Audiologist fits a hearing aid on mature man ear while visit a hearing clinic.

It’s hard to be apart from your hearing aid once you get used to using one. After all, your hearing aids are important to connect with your world. But just like all technology, though, it will have to be upgraded eventually.

The average lifespan of a hearing aid

A hearing aid will normally last 3 to 7 years. But that isn’t a set in stone rule, and you’ll need to have your hearing assessed from time to time to be sure your hearing aid is still the best solution for your lifestyle. As your hearing changes, your current hearing aid might not be the best solution anymore and with continually advancing technology, some hearing aids will need to be replaced sooner than others.

There are other factors that will influence the longevity of your hearing aids

So hearing aids have a “typical” longevity of 3 to 7 years. So hearing might last much longer for some people. How long your hearing aids will last is based on quite a few considerations:

  • Functionality: Technology is always changing and hearing aids are keeping up with those changes. If you want your hearing aids to connect with your smartphone, TV, or other devices, or to just have the sharpest sound, you might want to upgrade.
  • Build quality: Investing in hearing aids can be a bit pricey. But, you usually get what you pay for, like with most things in life. The better the construction quality, the longer your hearing aid will last.
  • Proper care & maintenance: Like most technology, it will have a longer life the better care you take of it. That’s why you should always clean your hearing aids and carry out routine maintenance according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Changes to your hearing: Most grownups go for those really small hearing aids that conceal easily. That style of hearing aid can be really precisely calibrated and will have just the right amount of power you require. You may need to switch to a more powerful hearing aid if your hearing gets worse.
  • How often your hearing aids are worn: The more often you wear your hearing aids, the sooner they will need to be replaced. Having said that, modern hearing aids are made to last. Actually, it may be more correct to say that the more times you turn the device on and off, the sooner it will wear out.

How can you get longer life out of your hearing aid?

We have to recognize that hearing aids are pretty personal things. Usually, they will be specifically molded to the shape of your ears and tuned to your particular needs. They are also a considerable investment. So it’s a prevailing goal to get the most that you can from your hearing aid.

And it’s one you can achieve. The most practical thing you can do if you want your hearing aid to last is take good care of it. Try to keep them dry and don’t drop them if possible. Obviously, doing the required cleaning and maintenance is important.

Your hearing aid will usually work well for at least five years. Whether you’re able to get more than that is, generally, up to chance. But at some point, you will have to make a decision. You will most likely, inevitably, want some of the features that modern hearing aids provide. We can help you determine the right hearing aid for you, so give us a call right away for an assessment.

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