Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance

Folks in Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota Counties know they can trust Delta Hearing when they have a problem with their hearing aids. Because Delta Hearing represents so many manufacturers, chances are we can repair your hearing aids even if you didn’t buy them from us.  

Bring your hearing aids into one of our convenient area offices and let a hearing professional identify the repairs that need to be made. Many times, we can even repair your hearing aids while you wait. We make warranty repairs, and if your hearing aids are no longer in warranty, we will give you a quote for the cost of repairs.

Troubling shooting hearing aid problems at home

Many times, you can repair your hearing aids at home. If your hearing aids use disposable batteries, always start by making sure you have fresh batteries and the battery door is firmly shut. If your hearing aids use rechargeable batteries, ensure the battery is fully charged. When hearing aids don’t receive enough power from the battery, sounds are distorted or the devices won’t turn on at all.

If you wear behind-the-ear hearing aids, make sure the tube isn’t clogged with water or debris. Earwax can cause numerous problems with hearing aids. Make sure your devices and ears are clean of wax, and change the wax guard. If you hear feedback, earwax may be preventing your hearing aids from fitting properly in your ears.

Finally, make sure that the program and volume are in the right settings. If you accidentally place your hearing aids in the telecoil setting or Bluetooth setting, you might think your hearing aids are not working.

If your hearing aids still don’t work as they should, bring them to Delta Hearing.

Hearing aid maintenance

Taking care of your hearing aids will extend their life and make sure you get the most value from your investment. Routine hearing aid maintenance is easy. Wipe your hearing aids down at night when you remove them. Use a soft cloth and inspect the devices for any signs of damage. While most modern hearing aids are moisture-resistant, you still want to remove your hearing aids before showering, bathing or washing your hair.

Store your hearing aids in the off position and keep the battery door open. This helps hearing aids dry and prolongs the life of the battery.

Bring your hearing aids into Delta Hearing twice a year for a deep cleaning. The hearing professional at Delta Hearing has the tools to remove deeply embedded earwax and can replace tubing, microphone covers, and wax guards if necessary.