Hearing Aid Spares and Repairs

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Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing aids are pretty incredible. For their tiny size, they contain many sophisticated parts and perform multiple advanced functions. If you believe that your hearing aids need repairing, try these steps first.

The Most Common Hearing Aid Issues

If your hearing aid isn’t working correctly, these simple steps may help.

Be sure you have switched on the hearing aid. Although this may seem obvious, it’s worth checking, especially if your hearing aids are relatively new and you’re getting used to wearing and operating them. Also, ensure the volume control is at a suitable and audible level. You may have accidentally turned it down.

For hearing aids with disposable batteries, check that you have inserted them correctly. Test your batteries or try new ones. Please check that you have sufficient charge in rechargeable devices. If your hearing aid batteries don’t last very long or the rechargeable aid doesn’t hold its charge, then it can indicate that you need a repair. 

Replace the wax traps. Ear wax can be a major cause of hearing aid malfunction.

If it’s a BTE (behind-the-ear) aid, take a look at the tubing, which can become damaged or worn over time. If hearing aid tubing shows signs of wear, tear or breakage, we can fix it quickly and easily at our clinic.

Hearing aid repairs

Hearing Aid Maintenance

Hearing aids will serve you well, and there are a few things that you can do to make sure they stay in good order and keep working well.

Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean

Hearing aids are most reliable when you keep them clean. As hearing aids are such tiny devices, earwax and other debris can become trapped in the smallest holes and spaces. You can prevent excessive wax build-up from clogging the microphone and sound ports by cleaning the device with a clean, dry tissue or cloth. Trapped earwax can result in static sounds or feedback whilst in use.

Keep Your Ears Clean Too!

As well as keeping your hearing aids clean, it would help if you kept your ears clean, too. Although earwax is an entirely natural secretion of the ears, it can cause problems if it gets lodged in your hearing aids. To reduce earwax to the minimum, clean your ears every day with a washcloth.

 

 

 

 

If you believe that your ears are blocked, talk to us about our microsuction earwax removal service. Please bear in mind that it’s not safe to insert cotton buds or any sharp objects in your ears to clean them. You could push the earwax further into the ear or even puncture your eardrum.

Dry Hearing Aids

Continued exposure to moisture is a significant cause of damage to hearing aids. Open the battery compartment overnight to dry it out. If you exercise a lot or perspire heavily, it might be sensible to use a hearing aid sleeve or a sweatband. Another means of keeping your devices dry is by using a relatively inexpensive hearing aid dehumidifier which can help to extend the life of your hearing aids.

Wash or shower before you put in your aids. Also, take care when applying cosmetics and sticky hair spray that can clog up your hearing aids. Be sure to remove your hearing aids when you swim or take part in water sports. 

Repairs for All Makes and Models

Our audiologists have extensive experience and can repair any make or model of hearing aid.

Should I repair my hearing aid?

We can undertake some simple repairs in our practice. We also have access to a network of manufacturers who can undertake repairs on older hearing aid models. Please come and see us for a free assessment and an estimate of the likely repair costs. Any works undertaken by our partners come with a six-month warranty.

Best professional advice

Hearing ability changes continuously, which is why we encourage our patients to return often for adjustments. Upon initial assessment of the broken or damaged device, we will estimate the timescale and likely cost of repair. In some instances, it may not be viable to repair your old hearing device, and a new hearing aid may be the better option. We can discuss your options at the time of assessment.

Hearing aid repairs in Kettering

Kettering

Clinic and Head Office

11A Market Place

Kettering

Northamptonshire

NN16 0AJ

01536 484201

info@brianeccleshearing.co.uk

Location

Brian Eccles Hearing Centre Kettering location map

Northampton

Clinic

29 St Leonard's Road

Far Cotton

Northampton

NN4 8DL

01604 765855

info@brianeccleshearing.co.uk

Location

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Bedford

Clinic

South Wing

Kempston Rd

Bedford

MK42 9DJ

0800 083 2547

info@brianeccleshearing.co.uk

Location

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