How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

One of the most frequently asked questions about hearing aids is “How long will they last?” Hearing aids are a big investment, so it’s important to think about things like this!  

Typically, we expect hearing aids to last, on average, around 5 years. However, more often than not, people get new hearing aids because technology has improved, not because the hearing aids stopped working. Most patients who are experienced hearing aid users will keep their old pair of hearing aids as a back-up pair! It is not uncommon that hearing aids will need to be repaired once in a while, so having a back-up pair is not a bad idea! 

Yes, hearing aids do need to get repaired sometimes! Luckily, they always come with some sort of warranty. The warranty period is usually somewhere between 1-3 years. During this time, any repairs that need to be done to the hearing aid are fully covered by the manufacturer, and they will not charge you a dime! 

Regular maintenance and servicing can help to prolong the life of your hearing aids. It is generally recommended that patients come in for routine appointments every 6 months, but if you’re good about staying on top of the cleaning process, you can get away with annual visits. At these appointments, we deep clean the hearing aids in ways that you can’t really do at home. These routine cleanings and servicing will help maintain a good sound quality and ensure that the hearing aids remain in good shape.  

If you are interested in hearing aids, or are in need of a hearing aid cleaning or repair, please contact Gardner Audiology in Tampa Bay at 1-800-277-1182, or email info@gardneraudiology.comAll 8 of our locations are currently accepting new patients, and have the capability to service hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers. 

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