Everything you need to know about hearing aid repairs and how to prevent them
Although hearing aids are typically hardwearing and long-lasting, it’s not unusual for them to need repairs from time to time. Most hearing aid users wear their aids for the majority of the day, so it’s not surprising they can succumb to wear and tear.
Whilst it can be frustrating to experience issues with your hearing aid when you’re at home, things can be even trickier if you’re travelling. Accessing a hearing aid repair service can be time-consuming, particularly if you’re in an unfamiliar location or you don’t speak the language.
Fortunately, Signia’s International Repair Service makes it easy to access repairs for Signia non-custom hearing aids. If your hearing aid has been damaged or isn’t working properly, let expert technicians help. Available in 26 countries across all 6 continents, you can access specialist hearing aid repair services whenever you need them.
How much does it cost to repair hearing aids?
Many people assume that repairing a hearing aid is expensive, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, Signia provides a free hearing aid repair service if your product is still under the warranty provided by Signia. If your hearing aids are no longer under warranty, there’s no need to panic.
You’ll still be able to use the Signia International Repair Service to repair defective hearing aids. With our cost-effective repair options, you’ll benefit from affordable hearing aid repairs and fast turnaround times.
Being without your hearing aids can be stressful, particularly if you suffer from moderate or severe hearing loss. If the thought of travelling internationally without your hearing aids fills you with dread, be sure to have our International Repair Service on speed dial.
Our dedicated team understand the importance of having functional hearing aids available 24/7. No matter what type of defects your hearing aids have sustained, we’ll do everything we can to ensure they’re working perfectly again. What’s more, we’ll carry out your hearing aid repairs as quickly as possible, so you won’t be without them for long.
When you need to access specialist hearing aid repairs abroad, our international repairs customer support service makes it simple to do so. If your hearing aids are no longer covered by a warranty, you can rest assured that Signia’s standard repair charges will be applied. This means you can access Signia repairs for the same price you would pay at home.
To find out more about the range of repairs available, contact Signia today.
What are the most common hearing aid repairs?
If your hearing aid isn’t working probably, it may need a replacement part or a simple repair. In fact, the vast majority of hearing aid repairs are due to the following issues:
Unless you’re wearing waterproof hearing aids, your hearing devices won’t react well to water. If moisture builds up in the device, it can affect sound quality or cause your hearing aids to stop working altogether. When this happens, audiologists can help to remove moisture from the device to enable you to hear sounds more clearly. If the circuitry inside the hearing aid has been damaged, they can arrange for it to be sent to the manufacturer for repairs and additional examinations.
Tubing can get easily get damaged and it’s not unusual for it to degrade over time. If debris becomes caught in the tubing or if it becomes overstretched, it won’t carry sounds well. However, this is one of the easiest issues to resolve and hearing professionals can replace the tubing on your hearing aids in no time at all.
If the microphone on your hearing aids isn’t working, it won’t be able to pick up sounds and relay them to you. When this happens, audiologists can either repair the microphone itself or replace with a brand new one.
Preventing hearing aid repairs
Regular hearing aid maintenance can help to avoid the need for repair services, which is good news for hearing aid wearers! By leaving the battery compartment door open overnight, for example, you can allow excess moisture to evaporate, thus preventing a buildup of water inside the hearing aid itself.
Similarly, regularly cleaning your hearing aids or using a wax guard can help to avoid issues with your hearing devices. Excess wax and a buildup of debris can easily block the tubing and other components on your hearing aids, which may result in muffled sounds or no sound at all.
By routinely cleaning your devices, you can prevent this from happening and avoid the need for specialist repairs. In addition, your audiologist may be able to use specialist cleaning tools to carry out speedy on-site repairs.
No matter what type of hearing loss you experience, being without your hearing devices can impact your confidence and quality of life. With Signia’s International Repair Service, however, you can access professional repairs in over 26 international countries across all 6 continents.
If you’re dealing with defective hearing aids and you want to access a repair service, why not get in touch with us? Alternatively, if you simply want to find out more about accessing international repairs for Signia hearing aids, you can contact us today.