Are you looking for ‘hearing aid repair near me?’ You’ve come to the right place. Sandia Hearing Aid Center offer hearing aid repair for a whole range of electronic and physical faults. That could be anything from correcting the volume settings on your hearing aid, to a complete clean-out of any dirt and grime that might have built up.
If your hearing aid is faulty, we can help you with the following:
Hearing aid repair near me: Setup correction
Have you noticed lately that your hearing aid isn’t working so well? This might be a physical problem, caused by one of the problems we describe below. But it could also be that the way in which your hearing aid is set up isn’t quite right for you.
What do we mean by that? Well, when you first had your hearing aid installed, your clinician will have asked you a number of questions while you first tested the device. This was to get the hearing aid to respond to your hearing deficiencies. So, for instance, you may have a problem hearing high pitched noises. In that case, your hearing aid clinician will have set up your hearing aid to amplify these noises more than low frequency sounds. The same goes the other way around.
But over time, your hearing might have deteriorated in a way which means that a different setup will benefit you. This could very well be the reason why your hearing aid doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to. If you visit a hearing aid center like ours, we can tell you whether this is the case. Alternatively, it could be that the components have started to wear down over time, which is something we’ll come to below.
Hearing aid repair near me: Unsatisfactory battery length
Hearing aid batteries come in all shapes and sizes. The size of the battery, naturally, relies on the size of the hearing aid it has to power. But eventually, all hearing aid batteries will run out of charge. This is generally between 1 week and 2 weeks of use. But what about when the battery doesn’t last as long as that? Maybe when you first purchased your device, the battery would last that long. But now it won’t last longer than a couple of days, at most.
Why is that? It’s because over time, hearing aid components can wear down, and the battery has to work harder. For rechargeable batteries, this is especially the case. The battery in a smartphone is an excellent example. When you start noticing that your hearing aid battery isn’t lasting as long, you should contact us and we can advise you further on your options.
Hearing aid repair near me: Moisture buildup and water damage
Like all electronic devices, hearing aids don’t like water and oil. Exposure to water can damage the minute electronic components of your hearing aid. And, in the long term, moisture buildup can prevent it operating at maximum capacity. This will mean that you have to get your hearing aid replaced. But- if you have your hearing aid regularly checked, tested and cleaned, then you can avoid this problem.
Try to avoid exposing your hearing aid to water. We’re sure that you already take it out whenever you go swimming, or have a bath. But moisture in the air can prove to be just as damaging as direct contact. So, for instance, don’t leave your hearing aid in the bathroom while you shower. Avoiding moisture in the air is one of the best things you can do to prolong the life of your hearing aid.
But what if, over time, moisture affects your hearing aid despite your best efforts? Well, you might have little choice but to have some of the electronic components of your hearing aid replaced. This is something that, unlike changing the battery, you won’t be able to do at home. Hearing aids are tricky to repair, which is why only hearing aid centers offer to repair them. Contact us today and we can advise you as to whether this will be necessary.
Hearing aid repair near me: Dirt, mold and earwax buildup
Last, but not least, the buildup of mold, earwax and dirt generally can be a major problem for hearing aids. Not only is it not aesthetically pleasing, but dirt and ear wax can necessitate major repairs if not regularly cleaned from the device. Dirt and ear wax can escape your inner ear via the tubing of your hearing aid, and get stuck. And not only that, but hearing aid vapor- yes, that is a thing- can not only move up through the tubing, but settle on the delicate interior electronic components of your hearing aid. This is why we recommend daily cleaning of your hearing aid and its tubing. Mold is a similar problem if you fail to keep up with daily cleaning, and is also a sign that there is too much moisture in your hearing aid.
But like all things- cars, computer keyboard, carpets- sometimes hearing aids require a deep clean. This can thoroughly address any problem with dirt that you may have. Not only do we offer these cleaning services during our regular maintenance checks, but we can repair and replace the internal components of your hearing device. Feel free to get in touch so that we can solve these problems for you- all while you wait.