Repairs are vital to keeping your hearing aid device in good working order. They can be performed by any competent hearing care provider and you should not attempt them anything more than a change of battery or a gentle clean yourself. As soon as you notice that your hearing aids are not working quite as well as they should, you should book in with your hearing care provider to get them back up to perfect working order.

However, while there are some signs that your hearing aid needs repair, there are also some more subtle ones and these sometimes can be the ones you really need to watch out for. While they might not be significant repairs initially, not getting them sorted as early as possible can end up leading to bigger problems in the future. 

Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need hearing aid repairs.

They won’t turn on

If your hearing aid will not turn on, there are two reasons why. One; the battery is dead or faulty, or two; there is a much bigger problem.

The first thing to do is to change the battery. If you have done that and your hearing aid is still not working, you need to get in touch with your hearing care provider and get them to take a professional look at your device. They will be able to get to the bottom of it, sort out the hearing aid repair or replacement and get you back to hearing as well as you should be with your device.

You are getting a lot of feedback

Hearing aid feedback is described as a whistling sound in your ears when wearing the unit. It is natural to get some feedback when you first put on your hearing aid, but you should not really hear it all the time. If this is the situation for you, it is an indication that you need your hearing aid repaired. 

Elevated feedback is generally caused by broken tubing, microphone problems or a bad fit. Your hearing care provider will be able to identify the reasons why and fix them for you. 

You are experiencing poor sound quality

When your hearing aids are working properly, they should provide you with perfectly clear sound. As a result, if the sound unexpectedly becomes distorted, or if the volume has reduced – this is an indication that there are some issues. Sound problems can be caused by a variety of factors, the majority of which are technical in nature.

So, if you find that the sound quality is worsening, make an appointment with your hearing care provider. You could try changing the battery or cleaning your hearing aids before paying a visit, but if that does not work, you will need a hearing aid repair.

The battery dies quickly

If your hearing aid battery only lasts a day, you are likely to have a problem. This is most likely a warning that your hearing aid has a battery problem. It could be linked to the battery cavity, which could be harmed if moisture gets inside.

So, if you find that your hearing aid batteries are dying faster than they should, make an appointment for hearing aid repairs. A hearing health professional may repair it, or they can recommend that you move to a newer model because your current one is just too old and is breaking down.