Hearing Aid Repairs in Toronto and Scarborough

Take Advantage of Professional Hearing Aid Repair

In addition to helping you hear better, hearing aids have the potential to improve your overall health and limit your risk for developing dementia, balance disorders, and various mental health problems. Our hearing aid repair experts are here to ensure your devices function optimally.

When your hearing aids malfunction, are broken or don’t perform as designed, you miss out on the benefits they provide.

Due to dissatisfaction with their performance, many people end up tossing their hearing aids in the junk drawer where all malfunctioning gadgets go to die.

Please fight off that temptation.

Today’s hearing aids are water and dust resistant and limit wax buildup, but your ears are a very challenging environment for digital electronics. Hearing aids need to be handled by a trained and experienced Clinician or Hearing Instrument Specialist who has the right equipment to ensure they are performing as designed.

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Why Choose Our Hearing Aid Repair Clinic?

Our specialized hearing aid repair clinic is equipped with advanced tools and technology to address a wide range of hearing aid issues. From minor adjustments to more complex repairs, our experienced Hearing Instrument Specialists provide quick and effective solutions to restore the functionality of your hearing aids.

Whether you’re facing damage to the device or just need routine cleaning, we’re here to offer quality hearing aid repair services that ensure your devices perform as intended.

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Understanding the Importance of Hearing Aid Maintenance

Maintaining your hearing aids is crucial for their longevity and performance.

Regular cleaning and care can prevent common issues such as wax buildup, moisture damage, and functionality degradation.

Regular check-ups with a hearing specialist or hearing aid repair expert can ensure any adjustments needed are made promptly, enhancing the overall effectiveness of your hearing aids.

We emphasize the importance of proper hearing aid maintenance and are happy to guide you through the best practices for keeping your devices in top shape.

Where do I find advanced technology hearing aid repair near me?

If you live in the Toronto area, you have access to hearing aid repair at Hearing Aid Source’s Scarborough, ON or Toronto, ON clinic. We have what it takes to ensure that you get all the benefits your hearing aids were designed to deliver.

Seven Tips for Taking Care of Your
Hearing Aids

Why aren’t my hearing aids working?

There are a lot of different reasons why your hearing aids may stop working. However, proper care of your hearing aids is the best way to prevent that from happening and an important part of making sure they perform as designed.

Here are some tips to help you take better care of your hearing aids.

Keep Them Dry.

Water and moisture are deadly enemies of hearing aids, so remember to remove them before showering or swimming, and use a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier to reduce moisture. If possible, invest in a drying box, which circulates warm air around the hearing aid to dry the device. NEVER use a microwave or hair dryer to dry your hearing aids.

Work on Your Hearing Aids over a Soft Surface.

Whether changing batteries or cleaning your unit, put a towel over the surface you’re working on or work over your bed. Falling onto a hard surface can damage the internal components of your hearing aids.

Deal with the Wax.

Earwax naturally accumulates in the ear and on your hearing aids. You can help prevent it from becoming a problem by gently wiping them with a soft, dry cloth every night and by clearing wax from any crevices with a soft bristle brush. If your hearing aids come with wax guards, make sure to change them as directed by the manufacturer or your hearing care provider.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures.

Leaving your hearing aids in a hot car or exposed to UV radiation will cause damage. However, extreme cold also causes damage due to condensation. Protect your hearing aids in cold weather by wearing a hat, scarf or earmuffs.

Check the Batteries.

Batteries can last from a few days to a week or more, depending on the technology, usage and other factors. Making sure that you have plenty of spare batteries on hand, activating and inserting them properly or ensuring that they are seated properly in the charger is critical to having enough energy to power your hearing aids.

Store Them Properly!

Hearing aids tend to get tossed into pockets and purses. Although it’s naturally convenient, they get lost among other things, and they come into contact with keys, coins and other metals, which can cause battery discharge and other problems. Store your hearing aids in the hard case they come in, and then you can toss them in your purse or slip them into your pocket.

Bring Them in for Regular Clean and Checks.

When you buy a new car, you’re given a maintenance schedule to ensure that it performs the way it’s supposed to while it’s under warranty. Just like your car, your under-warranty hearing aids need to be brought in for regular clean and checks to optimize their performance. Keep to the maintenance schedule provided by your hearing care provider and consult with our Hearing Instrument Specialists for any necessary adjustments.

Hearing Aid
Repair FAQs

What common problems cause hearing aids to stop working?

The most common hearing aid problems that require repair are related to wax buildup, moisture and damaged or defective components.

Why should I trust you to repair my hearing aids?

In addition to the proper training and equipment to deal with specific hearing aid repair issues, our hearing aid repair experts have access to the right parts needed to get your hearing aids to work the way they’re supposed to."

Can my hearing aids be repaired?

Unless the physical damage to the case and components is extensive, like they got run over by your car or submerged in the bathtub, your hearing aids can probably be repaired. If not, your hearing aid warranty should cover replacement costs.

How much does it cost to fix a hearing aid?

Most repair costs for hearing aids under two years of age are covered under warranty. However, repair costs for out of warranty hearing aids with a broken microphone, broken earmold, a short or water damage can run as much as $400. Extensive damage can cost significantly more.

How long does it take to repair a hearing aid?

Simple in-clinic repairs can be done while you wait, but sometimes we need a little extra time, or we have to send them to the manufacturer for repair.

Do you offer emergency hearing aid replacement?

If your hearing aids have been lost, stolen or are severely damaged and you’re waiting on repairs or replacement, we are able to provide you with emergency replacement hearing aids while you wait for yours to be repaired or replaced.

Are all types and brands of hearing aids repairable?

Yes, our clinic is equipped to handle repairs for a wide range of hearing aid types and brands. Our technicians have the expertise to diagnose and fix issues, ensuring your hearing aids function as expected.

Is it worth repairing an older hearing aid, or should I consider a replacement?

The decision to repair or replace depends on several factors, including the age of the hearing aid, the extent of the damage, and your personal hearing needs. Our team can assess your hearing aid and provide a recommendation that best suits your situation.

How can I determine if my insurance policy includes coverage for hearing aid repairs?

Insurance coverage for hearing aid repairs varies by policy. We recommend contacting your insurance provider for detailed information about your coverage. Our team is also available to assist you in understanding your policy's benefits regarding hearing aid repairs.

In-Clinic Hearing Aid Repair, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

In most cases, our Hearing Instrument Specialists can identify the problem with your malfunctioning hearing aid, repair it, and get it back in your ear during a single office visit. However, there are times when we will have to order parts from the manufacturer to repair your broken hearing aid or send it to the manufacturer.

For us to provide timely, in-clinic hearing aid repair, we maintain a working relationship with various manufacturers for training, ordering parts and other benefits. The manufacturers we work with for hearing aid repair include:

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Although we sell, fit and repair hearing aids from these manufacturers, we are able to repair hearing aids from other manufacturers, though it may take more time to get parts.

If we’re unable to repair your hearing aids in-clinic while you wait, we’ll make sure that you have loaner hearing aids so you can continue your daily routine without skipping a beat. Your loaner pair may not be exactly like your regular pair, but they will be close enough so they’ll be easy to use and adjust to.

Schedule Your Hearing Aid Repair Service Today

Don’t let a malfunctioning hearing aid hinder your quality of life. Whether you’re in Toronto, Scarborough, or the surrounding areas, Hearing Aid Source is your go-to destination for affordable, comprehensive hearing aid repair services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference quality repair services can make.

Let us help you continue to enjoy the sounds of life without interruption. Visit us at our Toronto or Scarborough location for expert hearing aid repair services tailored to meet your needs.

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