Old hearing aids should never be thrown out. Here are my suggestions on what to do with old aids:
- Use them as spare hearing aids
- Give them to family members or friends who can’t afford hearing aids. (Most hearing aids can be reprogrammed to almost anyone’s hearing loss. We reprogram hearing aids all the time.)
- Donate them to an organization that will reprogram them for people in the community or the world. (Contact us for details).
- Donate dead aids to organizations like Starkey. They can use the functioning parts to repair other hearing aids.