If you have an obsolete 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 purchased your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still seem to function, right?
Older hearing aids may be better than none, but what’s the actual cost of not updating. We have made many huge advancements in hearing aid technology in last few years. A decade ago many advanced functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve moved from analog to digital, for starters. Take into account some reasons why it is time for you to be considering a new hearing aid.
Your Old Hearing Aid is Not Dependable
Older or even cheap hearing aids have many issues including that irritating buzzing you hear once in awhile. It’s not much fun when you go near a phone and your out of date hearing aids begin to feedback. Then for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make weird noises. What caused it this time?
Even Though You’ve Become Complacent About it Quitting, That Doesn’t Mean it’s Not a Problem.
It’s not unusual for you to hang by yourself and miss out on the good conversation. What about that time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop shutting off while your grandson was singing a little song he practiced at school. You had to pretend that you heard it but you didn’t.
If you don’t upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have all of these problems. The attention ten years ago was on raising the volume. Today, hearing aids accomplish amazing tasks like filtering out background noise. So say goodbye to that air conditioner noise. That fan was really not as noisy as those old hearing aids made it seem.
It Can be Costly Keeping Out Of Date Hearing Aids
One consideration when you are buying new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. If you consider all the factors, you will realize that out of date hearing aids will wind up costing more than new ones. Analog devices need new batteries a lot. When you are changing the battery on a daily basis, or even more often than that, the cost adds up.
Out of date hearing aids break on a regular basis and need repair service. Think of it like having to deal with an old car. It’s in the repair shop more than it is in your ear and repair services are not cheap.
Smart Technology Gives us a Huge Advantage Over Out of Date Devices
Bluetooth capability is a major feature in new hearing aid technology. Old analog devices don’t have that awesome feature. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means it’s compatible with your smartphone, your computer, maybe even your television (unless they’re a decade old, too.)
It’s Difficult to Get by in The World if You Have Trouble Communicating.
Research shows that hearing loss can often mean a smaller pay-rate. Doesn’t it make sense then, that better hearing aids would be a career advantage? You will be able to hear your boss and customers better. No more worrying over whether you missed crucial information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.
Of course, better communication means a higher quality of life, also. No more getting stuck in the middle of discussions that you can’t even hear. Jump in and connect 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? Awkward? Noticeable? Oh my god? When you replace your obsolete hearing aids you get the significant advantage of improved flexibility and enhanced style. Current hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you want to make a fashion statement, select a custom color, or maybe choose one that is invisible inside the ear.
How do You Know When the Right Time Has Come to Upgrade
At this point you are aware of all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, some telltale clues will indicate that your hearing aid is an antique:
- Your hearing has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in .
- Your lifestyle has changed, and your hearing aid has a rough 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 need to cope with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable now, and that’s a big concern.
- You know for a fact that your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older technology weighs a lot.
- Your hearing aid is all you see when you look in a mirror. That old technology is really bulky, too.
- You are changing the batteries every day. Modern hearing aids are much 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.