All About Hearing Aid Repairs
Hearing aid repairs are something that everyone that wears aids may need from time to time. Repairs can be a great alternative to purchasing a new hearing aids and this is an avenue that you can take before you make a new investment. If you have purchased an expensive hearing aid, a warranty will likely be included; this is something that you will want to look for, as your repairs could be at no cost to you.
Damaging buildup often happens to hearing aids and this can be both wax and also moisture. You should familiarize yourself with the proper cleaning techniques for your devices.
This easy maintenance can help prevent costly repairs later and you will have an aid that is in good working order. It can be simple to clean hearing aids and you might notice that the smaller models are the ones that need to be cleaned more often than the larger models.
You should never use water to clean your hearing aids, and a cloth may be a better option. There is a small electronic device inside your hearing aid and this is why you want to avoid water at all times. You can find products that are specifically made for cleaning hearing aids, and this can help you to keep dirt and debris out of your hearing aids, which can permanently damage them.
Check-ups will need to be made on a yearly basis with any type of hearing aids that you own. Your audioprosthologists or audiologists can make these repairs for you or refer you to someone that can do this.
Smaller devices will need cleaning or repairs more often, and this might require a visit around twice a year. A larger device may need to be deep cleaned around every year and a half. You can see the difference in the maintenance and this is something that you can keep in mind when you are looking for a device.
Knowing how often you may need repairs can help you to buy the best warranty possible. Many of the best hearing aids will come with a great warranty and this is a major plus.
If you can purchase an extended warranty it can be well worth it. Your hearing aids are something that you will grow to depend on and you want to make sure that any hearing aid repairs are done in a timely manner with as little cost as possible to you.
Denny Dingler has been a Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist since 1983. Denny is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Studies and then pursued his current title of Audioprosthologist, which he completed in 1997. He is a nationally recognized speaker and teacher in the industry and has published his first textbook.