If you have an outdated ear horn of a hearing aid, it’s time to replace it. The question is, should I do it now, or should I wait? You bought your hearing aids a decade ago, and they still seem to function, right?
Outdated hearing aids may possibly be better than none, but what’s the actual expense of not updating. In the last few years, hearing aid technology has come a long way. It’s moved from analog to digital, to begin with, and there are features now that weren’t yet in the design phase a decade ago. Take into account some reasons it is time for you to be thinking about a new hearing aid.
Out Of Date Hearing Aids Fail Regularly
There is an aggravating buzz you can hear on occasion with older or cheaper hearing aids. It’s not much fun when you go near a phone and your out of date hearing aids begin to feedback. Often times that harsh feedback comes out of nowhere, too. What caused it this time?
You Shouldn’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Usually Fails When You Need it The Most
You’ve become accustomed to lingering off to the side in silent thought while others are engaging in the banter. How unfortunate was that time when your grandson sang you a song he learned but you could only hear little bits and pieces? You had to pretend that you heard it but you didn’t.
If you don’t upgrade to new hearing aids, you will keep having all of these issues. The focus 10 years ago was on raising the volume. Today, hearing aids perform amazing tasks such as filtering out background noise. So no more air conditioner noise. It was not really that loud.
Old Technology Can Wind up Costing You More
One consideration when buying new hearing aids is definitely cost. If you give some thought to all the factors, you will come to realize that outdated hearing aids will wind up costing you more than new ones. Analog devices need new batteries a lot. If you are replacing the battery every day, or even more frequently than that, the expense adds up.
Don’t forget the service costs with outdated technology. You can compare it to dealing with an old truck. It’s in the shop more often than it’s in your ear and repairs are not cheap.
The Smart Technology in The Current Hearing Aids is a Great Advantage
Bluetooth capability is a major feature in new hearing aid technology. Obsolete analog devices don’t have that awesome feature. With the new technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)
Communicating is The Key to Living
Studies show that hearing loss can often mean a lower paycheck. Doesn’t it make sense then, that better hearing aids would definitely be a career advantage? When at work, it is important to be able to hear your bosses instructions or maybe a customer’s questions. No more stress over whether you lost important information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.
And we all know that good quality communication is the foundation of quality living. No more getting caught in the middle of conversations that you can’t even hear. Go ahead and interact freely now that you can hear.
Did You Realize How Awesome The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
When you look in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what comes to mind? Awkward? Noticeable? Seriously?? When you replace your obsolete hearing aids you have the significant advantage of better flexibility and enhanced style. Today’s hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you would like to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe pick one that is invisible in the ear.
Is it Time to Buy a New Hearing Aid?
At this point you are aware of all the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will indicate that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- 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 life has changed, and your hearing aid has a hard time keeping up. It’s difficult to remove it just so you can have a conversation on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you have to manage more background noise.
- Your hearing aid won’t stop cutting out. It’s just not reliable any longer, and that’s a big concern.
- You know for sure that your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older technology weighs a lot.
- When you look in the mirror, your hearing aid is all you can see. That old technology is really bulky, too.
- You are changing the batteries constantly. Contemporary hearing aids are much more energy efficient and some come with rechargeable batteries.
It’s not brain surgery. If you’ve owned your hearing aids for more than seven years, it’s time to upgrade and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.