Hearing Aid Repair & Maintenance Services in Saskatoon
Hearing aids are devices with many tiny moving parts that need to be maintained for them to work at their best. Even if you maintain your hearing aids, there can be small repairs and maintenance that need to be made over time. Your hearing aids may also need adjustments over time to make sure they work as best as they can for you.
If your hearing aid doesn’t seem to be working right, bring it into our clinic. Many issues can be fixed at the clinic by our team, or it can be sent away and repaired. If you have any questions about the maintenance you should be doing on your hearing aids please contact our clinic for assistance.
HEARING AID REPAIR
It is not uncommon for hearing aids to need repair work done over time, similar to your car or any other electrical device. If you experience any issues with your hearing aids that need repair, you can contact our clinic at any time to arrange for repairs. We can make basic repairs to your hearing aids, or arrange to have them sent to the manufacturer for more significant repairs.
HEARING AID MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
We always advise our clients to make sure they do regular maintenance on their hearing aids, as it will help prevent the need for frequent repairs. Here are some of our tips for maintaining your hearing aids:
- Keep Them Dry: Placing hearing aids in a dehumidifier or UV-light when not in use can help keep them dry.
- Use A Hearing Aid Wax System: The wax system acts as a filter to block out ear wax from accumulating in your device.
- Clean The Hearing Aid Regularly: Wipe down the surface of the hearing aid with a soft cloth regularly. Use a brush and a wax loop to gently brush away any debris from the ports and vents.
- Check The Battery: Make sure the battery is working first and foremost. You can also check if it was placed in the hearing aid properly and that it was fully inserted into the device.
HEARING AID TUNING & ADJUSTMENTS
Hearing aids may need adjustments or extra tuning done when you start to wear the new hearing aids. It is good to remain patient, as it can take time to adapt to wearing hearing aids — your brain will be going through a process of adapting to the different focus and filtering for sounds that comes from the hearing aids. Don’t be afraid to speak up if something needs to be changed! It is a team effort to make sure your hearing aids work as well as they can to help you.
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Here are some signs that you might need to come in to make adjustments to your hearing aids:
- Whistling-like sounds in your ear
- Volume fluctuations
- Additional hearing loss
- Pain or discomfort in or around your ear
You may also find that, over time, your hearing goes through slight changes. This can lead to your hearing aids not helping as much as they once did. This is why we recommend our clients return for a periodic hearing check up.
Remote care appointments
One of the best ways to make adjustments to your hearing aids is when you are in the environment where the issue is occuring. You can now book an appointment with your hearing care provider remotely. They can make adjustments or tune the hearing aids while you are at a coffee shop, at home during inclement weather, or traveling during the winter. That way the problem can be resolved in real time and be more accurate.
The remote hearing aid service is available for people that have remote hearing care compatibility hearing aids, smartphone technology and a wi-fi connection.