If you have an ancient dinosaur of a hearing aid, it’s time to replace it. It’s usually tricky to know whether your hearing aids actually need to be replaced. Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Did you realize those hearing aids are more than a decade old?
Do you assume that your outdated hearing aids are fine? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? We have made many huge developments in hearing aid development in past few years. It’s changed 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 consideration some reasons it is time for you to be thinking about an upgrade.
Out Of Date Hearing Aids Fail Frequently
There is an aggravating buzz you can hear occasionally with out of date or less expensive hearing aids. It’s not much fun when you go near a phone and your older hearing aids begin to feedback. Then suddenly for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make weird noises. “What now”?
Even Though You’ve Become Complacent About it Failing, That Doesn’t Mean it’s Not a Problem.
It’s not that unusual for you to sit by yourself and miss the good discussion. What 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 come with all of these issues. With the past generation technology, we just cranked up the volume. Current technology filters out frustrating loud background noise such as a buzzing fan. That fan was actually not as noisy as those old hearing aids made it sound.
It Can be Costly Having Old Hearing Aids
One consideration when shopping for new hearing aids is certainly cost. Keeping your old dated hearing aids won’t be any cheaper than purchasing new ones over time. Older outdated hearing aids are analog and that means that it’s time to replace batteries constantly. If you are replacing the battery on a daily basis, or even more frequently than that, the expense adds up.
Older hearing aids break regularly and need repair. Think of it like having to deal with an old 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
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. Older analog devices don’t have that awesome feature. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means that it’s compatible with your phone, your computer, and maybe even your television (unless they’re ten years old, too.)
It’s Tough to Get by in Life if You Can’t Communicate.
Research shows that loss of hearing could mean a smaller paycheck. What person couldn’t use an asset to their career? Newer hearing aids are that asset. You will hear your boss and customers better. No more stress over whether you missed essential information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.
And everybody knows that quality communication is the cornerstone of a quality life. No more getting caught in the middle of conversations that you can’t even hear. Jump in and connect with the people all around you.
The Question is, Why Shouldn’t Your Hearing Aids be More Stylish
When you glance in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what comes to mind? Clunky? Noticeable? Seriously?? One of the most noticeable benefits that come with replacing old hearing aids is stylishness and flexibility. There is a never-ending range of customizations possible with modern hearing aids such as size, color, and shape. If you want to make a fashion statement, select a custom color, or maybe go with one that is invisible in the ear.
When is it Time to purchase a New Hearing Aid?
At this point you are aware of all the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, some telltale clues will reveal 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 life has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s a pain to take it out just to talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to deal with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid won’t stop quitting. It’s just not reliable any longer, and that’s a concern.
- You know for a fact your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, time to go digital.
- Your hearing aid is 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 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 trade up and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.