Earwax, dust, and dirt can cause your hearing aids to underperform, requiring you to need hearing aid repairs. Once your hearing aids need repairs, it is crucial to find the best hearing aid repair services to make sure your hearing aids can perform at their best.
What Hearing Aid Repairs Hearing Associates Of Las Vegas Can Offer
At Hearing Associates of Las Vegas, you can find reliable hearing aid repair help. Our hearing instrument specialists have in-depth training on repairing all major brands and styles of hearing aids. So, no matter what hearing aids you bring in, we can help you.
Common Hearing Aid Repairs We Perform
There are some common hearing aid issues that people bring into our office, as some parts of your hearing aids are more prone to becoming clogged and damaged. Some of the typical repairs for our hearing instrument specialists are:
- Replacement parts – On Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) hearing aids, the receiver can become damaged. Also, the wax dome and wax traps in hearing aids can be in need of changing as they collect earwax and other debris. We can replace all these parts in our hearing aid repair lab, as well as replacing microphone covers.
- Cleaning – Damaged hearing aids often just need a thorough cleaning to work optimally. We have specialized tools that allow us to disassemble your hearing aids and provide a professional deep cleaning service to them.
- Shell repairs – Often, when the shell—also called the casing—of a hearing aid is damaged, the hearing aid needs to go to the manufacturer. We are able to perform minor shell repairs in our lab. For major shell repairs, we may need to send it in.
Hearing Aid Service Packages
When you purchase hearing aids from Hearing Associates of Las Vegas, you will always receive a hearing aid service package. We offer service packages of various lengths, ranging from 1-year to the lifetime of the hearing aid.
These packages can be especially helpful, as hearing aids work best when brought in for a professional cleaning by one of our specialists every 3 months. By bringing your hearing aids in for regular professional cleanings, your hearing aids’ lifespan can be increased and their performance optimized.
What We Do When Your Hearing Aids Are Seriously Damaged
Sometimes, we will have someone bring in hearing aids that are damaged beyond our ability to repair in our office. But we don’t just leave them with a set of damaged hearing aids.
We can send your hearing aids back to the manufacturer for repairs. Most major repairs are covered by the hearing aid manufacturer’s warranty. If you aren’t sure your hearing aids are still under warranty, we can check for you.
While your hearing aids are away, we are happy to provide you with a set of loaner hearing aids. That way, you are never without your ability to hear.
Hearing Aid Average Lifespan
Hearing aids will last 5-7 years on average if provided with quality care. Along with bringing your hearing aids into our hearing clinic for deep cleaning every 3 months, there is regular maintenance you should be doing at home to keep your hearing aids in good condition. Some of the most important cleaning steps you can take are:
- Using a soft, microfiber cloth, wipe down your hearing aids right before you put them away for the night. As our ears attract a good deal of moisture and develop earwax over the course of a day, it is important to wipe your hearing aids clean before the debris accumulates.
- With the proper hearing aid tools, such as a vent pick and hearing aid brush, carefully clean around openings in your hearing aids. If you need recommendations on care tools, our hearing instrument specialists can help you.
- Ensure the battery door is open every time you put your hearing aids away for the night. This step will keep your hearing aid batteries from running out of power too quickly and help the insides of your hearing aids to dry out on a daily basis.
- For those who are prone to earwax and moisture build-up, a hearing aid dehumidifier can help you protect your hearing aids. The dehumidifier will completely dry out your hearing aids, and you can use it nightly to keep your hearing aids in good order. Our hearing instrument specialists can help you determine the right hearing aid dehumidifier for your hearing aids.
As there are many styles of hearing aids, there may be other care instructions that apply to your hearing aids. When you work with Hearing Associates of Las Vegas, we will ensure you know the best practices when caring for your particular hearing aids.
Indications Hearing Aids Need To Come To Our Hearing Clinic
If you are unsure when you should be bringing your hearing aids into our office for repairs, you can use this list to determine when your hearing aids need professional help.
- Your hearing aids aren’t working – If you have run through the list of checking the batteries, volume level and settings, as well as removing any blockage and your hearing aids are still not working, bring your hearing aids in for our specialists to examine.
- Your hearing aid is damaged – With regular cleaning, you will become very familiar with how your hearing aids should look. Once you notice any visible problem, such as a missing or damaged tubing, a damaged receiver, a cracked hearing aid shell, or other issues, it is vital to bring your hearing aids in for us to repair.
- Your hearing aids sound distorted – Blockage and debris can create sound distortions in your hearing aids. If cleaning at home doesn’t fix the problem, bring your hearing aids into our office and allow us to help you.
Repair Your Hearing Aids At Hearing Associates Of Las Vegas
If you have been looking for a dependable hearing aid clinic to help you properly care for your hearing aids, come to Hearing Associates of Las Vegas. Our hearing instrument specialists can work on any brand and style of hearing aid, so no matter what hearing aids you own, you can feel confident bringing them into our hearing clinic. To work with one of our hearing instrument specialists, contact us today to set up an appointment.