Hearing aids are a fantastic option for people with hearing loss and indeed, one of the only effective solutions. Typically, if you look after your hearing aids, they will last for years without any sign of wear and tear. However, this is not always the case, and there may be times when your hearing aids stop working or are not working as effectively as they should be.

In cases like this, your hearing aids will need repairing. Here are a few signs that your hearing aids do need repairs as well as some tips on troubleshooting common problems.

Where’s The Sound

You might discover at some point that your hearing aids cease to produce sound. Obviously, this is a massive problem because if they stop producing sound, you won’t be able to hear through them at all. The good news is that there are several reasons why your hearing aid might have stopped producing sound. It is possible that the batteries have simply run out. If that’s the case, they might need recharging or replacing. Similarly, you might find that your hearing aids aren’t switched on. You wouldn’t believe how many people head to see an audiologist and discover, rather embarrassingly, their devices were switched off. This does happen.

It’s also possible that there’s a wax build up which is completely blocking the microphone. Any of these issues are simple to fix, and you can get rid of wax by carefully cleaning your hearing aids.

However, if none of these issues are the cause, you will have to see a professional about a repair.

Hearing Aids Aren’t Loud

Again, it’s possible that this issue is due to the fact wax is covering the microphone or is affecting other parts of the device. So, take a look and see if there is any sign that the hearing aids are dirty. If there is no sign of an issue like this, you can move on to check the settings. Perhaps the volume is set to be low, or you might find that it is on the wrong setting completely. If you fiddle with the settings and it doesn’t change the volume at all, it’s probably time for a repair. You won’t be able to fix an issue like this yourself because it probably means that something has gone wrong technically.


The most common cause of this issue will usually be a low battery. If the battery is low on the device, there’s a good chance that it will impact the sound so try replacing the batteries. Again, do make sure that you are checking the settings of your devices and also see if the distortion is constant. If it isn’t, it’s probably due to another tech device interfering with your hearing aids. You might be able to fix this by changing to a different frequency or resetting your hearing aids.

If this doesn’t work, a trip to a professional is once again needed. They will be able to fix your device and get things back to good working order.