Repair Your Hearing Aid or Replace. Deciding whether to fix a broken hearing aid or spring for a new one often feels like an expensive guess. But there’s no need to throw away good money on a bad product. In fact, repairing broken hearing aids or keeping them going as long as possible isn’t always the best way to save money. We’ve done the homework for you, creating year-by-year advice for whether to Repair or Replace
Save money on repairs. People who used independent smaller repair shops were more satisfied with the repairs than those who used factory service - say from the top 5 hearing aid manufacturer's- And repairs cost less, too.
HOT TIP: If your hearing aid is under manufacturer’s warranty, you’ll need to use a factory-­authorized repair shop or risk voiding the warranty.
When to Consider Replacing your Hearing Aids
A. Cost to repair is more than 50 percent of the cost of a new product. No matter who does the hearing aid repair, our long-standing advice remains. Don’t spend more than 50 percent of the cost of a new product on repairing an old one.
B. Your hearing aid is more than five years old. Hearing Aids usually last 3 to 5 years. Remember they are little computers and take beating every day from moisture, skin oil, dropped, eaten by dogs, etc. it may be time to retire your technology.
C You have major Physical damage to the casing
If your hearing aid has been stepped on, smashed to smithereens, there is no way anyone can save it.
D. Your hearing aid has been repaired more than 2 to 3 times. If your hearing aids has already broken down once before, replacement may make more sense - add up your repairs costs and compare to price of new hearing aids.