Replacement of Hearing Devices
Hearing aids are effective modes of treatment for hearing loss. Like any other device, over time the efficacy of your hearing aids may decline due to their daily wear and tear. Typically, hearing aids last up to 5-7 years or even longer in some cases. If you notice that your hearing aids no longer provide the quality of sound that they used to and you have attempted several costly repairs on them, it might be better to consider replacing them and getting new ones.
Repairs are recommended in cases that your hearing aids continue to fit you properly and are still in proper working condition. Keep in mind that repairs are costlier when the warranty of your hearing aids expires so if this is the case you may consider investing in new ones since repairs beyond warranty periods may cost a fortune.
Technological advancements lead to constant changes to hearing aids. If your hearing aids constantly need to be returned to the manufacturer for repairs and you have had the same hearing aids for over 5 years, it might be more prudent to simply upgrade to a newer version. Investing in new hearing aids will enable you to enjoy the contemporary technological improvements and better sound quality.
New hearing aids are also better equipped to provide you with better connectivity since your hearing aids can be connected to your personal electronic devices via Bluetooth. They may also have longer lasting batteries, be waterproof and provide you with an enhanced capacity to distinguish between noise and speech.
Certain insurance companies might provide you with benefits when purchasing new hearing aids. Talk to your insurance company to see whether they provide any such benefits to help you purchase new hearing aids. Audiologists can also provide you with monthly installment plans when you purchase new hearing aids so that you can obtain new hearing aids without burdening your pocket.
Over time, people grow attached to the hearing aids that they use and may be unwilling to change due to their comfort level. However, increasing repair costs and improvements in technology that enable you to hear properly may convince you to invest in a new set of hearing aids that can help you lead a higher quality of life.