You remember the joy you felt when you switched on your hearing aid for the first time. Sounds that you had all but forgotten were now filling your head, and you couldn’t imagine living life in silence again…until recently, when your device has suddenly (and stubbornly) refused to work. You know you can’t live without your device, but the expense of a new hearing aid just isn’t in your budget. Is there a way to get your device up and running again without breaking the bank?
Regular Maintenance Can Extend the Life of Your Hearing Aid
At Tru-Tone Hearing Aid Centers, we pride ourselves in providing our hearing-impaired patients with the greatest value for their money. That is why we provide a number of hearing aid maintenance and repair services—many of them at no cost to you—in order to preserve quality sound throughout the life of your device. We can help you preserve both your hearing and your savings by offering:
- Free cleaning and checks on all devices. Many performance problems can be corrected by thoroughly cleaning your device. In our free cleaning service, we can ensure the sound outlet, wax filter, microphone, and connections are not clogged with wax or other debris. We also test your device for sound quality, no matter whether you purchased your hearing aid from us or somewhere else.
- Ear canal cleaning. If your hearing aid is clean and in good condition, you may experience sound distortion due to a blockage in your ear canal. We offer regular appointments to remove excess earwax that can prevent sounds from the device from reaching your ears.
- In-office repairs. Most of our hearing aid repairs are done onsite, as we keep many accessories (including batteries and wax filters) stocked on hand for fast fixes and minor repair jobs. Performing the work ourselves gives us complete control over the tools and methods used to keep your device running, as well as shortening the time it takes for you to get your device back in hand.
- Free loaners. You shouldn’t be expected to sacrifice your ability to hear just because your device is in the shop. If your device must stay in our shop for an extended period, we are happy to provide you with a complimentary loaner hearing aid while yours is being cleaned and repaired.
Repair vs. Replacement of Your Older Model Hearing Aid
Most hearing aids are designed to last between five to seven years, although many can last much longer with proper maintenance. However, many companies will only manufacture parts for their hearing aids for five years before discontinuing them and producing parts for newer models. As a result, replacement components for older hearing aids are harder and harder to find, so patients must have their devices repaired with used parts (making future repairs likely and more frequent).
Another reason patients may get more benefit out of a new device is if their hearing loss has progressed or changed. A hearing test may reveal that your older model hearing aid is no longer sufficient to correct your condition, or if you have simply outgrown your device. If your hearing aid is beyond repair, the specialists at Tru-Tone Hearing Aid Centers can check your insurance coverage and benefit qualifications, and they will work with you to finance a new device at a price you can afford. Call the number on this page to get in touch with our Philadelphia-area offices today, or to have our hearing specialists come directly to you.