No matter how much you try to take care of your hearing aids, the time might come when you need a repair. At Ryan R. Stevens, M.D. in Corvallis, Oregon, gifted ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Stevens can repair your hearing aids, usually in the office for your convenience, so you can keep hearing properly and comfortably. If you have concerns or you’re experiencing problems with your hearing aids, visit Dr. Stevens by calling or booking through the online system.
Dr. Stevens can help you with the repair of custom and behind-the-ear hearing aids of most major brands. Most hearing aid repair services can be completed in the office for your convenience.
Hearing aids might be small, but they contain many sophisticated parts and perform many advanced functions each second. If you think your hearing aids need to be repaired, you should visit Ryan R. Stevens, M.D.
When Dr. Stevens can’t fix your hearing aids conveniently in-office, they’ll need to be repaired by the manufacturer, and Dr. Stevens can let you know how long the repair will take and help you improve and protect your hearing in the interim.
The specifics of your hearing aid repair depend on the type of damage, of course. Dr. Stevens might need to repair:
Sometimes a hearing aid repair might be necessary, but there are ways you can try to take better care of your hearing aid and prevent it from getting broken or damaged.
To take good care of your hearing aids, you should keep your ears and your hearing aids clean. Hearing aids are more reliable when you keep them clean, since they’re compact devices and it can be easy for earwax and other debris to get trapped in the tiny spaces and holes and cause temporary static sounds or feedback.
To avoid buildup from clogging the microphone and sound ports, make sure you clean your device every day with a dry and clean tissue or cloth.
Moisture is a leading cause of repair in hearing aids, so you should try to keep your hearing aids dry. At night, you can sometimes try opening the battery compartment and removing the batteries to allow it to air out. For athletic activities where you know you might perspire heavily, you could also try investing in a hearing aid sleeve or sweatband. Store your hearing aids in a moisture-free, safe container.
In some cases, hearing aid dehumidifiers are also available to help minimize moisture and prolong the life of your hearing aids. Take your hearing aids out when engaging in water activities or swimming.
If your hearing aids still aren’t working properly, you should visit Dr. Stevens for a repair, so you can continue with the hearing quality you deserve. Call or click to schedule online today.