A hearing aid is a life-changing investment. If you’ve had a hearing loss, investing in a hearing aid can open up a world of sound. For many people, it’s only once your hearing aid begins to have issues that you realize how much you have come to rely on the device. Like most things we own, regular maintenance is key. If you’re preparing to make this initial investment, you may be wondering ‘how long do hearing aids last?’ In this blog, we answer this question.
The average lifespan of a hearing aid is going to vary depending on the device. However, in general terms, the average hearing aid user will usually replace their hearing aid device(s) every 3.6 years. However, this isn’t a concrete rule. We recommend getting annual hearing assessments to stay on top of your baseline hearing. Not only this, but it gives your hearing care professional the opportunity to ensure that the hearing aid you’re using is still the most appropriate for you.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that technology adapts quickly, and changes are constant. This also affects the hearing aid market! There may be more up to date models that are better suited to your hearing loss, or more compatible with your lifestyle. It’s never a bad idea to keep the chain of communication with your hearing care professional open.
3.6 years is only an average, which means that some people may have hearing aids that last a lot longer! As we mentioned before, regular care and maintenance is important, but here are other things that can affect the lifespan of your hearing aid:
Because hearing aids are such a valuable investment, you’re going to want to make them last as long as possible. The surest way to protect your investment is proper care and maintenance, but other things you can do include:
Further tips that you can follow to protect your devices can be found on our website by clicking here.
If you’d like to discuss further, come in and meet the team at Hearing Help Associates. We can check your device for any potential issues, and help advise you on how you can optimize the longevity of your device. Please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our hearing professionals today. We have 6 convenient audiology clinic locations for you in Long Island, NY: Babylon, Bayside, Bellmore, Great Neck, Jericho, and Rockville Centre.
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