Hearing Aid Repairs
Professional Hearing Care in Valparaiso, Indiana, is dedicated to providing top-quality hearing solutions and services to our patients. We understand the importance of maintaining functional hearing aids, which is why we offer expert hearing aid repair services.
What to Do About Damaged Hearing Aids
If your hearing aid is damaged or broken, there are common repairs you can attempt before considering replacement. While regular maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your hearing aids, wear and tear over time is inevitable. Here are some quick fixes you can try:
- Replacing the battery
- Removing and reinserting the device
- Cleaning your hearing aid with a specialized tool
- Replacing the wax filter
- Opening and closing the battery compartment
- Ensuring the battery compartment is free of obstructions
However, if these repairs are unsuccessful, it may be time to consider upgrading to new technology.
The Cost of Repairing Hearing Aids
The cost of repairing a damaged or broken hearing aid is determined by several factors, including whether the device is still under warranty, the extent of the damage, and the cost of replacement parts. If the hearing aid was purchased from Professional Hearing Management and is still under warranty, the repair costs are likely to be minimal or even waived. However, if the device is no longer under warranty or was purchased elsewhere, the cost of repair may be higher. For instance, repairing cracked shells on custom-molded devices can be expensive, but it is possible to repair them in some cases.
When Are Hearing Aids Beyond Repair?
Determining when a hearing aid is beyond repair requires the expertise of a hearing aid specialist. However, there are a few signs to look for that suggest your device may be beyond fixing.
- Older hearing aids – A hearing aid that is older than thee years may be prone to multiple repair needs, in which case upgrading to a new device may be more financially feasible.
- Visible damage – If the damage is visible, such as a cracked or crushed device, it may be unrepairable.
- Continuous repairs – If your hearing aid has undergone numerous repairs for similar or different issues, it may no longer be worth repairing.
It is important to note that a manufacturer’s warranty only guarantees that the product will work for the duration of the warranty. Therefore, deciding whether to repair a damaged hearing aid or purchase a new system can be challenging. At Professional Hearing Management, our practice can assist you in making an informed decision by evaluating the damage, estimating repair costs, and weighing the benefits of upgrading to a new system.
Professional Hearing Management can help diagnose the damage and estimate repair costs to help you determine the best course of action. If you are experiencing any issues with your hearing aids, please contact us for assistance. Our hearing center is located in Valparaiso, IN, and serves the local community.