How often you replace your hearing aids can vary. As they are an everyday use item, they can inevitably experience wear and tear over time. Hearing aids generally have a lifespan of 4-6 years. If you think it's time to upgrade your hearing aids, we suggest having a conversation with your clinician. They can explain what technology is available and how this might help you.
At Bay Audiology, we can assist you in getting the most out of your hearing aids by learning how to clean and care for them, as well as organising adjustments or hearing aid replacement parts if required.
Your clinician can also help you decide when you might be ready for new hearing aids, based on how your hearing aids are performing or changes in your hearing, and also what funding you might have available. Funding options such as the Ministry of Health subsidy and ACC are available every 6 years.
Today’s hearing aids can do so much more than just help with your hearing. Packed with the latest technology, they’re now smarter than ever and offer an array of improved features, including enhanced smartphone connectivity and better charging capabilities including rechargeability. Most importantly, sound quality has improved immensely, all within discreet, sleek and comfortable designs. Bay Audiology offer a wide range of hearing aid models to suit your your lifestyle and budget.
Your clinician can show your how to adjust your hearing aid volume so that they can be customisable to your life and scenarios. With the latest hearing aids, its easy to control your hearing aid volume and create settings using the Amplifon app.
If you are noticing constant issues with your hearing aids, they may need to be repaired. Our team will be able to advise whether your hearing aids need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. Cost for repairs depends on the issue and what is needed for repair.