Hearing aids are built to provide many years of useful service. However, regular exposure to a harsh environment means they will occasionally encounter problems. No matter how fastidious you are when it comes to hygiene, the ear canals inevitably attract dirt, moisture and earwax buildup – all of which can wreak havoc with the electronic components in your hearing aids.
Regular maintenance can help keep them in great working condition, but once in a while, they may need servicing or repair. River ENT can help. If you have tried the troubleshooting tips below and still can’t get your hearing aids to work properly, please contact us to schedule an evaluation.
What Can I Expect to Pay for a Hearing Aid Repair?
The cost of having your hearing aids repaired depends on a number of factors. We must determine the following:
- Whether your hearing aids are under warranty (basic or extended).
- The extent of damage.
- The price of replacement parts.
- Labor charges.
If your hearing aids are still under warranty and were purchased from River ENT, repair costs will be nominal or free. If the warranty has expired, we’ll need to assess the level of damage before providing you with an estimate.
Should I Buy a New Hearing Aid Instead?
Depending on the cost of repairs, you might be better off investing in a new pair of hearing aids in certain cases. If your current aids are more than five years old, consider an upgrade – technological advances mean today’s digital devices are more powerful and come packed with features for improved sound quality compared with those that are a few years older.
Likewise, if the damage is extensive or your hearing aids have already been repaired in the past, it may not be worth paying more money when you can purchase a brand new pair of hearing aids that should last you another five to seven years or longer.
The expert staff at River ENT is happy to evaluate your hearing aids and help you decide whether having them repaired makes the most financial sense. We service all makes and models and are here to provide you with assistance.
Call River ENT at (512) 677-6368 for more information or to schedule an appointment.