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Repairing or Replacing Hearing Aids: Which Should I Do?

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When you discover a problem with your hearing aid, you’re often left with a tough decision. Do you simply replace old hearing aids and get new ones with plenty of new features? Or do you take the time to have your old hearing aid repaired? There are pros and cons with each option.

We’re going to discuss some things you’ll want to think about before you make a final decision regarding which of these two options is going to be the right one for you. 

The cost of repair

The first thing you’re going to need to think about is the cost of repair. If the repair costs for your old hearing aid are going to be just as high as the costs of buying a new hearing aid, you might find that it simply makes more sense for you to find a new device that has new features and a more up to date level of performance.

There’s nothing wrong with finding that it simply doesn’t make financial sense for you to have your old device replaced. It’s similar to when you find that it doesn’t make financial sense to have a car replaced and instead decide to simply buy a new one. That’s just the way it is sometimes.

How long have you had the hearing aids?

You will have to think about how long you’ve had this hearing aid and whether it makes sense for you to buy a new one or to continue with this one. Some people find that they get used to a device and prefer to continue using a device that they know works well for them rather than upgrading to a new one.

That’s a legitimate decision to make and you might find that it’s the best option for you. On the other hand, if you’ve had your hearing aid for a long time and it’s no longer offering the level of performance that you would like it to, it might make more sense for you to find a new one that’s going to do more of what you want it to.

The new features that are available

If you haven’t upgraded your hearing aids for a number of years, you’ll probably find that the new hearing aids that are now available on the market offer an increased level of technology that your old hearing aid never could. It’s a good idea to consider this and take it into account when deciding whether or not it makes sense to repair.

You might have been feeling like you’re missing out on certain features and benefits before your current hearing aid even broke and if that’s the case it might be a good idea to make an upgrade. So, take the time to have a look at the new features that are now on offer from the latest hearing aid devices and see whether they appeal to you.

How happy are you with your hearing aids?

If your hearing aid has been offering you a steady and reliable performance and you had no complaints with it before it broke down, it’s often more tempting to get it fixed and go back to using it as you did before. That’s a perfectly legitimate decision to make too.

However, the fact that the hearing aid stopped working and needed to be repaired at all might tell you that there’s something not quite right there and that you might be due for a replacement or upgrade.

Consult professionals

If you’re simply not sure what to do or which direction to take regarding this decision, it probably makes sense to consult the professionals who will be able to assist you with it. They’ll show you the new options that are out there.

They’ll also be able to talk you through the repair process and whether the problems that caused you to need a repair this time around will likely arise again in the future even after these repairs have been carried out.

If you want help with finding a new hearing aid or making sure that your current hearing aid is addressing your hearing loss problems, you can contact our team here at Brentwood Hearing Center. We’ll be able to book an appointment for you and get to the bottom of any hearing problems you might be having. Contact us today at 615-377-0420.