That out of date ear horn is absolutely not cutting-edge and will have to be updated. It’s often tough to know whether your hearing aids actually need to be replaced. You purchased your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still seem to work, right?
Do you assume that your outdated hearing aids are good enough? Ask your self this question “what is the real cost”? We have made many huge advancements in hearing aid technology in past few years. We’ve changed from analog to digital, for starters, and there are features now that weren’t even in the design phase 10 years ago. Take into account some reasons why it is time for you to be considering an upgrade.
Out Of Date Hearing Aids Quit Frequently
There is an irritating buzz you can hear on occasion with outdated or less expensive hearing aids. It’s not much fun when you go near a phone and your outdated hearing aids start to feedback. 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 sit by yourself and miss out on the good discussion. How about that time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop shutting off while your grandson was singing a little song he learned at school. But you still clapped.
Older hearing aids have all of these issues. With the past generation technology, we simply turned up the volume. Today’s technology filters out frustrating loud background noise like a humming fan. That fan was actually not as noisy as those obsolete hearing aids made it seem.
Over Time Older Hearing Aids Can Cost You More
The cost is only one off several factors when purchasing new hearing aids. When you give some thought to all the factors, you will realize that outdated hearing aids will wind up costing you more than new ones. Analog devices require new batteries a lot. It can get costly to replace the batteries once or even twice every day.
Let’s not forget the repair costs with outdated technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old truck. Repair services are costly if your hearing aid is in the shop more than it’s in your ear.
Smart Technology Allows us to Have a Huge Advantage Over Outdated Devices
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. Old analog devices won’t have that. 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
Research has shown that hearing loss can often mean a lower pay-rate. Doesn’t it make sense then, that better hearing aids would be a career asset? When you’re working, it is essential to hear your bosses instructions or maybe even a customer’s request. No more stress over whether you missed essential information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.
Of course, stronger communication means a better quality of life, also. It’s not necessary to sit like a wallflower during discussions any longer. Go ahead and mingle freely now that you can hear.
The Question is, Why Shouldn’t Your Hearing Aids be More Fashionable
How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those out of date hearing aids on? Awkward? Noticeable? Seriously?? One of the most important advantages that come with updating those old hearing aids is stylishness and flexibility. Today’s hearing aids come in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you would like to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe pick one that is invisible inside the ear.
Clues That it’s The Right Time
At this point you are aware of all the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will reveal that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- Your ability to hear has changed. You don’t hear as well as you used to even with the hearing aid in your ear.
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a hard time keeping up. It’s difficult to remove it just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you have to cope with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable any longer, 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 is heavy. Clunky, older technology weighs a lot.
- When you look in the mirror, your hearing aid is all you can see. That old technology is really bulky, too.
- You are changing the batteries constantly. Modern hearing aids are much more energy efficient and some come with rechargeable batteries.
It’s not brain surgery. 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.