Are your hearing aids not functioning as they should be? Here are clear signs that you do need to consider a hearing aid repair

The sound is distorted

You might find that when you use your hearing aids the sound comes through distorted. You might hear a buzzing or whistling noise. If you suffer from tinnitus, then this could be coming from your own ear. But it’s also possible it is due to a technical issue with the device. Be aware that this is usually an easy fix if you take the device to an audiologist. They’ll be able to pinpoint the issue and ensure that it is corrected in no time. It can even be caused by a low level of battery. If that’s the case, all you need to do is charge the device. In rare cases it can also be due to damage to the device. In cases like this, a fix is a tad more complex.

The devices aren’t switching on

You might find that when you attempt to use your hearing aids, they don’t switch on at all. This could be the case even after completely charging them or replacing the batteries. This again points to a technical fault that does need to be corrected sooner rather than later. It’s likely going to be an issue with the connected piece to the battery. This can easily be replaced to ensure that the hearing aid does function correctly.

The hearing aids are hurting you

You may find that the hearing aid is actually hurting you. This is often due to damage to the outer level of the device. This can cause the plastic to rub against the skin in your ear. It may ultimately cause sores, scratches and even cuts. The general problem here though is that your device will no longer be comfortable to wear. If that’s the case, then you’re going to use the device less and not get the benefits you need. You should aim to avoid this if possible because your hearing aids will undoubtedly be providing great benefits in your life.

The technical functions are no longer working

Modern hearing aids have a lot of technical functions. For instance, some come with Bluetooth capabilities. Bluetooth support ensures that the technology can connect to other technology around your home or in your personal life. This might include anything from your laptop to your TV. When you connect these devices, you’ll find that you are able to gain sound directly from them. This provides a clearer more defined sound and it is useful if you are focusing completely on listening to an audio source like this. If the tech stops working, then your device is no longer as effective as it should be. A manual reset can often fix the issue but if not your audiologist will be able to repair it for you. 

Troubleshooting doesn’t work

Finally, you can often troubleshoot isues with hearing aids to get them functioning again. If this doesn’t work though, then you will need to arrange a hearing aid repair. This will be the only way to return functioning to the device.