in need of fixing, you should take it to a practice that repairs hearing aids and have it serviced.

How do you put a hearing aid tube in?

At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we recommend having your hearing aid ear mold tubes put in by a professional.

How do you set up a hearing aid?

To set up your hearing aid, you will need to insert a new battery in the battery drawer. The hearing aid will start up when the battery drawer is closed. It should take 3-5 seconds for a jingle or sound to play which indicates that the hearing aids is turning on.

How often do you have to replace a hearing aid?

The typical life expectancy of a hearing aid is 3-5 years.

What causes a hearing aid to stop working?

There are several reasons a hearing aid may stop working. These may include:n1) Moisture buildupn2) Wax buildupn3) Bad batteryn4) Damage to the internal wiring or computer chip

What causes a hearing aid to whistle?

When a hearing aid whistles it is called feedback. Hearing aid feedback occurs when sound that was supposed to go into your ear canal leaves your ear and jumps back into the hearing aid microphone. This sound then gets re-amplified, causing your hearing aid to whistle or feedback.

What causes feedback in a hearing aid?

When a hearing aid whistles it is called feedback. Hearing aid feedback occurs when sound that was supposed to go into your ear canal leaves your ear and jumps back into the hearing aid microphone. This sound then gets re-amplified, causing your hearing aid to whistle or feedback. Several causes of feedback include:n1) A poorly fit hearing aidn2) A buildup of ear waxn3) Damage to the outer housing or shell of the hearing aid

What is the life expectancy of a hearing aid?

The typical life expectancy of a hearing aid is 3-5 years.

Where is the T setting on a hearing aid?

A T-setting is also known as a telecoil setting. Not all hearing aids include a telecoil so it is best to ask your audiologist or the practice where you purchased your device if that feature is included in your hearing aid.

Why do hearing aid batteries die so quickly?

If your hearing aid batteries die quickly and you want to make it last longer, follow these tips:n1) After removing the battery tab, let the battery breathe for 3-5 minutes.n2) Open the battery door on your hearing aids when not in use.n3) If you are not going to use your hearing aids for an extended period of time, you should remove the batteries. Not only does this help with making your battery last longer, but it is also good for preventing corrosion and damage to the hearing aid due to moisture. n4) Check the expiration date on your batteries and use the oldest ones first.n5) Keep the sticker on the battery until ready to use.n6) Store your batteries in a cool, dry place.

Why do I hear crackling noise from my hearing aid?

If you hear a crackling noise from your hearing aid it may be feedback. Hearing aid feedback occurs when sound that was supposed to go into your ear canal leaves your ear and jumps back into the hearing aid microphone. This sound then gets re-amplified, causing your hearing aid to whistle or feedback.

How many years does a hearing aid last?

The typical life expectancy of a hearing aid is 3-5 years.

How much does it cost to repair hearing aids?

If your hearing aid is covered under the manufacturer repair warranty, it should not cost anything to have it repaired. If your hearing aid is out of warranty, the range for a six-month or one-year warranty can be between $100-$350.

What causes hearing aid static?

Hearing aid static can be due to moisture or damage to the internal circuitry. If you hearing static in your hearing aid it is likely that it will need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair.

How do I know when to change my hearing aid batteries?

Typically, you should change your hearing aid batteries once a week. While hearing aid batteries may run out at different times, at Hearing Doctors of New Jersey we recommend changing both hearing aid batteries at the same time so that it's easier to keep track of when to replace them both.

How do I stop hearing aid feedback?

When a hearing aid whistles it is called feedback. Hearing aid feedback occurs when sound that was supposed to go into your ear canal leaves your ear and jumps back into the hearing aid microphone. This sound then gets re-amplified, causing your hearing aid to whistle or feedback. Several causes of feedback include:n1) A poorly fit hearing aidn2) A buildup of ear waxn3) Damage to the outer housing or shell of the hearing aid

How do I turn up the volume on my hearing aid?

In order to turn up the volume on your hearing aid you first need to make sure you have a volume control feature that has been activated. Not all hearing aids include a volume control so it is best to ask your audiologist or the practice where you purchased your device if that feature is included in your hearing aid.

How do you adjust a digital hearing aid?

In order to adjust your digital hearing aid, you first need to make sure you have that feature enabled. Not all hearing aids allow the user to make adjustments so it is best to ask your audiologist or the practice where you purchased your device if that feature is included in your hearing aid.

How do you test if hearing aid is working?

An easy way to tell if your hearing aid is working is by putting the hearing aid in your ear and running your finger along the microphone. If you hear a rustling sound, the hearing aid is working.

How long does a 312 battery last in a hearing aid?

Typically, a 312 battery should last about one week. At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we recommend that you change your hearing aid batteries once a week. While hearing aid batteries may run out at different times, we recommend changing both hearing aid batteries at the same time so that it's easier to keep track of when to replace them both.

What do you do if your hearing aid is not working?

If your hearing aid is not working, you should try the following:n1) Change the batteryn2) Carefully remove all wax or debris that may be on your hearing aidn3) Change the wax guardnIf these suggestions don't fix your hearing aid, you should have your hearing aid looked at by an audiologist.

What does hearing aid feedback sound like?

Hearing aid feedback sounds like a whistle or high pitched screech. Hearing aid feedback occurs when sound that was supposed to go into your ear canal leaves your ear and jumps back into the hearing aid microphone. This sound then gets re-amplified, causing your hearing aid to whistle or feedback.

What does it mean when a hearing aid beeps?

If your hearing aid beeps, it could be due to one of the following reasons:n1) You need to replace the batteryn2) It is the initial start-up tone or jinglen3) If the beeps are intermittent it may be a defective internal component that needs to be repaired

Why does my hearing aid hiss?

If your hearing aid makes a hissing sound, it likely needs to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair.

Why does my hearing aid whistle when I put my hand near it?

If you put your hand near your hearing aid and it whistles, it is called feedback. Hearing aid feedback occurs when sound that was supposed to go into your ear canal leaves your ear and jumps back into the hearing aid microphone. This sound then gets re-amplified, causing your hearing aid to whistle or feedback.

Why would a hearing aid stop working?

There are several reasons a hearing aid may stop working. These may include:n1) Moisture buildupn2) Wax buildupn3) Bad batteryn4) Damage to the internal wiring or computer chip

Does Insurance Cover Hearing Aid Repairs?

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.

What Causes Hearing Aids To Break?

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.