There are many factors to consider when purchasing hearing aids, and longevity is at the top of many people’s list.
Here are five items that can play a major role in how long your hearing aids will last.
Hearing aids are made with a variety of durable materials, but the best thing you can do is purchase hearing aids with a nano-coating. This coating protects your hearing aids from dust, moisture and other common elements that can damage your hearing aids.
Your hearing aids are exposed to moisture, extreme temperatures, dust and earwax each day, so properly cleaning them on a daily basis will help them last longer. You should also bring them in to Audio Help every 3-4 months to have them professionally cleaned.
A case with a dehumidifier will keep your hearing aids dryer and help them last longer. Removing the batteries when you store your hearing aids for a long period of time will also prevent corrosion from taking place.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids are not exposed to as much moisture as in-the-ear models so they tend to last longer. However, nano-coating can help in-the-ear hearing aids last longer than they have in the past.
Your Hearing Needs
As you age, your hearing changes. That means the hearing aids you have may no longer suit your needs and it’s time for you to get a new hearing aid even though your current one still works properly.
With four convenient locations throughout New York City, The audiologists at Audio Help can assist you in determining if it’s time for you to get a new hearing aid or not. Call 888-832-9966 to schedule an appointment to have your hearing and hearing devices tested.