The frustration of a hearing aid that doesn’t work right might tempt you to toss it into the junk drawer with your other unused electronic gadgets.
However, abandoning your hearing aids is both a waste of money and eliminates the benefits it provides, increasing your risk of developing serious mental and physical health issues.
Repairing a malfunctioning hearing device is a minimal investment when compared to the costs of abandoning it. For this reason, we provide hearing aid maintenance and repair to hearing aid wearers in Atlanta and the surrounding communities.
The Three Most Common Hearing Aid Problems
Reduced hearing aid performance and malfunction usually stem from one or more of three common problems:
- Earwax Buildup. Wax filters and cleaning tools to reduce wax buildup issues are included with most hearing aids because wax buildup accounts for 20% to 30% of hearing aid breakdowns.
- Moisture Damage. As with all delicate electronic components, moisture is a major problem for your hearing aids. Corrosion, caused by moisture, damages batteries, leads to circuit failure, reduces performance, and can cause a complete shutdown.
- Physical Defects. Case damage and loose wires are the most noticeable hearing aid defects, but damaged or defective microphones, receivers, tubes, tips, and earmolds also reduce performance. Replacement of these parts is among the most common hearing aid repairs.
Proper Cleaning and Handling Reduces Repair Costs
If you develop a good habit of daily hearing aid cleaning, maintenance, and troubleshooting according to manufacturer instructions, you can head off most of these issues before they cause serious problems or costly repairs.
Proper hearing aid storage prevents damage from pets, children, UV exposure, and extreme temperatures, and you can further avoid damage by preventing contact with harsh chemicals (hair care products, colognes, cleaning solvents, etc.).
Costs of Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aid repair costs depend on the type of repairs needed and whether your instrument is still under warranty. Typical repair pricing starts at $195 per service call and ranges up to $400, with our service catering to brand name devices from Phonak, ReSound, Widex, Signia, Starkey, Unitron, and Oticon.
A quick fix by one of our skilled experts costs less than major repairs or parts replacement, which requires sending your device to the manufacturer.
If you are without your hearing device for an extended period of time, we will provide a loaner device until your own instrument is back in service.
Take Advantage of Our Expert Hearing Aid Repair
Your hearing aids provide great mental, physical, and emotional health advantages while improving your quality of life, but you only enjoy these benefits when the device performs as designed.
Rather than abandoning your hearing aids when they don’t work right, consider hearing aid repair.
The team and I at Audiology On Call want you to enjoy all of the advantages of your hearing aids, so we provide hearing aid repair and maintenance. Our service is backed by years of experience and extensive training to deal with any performance issues for all major hearing aid brands.