How Do I Know It’s Time To Update My Hearing Aids

This is a question that many people with hearing aids ask themselves at some point. The truth is, there is no one definitive answer to this question. Every person’s hearing needs are different and will change over time.

It is time to update hearing aids when:

  • One hearing aid needs to be replaced due to loss, damage, or malfunction. If your hearing aid has broken by no fault of your own, you should contact the hearing clinic where you purchased the hearing aid and see what options are available. You may also want to consider utilising a home warranty service if the hearing aid is within the warranty time period.
  • You are not satisfied with your current hearing aids for any reason. This may be because your hearing has changed and the hearing aids no longer meet your needs, or you may find that a newer model offers more features and benefits that you would like to take advantage of.
  • The hearing aids are older than five to seven years, depending on the hearing aid. Audiologists recommend that hearing aids are replaced every five to seven years due to technological changes.
  • You would like a different style hearing aid. There are several hearing models that have been improved over the past few years, so it is best to explore all of your options so you can select hearing aids that best meet your hearing needs.
  • You have not been diagnosed with hearing loss within the past five years. It is important to get regular hearing testing, especially if hearing loss has worsened over time. Your hearing should be tested at least every three months if you are experiencing hearing concerns because this will help identify any changes in hearing.
  • You would like to upgrade your hearing aids and the hearing center provides a new hearing aid trial period. If you are interested in hearing aids with improved features, we recommend trying them on for size so you can see if they work for you!