Exactly How Often do Hearing Aids Actually Need to be Upgraded?

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That out of date ear horn is absolutely not cutting-edge and must be updated. It’s often challenging to recognize whether your hearing aids really need to be upgraded. You bought your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still seem to work, right?

Older hearing aids might 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. We’ve moved from analog to digital, first of all, and there are features now that weren’t even in the design phase a decade ago. It’s absolutely time to start thinking about an upgrade. Think about several reasons why.

Dependability is an Issue When You Have Out of Date Hearing Aids

Older or maybe even low-quality hearing aids come with many problems including that irritating buzzing you hear every now and then. And what about that awful feedback whenever you go anywhere near a phone, that’s enjoyable. Then suddenly for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make weird noises. What caused it this time?

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

It’s not that unusual for you to hang by yourself and miss out on the stimulating discussion. How sad was that time when your grandson sang you a song he learned but you could only hear bits and pieces? But you still clapped.

Old hearing aids have all of these issues. With the past generation technology, we simply turned up the volume. Today’s technology filters out annoying loud background noise such as a buzzing fan. That fan was really not as noisy as those old hearing aids made it seem.

Obsolete Technology Can End up Costing You More

One consideration when you are buying new hearing aids is definitely cost. When you consider all the factors, you will come to realize that older outdated hearing aids will wind up costing you more than new ones. Analog Hearing aids need new batteries regularly. It can get costly to replace the batteries once or even a couple of times a day.

Let’s not forget the repair costs with out of date technology. You can compare it to an old truck. It’s in the shop more than it’s in your ear and repair services 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. You will never find that with an analog device. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means that it’s compatible with your smartphone, your computer, and maybe even your television (unless they’re 10 years old, too.)

Communication is The Key to Living

Hearing problems will most certainly result in a lower pay scale according to studies. Who couldn’t use an asset in their career? high-quality hearing aids are that asset. When at work, it is important to hear your bosses directions or maybe even a customer’s questions. No more having to worry over whether you missed important information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.

And everyone knows that quality communication is the cornerstone of a quality life. You don’t have to sit alone like a wallflower during discussions any longer. Jump in and connect with the people around you.

Did You Know How Awesome The Newer Hearing Aids Are?

How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those out of date hearing aids on? Clunky? Obvious? Oh my god? When you upgrade your old hearing aids you get the significant advantage of better flexibility and refined style. Current hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you want to make a fashion statement, choose a custom color, or maybe pick out one that is invisible inside the ear.

How do You Know When the Time Has Come For an Upgrade

Now you are aware of all of the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale signs will reveal that your hearing aid is an antique:

  • Your hearing 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 chore to remove it just so you can have a conversation on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you need to cope with more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable now, and that’s a problem.
  • You know for a fact 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 is really bulky, too.
  • You are replacing the batteries constantly. Modern hearing aids are much more energy efficient and have 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.

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