Damage to your hearing aid can be a major disruption as it can prevent you from being able to hear when you're doing routine tasks. In most situations, your hearing aids will provide you with reliable help with hearing the world around you. However, there are some problems that these hearing devices can suffer that will require professionals to repair.

Decreased Volume

Patients that use hearing aids may eventually find that their device is suddenly producing sounds at a much lower level than they are used to hearing. While it's possible for a patient to experience as a result of their hearing suddenly worsening, it's more likely that this is the result of the hearing aid's sound amplifier malfunctioning. Dropping the hearing aids onto hard surfaces can help to cause this damage by loosening the connections inside the device. Depending on the extent of the damage, this component may be repaired or replaced, which can save you from having to buy an entirely new hearing aid.

Shorter Battery Life

Hearing aid batteries are designed to be able to last for extended periods of time without needing to be charged. In fact, some patients may only need to charge these batteries every other day when they are still new. Unfortunately, the battery life of these devices will weaken as it ages. This a natural part of the battery life-cycle, and while it can be inconvenient to have to charge your hearing aids more frequently, you'll likely be able to have the batteries replaced. Some of these devices are designed so that the owner can easily swap out the batteries on their own. However, other hearing aids will need to be partially disassembled in order for the battery compartment to be accessed. When this is the case, a hearing aid repair service should be hired to perform this replacement.

Water Damage

Hearing aids are made to be water-resistant, but not all of them are completely waterproof. When a patient submerges a hearing aid that is only water-resistant, it may cause substantial damage to it. Unfortunately, this damage can be impossible to repair as all of the components may need to be replaced. In order to avoid this potential damage, you should always be aware as to whether your hearing aid is waterproof or just water-resistant. Due to the far higher cost of waterproof hearing aids, most patients will have models that are only resistant to this exposure, which will require them to be particularly mindful to avoid getting wet while wearing this device.