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Lifespan of Hearing Aids
Often, there comes a time in life where one becomes dependent on machines for things which a large majority of us
takes for granted. These problems include a loss of vision which necessitates the use of eyeglasses and a loss in
hearing which forces one to use hearing aids. Hearing aids are machines and like all machines, they can fail. The
purchase of a hearing aid is a significant investment, so it stands to reason that one understands about all aspects
which are involved in the purchase of a hearing aid. One of the major aspects is the lifespan of hearing aids. San
Diego hearing center, Lawrence hearing aid center will help you select the most advanced, comfortable, and
virtually invisible digital technology available on the market today.
The lifespan of a hearing aid depends on a large number of factors such as: cleaning and maintenance of the
hearing aids, regular checkups with your hearing professional, and proper storage of your high tech hearing aids.
The factors which the user of a hearing aid cannot control includes things like the faults in the manufacturing
process, poor programing and fitting, these are things that the hearing care professional needs to be competent in
and be able to provide the hearing aid user. It has been observed that, on average, a hearing device lasts for five or
six years, this number can be a little lower or a little higher, but proper care can improve the lifetime of the device
and add many more years to it.
Hearing aids are basically tiny computers which include a small microphone, a speaker, a processing unit and a
power source and all of this resides in a very small space. The gap inside our ears is not really an ideal place for
electronics as there is a lot of moisture and wax continually moving out of the ear canal by design. When this
moisture and wax penetrates through the small openings in the hearing aid, such as the holes for the speaker of the
microphone the potential for damage is real. Today’s hearing aids are moisture resistant and do a very good job at
keeping moisture problems to a minimum, but your care and maintenance is the most important part in keeping your
hearing aids operational.
There was a time when hearing aids weren’t so sophisticated as they are these days and they weren’t as accepted
as they are today, primarily because of the versatility they offer.
One of the leading problems which reduce the lifespan of a hearing aid is moisture. Just by taking care of this
moisture problem, one can greatly increase the lifespan of these products and reduce the number of repairs which
can be required because of the problems resulting from moisture.
For questions or help with your hearing aid, please contact Hearing Aids in San Diego, Chris Lawrence BC-HIS.
Call 760.729.8581 or visit us on the web at http://www.lawrencehearingaidcenter.net/