Cary Audiology provides expert hearing aid maintenance in Cary, NC, and nearby locations.
We offer a 60-day assessment period with the purchase of every hearing aid so you can determine whether or not you are completely satisfied with your new hearing instruments. During this assessment period, we will schedule two to three follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any adjustments you may need.
After the assessment period, the service of your hearing instruments is a priority. We offer walk-in hours Monday through Friday from 11 am – 12pm for routine cleaning or repairs. We understand that you depend on your hearing aids to communicate. Should your hearing aid(s) have to be sent to the manufacturer to be repaired, we will provide a loaner for you to wear in the interim.
To be sure your hearing aids are always working at their optimum and to monitor any changes in your hearing, we encourage you to schedule routine follow-up appointments with your audiologist. These appointments are a good opportunity for your audiologist to use real ear measurement testing to confirm that your hearing aids are continuing to perform well, and to make any programming adjustments as needed.
After your original manufacturer warranty and loss and damage coverage expire, additional options are available to further protect your investment. Be sure to ask your audiologist about these plans.
Hearing Aid Maintenance Frequency: How often should I clean my hearing aids?
It’s recommended to clean your hearing aids every day to prevent wax buildup and other debris from interfering with their performance. Regular cleaning can also help extend the life of your hearing aids.
What is the best way to clean my hearing aids?
The best way to clean your hearing aids depends on the type of device you have. In general, you can use a soft, dry cloth or a specialized cleaning tool to gently remove any wax or debris from the device. Avoid using water, cleaning agents, or alcohol, as these can damage the hearing aid.
How often should I replace my hearing aid batteries?
For non-rechargeable hearing aids, hearing aid batteries typically last for 3-7 days, depending on the type and usage of the device. It’s recommended to replace the batteries as soon as you notice a decrease in performance or if the device stops working altogether.
What should I do if my hearing aids aren’t working properly?
If your hearing aids aren’t working properly, the first step is to check the batteries and make sure they are properly inserted and on, or ensuring the hearing aids are fully charged if they are rechargeable hearing instruments. If the problem persists, try cleaning the device or replacing the wax filter. If these steps don’t resolve the issue, contact your hearing care professional for further assistance and hearing aid maintenance.
How do I store my hearing aids when I’m not using them?
When not in use, it’s important to store your hearing aids in a cool, dry place away from moisture and extreme temperatures. A hearing aid dryer is highly recommended as it will keep the aids free of moisture and also disinfect them with a UV light. Rechargeable hearing aids should rest in their charger when not in use.
Can I wear my hearing aids while exercising or participating in sports?
Yes, many types of hearing aids are designed for active lifestyles and can be worn during exercise and sports. However, it’s important to protect the device from sweat and moisture by using a sweatband or waterproof cover.
How do I protect my hearing aids from moisture and sweat?
To protect your hearing aids from moisture and sweat, use a sweatband or waterproof cover during exercise or other activities that may cause sweating. We highly recommend that you use a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier to remove any moisture from the device, particularly in our humid environment.
Do I need to get my hearing aids professionally serviced?
While regular cleaning and maintenance can help prevent issues from arising, it’s recommended to have your hearing aids professionally serviced at least once a year to ensure optimal performance. Your audiologist can also make any necessary adjustments or repairs during this time.
Can I adjust the settings on my hearing aids myself?
Many modern hearing aids have user-adjustable settings, such as volume and program settings, that can be adjusted using a smartphone app or remote control. However, it’s important to consult with your audiologist before making any changes to the device’s settings to ensure optimal performance and avoid potential damage.
Hearing Aid Maintenance and Repair in Cary, NC
If your device needs hearing aid maintenance, let an audiologist evaluate its status and performance.
Audiologists at Cary Audiology are experts in hearing aid maintenance and other hearing concerns.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment!