Hearing Aid Repairs

Trusted Hearing Aid Repair Service for South Louisiana

Your hearing aids don’t just make you hear better; they also have a significant impact on your overall health by limiting depression and anxiety, improving cognition, and helping you stay steady on your feet.

However, when they’re not working the way they are supposed to or you are dealing with a broken hearing aid, you lose these benefits. This is where hearing aid maintenance becomes crucial.

Unfortunately, since delicate and sophisticated technologies are part of the construction of hearing aids, you will need the help of a hearing instrument specialist to get them back into working order.

Is there someone who does hearing aid repair near me?

You’re in luck! Each of the SLENT Hearing and Balance Centers—in Mandeville, Hammond, Slidell, and Metairie—have a hearing instrument specialist on their team with the knowledge, equipment, and experience to provide expert hearing aid repair.

Hearing aid repair technician demonstrating fitting

“I am 100 years old and would be lost without my hearing aids. Thank Heaven for Dr. Martinez and his staff. They understand my concerns and answer my questions, always courteous, always kind, never in a hurry or rushed. I found them to be friendly, caring professionals, and I highly recommend them to anyone facing hearing loss.”

Ruth Bruns

Hearing aid repair equipment and tools on a table

5 FAQs Related to Hearing Aid Repair

1. Can I repair my hearing aids myself?

Other than daily cleaning, keeping them dry, and the basics of troubleshooting hearing aids, there’s really not much you can do to repair your hearing aids at home. Your device is a finely tuned digital instrument that requires specialized expertise and TLC to perform properly. Though you might think your home repair job works, you could be doing more harm than good.

2. How much do hearing aid repairs cost?

Many of the repair costs for hearing aids are covered under your warranty. However, units more than two years old are usually out of warranty unless you have an extended warranty. Repair costs for an out-of-warranty hearing aid with a broken microphone, broken earmold, a short, or water damage can run as much as $400, while more extensive damage, like a cracked or broken casing, may cost significantly more.

3. Will you send my hearing aid to the manufacturer for repair?

Most repairs, like replacing battery doors; fixing cracked tubes, tube blockages, or shorting wires; deep cleaning; and many others can be done in-house. However, repair or replacement of some critical components will have to be done by the manufacturer, but we and the manufacturer will use Federal Express or DHL for shipping so you have them back in your ears ASAP.

4. Do you provide emergency hearing aid loaners while mine are in the shop?

We do our best to fix most hearing aid problems while you wait, but if your device will not be available to you for an extended period of time, we will provide you with loaner hearing aids so you won’t have to go about your day-to-day routine without hearing aids.

5. When should I replace my hearing aids rather than have them repaired?

Repair is best if your hearing aid is still under warranty, because most damages and replacements are covered. But if your device is out of warranty, replacement rather than repair is the better option in some circumstances, like:

  • Your hearing aid is five years old or older (so you can benefit from new technology)
  • Your device has spent almost as much time in the repair shop as in your ears (exaggerating, of course)
  • The casing is cracked and/or repairs are not possible
  • Your hearing aids prescription has changed and you need a different level of processing power

SLENT Hearing and Balance Center’s Repair Service

Are you dealing with a broken hearing aid or hearing aids that aren’t performing as well as they ought to? If so, you’ll need the help of someone with the knowledge, experience, and equipment to step in.

Our expert technicians are equipped to make everyday repairs to your device in our office and make the right call on whether your device needs to be returned to the manufacturer for replacement or repair. If we send your hearing aids to the manufacturer, we take two very important steps to serve you:

  • We’ll ship your hearing aid using either Federal Express or DHL to ensure that you have them back in your ears as soon as possible.
  • We’ll provide loaner hearing aids while you wait. We keep a broad selection of used, fully operational hearing aids in various styles from different manufacturers on hand in order to match your usual device(s) as closely as possible.

The hearing aid repair experts at our SLENT Hearing and Balance Centers can troubleshoot, perform maintenance, or repair just about every type of hearing aid, but they are specifically trained to repair hearing aids from a variety of manufacturers, including:

Technician opening a hearing aid repair

Schedule an Appointment for Hearing Aid Repair

If your hearing aids are broken, not performing properly, need regular hearing aid maintenance, or if you need a little tech support for troubleshooting hearing aids, the hearing instrument specialists at SLENT Hearing & Balance Center have you covered.

Use the adjacent form to contact us for hearing aid repair and a member of our team will help you schedule an appointment for hearing aid repair at the Mandeville, Hammond, Slidell, or Metairie office nearest you.

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