When Should You Repair Your Hearing Aids
No matter how much we care for our things, they will break and then need repairing. And no matter how much you want to fix things yourself; whether it is your mobile phone or car, you need a professional in that field to make the repairs. The same is true for hearing aids.
Hearing aids help improve the quality of your life, which is why it is important that the repairs are done correctly. But how do you know that your hearing aid needs repairing?
Following signs indicate that your hearing aid is need of repairs:
It Won’t Turn On
One of the most obvious signs is that it does not turn on. There are several reasons why you might be facing this problem. Sometimes, the problem is simple, and you can fix it yourself. But more often than not, you will need a professional to make the repairs.
The first thing you need to check is the power source. Did you turn it on correctly? It happens all the time. If it is already on, then check the batteries. Try putting in fresh batteries.
If the problem persists, then there could be an issue with the receiver or microphone. Get your hearing aid checked by a professional to fix this problem.
Distorted or Muffled Sound
If the voice is distorted or muffled, you need to clean your hearing aid. The wax from your ears can lodge into the hearing aid and block it. When that happens, the sound tends to either become distorted or muffled. You need to clean your hearing aid to resolve the issue.
However, sometimes the wax may be lodged in too deep. Seek assistance from a professional to remove the wax from your hearing aids properly.
Damaged Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are small objects and are easy to drop. The law of averages dictates that you will drop them accidentally at some point. It is also easy to step on them accidentally after dropping them, further damaging the aids. Also, you could forget to take them off in the shower or while swimming.
When that happens, your hearing aid is compromised. Sometimes, the damage is visible, while at other times it could be internal. You may not know it until it is too late, and you may even need to invest in new ones.
You can ask your audiologist to guide you towards a professional who can check to see if your hearing aids can be fixed or if they will require replacement.
Whistling or Feedback
One of the most annoying faults a hearing aid can develop is whistling or feedback. Try pulling it out and reinserting it. If that fixes the problem, then perfect. If not, then you might need to consider getting it repaired.
These are few of the most common issues that indicate your hearing aids need repairs. If you are facing any of these issues, get your hearing aids checked by a professional as soon as possible.
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