If you’ve had the same hearing aids for five years or longer, they have most likely been worn down and no longer work at the same optimal levels that they did when you first purchased them. Most warranties do not cover repairs or replacements after four years.
Hearing Aid Follow-up Appointments
Regular follow-up appointments to get your hearing aids adjusted is important in extending the lifespan of your hearing devices, but major advancements in technology result in out-dated hearing aids that tend to malfunction. It’s critical to be able to recognize when your hearing device is no longer working, so you may find a solution.
Changes in Lifestyles
If there are significant changes in your hearing abilities or personal life, you may need an upgrade. If you are taking on a new job, you’ll have to adjust to a new office environment or a new living environment that will affect your hearing needs.
Before you visit your hearing instrument specialist, it might be helpful to write down notes on how your hearing abilities have changed since your previous hearing aid fitting. This will help you feel more confident in identifying which features you want and discuss the ways in which your hearing aids will work best with your lifestyle.
Hearing Aid Adjustments
Hearing loss worsens with age, so this is just a warning that your hearing loss might be more severe than you were anticipating. With the proper care and guidance, your hearing instrument specialist can adjust your hearing aid so that you won’t even notice additional hearing loss that may have developed since your original hearing aid purchase.
Testing out Hearing Aids
Purchasing hearing aids is a big decision and a big investment. Your hearing instrument specialist can offer to let you try the latest in hearing aid technology. During that trial period you can decide if you need an upgrade.
If your hearing has recently worsened, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and consultation.