That out of date ear horn is definitely not modern and has to be replaced. It’s often challenging to know whether your hearing aids actually should be replaced. You bought your hearing aids a decade ago, and they still seem to work, right?
Outdated hearing aids might be better than none, but what’s the real cost of not updating. We have made many major advancements in hearing aid technology in last few years. It’s moved from analog to digital, to begin with, and there are features now that weren’t yet in the design phase a decade ago. Take into consideration some reasons it is time for you to be thinking about a new hearing aid.
Old Hearing Aids Fail Frequently
Out of date or maybe even low-quality hearing aids have many problems including that annoying buzzing sound you hear once in awhile. How about that awful feedback whenever you go anywhere near a phone, that’s lots of fun. Then suddenly 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 Failing, That Doesn’t Mean it’s Not a Problem.
It’s not unusual for you to hang by yourself and miss the stimulating discussion. How about the time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop quitting while your grandson was singing a little song he learned at school. But you still clapped.
If you don’t make the upgrade to new hearing aids, you will keep having all of these problems. With the past generation technology, we just cranked up the volume. Current technology filters out frustrating loud background noise such as a humming fan. It was not even that loud.
Obsolete Technology Will Wind up Costing You More
Cost is only one off several factors when buying new hearing aids. When you think about all the factors, you will realize that outdated hearing aids will wind up costing you more than new ones. Analog Hearing aids require new batteries a lot. It can be expensive to replace the batteries once or even a couple of times a day.
Let’s not forget the repair costs with out of date technology. You can compare it to an old truck. Repairs are costly if your hearing aid is in the repair shop more than it’s in your ear.
The Smart Technology in The Current Hearing Aids is a Huge Advantage
Most modern hearing aids have Bluetooth technology. You won’t get that with an old analog device. With the new technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)
It’s Tough to Manage in Life if You Have Trouble Communicating.
Hearing loss will most certainly result in a smaller pay scale according to studies. What person wouldn’t want an asset in their career? Newer hearing aids are that asset. You will hear your boss and customers better. No more worry over whether you may have missed important information, or whether your hearing aids will quit at the worst time.
And we all know that good quality communication is the cornerstone of a quality life. No more getting stuck in the middle of conversations that you can’t even hear. Jump in and engage with the people around you.
You Just Want Your Hearing Aid to be Cooler
When you glance in the mirror at your old hearing aid, what words come to mind? Awkward? Noticeable? Seriously?? One of the most significant benefits that come with replacing those old hearing aids is style and flexibility. There is a never-ending variety of personalizations available with contemporary hearing aids such as size, color, and shape. You can have one tucked so tightly into your ear, no one will ever notice it, or you could make a fashion statement with a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.
Indications That it’s The Right Time to Upgrade
At this point you are aware of all the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will reveal that your hearing aid is an antique:
- Your hearing has changed. You don’t hear as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in place.
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a hard time keeping up. It’s difficult to remove it just so you can have a conversation on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to deal with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable any longer, and that’s a concern.
- You know for sure that your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, old technology is heavier.
- 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 constantly. 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 trade up and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.