Is it time for a new hearing device?

The typical lifespan of a hearing aid ranges from 3 to 7 years. However, with proper care and maintenance, it’s possible to extend its life. Various factors can affect how long your hearing aid will last, including environmental conditions and frequency of use.

If you find yourself turning up the volume on your device, a hearing exam is certainly in order and a new device may be an option. CNC Hearing and Balance Center audiologists can make adjustments to your device to a certain extent but if your hearing deteriorates significantly, it may be time for a change.

If you are hearing static or buzzing from your device, it could signal an issue that may not be repairable. Or, it could be that you are just not hearing as well with your hearing device as you used to.

Just like cell phones, manufacturers are regularly introducing new devices. It is certainly worth keeping up with the newer models as they may cater more to your lifestyle. Perhaps you find yourself talking on the phone more or working in louder environments – these kinds of changes may warrant the consideration of a newer model that specifically addresses those situations. The newer devices are more compact and smarter in their capabilities. Today’s hearing aids can connect to smartphones and even boast improved speech comprehension features. Nevertheless, for those who prioritize functionality over having the latest features, there are indicators to help gauge when it’s time to reevaluate your hearing solutions.

Whether you need a new hearing device or not, it is important to keep up with any upgrades to software and apps.

A variety of reasons, ranging from practical needs to personal preferences, might prompt an upgrade for your hearing aids. Given your existing familiarity with the benefits and functions of hearing aids, transitioning to a new device should be relatively easy. If you’re curious about the latest advancements in hearing aid technology, consider reaching out to CNC Hearing and Balance Center to schedule an audiology evaluation and whether it is time for an upgrade.

Appointments may be made by calling CNC Hearing and Balance Center at 504-934-8320 or online at