Just like your car, hearing aids need maintenance in order to function properly. This should be done by your hearing professional every 3-4 months.
Several things will happen during your visit:
- Your provider will assess the overall sound quality of your hearing devices. That includes checking andcleaning your microphones, receivers and batterycontacts. They do this under magnification and can find things that you are unable to see at home.
- Your provider will check your ears for wax build up. Even a small amount of wax prevents the hearing aids from functioning and affects your ability to hearproperly. Wax in hearing aids is the #1 reason whyhearing aids need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair.
- Your provider will talk to you about how you are hearing. If necessary, they may make adjustments on the computer to ensure optimal speech understanding. Although no hearing aid can restore hearing to normal, there may be adjustments that can be made to help improve speech clarity.
Regular maintenance on your hearing aids can prolong their life and ensure you are hearing the best that you can. If you haven’t been in to your local hearing center within the past 3 months, call today to schedule an appointment.