Hearing Aid Accessories & Repairs
Hawkins Hearing Center carries a variety of hearing aid accessories. We stock wax guards and domesfrom multiple manufacturers including Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Siemens, Starkey, Unitron, & Widex. We also stock hearing aid dehumidifiers, battery testers, cleaning tools, and Miracel eardrops to help keep your hearing aids and ears in top shape. These products are also available through our online store.
Hearing Aid RepairsWith our in-office lab, we can repair many minor problems such as broken battery doors or plugged hearing aids on the same day, getting you back to better hearing as soon as possible. We also use an off-site repair lab that can fix the majority of hearing aid issues within two weeks. Hearing aid repairs are an irritating problem for users, however age and use can take their toll on hearing aids. Sometimes they will need the attentions of a trained technician. Before you bring your aid in for repair there are some common issues you can check first.
Hearing Aid ChecklistDepending on the issue you’re having, you may be able to troubleshoot your hearing aid on your own. Here are a few common hearing aid fixes you can try at home:
- Replace the battery
- Remove and reinsert your hearing aid
- Clean your hearing aid
- Replace the wax filter
- Open and close the battery compartment
How Much Do Hearing Aid Repairs Cost?Hearing aid repair costs can vary depending on several factors: (1) Whether or not the hearing aid is still under warranty, (2) The extent of damage to the hearing aid. (3) The cost of replacement parts for your hearing aid. If you purchased your hearing aid from Hawkins Hearing and it is still under warranty, your hearing aid repair costs will probably be free, but it depends on the circumstance and type of damage. Out of warranty or older hearing aids that require substantial repair may cost more. Cracked cases on custom molded devices can be expensive to replace, but in some circumstances, these cracks can be repaired.
When Your Hearing Aid is Beyond RepairMuch like any electronic device, a hearing aid that has accrued enough damage over time can be a complete loss. In cases like this, it’s usually better financially and for peace of mind to replace the hearing aid with a new model. While it takes an expert to properly diagnose a damaged hearing aid, you can begin to assume your hearing aid is beyond repair if:
- Your hearing aid is five or more years old. Hearing aids have a life expectancy of five to seven years. If you’ve hit that period and are experiencing problems, it may be time to retire your technology.
- The damage is visible—and looks extensive. If your hearing aid has been stepped on, smashed, or damaged in a way that seems unfixable, it probably is.
- Your hearing aid has been repaired several times in the past. A history of repair means a history of breakage—and history has a habit of repeating. While a new hearing aid may cost more upfront, it can more than balance out the cost and annoyance of regular repair.