One of the significant advantages of living in our area is the abundance of sounds like chattering squirrels, singing birds, water tumbling over rocks, and the wind whistling through the trees.

Hearing aids make it possible for those with hearing loss to continue to enjoy these life-enriching sounds with greater clarity. However, without proper TLC, modern hearing instruments cannot provide these ongoing benefits.

To make sure that individuals in La Grande and the surrounding area continue to take advantage of the best features of their hearing aids, we provide cleaning and performance checks for our patients and anyone who need them.

Daily Cleaning and Troubleshooting 

Hearing care providers and device manufacturers will tell you that a daily cleaning and inspection routine is the best way to ensure that your hearing instrument performs as designed. Strict adherence to such a practice helps you avoid performance problems and costly repairs down the line.

While adjusting to their device, most hearing aid users run into the same set of problems, but knowing and using a few essential troubleshooting tips, those problems are quickly resolved.

You should expect to get anywhere from 3 to 5 years of great use out of your hearing aids, but to take advantage of new technologies and make sure you get the most benefits from your device, you should plan on updating or upgrading your equipment during this time.

Our experts are eager to help you with cleaning, troubleshooting, and upgrading advice, but to give your hearing aids the TLC they need, you should schedule an annual or semi-annual professional clean and check with our experts.

What Can You Expect from a Professional Clean & Check at Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates?

Our team has specialized training and has advanced equipment to provide a deeper hearing instrument cleaning level than you can do at home.

We are also able to test the performance of your device and address any repair issues required. We have the expertise to clean and check all types and brands of hearing instruments, which involves:

  • Biological check of the device
  • Clean all components
  • Replace filters, domes, sport locks, tubing, etc
  • Replace batteries (if needed)
  • Dry and sanitize hearing aids
  • Biological check to ensure the functioning of the device
  • Electroacoustic analysis and battery life as needed
  • Replacement of battery door, microphone covers, receivers, casing (as required or covered under current service plan)

If you call to schedule a clean and check appointment for your hearing aids, you can expect to get an appointment right away.

We provide this service to our existing patients as part of our ongoing hearing care, but non-patients can expect to pay $68 for the service with additional costs for various replacement parts.

We cannot order parts from some proprietary vendors like Costco, Beltone, Miracle-Ear, and a few others.

If your device has to remain with us for repair, we provide loaner devices to our patients free of charge with our service plan and an additional fee for those without a service plan.

Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates Helps You Get the Most from Your Hearing Aids

We want everyone in our community who uses hearing aids to enjoy the life-enriching benefits they provide. Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates extend cleaning, troubleshooting, and maintenance assistance to both patients and non-patients in our community to meet this goal.

Still, to get the proper TLC your device needs, it is vital to schedule regular check-ups to ensure the device is functioning at its best.

If you or a loved one wants to schedule a professional hearing aid clean & check with one of our experts, please get in touch by clicking here or call us at (541) 612-7555.

 

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Tara Schmidt

Tara Schmidt

Tara Schmidt graduated with her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from Idaho State University and has been helping La Grande to achieve better hearing since joining the Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates team. Her favorite part of her role is helping patients by evaluating their hearing, discussing their communication concerns, and providing a treatment plan to meet their needs. A stand-out moment during her time at Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates has been: “I really enjoy being able to share in our patient’s successes and challenges. Learning about hearing loss, and how to effectively repair communication breakdowns is very important for not just our patient’s but their families as well. When I have a patient that comes in for a follow-up and they are smiling, I know I’ve helped them to overcome what had been a very concerning and (sometimes) isolating period in their life.”