All Ears: What should I do with my old hearing aids after I purchase new ones?

Got a question about hearing loss or hearing aids? One of our on-staff Starkey audiologists is all ears.    

Q: What should I do with my old hearing aids after I purchase new ones?

A: Some people like to keep their old hearing aids as backups. Others often look to trade them in for upgraded technology, and some hearing aid providers do accept and offer trade ins. Personally, I like to encourage people to donate them — and the Starkey Hearing Foundation makes it easy.

Any make and model can be donated. The donated hearing aids are repaired, reconditioned and then used to help give the gift of hearing to someone in need. Starkey Hearing Foundation has already fit over 1.8 million hearing aids to people around the world. By donating older hearing aids, you’re helping to share the gift of hearing!

As Starkey Hearing Foundation founder and Starkey Hearing Technologies’ CEO Bill Austin says, “Alone we can’t do much. Together we can change the world.”

You can find additional information on how to donate your hearing aids, as well as well as stay up to date on Starkey Hearing Foundations, by visiting www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org

If you have a question for Dr. Beth, email it to blog@starkey.com

 

By Beth McCormick, Au.D.

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