How can I extend the life of my hearing aids? Are they waterproof? Who can fix my broken devices? When should I repair versus replace them?
Hearing aids help keep you connected to what matters, so it’s important to keep them working their best. Read on for helpful tips and tricks in maintaining your valuable investment in better living.
Repairing Your Damaged or Broken Hearing Aid
Even if you take care of your hearing aids and keep up with regular maintenance, time takes its toll on all technology, and it’s possible that yours will eventually wear out through the course of normal use.
While replacing your damaged hearing aids may be the best answer in some cases — it gives you the opportunity to upgrade your technology — there are some common hearing aid repairs that you can try if you’re having problems with one or both of your devices. Try these quick fixes:
- Replace your battery
- Remove and reinsert your hearing aid
- Clean your hearing aid using a cleaning tool
- Replace the wax filter
- Open and close the battery compartment
- Make sure the battery compartment is free of obstructions
- Check your input settings
Keeping Your Hearing Aids Clean and Happy
Having hearing aid trouble? Don’t panic! Most of the time, poor functioning just means a little cleaning is in order. Changing your wax guard monthly — which protects your devices from damaging buildup of wax, skin particles, and other debris — can go a long way toward keeping your hearing aids happy. Learn more about changing the wax guard or filters in the videos below.