Average Lifespan of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids don’t last forever, but there are things you can do to ensure that you get the optimal usage out of them and extend their lifespan with proper care. We want you to know what to expect out of your investment and how to best care for them to make them work well for you. Hearing aids can last for up to 10 or 12 years, but the average lifespan of a hearing aid is about 5 years. In that time frame, it is possible that your hearing needs will change, and your needs may even outgrow your hearing aids before then, especially with all of the modern advances in hearing aid technology.
Hearing Aids are Small, Intricate Devices
As you might imagine, hearing aids are made from light materials and they are fragile by design. They have to be in order to fit inside your ear and be light enough for your ear to support it. As hearing aid design and technology both advance, they are becoming more durable and sustainable. In addition, many hearing aids themselves, or at least parts of them are waterproof and/or water resistant.
Proper Care can Extend the Life of Your Hearing Aids
Proper care and maintenance of your hearing aids is the best way to keep them operating optimally and extend their lifespan. When you purchase your hearing aids, they will come with instructions and we will also help you to understand how to take the best care of them. For more details, read our Hearing Aid Maintenance Guide. In addition to daily maintenance of your hearing, schedule appointments to visit one of our hearing care professionals regularly to ensure that your hearing aids are performing optimally for you and that your hearing needs haven’t changed.
Hearing Aid Technology Improves Over Time
Not only are hearing aids improving and advancing all the time, but your hearing and listening needs change over time. This combination means that you might need or even want a new hearing aid before it stops working. You might want a newer feature that has become available or you have a lifestyle change that requires new features from your hearing aids. Ask your hearing professional how often you should come in to have your hearing re-evaluated to see if a new pair of hearing aids is necessary, or perhaps they just need to be adjusted for you.