Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance
When you receive your new hearing aids you will be taught some simple ways to maintain them and hopefully prevent the need for repair. However, like any mechanical device made of small moving parts, they will likely need to be repaired at some point in time. No matter what the problem, call the audiologist right away. If the repair is simple, it can often be done in the office. If not, the device will be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Loaner hearing aids can be provided while yours are out for repair.
Your new hearing aids are covered under a manufacturers warranty for a number of years. After the warranty expires there will be a charge for the repair. Often the manufacturer will include an additional 6 or 12-month warranty on the repair, depending on the age of the hearing aid.
Regular follow-up visits are highly encouraged, especially after the warranty has expired. At these visits the hearing aids are cleaned and checked to assure they are working properly and still fit well. If your hearing changes over time, the devices can be reprogrammed to accommodate this change in hearing.