When you need to get any kind of medical solution to something, you need to make sure that you are going to have the greatest peace of mind possible. It is no different when you need a hearing aid, and one of the main ways in which peace of mind is going to be experienced is by ensuring that your hearing aids come with a guarantee. As it happens, most good providers of hearing aids will include a guarantee of some kind or another, although they vary from provider to provider. In this article, we will take a look at some of the different types you can expect, and how they are likely to compare. Let’s take a look.

Types of warranty

The most common kind of warranty that comes with hearing aids is a general warranty. This is one that will usually last for at least one year, and generally it is going to cover the basics. By that we mean that it will cover loss, damage and repair costs, usually directly from the manufacturer themselves. In many cases, some hearing aid providers may include as part of a standard warranty a two or three-year guarantee, especially for more high-end devices and options.

The other main kind of warranty is the extended warranty, which might be more useful in certain situations depending on what you need personally. With an extended warranty, you are generally covered for more, but you also have the warranty for a longer period of time. At the very top, sometimes there are warranties that cover you for the lifetime of the hearing aids themselves, so they are obviously particularly useful warranties to be able to find. However, depending on the nature of your hearing loss and what solutions you are using, this might not always be the best option, so it is important to make sure that you weigh them up before making any final decisions.

When they run out

As you can see, there are two main warranties and they each serve their purpose. But what happens when a warranty runs out, and what can you do about it? In effect, any coverage that you might have had for the hearing aid will run out, meaning that you will then have to pay for any damage or loss or so on that might occur. Clearly, that is a situation that you would probably rather avoid, which is why it is important to firstly get a good warranty, and secondly ensure that you do not let it run out before doing something about it.

It’s also a good idea to book in a regular clean and check with your audiologist, so that they can see if there is anything wrong with it and fix it on the spot before anything happens to the piece. That will help, and it will be a good time to try and find alternative coverage if it looks as though something might happen after your warranty runs out. As long as you are prepared for all of this, it’s not a problem, so just make sure that you think ahead.

Lifetime for hearing aids

Hearing aids are incredibly complex and sophisticated items, and for that reason we don’t expect them to last forever. You need to bear that in mind when you get one, and when you are looking at warranties. Generally, they are made to last around seven years, and that is something that you should expect with each hearing aid that you buy. Of course, you can ensure that you are doing whatever you can to keep yours lasting as long as possible, including the clean and check process that we just looked into briefly above. But taking care of them generally at home is important too, as it will help to elongate the amount that you get out of them.

Keeping them in shape

In order to keep your hearing aids in optimal shape, make sure that you take care when inserting or removing them from the ear. That is often when most of the damage is done. Also ensure that you clean it every day. And be sure to store it in its case at night, or whenever you are not using it for an extended period of time. With that kind of care, it should last a long time.

You can learn more about hearing aids and their guarantees from Audiology Associates, by calling (888) 701-1441 today. We will be glad to help you out with any questions.