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What To Do If You’ve Lost Your Hearing Aids

For some people, it’s hard to go through a single day without losing something. Whether it’s the remote, your wallet, keys, glasses, your homework, or your hearing aids, losing something is bound to happen at one point or another. The frustrating part is that with many of the common items that get lost, it can throw a whole ratchet in your entire day, especially if it’s something like your wallet or your hearing aids. In our last blog, we offered some tips on how to avoid losing your hearing aids in the first place, such as keeping a routine and making storage a habit. In this post, we’ll talk about what to do if you have lost a hearing aid and simply can’t find it again. At Platinum Hearing Aids, our audiologists strive to provide exceptional customer service and support for whatever your needs are. If you need an updated hearing test, if you’re struggling with tinnitus, or if you need an upgrade from your existing devices, we will take care of you and your hearing.

What to Do if You Can’t Find Your Hearing Aids

Retrace Your Steps

Whether you think you lost the hearing aids at work, out shopping, or at home, it’s always a good idea to pause for a moment and try to remember when you last saw them, used them, or took them off. Because hearing aids are so small, we understand that finding the devices will be a challenge. If you haven’t already, try:
  • Searching each small nook and cranny in your home one more time
  • Try calling the grocery store and other locations you have been recently to see if they have found them
  • Consider calling friends or family members to see if they have any clues
  • Search your car
  • Look around your office
  • Dig into your purse or briefcase
  • Reach into the sofa cushions
Giving it one last try could save you further frustration and hassle.

Call Your Audiologist

After you have exhausted all search options, it’s time to call your audiologist. Many hearing aids are covered by the manufacturer for at least one year for the loss or damage of your hearing aids. Depending on the manufacturer or your devices, it may also be longer. Your healthcare provider will be able to tell you if your devices are covered.

Call Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Depending on your policy, the loss of hearing aids may be covered in your home owner’s insurance policy. Hearing aids are typically in the same section that covers personal property such as jewelry or other highly valuable items.

If the Hearing Aids Are Covered by the Manufacturer or Insurance

If you have determined that the hearing aids are covered by the manufacturer or your homeowner's insurance, then you still need to contact your hearing healthcare provider. They may be able to give you a loaner pair of hearing aids while a new set is ordered. You will most likely need to make an appointment to be refitted for a new pair. Keep in mind that even though the hearing aids are covered, you may still need to pay a small fee for this refitting service and for the provider’s time. If you lost your hearing aids, there’s no need to stress or worry. The team at Platinum Hearing Aids in Detroit will ensure that you don’t go long without hearing aids. Give us a call if you have any questions about your hearing aids.