When a manufacturer says “we can’t fix it” we are happy to take on a challenge!
Just a few years ago, this Starkey “Surflink” was a state-of-the art remote with bluetooth connectivity, a touchscreen, advanced hearing aid adjustments and even a wireless “zoom” microphone for better speech in noise.
While obsolete by today’s standards, our patient found that “it did what he needed” and, when his broke, was disappointed to hear that they are no longer produced or repaired.
Challenge accepted: Dr.D’s electronics repair skills came in handy. With a new charging circuit, replacement battery, and some soldering to modify hardware, the little Surflink is back to life 🙂
📍 New tech is great but we love being able to repair instead of replace!