David Mason R.H.A.D Hearing Aid Audiologist Ampleforth, York.    Tel: 0800 612 7 812
0800 612 7812

David has now retired and has
handed over the business to
Mr Robert Donnan RHAD.

Please be assured that his service and commitment to his clients are in direct parallel with our own. He has recently opened a branch in Fulford, York and has a number of other highly useful resources that you may find useful in the future. This includes Micro suction.

You can have every confidence in his service and I'm delighted to say that he always treats people with consideration and commitment. If you are interested in the latest hearing instruments he will only be too pleased to organise a free trial.

David Mason - August 2016

www.rjdhearingcare.co.uk

York Hearing Practice, 92 Main Street, Fulford, YORK YO10 4PS

Freephone 0800 612 7812



How To Avoid Hearing Aid Repair

Hearing aids have certainly come a long way since the day when we had to extend a rather ungainly and fairly obvious looking trumpet in the direction of the person who was speaking to us. As we can often be quite self-conscious about a loss of hearing we knew that it was only going to be a matter of time before man's ingenuity provided us with a perfectly acceptable and effective means of living a normal life. Even though society does not discriminate against people with hearing loss as was once the case way back then, we all strive for efficiency, productivity and normalcy and simply expect the best.

Therefore, it's delightful to see the range of high quality and sophisticated products that we have available today, using the best technological innovation. Many of these products are designed to last and to operate under a variety of different conditions, but from time to time we will need to address certain issues and might need to get some hearing aid repair.

The life expectancy of any hearing aid will vary depending on your lifestyle and the amount of care and attention that you bestow upon it. These are sophisticated instruments, however, and it's best to return them to the originator in order to affect repairs properly. Sometimes, the hearing aids may need to be sent back to the manufacturer if the repair is a little more expensive and it's quite important that you check the terms and conditions associated with your original warranty, to see what is covered and what transpires when repairs are necessary.

When you first get the hearing aid you should not only familiarise yourself with those conditions, but also what the manufacturer recommends you do in order to prolong the life of the unit. You simply cannot expect it to function effectively forever if you don't look after it and must realise that a certain amount of daily care and attention is needed.

For example, when the aids are removed at night you should wipe them down with a dry soft cloth or tissue and by no means use any harsh solvents or alcohol-based product in the belief that you are in some way sterilising them, as well. Remember that the material contained inside is vulnerable to mistreatment and you will likely be damaging the product inadvertently.

They say that up to 80% of all hearing aid repair problems can be averted if you do take care of these products by cleaning them properly on a daily basis. Note that there are also filters that need to be changed periodically and this is something that you can do fairly readily by yourself without assistance from your hearing professional or manufacturer. If you notice a build-up of wax at the tip of the mould, you should certainly go ahead and remove this. Most manufacturers will have supplied you with a device that is specially designed for this purpose. Don't cut corners and use something that you find around the house, as there is, of course, method in their madness!


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