As someone who has worked with many hearing aid wearers, I know how important these devices are to your daily life

Do I Need My Hearing Aids Repaired?

by | Jan 30, 2023 | Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Patient Resources, Technology

Hello, I’m Daniel Hewson, and I’m here to talk about something that’s important to me: your hearing healthcare.

For years, I’ve been helping people with hearing loss get back to the lives they love, and a crucial part of that is ensuring their   are working correctly.

As someone who wears hearing aids and has worked with many hearing aid wearers, I know how important these devices are to your daily life.

When your hearing aids stop working, it can be frustrating and isolating.

It’s essential to know what to look for when your hearing aid needs repairing and how to get it fixed.

Here are some of the most common issues people experience with hearing aids.

No Sound or Weak Sound

If you are experiencing no sound or weak sound from your hearing aid, it could be a sign of a problem.

Before getting your hearing aid repaired, ensure the device is turned on, the volume is up, and the battery is fully charged. If those are all fine, you may need to bring your hearing aid in for repair.

Feedback or Whistling

Incorrect insertion of the device in your ear, wax buildup, or a loose-fitting earmold could all contribute to feedback or whistling from your hearing aid.

Try taking out and replacing your hearing aid to ensure it is positioned correctly. It might be time for a repair if the problem continues.

Intermittent Sound

A low battery, bad wiring, or damaged microphones may all be to blame for your hearing aid’s sporadic sound.

If changing the battery doesn’t resolve the issue, it’s time to examine your hearing aid.

Physical Damage

Hearing aids are fragile devices that can easily be damaged from drops, impacts, or exposure to moisture.

If your hearing aid has physical damage, such as a cracked casing, damaged tubing, or corroded battery contacts, it’s crucial to get it repaired as soon as possible.

When to Seek Professional Help

If you’re experiencing any of the above issues with your hearing aid, it’s essential to seek professional help. Attempting to fix the device on your own can cause more harm than good and may void your warranty.

At Upstate Hearing Aid Center, we understand the importance of better hearing and want you to get the most out of your hearing devices.

Schedule a hearing aid repair with one of our experts to get back to enjoying the life you love.

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Daniel Hewson, M.S. Audiology/Owner

Born and raised in Western New York, Dan Hewson comes to our practice with over 25 years of experience in the field. With a master’s degree in audiology from SUNY Fredonia, Mr. Hewson has extensive experience working in several of the largest Otolaryngology practices in the country, and also as a Regional Manager with Siemens Medical Audiology Division. Father, husband and full time employee with us, Dan is currently a student working to earn his doctorate in audiology. Dan was naturally attracted to the field of audiology because he grew up with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss. He has followed hearing aid development, research and rehabilitation. If you want to know what hearing impairment is really about and how hearing devices can change your life, Dan Hewson is the one to ask. He’s been wearing hearing aids since childhood (44 years) and has an intimate understanding of the hearing impaired. His personal hearing device story is fascinating and illuminating for anyone, but especially for those who may be hesitant about the hearing rehabilitation process.

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