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Is it Time to Upgrade 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That out of date ear horn is certainly not cutting-edge and has to be updated. The question is, should I do it now, or should I hold off? You purchased your hearing aids a decade ago, and they still manage to work, right?

Do you think that your old hearing aids are fine? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? In the last few years, hearing aid engineering has come a long way. 10 years ago many advanced functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve moved from analog to digital, for starters. It’s absolutely time to start thinking about an upgrade. Think about several reasons why.

Old Hearing Aids Quit Regularly

Out of date or even cheap hearing aids have many problems including that irritating buzzing you hear once in awhile. How about that awful feedback anytime you go near a phone, that’s lots of fun. Then for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make weird noises. “What now”?

Even Though You’ve Become Complacent About it Failing, That Doesn’t Mean it’s Not an Issue.

It’s not that unusual for you to sit by yourself and miss out on the stimulating conversation. What about the time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop shutting off while your grandson was singing a little song he learned at school. But you still clapped.

If you don’t make the upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have all of these problems. With the past generation technology, we simply turned up the volume. Today’s technology filters out irritating loud background noise like a buzzing fan. It was not even that loud.

In The Long Run Outdated Hearing Aids Can Cost You More

Cost is just one off several considerations when buying new hearing aids. Wearing outdated hearing aids won’t be any less expensive than getting new ones in the long run. Older outdated devices are analog and that means that it’s time to replace batteries constantly. If you are changing the battery on a daily basis, or even more frequently than that, the cost adds up.

Don’t forget the repair costs with older technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old car. Repair services are expensive if your hearing aid is in the shop more than it’s in your ear.

Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology

The majority of modern hearing aids come with Bluetooth capabilities. You won’t get that in an analog device. With the new Bluetooth technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)

Communicating is The Key to Everything

Hearing loss will almost certainly lead to a smaller pay scale according to studies. 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 even a customer’s questions. No more stress over whether you may have missed essential information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.

Of course, better communication means a better quality of life, also. No more getting caught in the middle of discussions that you can’t even hear. Go ahead and interact freely now that you can hear.

You Just Want Your Hearing Aid to be Cooler

How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those out of date hearing aids on? Awkward? Noticeable? Seriously?? One of the most important advantages that come with updating old hearing aids is style and flexibility. There is a never-ending variety of customizations possible with contemporary hearing aids including size, color, and shape. If you want to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe pick one that is invisible in the ear.

Signs That It’s Time

At this point you are aware of all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale signs will indicate that your hearing aid is obsolete:

  • Your hearing has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in place.
  • Your lifestyle has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s annoying to take it out just so you can have a conversation on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to manage more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid keeps quitting. It just isn’t reliable now, and that’s a big problem.
  • You know for sure that your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
  • Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, old 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 constantly. Contemporary hearing aids are more energy efficient and some come with rechargeable batteries.

It’s not brain surgery. 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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