If you have an old ear horn of a hearing aid, it’s time to upgrade it. It’s usually tough to know whether your hearing aids actually should be replaced. Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Can you believe they are over a decade old?
Out of Date hearing aids may well be better than none, but what’s the actual expense of not upgrading. We have made countless major developments in hearing aid technology in last few years. A decade ago many modern functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve changed from analog to digital, to begin with. It’s absolutely time to think about an upgrade. Think about a few reasons why.
Your Old Hearing Aid is Not Dependable
Out of date or even cheap hearing aids come with several problems like that aggravating buzzing you hear once in awhile. It’s not much fun when you go near a phone and your outdated hearing aids start to feedback. Often times that unpleasant feedback comes all of a sudden with no explanation, too. “What now”?
Even Though You’ve Become Complacent About it Quitting, That Doesn’t Mean it’s Not a Problem.
You’ve become accustomed to lingering off to the side in quiet introspection while others are engaging in the banter. What about the time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop quitting while your grandson was singing a little song he practiced at school. You just pretended 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. With the last generation technology, we just turned up the volume. Current technology filters out irritating loud background noise such as a buzzing fan. It was never really that loud.
It Can be Costly Having Out Of Date Hearing Aids
One consideration when you are shopping for new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. Wearing old dated hearing aids won’t be any cheaper than buying new ones ultimately. Analog devices need new batteries a lot. It can get expensive to replace your batteries once or even a couple of times a day.
Let’s not forget the repair costs with older outdated technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old truck. It’s in the repair shop more often than it’s in your ear and repair services are not cheap.
Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology
Many modern hearing aids have Bluetooth capabilities. You will never get that in an old analog device. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means that it’s compatible with your cell phone, your computer, and maybe even your television (unless they’re a decade old, too.)
In Your World, if You Can’t Communicate Your Lost
Hearing problems will most certainly result in a lower pay rate according to studies. What person wouldn’t want an asset in their career? high-quality hearing aids are that asset. You will hear your boss and customers better. You will follow directions without worrying about whether you got it right and will take part in important discussions without worrying about whether your hearing aids will work or not.
Of course, stronger communication means a better quality of life, as well. No more getting stuck in the middle of discussions that you can’t even hear. Jump right in and connect with the people all around you.
Did You Realize How Cool 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? Awkward? Noticeable? Oh my god? One of the most noticeable benefits that come with updating old hearing aids is style and flexibility. There is an endless variety of customizations possible with contemporary hearing aids including size, color, and shape. You can have one concealed so tightly in your ear, no one will ever see it, or you could make a fashion statement by getting a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.
Signs That it’s The Right Time to Upgrade
Now you are aware of all the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, some telltale signs will indicate that your hearing aid is an antique:
- Your hearing has changed. You don’t hear as well as you used to even with the hearing aid in .
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a hard time keeping up. It’s a chore to take it out just to talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you have to manage more background noise.
- Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable now, and that’s a big problem.
- You know for sure your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, time to go digital.
- Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, old 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 replacing the batteries every day. Modern hearing aids are more energy efficient and some come with rechargeable batteries.
It’s not rocket science. If you’ve owned your hearing aids for more than seven years, it’s time to upgrade and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.