Hearing aids are one of the greatest developments and tools available to the hard of hearing community.

I first joined Duncan Hearing Healthcare in 2011, and, over the past decade, I have seen the powerful and innovative devices positively change hundreds of people’s lives. Hearing aids are a phenomenal resource, but that doesn’t mean that the helpful devices aren’t prone to needing a tune-up now and again.

I have learned a lot through my studies and experiences as a licensed hearing instrument specialist, and there are a few tips and tricks to keep in my mind when it comes to daily maintenance and routine care.

However, sometimes, it’s not as easy as unlodging some debris.

If you or a loved one is experiencing trouble with your hearing aid, find out how much this repair could cost and, more importantly, how Duncan Hearing Healthcare is here to help. 

What Are Some Common Problems and Issues When It Comes to Hearing Aids?

As many people can imagine, earwax buildup can lead to some less than desirable problems.

A buildup of debris can cause discrepancies in a device’s ability, and in some cases, it can even lead to ear infections.

Feedback is another common problem that often results from the unwanted substance. Feedback is caused when a sound wave hits a device’s microphone resulting in an unpleasant whistling or screeching sound.

Hearing aids are designed to be resilient, but excessive moisture and water damage can lead to trouble. Sometimes the issue with a hearing aid can be as simple as double-checking the volume or setting.

Luckily, there are precautions and steps users can take to keep their hearing aid devices in the best possible condition.

Tips & Tricks for Maintaining Hearing Aids

Once patients see what a difference hearing aids make, they typically don’t want to go back to life without them.

To protect the devices and your or your loved ones’ health, follow this simple advice to preserve the longevity and effectiveness of them.

Frequently cleaning is essential. Fortunately, professionals and innovators have developed products like wax loops or wax hooks that make the cleaning process for these devices much more manageable and effective.

Participating in periodic listening checks is also a smart way to stay ahead of the game. Investing in a listening tube or hearing aid stethoscope will help users detect minor issues before they become major problems.

Luckily, in today’s day and age, many of the devices come equipped with rechargeable batteries.

However, there are still many hearing aids that run on good old-fashioned batteries. With that being said, one of the top issues hearing aid users encounter is when their devices unexpectedly die.

By keeping a pair of extra batteries around, users can stress less and easily take action if they find themselves in this situation. Turning the devices off when they are not in use is also a smart trick.

There are many ways users can take action now as means of preventative care. 

We Repair Hearing Aids

Duncan Hearing Healthcare offers patients and individuals the option of “The Home Repair Service.” This could be a great choice for people who have been experiencing minor issues or recurring problems and are interested in speaking to someone via the telehealth service.

However, if you or a loved one faces a more complex or in-depth issue, our team is available to help.

Duncan Hearing Healthcare even has a loaner service that allows clients to be fitted for a hearing aid that meets all of their needs if a device requires extensive repairs.

If a repair is done in the office, it can run anywhere from $75-$175. If sent out to the manufacturer out of warranty, it can be $350-$600 depending on the age of aid and problem with aid. 

When it comes to hearing aids, the team at Duncan Hearing Healthcare are trusted and experienced professionals.

Fill out this form to schedule your repair today, and we will call you shortly.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Jacqueline Stagg HIS, AUDA

Jacqueline Stagg HIS, AUDA

Jacqueline joined the staff at Duncan Hearing Healthcare in 2011. She is a licensed hearing instrument specialist and audiologist assistant in Massachusetts. Jacqueline is a 2005 graduate of Bridgewater State College with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. She also fulfilled her requirements through the communication disorders program at Bridgewater State College to be licensed as an audiologist assistant in 2008.