What Happens If I Lose a Hearing Aid?

Losing a hearing aid is a big concern for both new and experienced hearing aid users! Not only does the prospect of losing one mean you won’t be able to hear, but it also leads to the question – what now?

First – check your hearing aid app!

If you have a newer pair of hearing aids that has an app, like Oticon, there is a “find my hearing aids” feature built in. If you lose a hearing aid, use this as soon as possible before the batteries run out, and you may just find your missing hearing aid!

Check your replacement warranty

Many hearing aid manufacturers and/or sellers provide a replacement warranty in case of lost hearing aids. This is outlined in the paperwork supplied when you purchase your hearing aids at Regional Hearing and Balance Center. The replacement option is available one time and typically has a deductible. The deductible, however, is usually much more affordable than purchasing a new hearing aid!

Check with your insurance company

This should be done after your replacement warranty period with the manufacturer or seller expires, since you don’t need double coverage. You can choose to insure your hearing aids through your insurance company as an item on your homeowner’s policy or in a separate policy, depending on your state and insurance agent recommendation. A deductible will also likely apply – ask your local insurance agent for more information.

Is it time to upgrade?

If you’ve been wearing the same hearing aids for long enough that you’re out of the warranty period, it might be the perfect time to upgrade! Hearing aid technology has made huge advances in the last few years, and you’ll likely be amazed by how good new devices sound.

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