When you purchase a hearing aid, you are told that although hearing aids tend to last for years, sometimes problems can arise. The fact is that hearing aids are an incredible piece of miniature tech, which explains why sometimes issues can occur. Sometimes these are caused by day to day wear and tear or age, other times an accident happens, such as getting the hearing aid wet by mistake.

Whatever the issue with your hearing aid, it’s always best to take it to your audiologist rather than trying to fix it yourself, as sometimes you can end up doing more harm than good. Hearing aids are tricky pieces of technology, which is why it’s vital that only trained professionals ‘play around’ with them. So whatever you think the issue may be, it’s vital that you get in touch with your audiologist, to see if they can deal with it for you.

Wondering how audiologists deal with hearing aid repairs and what they advise when it comes to a broken hearing aid? Read on for everything that you need to know.

Can I try to repair my hearing aid myself?

While you may be tempted to attempt to repair a broken hearing aid yourself, normally it is best to leave repairing it up to your audiologist. You see, if you make an error when trying to fix your hearing aid, not only could you make the problem worse, but you could also make your hearing aid dangerous to wear.

Is it worth repairing a hearing aid?

In many instances, a hearing aid that has begun to go wrong can be repaired. However, more often than not, when a hearing aid is a little older and goes wrong, most audiologists advise against wasting money trying to fix it, because it’s not cost-effective or worthwhile to do so.

The fact is that like every piece of technology, hearing aids have a lifespan, and when the technology is coming to the end of its lifespan, this means that it’s not worthwhile fixing it. Instead, it’s often best to replace it. That being said, before you decide that a replacement is in order, always speak to your audiologist and see what they would advise.

What are the most common hearing aid problems?

There are a variety of hearing aid problems that can occur, these include issues like your hearing aid becoming too weak, making funny noises, or stops working altogether. Sometimes the fix for these common issues is as simple as your audiologist twidling a couple of settings, other times it can be a more complex procedure that is required.

When it comes to your hearing aids, it’s vital that you take caring for them seriously. So whenever you spot a problem, whether it’s something minor like experiencing a slight drop in sound quality or an issue like them stopping working completely, it’s vital that you visit your audiologist as soon as possible to allow them to deal with the issue for you. Whatever you do, always avoid the urge to tamper with them yourself, it’s best to leave it down to the professionals.