If you have an outdated dinosaur of a hearing aid, it’s time to replace it. The question is, should I do it now, or should I hold off? You purchased your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still seem to work, right?
Do you think that your outdated hearing aids are good enough? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? In the last few years, hearing aid technology has come a long way. It’s moved from analog to digital, first of all, and there are features now that weren’t even in the design phase 10 years ago. Take into consideration some reasons it is time for you to be considering an upgrade.
Dependability is an Issue With Out of Date Hearing Aids
outdated or maybe even low-quality hearing aids have many issues including that aggravating buzzing sound you hear every now and then. It’s not very enjoyable when you go close to a phone and your older hearing aids begin to feedback. At times that harsh feedback comes all of a sudden with no explanation, too. “What now”?
You Can’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Fails When You Need it The Most
It’s not unusual for you to sit by yourself and miss the stimulating conversation. How unfortunate was the time when your grandson sang you a song he learned but you could only hear little bits and pieces? But you still clapped.
Old hearing aids come with all of these issues. The attention ten years ago was on increasing the volume. Current technology filters out annoying loud background noise such as a humming fan. That fan was actually not as noisy as those old hearing aids made it sound.
Out of Date Technology Will Wind up Costing You More
One concern when purchasing new hearing aids is certainly cost. When you give some thought to all the factors, you will come to realize that outdated hearing aids will end up costing more than new ones. Analog devices need new batteries regularly. It can be expensive to replace the batteries once or even a couple of times a day.
Don’t forget the service costs with out of date technology. Think about having to deal with an old car. 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
Most modern hearing aids have Bluetooth capabilities. Obsolete analog devices won’t have that. With the new Bluetooth technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)
In Your World, if You Can’t Communicate Your Lost
Hearing problems will almost certainly result in a smaller pay scale according to studies. Doesn’t it make sense then, that quality hearing aids would certainly be a career advantage? You will hear your boss and customers better. No more worrying over whether you may have lost important information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.
And we all know that good quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. No more getting stuck in the middle of conversations that you can’t even hear. Jump in and connect with the people around you.
Did You Realize How Awesome The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
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 advantages that come with replacing old hearing aids is style and flexibility. There is an endless variety of personalizations available with modern hearing aids such as size, color, and shape. If you want to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe go with one that is invisible inside the ear.
When is it Time to purchase a New Hearing Aid?
At this point you are aware of all of the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale signs will reveal that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- Your hearing has changed. You don’t hear as well as you once did 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 switched jobs and now you need to manage more background noise.
- Your hearing aid won’t stop quitting. It’s just not reliable now, and that’s a big problem.
- You know for a fact your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, old technology is heavier.
- 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 replacing the batteries every day. Contemporary 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.