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Why Do Hearing Aids Break?

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Hearing aids are the most common option for individuals who are experiencing hearing loss. These are usually recommended by a hearing health professional. Once you get your hearing aids, you need to make sure that you are looking after them the right way. The best way to do this is to make sure that you are aware of some of the reasons why hearing aids break. Here are some of the causes that you might want to keep in mind. 

Water Trouble

First, it’s possible that your hearing aids break after being exposed to water. Usually, modern hearing aids will be water resistant. Your hearing health professional will let you know whether your hearing aids are water resistant. Even if your hearing aids are water resistant, you should still avoid getting them too wet. This means that they cannot be submerged in water so you need to be careful when you are cleaning them. You also should dry them as quickly as possible if they do get wet.

Leaving the battery component open at night can also reduce issues with moisture building up inside the device. 

Wear And Tear

It’s also possible for hearing aids to get damaged because of wear and tear. While you can’t avoid this completely, if you look after your hearing aids, then you can avoid needing to complete repairs too often. For instance, you should store your hearing aids in a case when they are not in use. Doing so will prevent someone standing on your hearing aids or sitting on them. 

Using The Device Incorrectly

Hearing aids are designed to be user friendly. But it’s still possible to make the right decisions with how you use your hearing aids. This could include putting the batteries in the wrong way. If you force the batteries in the wrong way, then it is possible that you will damage your hearing aids.

That’s why you should make sure that you speak to your hearing health professional. They will be able to tell you how to use your device the right way and ensure that you avoid issues with damage completely. 


Finally, it’s also possible that there are faults with the device. If there is an issue with the devices then it won’t be your fault. But you still need to make sure that you get the device repaired.

Typically if your hearing aids break due to a fault, then the repair will be completely free. You need to make sure that you ask your hearing health professional if you notice an issue with your device. They will check whether there are any faults that need to be corrected. It could be as simple as just altering the settings on the device. 

Hearing Health Professional 

We hope this helps you understand some of the common reasons why hearing aids tend to break. The good news is that hearing aids can easily be repaired. You just need to contact a hearing health professional and they will be able to help you get the repair you need.