If you have an outdated ear horn of a hearing aid, it’s time to replace it. The question is, should I do it today, or should I wait? You bought your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still manage to function, right?
Do you assume that your old hearing aids are good enough? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? We have made many huge advancements in hearing aid development in past few years. A decade ago many advanced features weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve moved from analog to digital, for starters. It’s definitely time to think about an upgrade. Give some thought to several reasons why.
Your Old Hearing Aid is Not Reliable
There is an aggravating buzz you can hear sometimes with older outdated or cheaper hearing aids. How about that awful feedback whenever you go anywhere close to a phone, that’s enjoyable. Often times that unpleasant feedback comes out of nowhere, too. “What now”?
You Shouldn’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Usually Fails When You Need it The Most
You’ve become used to lingering off to the side in silent thought while everyone else is engaging in the banter. What about that time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop quitting while your grandson was singing a little song he learned at school. You had to pretend that you heard it but you didn’t.
Old hearing aids have all of these issues. With the last 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 actually not as noisy as those obsolete hearing aids made it seem.
Obsolete Technology Will End up Costing More
The cost is just one off numerous factors when buying new hearing aids. Wearing outdated hearing aids won’t be any cheaper than buying new ones over time. Analog Hearing aids require new batteries a lot. When you are replacing the battery daily, or even more often than that, the expense adds up.
Don’t forget the repair costs with outdated technology. Think about having to deal with an old car. It’s in the repair shop more than it is in your ear and repairs are not cheap.
Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. You will never find that in an analog device. 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 ten years old, too.)
Communicating is The Key to Everything
Hearing loss will most certainly result in a lower pay rate according to studies. What person couldn’t use an asset in their career? Newer hearing aids are that asset. You will be able to hear your boss and customers better. No more having to worry over whether you may have missed essential information, or whether your hearing aids will quit at the worst time.
Of course, stronger communication means a higher quality of life, as well. You don’t have to sit alone like a wallflower in the middle of discussions anymore. Jump in and connect with the people all around you.
Did You Realize How Awesome The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
When you glance in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what words come to mind? Clunky? Obvious? Seriously?? One of the most significant advantages that come with replacing those old hearing aids is style and flexibility. Current 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 choose one that is invisible inside the ear.
When is it Time to purchase a New Hearing Aid?
Now you know all the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale signs will reveal that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- Your hearing has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you used to 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 remove it just to have a conversation on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to cope with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable anymore, and that’s a concern.
- You know for a fact that your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
- 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 every day. Contemporary hearing aids are much more energy efficient and some come with rechargeable batteries.
It’s not rocket science. If you’ve had 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.