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That out of date ear horn is certainly not current and has to be upgraded. It’s often difficult to know whether your hearing aids really need to be replaced. You purchased your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still seem to work, right?

Older hearing aids might be better than none, but what’s the actual cost of not upgrading. We have made countless huge advancements in hearing aid technology in past few years. It’s changed from analog to digital, to begin with, and there are features now that weren’t even in the design phase 10 years ago. Take into account some reasons it is time for you to be thinking about an upgrade.

Your Out of Date One is Not Dependable

There is an annoying buzz you can hear sometimes with outdated or less expensive hearing aids.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. Then for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make noises. What caused it this time?

Just Because You’ve Become Used to it Failing, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok

It’s not that unusual for you to sit by yourself and miss the good conversation. How about the time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop shutting off while your grandson was singing a little song he learned at school. You just pretended that you heard it but you didn’t.

Older hearing aids come with all of these issues. The attention 10 years ago was on increasing the volume. Today, hearing aids accomplish amazing tasks like filtering out background noise. So say goodbye to that air conditioner noise. It was not even that loud.

In The Long Run Out Of Date Hearing Aids Will Cost You More

The cost is only one off numerous factors when purchasing new hearing aids. When you consider all the factors, you will come to realize that older hearing aids will wind up costing you more than new ones. Older outdated hearing aids are analog technology and that means that it’s time to replace batteries constantly. It can be expensive to replace the batteries once or even twice every day.

Out of date hearing aids break regularly and need repair service. Think about having to deal with an old car or truck. Repair services are expensive if your hearing aid is in the repair shop more than it’s in your ear.

The Smart Technology in The Current Hearing Aids is a Great Advantage

The majority of modern hearing aids come with Bluetooth capabilities. Older analog devices don’t have that awesome feature. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means that it’s compatible with your smartphone, your computer, maybe even your television (unless they’re 10 years old, too.)

Communicating is The Key to Everything

Research has shown that loss of hearing could mean a smaller pay-rate. What person wouldn’t want an asset to their career? Newer hearing aids are that asset. You will hear your boss and customers better. No more having to worry over whether you lost crucial information, or whether your hearing aids will quit at the worst time.

And everyone knows that quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. It’s not necessary to sit alone like a wallflower during discussions anymore. Go ahead and mingle freely now that you can hear.

You Just Want Your Hearing Aid to be Cooler

When you look in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what words come to mind? Clunky? Obvious? Seriously?? One of the most important benefits that come with updating old hearing aids is stylishness and flexibility. There is a never-ending range of personalizations possible with modern hearing aids like size, color, and shape. If you want to make a fashion statement, choose a custom color, or maybe pick one that is invisible inside the ear.

How do You Know When the Right Time Has Come to Upgrade

Now you know all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, some telltale clues will indicate 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 place.
  • Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s a pain to take it out just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you have to manage more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable now, and that’s a big concern.
  • You know for sure that your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, time to go digital.
  • Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older technology is heavier.
  • Your hearing aid is all you see when you look in a mirror. That old technology is really bulky, too.
  • You are replacing the batteries every day. Modern 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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