Hearing aids are a helpful tool to help you enjoy your normal life if you are experiencing hearing loss. However, while most hearing aids will last a long time, occasionally they do need to be repaired. If you are noticing changes in your hearing aid’s effectiveness, then it may be that it needs some repairs. Here are some signs that you should look out for to be able to tell whether your hearing aid needs repair.

No Sound

When there is no sound coming from your hearing aid, the first thing you should do is to ensure that it is not turned off or down. If it is not turned off or turn down, then you will need to take it to your audiologist so that they can examine it and make repairs.

Static Is Present

Once you hear static coming out of your hearing aid it is a sure sign that it needs to be repaired. A high level of static usually means that moisture or water has started to build up in your device. An audiologist will be able to remove the moisture buildup and repair any damage that it may have caused.

Damage to the Device

Damage can be done to a hearing aid in several ways. If your hearing aid has clear signs of cracks, dents or scratches and it is not performing as it normally would, chances are this is what is affecting it. 

If your hearing aid has had an accident and is not working correctly then it is best to take it in for repairs. Your audiologist may be able to replace some of the parts so that it works correctly. If the damage was significant you may need to get a new hearing aid altogether.

Sound Quality is Deteriorating

One of the major signs that your hearing aid needs to be replaced is when the sound quality is on the decline. When sound quality is on the decline you will hear sound coming out of the hearing aid, but they will not be as clear as they once were. 

If you notice that even when you turn up the volume you still cannot hear as much as you used to then you need to take in your hearing aids for repairs. The repairs that you need may not be expensive. It may just be that a lot of wax has built up in the device and it needs a good cleaning along with some maintenance work.

Repairs Are Often Effective

Hearing aids do malfunction from time to time When this happens it can be very frustrating. However, once you identify that there is a problem, the best thing you can do is to deal with it as quickly as you can.

The good news is that most hearing aid problems can be solved with simple repairs. This means, that there is a great chance that you will not need to spend money acquiring a new hearing aid.