Repairing Your Damaged or Broken Hearing Aid
Age and use can take their toll on hearing aids, and while there’s always the option of replacing a hearing aid that has become damaged, sometimes it’s better to attempt some common hearing aid repairs first.
Contact us to schedule an evaluation and discuss further hearing aid repair options. We have WALK-IN HOURS available to troubleshoot a dead or intermittent hearing aid for you, or if you need a general cleaning and earmold tubing change. Please call if you are not sure if your problem is appropriate for the walk-in hours.
WALK IN HOURS: MONDAY 3:00 – 4:00pm & THURSDAY: 12 NOON – 1:00pm
How Much Do Hearing Aid Repairs Cost?
Hearing aid repair costs can vary depending on several factors: (1) Whether or not the hearing aid is still under warranty, (2) The extent of damage to the hearing aid, (3) The cost of replacement parts for your hearing aid, (4) The age of your hearing aid. Once the hearing aid is over 5 years old, hearing aid repairs become more costly.
If you purchased your hearing aid from Eastside Audiology & Hearing Services and it is still under warranty, your hearing aid repair costs will probably be small—or even free! Out of warranty or older hearing aids that require substantial repair may cost more. Cracked cases on custom molded devices can be expensive to replace, but in some circumstances, these cracks can be repaired.
When Your Hearing Aid is Beyond Repair
Much like a car, a hearing aid that has accrued enough damage can be totaled. In this case, it’s usually better—on both a financial and functional level—to replace the hearing aid with a new model. But how do you know if your hearing aid is totaled, or just damaged?
While it takes an expert to properly diagnose a damaged hearing aid, you can usually assume your hearing aid is beyond repair if:
- Your hearing aid is five or more years old.
Most people replace their aids at around 5 years old. If you’ve hit that cusp and are experiencing problems, it may be time to retire your technology.
- The damage is visible—and looks extensive.
If your hearing aid has been stepped on, smashed, or damaged in a way that seems unfixable, it may in fact need replacing.
- Your hearing aid has been repaired several times in the past.
A history of repair means a history of breakage—and history has a habit of repeating itself. While a new hearing aid may cost more up front, it can more than balance out the cost and annoyance of regular repair.
At Eastside Audiology & Hearing Services our specialists can repair or at least diagnose the problem with all makes and models of hearing aids. If you are having trouble with your hearing aids, we’d be more than happy to help you get your devices back in working order. Call us today to schedule an appointment and find out what options are available to fix your broken hearing aid.