Routine maintenance and care prevent the most common hearing device issues. But when hearing devices get damaged, Ideal Hearing Solutions provides several repair options. When home troubleshooting fails, in-office repair takes care of the problem.
Properly caring for hearing aids is one of the first things discussed before ownership. Hearing devices are individually programmed for each individual. This prescription guarantees the best sound quality possible with that specific equipment. If the device is damaged or compromised, it can no longer meet the expectations of that prescription.
This is why normal maintenance is an important foundation for any hearing device or accessory. Keeping the tubes clean prevents earwax from backing up the system. And keeping fresh batteries or a charging station near prevents unexpected power outages. Rechargeable hearing aids require less maintenance and are a good starting point for better hearing.
When normal home care doesn’t fix the issue, in-office repair is the next choice. There is a big advantage to bringing hearing aids to the office they were fitted at. By doing this, the hearing instrument specialist will already be familiar with the defect of a product.
A lot of in-office repairs coincide with regular checkups and appointments. Repairs don’t require appointments, so it will come down to personal choice for every patient. Going too long with minor hearing device issues will open the door for major breakdowns. When this happens, hearing aids are sent off to the manufacturer for a full repair or replacement. To keep the same quality of hearing during the repair period, loaner hearing aids can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Home care routines
Hearing aid maintenance 101 starts with reading the provided instructions. The basics are always in the manual, including some important tips specific to each product. When inserting or taking out hearing aids, keep a firm and steady grip so that they don’t drop.
Don’t immerse the product in water, and don’t scrub it with household cleaning solutions. When moisture gets inside of a hearing aid, it has the potential to damage all of the core components. If normal care fails, don’t delay a visit to the office for repair.