If you have an old 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?
Do you assume that your outdated hearing aids are good enough? Ask your self this question “what is the actual cost”? We have made many huge advancements in hearing aid development in last few years. 10 years ago many advanced functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve changed from analog to digital, for starters. It’s definitely time to consider an upgrade. Consider several reasons why.
Out Of Date Hearing Aids Fail Frequently
There is an annoying buzz you can hear sometimes with out of date or less expensive hearing aids. And what about that feedback anytime you go near a phone, that’s lots of fun. Then suddenly for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make noises. “What now”?
Just Because You’ve Grown Accustomed to it Quitting, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok
It’s not unusual for you to hang by yourself and miss the good discussion. How unfortunate was that time when your grandson sang you a tune he learned but you could only hear little bits and pieces? But you still clapped.
If you don’t upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have all of these problems. The attention 10 years ago was on increasing the volume. Nowadays, hearing aids perform amazing tasks like filtering out background noise. So say goodbye to that air conditioner noise. It was not even that loud.
It Can be Expensive Having Old Hearing Aids
Cost is only one off many factors when buying new hearing aids. Keeping your old dated hearing aids won’t be any cheaper than getting new ones ultimately. Analog Hearing aids require new batteries regularly. When you are changing the battery every day, or even more often than that, the expense adds up.
Older hearing aids break frequently and need repair service. You can compare it to an old truck. It’s in the repair shop more often than it is in your ear and repairs are not cheap.
Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology
Many modern hearing aids come with Bluetooth technology. You will never find that with an old analog device. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means that it’s compatible with your cell phone, your computer, and maybe even your television (unless they’re ten years old, too.)
Communication is The Key to Everything
Hearing problems will almost certainly lead to a lower pay scale according to studies. What person couldn’t use an asset in their career? Better hearing aids are that asset. When you’re at work, it is important to be able to hear your bosses directions or maybe even a customer’s request. You will follow instructions without worrying about whether you heard it right and will take part in important discussions without having to worry about whether your hearing aids will work or not.
Of course, stronger communication means a higher quality of life, also. It’s not necessary to sit alone like a wallflower during conversations anymore. Jump right in and engage with the people all around you.
You Would Really Like Your Hearing Aid to be Cooler
How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those out of date hearing aids on? Clunky? Noticeable? Oh my god? One of the most noticeable benefits that come with replacing old hearing aids is style and flexibility. There is a never-ending range of personalizations possible with contemporary hearing aids such as size, color, and shape. If you would like to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe pick one that is invisible inside the ear.
How do You Know If the Time Has Come to Upgrade
At this point you are aware of all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will reveal that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- Your ability to hear has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in your ear.
- Your lifestyle has changed, and your hearing aid has a hard time keeping up. It’s difficult to take it out just to talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you need 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 problem.
- You know for a fact that your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older technology is heavier.
- Your hearing aid is all you see when you look in a mirror. That old technology is really bulky, too.
- You are replacing the batteries every day. Contemporary hearing aids are 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.