If you are using a hearing aid daily, it will likely need maintenance or repairs. These may range from basic repairs to more extensive damage repairs.
Basic repairs are ones you can do yourself; an audiologist can show you how. They include replacing batteries, removing and inserting the hearing aid, cleaning, replacing the wax filter, opening and closing the battery compartment and checking the input settings.
If your hearing aid is damaged, you can bring it to an audiologist for an evaluation. The cost of a repair will depend on the hearing aid’s warranty, extent of damage and cost of replacement parts.
Your hearing aid may be totaled if it is damaged beyond repair. This requires replacement. Your hearing aid may be totaled if it’s more than five years old, damage is visible and extensive or your hearing aid has been repaired several times in the past.
If you have a question about hearing aid repairs, please contact The Hearing Place for Audiology Services at (605) 217-4327.