Costs can vary greatly depending on brand, technology, features, style, warranties, and services included with the purchase price.
Depending on where you shop hearing aids can cost as much as $10,000 for per set at franchised providers, but not at Welsch Hearing Aid Company. Here prices start at less than $1,000 per hearing aid. We offer hearing aids in a full range of prices to work with your financial situation. Our Welsch Care Battery and Service Plan includes hearing aid batteries, cleanings, adjustments, and retests of your hearing for the life of your hearing aid warranty. This is provided with most hearing aids purchased directly from us.
- Attend your professional quarterly clean and check appointments.
- Keep hearing aids away from heat and moisture.
- Clean hearing aids as instructed. Earwax and ear drainage can damage a hearing aid.
- Avoid using hairspray or other hair care products while wearing hearing aids.
- Turn off hearing aids when they are not in use.
- Replace dead batteries immediately.
- Store your hearing aids in a drying agent or dehumidifier designed for hearing aids.
- Keep hearing aids and batteries out of reach of children and pets.
- If possible, once you take the sticker off your hearing aid battery, wait 10 minutes before closing the battery door. This can improve the battery life significantly. The longer the battery is exposed to the air before using, the greater its voltage will be. Going beyond 10 minutes makes little difference.
- Store the batteries in a cool dry place. If kept in the glove compartment of your car, or another warm place, the heat will loosen the sticker causing it to activate prematurely, thus shortening its battery life or causing it to die in the package.
- Do not refrigerate the batteries—the moisture can seep into the air holes.
- Make sure you open the battery doors to turn the hearing aid off, when not in use
- Purchase your batteries from you hearing aid provider—their batteries are fresher than those in Big Box Stores or other local stores. When batteries are warehoused there is a good chance that they have been in storage for a long time without proper temperature control.
- Make sure your hands are clean when changing the batteries, so you do not fill the air holes with lotion, or grease from foods.
- If you are not sure which battery is the good one after taking the sticker off, drop the battery on the table. The battery that bounces is the old one. New batteries do not bounce, and they landed with the flat side on the table.
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