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If you have moderate or severe hearing loss, your hearing aid is probably among the most important things you own. Much like your other valuable and important possessions, you may have thought about getting your hearing aid under warranty so that you don’t have to spend too much money to get it repaired or replaced if something happens to it.
The biggest reason to get hearing aid insurance is so that you don’t have to worry about buying a new hearing aid if your current device is lost or damaged. Hearing aids cost over $2,000 on average, so you should want to avoid paying full price for a new one.
New hearing aids come with a warranty that will have you covered for a period of time. You don’t have to make payments on a warranty, and it will be able to get you a replacement if something happens to your current device.
Warranties do run out though, so you may want to get coverage once that happens. Before buying a hearing aid, have a clear understanding of the warranty, term, what’s included, and the expected life span of the hearing device.
Finally, your homeowners insurance or renter’s insurance may already be covering your hearing aid, in the event of property damage or theft. Check with your policy and insurer to see if this is the case before you purchase and have a clear understanding of coverage.
As with anything else in life, it pays to do your homework and research your options if you’re considering getting your hearing aid covered. It can seem like a life-saver, but you should make sure you understand your options before you make any decisions.
At Hearing & Balance Centers of New England, we offer a variety of plans to keep your hearing aid highly functional and protected during its life span including One Year Repair Only and One Year Loss/Damage and Repair plans. We also offer a variety of hearing aid service and supply packages (includes batteries and replacement parts) so our patients can get the most of their hearing aids.
Contact us to learn more or view and make your purchase in our online store.