Hearing Aid Damage: The 4 Most Common Causes

Saturday 15th October, 2016

Darroch Hearing Clinics offer hearing aid repairs whether you have purchased your devices from us or not. You can drop off your hearing aids at one of our clinics or send them to us via post. We are more than happy to arrange for repairs on nearly all brands of hearing aids.

Over the years, we have seen just about everything. From time to time we run across a hearing aid that is not repairable, but most of the time repairs are possible. For your general knowledge, the four most common causes of hearing aid damage are:

  • Excessive Build-Up of Earwax – Earwax doesn’t generally cause irreparable damage to a hearing aid, but it can significantly reduce performance. A good cleaning is usually all it takes to rectify the issue.
  • Temperature Exposure – Digital hearing aids are sensitive to temperature extremes due to the electronic components inside. If a hearing aid is exposed to extreme cold or heat for a prolonged period, internal electronics can be damaged.
  • Exposure to Moisture – Hearing aids can be damaged by excessive exposure to moisture. More often than not, permanent damage of this type is the result of being out in a soaking rain or forgetting to take hearing aids out before bathing or swimming. Damage caused by perspiration and humidity can usually be fixed.
  • Physical Damage – Physical damage includes things such as dropping a hearing aid from a standing position. If a hearing aid suffers impact damage, it’s usually a matter of one of the electronic components needing replacement.

If your hearing aids are not working properly, just let us know. We will do what we can to fix them.

Contact us today on using our contact form or calling 0141 345 2036.


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