How Long Will A Private Hearing Aid Last?

The average lifespan of a private hearing aid varies according to the make and model and the type of hearing aid; you should always ensure your hearing aid comes with a manufacturer’s guarantee. Most hearing aids come with a guarantee for between 2 and 5 years and this means that you can get the hearing aid replaced or repaired if you have issues within this timeframe. Most manufacturers suggest a lifespan of up to 5 years; however, some types may be designed to last for longer.

You also have a role to play in determining how long your hearing aid will last, as you will need to look after it to get the most out of it and prolong its lifespan for as long possible. If you care for it well, you attend regular check-ups and you follow your audiologist’s advice, you will probably find that it lasts several years. In addition to storing your hearing aid in a box in a safe place, it’s also a good idea to check the batteries on a regular basis and ensure you remove your hearing aid over a soft surface, such as a bed, so that if you drop it, there is a lower risk of damage.

Caring for your hearing aid can prolong its life and often, taking just a couple of minutes every day can make a huge difference; take care to keep your hearing aids clean and ensure they are completely dry after washing them and see your audiologist if you have any issues at all with your hearing aids.

When you buy a private hearing aid, there may be an option to pay a little more for an extended guarantee; if this is the case, it may be worth spending more to protect you for longer, as the guarantee should cover the cost of repairs or replacements.

When you have your private hearing aid fitted, your audiologist will talk you through steps to clean and maintain your hearing aid and hopefully, ensure that it lasts a long time. If you have any questions or concerns about the condition of your hearing aid or you don’t feel that it is working as well as normal, make an appointment with your audiologist so that they can take a look at it and carry out any repairs that are required.

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