What Does My Hearing Aid Warranty Cover?
Have you recently started to experience hearing loss? If so, then a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) may have recommended that you start using hearing aids. Hearing aids will ensure that you can hear more easily even when you are experiencing a change to your hearing. They are also suitable for different types of and levels of hearing loss. Due to this, they are typically the main option recommended for people who are experiencing changes to their hearing.
You might be curious about what happens if your hearing aids are damaged or need a repair. Hearing aids are like any other technical device. They can be damaged in a variety of ways, despite being quite durable.
Therefore, hearing aids are provided with a warranty. A warranty will provide you with the peace of mind that you can get the support that you need and a hearing aid repair quickly from a hearing instrument specialist. Here is what you can expect in terms of cover from your hearing aids warranty.
What Do Hearing Aid Warranties Cover?
The specific levels of cover provided with a hearing aid warranty will depend on the manufacturer and can vary from company to company. As such, it’s important to make sure that you read the full warranty in detail when you receive it. If you speak to your HIS, then they should be able to answer any questions that you might have. Despite there being differences in levels of cover, there are some typical options that are usually available. These include:
• Repairs: Repairs will typically be covered as part of your warranty if they are due to normal levels of wear and tear. This can include issues with both the electrical and physical components of the hearing aids.
• Damages: These can be covered if they were caused by preventable or unpreventable circumstances. For instance, you might want to consider issues such as abuse or exposure to either water or heat. Most hearing aids are water resistant, but they are not waterproof. So, they are exposed to high volumes of water then they could get damaged.
• Loss or destruction: This refers to either the loss or the complete destruction of the hearing aid device during everyday use.
How Long Is the Cover Period?
Similar to the specific terms, the level of cover for hearing aids can differ depending on the company and the producer. However, typically, hearing aids will come with at least one year of cover. This means that the majority of repairs will be covered if they occur within the first year. The reason for this is that if there is a technical issue or fault with the device, it is likely to become apparent in this time.
Most hearing aid manufacturers will also typically replace your hearing aids completely at least once during this time frame. This is due to the fact that the devices are small and as such it is not uncommon for them to get lost.
Some manufacturers will provide hearing aids users with extended warranties. These can typically last as long as three years. However, these extended warranties are typically only available if you pay an extra cost. This can be worth it if you are worried about losing or damaging your hearing aids. If you constantly lose headphones, this might be worth exploring as they are quite similar in terms of both size and durability.
Why Aren’t Hearing Aid Warranties Longer?
It’s worth noting that hearing aids aren’t designed to last for a long period. Indeed, the majority of hearing aids sold on the market have a lifespan of about six years. After this, you might need to consider replacing them to ensure that they do continue to provide the benefits that you need.
Of course, some high-end hearing aids are built to last longer than this. If you invest in an option like this, then you might want to think about investing in the extended warranties that we have already mentioned. Alternatively, some people do claim for repairs on their homeowner’s insurance policy. This can be a possibility if hearing aid damage is covered through a policy like this.
Do be aware that if you take care of your hearing aids, then they will last for far longer without any issues and any need for repairs.
We hope this helps you understand everything that you need to know about what your hearing aids warranty will cover. If you are interested in learning more about hearing aid warranties, make sure that you contact Armand’s Hearing Center at Bradenton: 941-748-9800 and Sun City: 813-938-1148.