Hearing aids are sophisticated devices that receive daily use in harsh environments, subject to moisture, heat, dirt and earwax. As precisely built as they are, at some point they will need to be replaced. Figuring out when is the key to uninterrupted communications.
No product lasts forever. Over time, mechanical problems can develop, or the technology may simply become obsolete. There are steps you can take to prolong the life of your hearing equipment, like a regular cleaning regimen at home and clean-and-checks with a licensed audiologist to get to areas—vents and electronic issues—you can’t, but eventually, these costs add up and outweigh those required to purchase new hearing devices.
You should consider new hearing devices when:
- Your current hearing devices are five or more years old
- Your hearing devices have visible damage
- Your hearing loss worsens, or is no longer helped by your current equipment
If any of these factors apply to your situation, make an appointment with your audiologist as soon as possible.
For additional information, contact The Hearing Center of Lake Charles at (337) 474-3880.