Repairing Your Damaged or Broken Hearing Aid
Hearing aids typically last for three to five years. Depending on how long your manufacturer warranty lasts, major repair needs should be covered during that timeframe.
If you have a major issue after the warranty has expired, your hearing aids may still be salvageable.
If your hearing aids are beyond three years old, however, repair needs are likely to pile up, in which case it may make more financial sense to get some new devices.
If it is a smaller issue, you may find these DIY fixes helpful:
- Take the battery from your other (working) hearing aid and put it in the non-functioning hearing aid. That way you’ll know if it is a problem with the battery.
- If it was a problem with the battery, replace the battery.
- Remove and reinsert your hearing aid.
- Clean your hearing aid using a cleaning tool.
- Remove and replace the dome and wax filter.
- Open and close the battery compartment.
- Make sure the battery compartment is free of obstructions.