Reprogramming: One Issue in Digital Hearing Aid Repair

There are many great brands of digital hearing aids on the market today. Each of these have the latest in researched technology to help with hearing loss in all ages of people. Some of these hearing aids fit inside of the ear canal that makes them virtually invisible to the naked eye, while others require some aspect of the digital hearing aid to be worn behind the ear, even if it is just the volume control and battery. Only those who have a mild to moderate hearing loss are able to wear the digital hearing aids that fit entirely in the ear canal.


Digital hearing aid repair is very similar to other types of hearing aid repairs with the exception of the digital programming within the hearing aid that is adjusted to the individual's specific needs. No matter what the brand or what the initial cost of the hearing aid, Oticon hearing aid repair costs the same as a Widex hearing aid repair since the issues are almost identical in each. Widex digital hearing aid repair is covered for longer under warrantee, but they also cost more at the outset, often running thirty-seven hundred dollars new. However, the warrantee covers these hearing aids in digital hearing aid repair for three years, whether it is damage to the hearing aid, repair of parts from wear and tear, or complete loss of the hearing aid. Oticon digital hearing aid repairs are only covered for two years, and they only come with a one year, one time loss warrantee and no damage warrantee.

One type of digital hearing aid repair has to do with the digital programming within the hearing aid. When a person's hearing worsens, he will have to go to the audiologist to have his hearing tested so that the digital settings of the hearing aid can be adjusted. Once the audiologist has the settings then the hearing aid can be taken to a digital hearing aid repair shop to have it reprogrammed according to the audiologist's instructions.

Another type of digital hearing aid repair is to clean the microphone from a build up of ear wax, which is a common problem. In addition, over time the battery can become worn down or corroded so that the hearing aid does not function properly. The door to the battery or the casing to the hearing aid itself may also have to be repaired at some point. Digital hearing aid repair may also require an adjustment of the volume levels or getting rid of static or feedback that is heard by the wearer.