During the original warranty period, absolutely. After the original warranty expires??? Nonsense.
It makes no sense to have additional warranty while the original warranty is in place but as soon as that expires, there is no coverage. Now, I usually recommend that my patients just wait until something breaks to pay money to repair it, unless they’ve had to send it back a few times during the original warranty period. It costs about $175/hearing aid to extend the warranty for one year so if a patient chose to do that they’d pay $350 and possibly never need to send it in. Many pros (including myself) cover all in-office services whether they are under warranty or not. So, if a patient pays $350 and never needs to send it in, it’s money wasted. But if they waited until in needed to be sent in, they’d only pay about $250/aid (and usually only have to send one in at a time) and it comes back with another 1 year warranty on it. So in general, it makes more sense money-wise and ends up costing less to just wait for something major to break before paying for the repair.
That’s what I tell patients when they ask about extra coverage. Most just pay for repairs as needed but I still give them the option to order the extended warranty when the original one expires if they want either through the company or ESCO.