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July 8, 2016

How Often Do Hearing Aids Need Repair?

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Lawrence Hearing Aid Center

In today’s fast-paced technology controlled era, electronics have been introduced and modernized to provide a solution to each and every problem. A medical condition that has been gaining noticeable attention in recent years is hearing disorder.

The first hearing aids were designed more than one hundred years ago in order to tackle hearing challenges. Modern hearing aids have been through a revolution of modernization and have changed in terms of design and efficiency. However, one of the most important parts of owning a hearing aid repair and maintenance.

The CIC’s or Completely-In-Canal hearing aids need repairs more often. This is because small hearing aids need repairs more frequently than the large ones. Most in-the-ear hearing aids need repair after about one year or 15 months, while the CIC’s need repair earlier i.e. after 9 months. However, it depends on how you maintain your hearing aid. For example, if you clean your hearing aid a few times a week, you might not need to take your hearing aid for repair within 15 months.

How To Get Hearing Aid Repaired?

Take it to a professional!

Your hearing aid professional is the one responsible for sending repairs out and making sure you are getting the most from your warranties. Most people recommend taking your hearing aid to your hearing aid specialist every 3-4 months because as a professional, a hearing aid specialist can understand the situation better and provide on the spot repairs in most cases.

Keep it maintained

One of the things you need to do, in order to prevent taking your hearing aid to a hearing aid specialist or sending it to the supplier is keeping your hearing aid maintained. Clean it regularly to avoid dust particles, wax or debris to settle in your hearing aid.

How Much Will It Cost

The cost of getting a hearing aid fixed varies due to the age and technology of the hearing aid. Old hearing aids mostly cost more in terms of repairs, however, the service charges might be lower. Moreover, old hearing aid parts are difficult to find, which might be expensive in most cases.

Bottom Line

Getting your hearing aid repaired or maintaining it is one of the most important parts of owning one. A hearing aid is not only a long-term investment in your quality of life it is a substantial expense which demands your care and attention for its functionality.