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How long do hearing aids last?

On average hearing aids have an estimated lifespan of five years. Depending on the style some may last longer. Behind the ear hearing aids tend to last a little longer than in the ear models. Most hearing aids come with a standard 2 year warranty so it may be worth taking the opportunity to extend this to 5 years at the time of purchase.

What can I expect from a hearing test?

Testing may include:

1. A pressure test to check the flexibility of your eardrum (and its ability to transmit sound)
2. A tone test to measure how softly you can hear tones of different pitches (which will be charted on an audiogram)
3. A speech in noise test to assess your level of difficulty in background

Usually, our audiologists will conduct three main assessments: otoscopy, audiometry, and speech in noise testing. The audiologist will examine your ear canal with an instrument called an otoscope to look for obstructions such as earwax build up. The whole process should take about 30 minutes and is painless.

How long do hearing aid batteries last?

A standard hearing aid battery lasts anywhere from 3 to 22 days, depending on the hearing aid type, battery type and capacity, and the amount of hearing aid use. Smaller Invisible in the ear (IIC) hearing aids tend to use size 10 batteries which will usually only last 3-4 days each.