Hearing aids are an investment in your hearing health and overall well-being. There are numerous benefits to using hearing aids compared to those whose hearing loss goes untreated, including:
- Lower levels of depression and anxiety
- Improved physical health
- Lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia
- Better balance and lower risk of injury from falls
- Higher levels of confidence in social situations
- Improved relationships with loved ones
For these reasons and more, hearing aids are an investment worth protecting. Thankfully, your device comes with a warranty that can end up saving you money and a lot of stress if anything goes wrong.
Why Warranties Are a Good Idea
When you purchase hearing aids, they usually come with a one-year warranty, though certain models may come with a longer warranty of up to three years. These warranties typically cover repairs, as well as one-time replacements if your device is lost or damaged beyond repair.
This means if you accidentally step on your device or leave it behind in the locker room at Las Vegas Athletics Clubs, you won’t have to pay to have it replaced if it’s the first time (though there may be some fees involved).
Your warranty will also cover more common repair issues caused by things like wax buildup or exposure to moisture.
You also have the option of getting an extended warranty for your hearing aid once the original one expires. If your original only lasts a year this might be a worthwhile investment. The average lifespan for a hearing aid is roughly five or six years. Having protection between the time your original warranty expires and the several years before you plan to upgrade to a new pair of hearing aids could be a very worthwhile investment.
Tips to Care for Your Hearing Aid
Following a few tips to care for your hearing aid can help cut down on the need for repairs and keep your device lasting longer. These include:
- Cleaning your device daily
- Storing them in a cool, dry place when you take them out at night
- Replace dead batteries immediately
- Turn your hearing aids off when they aren’t in use and keep the battery compartment door closed to prevent excess moisture and battery drain.
- Have regular checkups with your hearing aid specialist to see if any updates or repairs are needed. They can catch problems earlier and potentially help avoid more serious repairs down the road.
For more information about hearing aid warranties or to schedule an appointment, call Nevada Ear + Sinus Institute today.
Call Nevada Ear + Sinus Institute at (702) 735-7668 for more information or to schedule an appointment.