If you have recently found that you are experiencing hearing loss, then it’s likely an audiologist has already recommended hearing aids. In this case, you need to make sure that you are using your hearing aids the right way. This means understanding some of the common hearing aid repairs

Damaged Tubing 

The tubing of a hearing aid is one of the most fragile elements. It is the piece that connects the two main parts together. The tubing can get twisted or torn and if this is the case then the device will no longer work as it should. Usually, this part of the hearing aid will be replaced if it is damaged. An audiologist can fit a new piece of tubing for you. If you have behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, then the hook can also easily be damaged. This can also be fixed by an audiologist, even if it is snapped

Water Exposure 

Next, you should be aware of the issue that water exposure can cause for your hearing aids. Water exposure will mean that the internal systems that are part of the hearing aids can easily get damaged. You can prevent this issue by ensuring that you keep your hearing aids as dry as possible. Hearing aids can be water resistant but you should still dry them with a cloth if you get caught in the rain using them outside. Leaving the battery component open during the night can also stop moisture building up inside of the device. 

Damaged Battery

It is also possible for the batteries of the device to get damaged. If this happens, it can impact whether the device works as it should. Sometimes this can be as simple as replacing the batteries, but faulty batteries can also damage other parts of the hearing aid. You also need to make sure that you are inserting the batteries the right way. If you are unsure how to do this, make sure that you do speak with an audiologist. They will be able to guarantee that you take the right steps here. 

Damaged Mic

It’s also important to make sure that you do not damage the mic of your device. If you damage the mic then it will stop the hearing aid from picking up the sounds. This means that it won’t improve your hearing. There are lots of different ways that a mic can get damaged. This can again be a result of water damage or it might be due to a certain level of force. If you have an issue like this, make sure that you do speak to an audiologist as soon as possible. They should be able to fix the issue for you. 

We hope this article helps you understand some of the more common hearing aid damages that you may encounter with your devices. The good news is that hearing aids are often easy to fix. Once you have tried troubleshooting some of the more common causes contacting an audiologist will guarantee that you can get your items fixed without delay.