Let Pinnacle Assist You in Hearing Aid Repair
Age and use take their toll on hearing aids sometimes requiring a hearing aid to be repaired. Depending 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 right now:
- Take your hearing aid out and reinsert it
- Replace the battery
- Open and close the battery compartment
- Clean your hearing aid, replacing the wax filter if necessary
- Change the program or setting on your hearing aid
If you are still having trouble with your hearing aid? Call (970) 628-4927 to schedule an appointment and discuss further your hearing aid repair options.
What does it cost to get a hearing aid repaired?
Hearing aid repair costs can vary depending on several factors:
- Whether or not the hearing aid is still under warranty
- The extent of damage to the hearing aid
- The cost of replacement parts for the hearing aid
If your hearing aid is still under warranty, your hearing aid repair costs will most likely be covered. Out of warranty or older hearing aids that require repair will incur a charge , ranging in price from $85 to $400 or more. The amount of that charge depends on the age of hearing aid and the extent of the damage.
Can A Hearing Aid Be Beyond Repair?
If there is extensive damage to a hearing aid or it is simply to old to justify the repair cost it maybe considered unrepairable. In this case, it’s usually better, both from a financial and functional stand point to update the hearing aid to a newer model.
There may be an exception, but in most cases you can usually assume your hearing aid is beyond repair if:
- Your hearing aid is five or more years old. Hearing aids typically have a life expectancy of five to seven years. If you're at that timetable and are experiencing problems, it may be time to retire your technology.
- If your hearing aid has been stepped on, smashed, or damaged in a way that seems unfixable, it is most likly that the aid will need to be replaced.
- Your hearing aid has been repaired several times in the past. While replacing a hearing aid may cost more upfront, it may be wiser to make an investment in an upgrade rather than to continue to spend money on regular repairs.
In many cases a hearing aid can be repaired in the office or at the very least a diagnosis can be made as to what the problem is. If you are having trouble with your hearing aids, I would be more than happy to help you get your devices back in working order. Call (970) 628-4927 to schedule an appointment to determine what options are available to get your hearing aid repaired.