That out of date ear horn is absolutely not cutting-edge and must be upgraded. The question is, should I do it today, or should I wait? Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Did you realize those hearing aids are more than 10 years old?
Do you assume that your old hearing aids are fine? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? In the past couple of years, hearing aid technology has come a long way. It’s changed from analog to digital, first of all, and there are functions now that weren’t yet in the design phase a decade ago. It’s definitely time to start thinking about an upgrade. Consider several reasons why.
Out Of Date Hearing Aids Quit Frequently
Older outdated or maybe even low-quality hearing aids come with many problems like that irritating buzzing you hear every now and then. And what about that awful feedback anytime you go near a phone, that’s enjoyable. Then suddenly for no apparent reason at all, it begins to make noises. “What now”?
You Shouldn’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Fails When You Need it The Most
It’s not unusual for you to sit by yourself and miss the good conversation. How about the time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop quitting 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 have all of these failings. With the past generation technology, we just cranked up the volume. Today’s technology filters out irritating loud background noise such as a humming fan. That fan was really not as loud as those old hearing aids made it sound.
In The Long Run Older Hearing Aids Can Cost You More
One consideration when buying new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. Keeping your old dated hearing aids won’t be any cheaper than getting new ones over time. Analog devices need new batteries regularly. If you are replacing the battery on a daily basis, or even more often than that, the expense adds up.
Don’t forget the repair costs with older technology. You can compare it to an old truck. 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
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. Old analog devices won’t have that awesome feature. With the new Bluetooth technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)
It’s Difficult to Manage in Life if You Have Trouble Communicating.
Research has revealed that hearing loss 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. You will follow directions without worrying about whether you got it right and will take part in essential conversations without having to worry about whether your hearing aids will hold up or not.
Of course, stronger communication means a better quality of life, also. It’s not necessary to sit alone like a wallflower in the middle of discussions anymore. Go ahead and socialize freely now that you can hear.
Did You Realize How Cool The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
When you glance in the mirror at your old hearing aid, what words come to mind? Clunky? Noticeable? Oh my god? One of the most significant benefits that come with replacing old hearing aids is style and flexibility. Current hearing aids come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you would like to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe choose one that is invisible inside the ear.
When is it Time to purchase a New Hearing Aid?
Now you know all of the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, 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 used to even with the hearing aid in .
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a rough time keeping up. It’s a pain to take it out just to talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you need to deal with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid won’t stop quitting. It’s just not reliable anymore, and that’s a big problem.
- You know for sure that your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, time to go digital.
- Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, older technology weighs a lot.
- Your hearing aid is all you see when you look in a mirror. That old technology takes up a lot of space, 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.