If you have an outdated ear horn of a hearing aid, it’s time to replace it. It’s often challenging to recognize whether your hearing aids actually need to be replaced. You purchased your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still manage to function, right?
Outdated hearing aids may be better than none, but what’s the actual cost of not upgrading. We have made many major advancements in hearing aid development in last few years. A decade ago many advanced functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve changed from analog to digital, to begin with. Take into consideration some reasons it is time for you to be thinking about a new hearing aid.
Your Old Hearing Aid is Not Dependable
There is an annoying buzz you can hear sometimes with outdated or less expensive hearing aids. And what about that awful feedback whenever you go anywhere near a phone, that’s enjoyable. Often times that harsh feedback comes all of a sudden with no explanation, too. “What now”?
Just Because You’ve Become Used to it Quitting, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok
You’ve become accustomed to lingering off to the side in silent thought while others are engaging in the conversation. How about that 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.
Outdated hearing aids come with all of these Problems. With the last generation technology, we just cranked up the volume. Nowadays, hearing aids perform amazing tasks like filtering out background noise. So no more air conditioner noise. It was never really that loud.
Ultimately Older Hearing Aids Can Cost You More
Cost is only one off many considerations when buying new hearing aids. Keeping your old dated hearing aids won’t be any cheaper than getting new ones in the long run. Analog devices require new batteries regularly. It can get costly to replace the batteries once or even a couple of times every day.
Don’t forget the service costs with out of date technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old car or truck. It’s in the repair shop more often than it is in your ear and repair services are not cheap.
Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology
Many modern hearing aids have Bluetooth technology. Obsolete analog devices don’t have that. With the new technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)
In Your World, if You Can’t Communicate Your Lost
Hearing problems will most certainly lead to a smaller pay scale according to studies. Who wouldn’t want an asset to their career? high-quality hearing aids are that asset. You will hear your boss and customers better. No more worry over whether you may have missed crucial information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.
And everyone knows that good quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. You don’t have to sit alone like a wallflower during conversations anymore. Jump in and engage with the people around you.
The Question is, Why Shouldn’t Your Hearing Aids be More Fashionable
When you look in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what words come to mind? Awkward? Noticeable? Seriously?? When you upgrade your older hearing aids you have the significant benefit of better flexibility and enhanced style. Current hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can have one hidden so tight into your ear, that no one will ever notice it, or you could make a fashion statement with a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.
Indications That it’s The Right Time to Upgrade
Now you know all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will indicate that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- Your hearing 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 a pain to take it out just to talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you need to cope with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid won’t stop cutting out. It just isn’t reliable now, and that’s a problem.
- You know for a fact your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, time to go digital.
- Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, old technology is heavier.
- 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. Modern hearing aids are much 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 upgrade and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.