At Blount Hearing and Speech we are equipped with a large repair lab for hearing aids and earmolds. We take every effort necessary to repair your products. We also offer extensive Maryville hearing aid cleanings, utilizing industrial size cleaners in order to keep your investment working properly. This prolongs the life of your hearing aids. Following our best efforts, if we are unable to repair a hearing instrument, it will be sent to the manufacturer for repair.
Prolong the Life of Your Hearing Aid
Maintaining your hearing aid through daily cleaning and regular service is the key to a prolonged life of your hearing aids. Proper care helps retain optimum hearing conditions and ensures proper hygiene.
Before taking your hearing aids in for a repair, check this list of possible solutions.
Hearing instrument is “dead”
Hearing instrument is not loud enough
Performance is inconsistent
The sound is distorted or unclear
Caring for Your Hearing Aid
The environment for in-the-ear hearing aids is moist and warm with relative humidity between 40-70% and a constant temperature of 98 degrees. Earwax, which is a combination of salt and corrosive body acid, can accumulate in the ears and on the hearing instrument. Not surprisingly, these conditions can be harmful to electronics. Proper hearing aid cleaning helps retain optimum hearing conditions, extends the life of your hearing aid, and ensures healthy ear hygiene.
How to Clean Your Hearing Aid
Tips for cleaning your hearing aids:
Start by removing any built up earwax. It is important to remove earwax from your hearing aid to prevent temporary malfunction or permanent damage. When you purchase your hearing aids, you should receive cleaning tools including a soft brush and small picks or loops. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning your hearing aids. As you remove your hearing aids each night, wipe them with a dry cloth. Do not use water, alcohol swabs or solvents as they can break down or damage your hearing aids.
Proper Hearing Aid Storage
When not in use, keep your hearing aids away from heat and moisture and store them in a dry, cool place. By using a dehumidifying box for storage they effectively remove moisture that can corrode sensitive circuitry. Leave the battery door open to preserve battery power when not in use.
Contact our office for more information about our Maryville hearing aid repairs and cleaning or to schedule an appointment.