If you have an old dinosaur of a hearing aid, it’s time to replace it. The question is, should I do it now, or should I wait? You purchased your hearing aids a decade ago, and they still seem to work, right?
Do you think that your outdated hearing aids are fine? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? We have made countless huge developments in hearing aid development in last few years. We’ve moved from analog to digital, to begin with, and there are functions now that weren’t even in the design phase 10 years ago. It’s absolutely time to consider an upgrade. Give some thought to some reasons why.
Old Hearing Aids Fail Regularly
Older outdated or maybe even low-quality hearing aids have many problems like that annoying buzzing you hear every now and then. It’s not very enjoyable when you go close to a phone and your outdated hearing aids start to feedback. Then for no apparent reason at all, it begins to make noises. What caused it this time?
You Can’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Usually Fails When You Most Need it
It’s not unusual for you to sit by yourself and miss the stimulating discussion. How sad was the time your grandson sang you a tune he learned but you could only hear little bits and pieces? You just pretended that you heard it but you didn’t.
If you don’t make the upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have all of these problems. The focus 10 years ago was on raising the volume. Current technology filters out frustrating loud background noise such as a humming fan. That fan was actually not as loud as those old hearing aids made it sound.
Ultimately Older Hearing Aids Will Cost You More
Cost is only one off several factors when buying new hearing aids. Keeping your old dated hearing aids won’t be any less expensive than getting new ones ultimately. Analog Hearing aids need new batteries a lot. 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 require repair. Think of it like having to deal with an old truck. Repairs are costly if your hearing aid is in the shop more than it’s in your ear.
Smart Technology Allows us to Have Great Advantage Over Older Outdated Devices
Bluetooth capability is a major feature in new hearing aid technology. Obsolete analog devices don’t have that. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means it’s compatible with your phone, your computer, and maybe even your television (unless they’re 10 years old, too.)
Communication is The Key to Everything
Research has shown that hearing loss could mean a lower pay-rate. Who couldn’t use an asset to their career? high-quality hearing aids are that asset. When you’re working, it is important to hear your bosses instructions or maybe a customer’s request. No more having to worry over whether you missed essential information, or whether your hearing aids will quit at the worst time.
And everybody knows that good quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. No more getting caught in the middle of conversations that you can’t even hear. Go ahead and socialize freely now that you can hear.
The Question is, Why Shouldn’t Your Hearing Aids be More Stylish
When you look in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what comes to mind? Clunky? Noticeable? Seriously?? One of the most important advantages that come with updating those old hearing aids is style and flexibility. Current hearing aids come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can have one tucked so tightly into your ear, that no one will ever notice it, or you might make a fashion statement by getting a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.
Signs That it’s The Right Time
Now you know all the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale signs will indicate that your hearing aid is an antique:
- Your hearing has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you used to even with the hearing aid in your ear.
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a rough time keeping up. It’s difficult to take it out just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to cope with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid won’t stop quitting. It’s just not reliable any longer, and that’s a big problem.
- 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.
- 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 every day. Contemporary hearing aids are much 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 trade up and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.