If you are a person using hearing aids and you depend on them to get through your day-to-day life, then having a hearing aid that is faulty or not working as it should, can cause some big problems. This is going to be especially true when you have a hearing aid that stops working completely right before you’re meant to be at work, or the sound isn’t quite right before going to a family event, when hearing is going to be important. So with that in mind, having some solutions for hearing aid repairs will hopefully help you to have a quick-fix, until you can get to see your audiologist who will be able to do a full hearing aid repair.  

If Your Hearing Aid Isn't Producing Any Sound

If your hearing aid isn’t making any sound, then one of the first things to do is to check the battery. You may not have realized that it has run out. You should also make sure that your hearing aid is turned on completely, and that the battery door is closed properly too.

One of the next things that you can do is to have a visual inspection of the hearing aid, especially around the wax filter and the earmold sound opening. There could also be a blockage in some of the tubing, blocking the sound. The wax filter could be replaced if there is a blockage. If you find that none of these things are solving the problem, then getting in touch with your audiologist for a repair is something that will need to be done as soon as possible.

If Your Hearing Aid Sound Is Weak

Much like when there is no sound from your hearing aid, it is a good idea to inspect the wax filter. Even if there is a partial blockage, it can make the sound weaker than normal, but be a relatively easy fix for you. If the hearing aid has any tubing, then you could check for any visual cracks in it, as well as buildup of moisture or blockages. Hearing aid buttons are very small and delicate and you could have accidentally switched it to a setting with a lower amplification, so that is something quick to check. 

If you think that it could actually be your hearing that has changed, then instead of hearing aid repairs, you should speak to your audiologist to make an appointment to be tested again. Hearing can change over time, so this could be a real possibility. 

If There Is Feedback or Whistling from Your Hearing Aids 

It is important to make sure that if this happens, you check that the hearing aids are inserted correctly. You could try to remove and then reinsert the hearing aids to see if it makes a difference. You could turn down the volume when there is feedback or whistling. This is because if the hearing aid is set to too high, it is much more likely to produce feedback. Visually inspecting your hearing aids is another thing to consider, as sound can leak from your hearing aid and cause feedback. 

You also are experiencing a wax buildup in your ears. An ear blockage is something that will cause sound to be amplified and then cause whistling or feedback-style sounds. Your audiologist will be able to assess this and help you with the steps to get it fixed. For any other hearing aid repairs where you can’t see where the problem is coming from yourself, you should consult your audiologist for advice.