Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?

Small robot made of old tech is suggesting those with old hearing aids upgrade to new digital hearing aids.

That out of date ear horn is certainly not modern and needs to be updated. It’s often challenging to know whether your hearing aids actually need to be upgraded. Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Did you realize they are more than 10 years old?

Out of Date hearing aids may possibly be better than none, but what’s the actual expense of not upgrading. In the past couple of years, hearing aid technology has come a long way. 10 years ago many advanced features weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve changed from analog to digital, for starters. It’s absolutely time to consider an upgrade. Give some thought to a few reasons why.

Your Out of Date Hearing Aid is Not Dependable

There is an aggravating buzz you can hear sometimes with outdated or less expensive hearing aids. How about that feedback whenever you go close to a phone, that’s lots of fun. At times that unpleasant feedback comes all of a sudden with no explanation, too. What caused it this time?

You Shouldn’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Usually Fails When You Need it The Most

It’s not that unusual for you to sit by yourself and miss out on the stimulating discussion. What about that time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop quitting while your grandson was singing a little song he learned at school. You had to pretend that you heard it but you didn’t.

Older hearing aids come with all of these issues. With the past generation technology, we just cranked up the volume. Current technology filters out irritating loud background noise like a buzzing fan. That fan was really not as loud as those obsolete hearing aids made it seem.

It Can be Costly Having Out Of Date Hearing Aids

One consideration when purchasing new hearing aids is definitely cost. If you think about all the factors, you will realize that outdated hearing aids will wind up costing you more than new ones. Analog devices need new batteries regularly. When you are changing the battery on a daily basis, or even more often than that, the cost adds up.

Don’t forget the repair costs with out of date technology. Think about having to deal with an old car or truck. It’s in the shop more than it is in your ear and repair services are not cheap.

Smart Technology Gives us a Huge Advantage Over Older Devices

Most modern hearing aids come with Bluetooth technology. Older analog devices don’t have that. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means it’s compatible with your cell phone, your computer, and maybe even your television (unless they’re a decade old, too.)

It’s Tough to Manage in Life if You Have Trouble Communicating.

Studies indicate that hearing loss can mean a smaller salary. What person couldn’t use an asset in their career? Better hearing aids are that asset. When you’re working, it is important to hear your bosses instructions or maybe a customer’s request. You will follow directions without worrying about whether you got it right and will take part in important conversations without having to worry about whether your hearing aids will work or not.

Of course, stronger communication means a better quality of life, also. No more getting caught in the middle of discussions that you can’t even hear. Jump in and connect with the people around you.

Did You Realize How Cool The Newer Hearing Aids Are?

When you look in the mirror at your old hearing aid, what words come to mind? Awkward? Noticeable? Oh my god? One of the most important benefits that come with replacing old hearing aids is style and flexibility. Today’s hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you want to make a fashion statement, select a custom color, or maybe pick one that is invisible inside the ear.

Is it Time to purchase a New Hearing Aid?

Now you know all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will reveal that your hearing aid is an antique:

  • Your ability to hear has changed. You don’t hear as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in your ear.
  • Your lifestyle has changed, and your hearing aid has a hard time keeping up. It’s annoying to remove it just so you can have a conversation on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to deal with more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid won’t stop cutting out. It’s just not reliable any longer, and that’s a big problem.
  • You know for a fact that your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
  • Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, older technology is heavier.
  • When you look in the mirror, your hearing aid is all you can see. That old technology takes up a lot of space, too.
  • You are changing the batteries every day. Contemporary hearing aids are more energy efficient and have rechargeable batteries.

It’s not rocket science. If you’ve had your hearing aids for more than seven years, it’s time to trade up and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.

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