Have you ever lost your hearing aid? You aren’t the first person to experience this awful feeling, and you definitely won’t be the last. Knowing what to do when you’ve lost a hearing aid will help you stay calm and find a solution. Here are 4 tips you can follow to help find a lost hearing aid.
- First, determine if your hearing device is still covered under its comprehensive warranty. If you are unsure you can call your hearing aid provider and they will be able to tell you. A comprehensive warranty will normally cover loss, damage, and hearing aid repairs, though there may be a deductible cost associated with replacements. Getting this warranty and also extending it on a hearing aid is worth it, just in case of an accident.
- Track your steps throughout the day. While this tip applies to more than just lost hearing aids, it is extremely useful. Try to remember when you last had it during this timeline and revisit that spot to look for it. You can also call businesses or hotels to ask if anyone else found it and gave it to the customer service desk.
- Check your tracking app. Newer hearing devices from popular manufacturers like Starkey, come with a tracking featured. They can be paired with an app on your smartphone so when you’ve misplaced the hearing aid, simply login and see where you left it!
- Get out the trusted metal detector you use as a hobby on the beach to search an area to pick up the metal from the parts in the hearing aid. You have to be sure that the metal detector is of decent quality to pick up on the small amounts of metal used in the hearing aid or battery. Use this method in tandem with tracking your steps from your day to the best chance of finding it.
We hope you never lose your a hearing aid, but if you do, know that Krista Szalc, Audiology, PLLC can help. If after all of these steps, you still cannot find your hearing aid, you can contact us to help replace it.