What You Need to Know About Hearing Aid Repair in Pierce County, WA

Reviewed by Dr. Porter on January 3, 2019

Even well-maintained and taken care of hearing aids can eventually start to experience some problems with long-term usage. Therefore, you might eventually find yourself in need of hearing aid repair in Pierce County, WA.

At Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services Inc., our team is happy to assist in a variety of types of hearing aid repairs, ranging from simple to a bit more complex. These include:

  • Replacing the battery
  • Replacing the wax filter
  • Removing and reinserting the hearing aid
  • Opening and closing the battery compartment to ensure it is free of obstructions
  • Checking and adjusting input settings
  • Cleaning the hearing aid with a special cleaning tool

When are repairs insufficient for resolving your hearing aid issues?

It should be noted that all hearing aids will eventually need to be replaced. There’s no such thing as a hearing aid that will last forever. Your hearing aid professional will be able to let you know if your hearing aid is beyond repair and you’ll need to get a new one.

Here are just a few signs that indicate you’ll need to replace your hearing aid rather than repair it:

  • Age: If your device is more than three years old and you start to have issues with its operation, then it’s going to be time to think about replacement. As a general rule, you can expect hearing aids to last you three to five years. The repair needs will start to pile up if you notice problems after that three-year mark, so it’s probably more financially sensible to replace it and avoid having to make numerous repairs to keep stretching out the life span of your current equipment.
  • Visible damage: If your hearing aid has been smashed or stepped on, there’s a chance it will be irreparable. Even if the damage doesn’t look all that bad, visible damage is never a good thing for hearing aids, which can be rather delicate—they aren’t meant to take a physical beating.
  • Repair history: If you already have an extensive repair history for your hearing aids, then it’s probably time for you to move on to a new set, especially if you’ve had to make numerous repairs for the same issues over and over. Think of it like a car—you eventually get to a point where the cost of keeping up with repairs is no longer worthwhile, and it starts to make more financial sense to invest in a new one. The same is true with hearing aids. The more you have to spend on making repairs, the less worthwhile it becomes.

Keep in mind that most hearing aids are under a warranty from the manufacturer, so in some cases, if you have to have repairs done, these could very well be covered by the warranty. For more information about hearing aid repair in Pierce County, WA and the other services we provide, we encourage you to contact the team at Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services Inc. today with any questions you have for us.

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