Exactly How Often do Hearing Aids Actually Need to be Replaced?

Small robot made of old tech is suggesting those with old hearing aids upgrade to new digital hearing aids.

If you have an ancient ear horn of a hearing aid, it’s time to upgrade it. It’s often tough to recognize whether your hearing aids really need to be replaced. You purchased your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still seem to function, right?

Older hearing aids might be better than none, but what’s the real expense of not updating. In the last few years, hearing aid engineering has come a long way. 10 years ago many modern functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve moved from analog to digital, for starters. It’s definitely time to start thinking about an upgrade. Give some thought to some reasons why.

Out Of Date Hearing Aids Fail Frequently

outdated or maybe even cheap hearing aids have several issues such as that aggravating buzzing you hear every now and then. How about that awful feedback whenever you go anywhere near a phone, that’s enjoyable. Then for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make noises. “What now”?

Just Because You’ve Become Used to it Quitting, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok

You’ve become used to sitting off to one side in silent introspection while others are engaging in the conversation. How sad was the time when your grandson sang you a song he learned but you could only hear bits and pieces? But you still clapped.

If you don’t upgrade to new hearing aids, you will keep having all of these problems. With the last generation technology, we just turned up the volume. Today, hearing aids accomplish amazing tasks such as filtering out background noise. So no more air conditioner noise. That fan was actually not as noisy as those old hearing aids made it sound.

Ultimately Outdated Hearing Aids Will Cost You More

The cost is just one off many considerations when purchasing new hearing aids. Keeping your outdated hearing aids won’t be any less expensive than purchasing new ones in the long run. Analog Hearing aids require new batteries regularly. When you are changing the battery on a daily basis, or even more frequently than that, the cost adds up.

Let’s not forget the repair costs with out of date technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old car. It’s in the shop more often than it is in your ear and repair services are not cheap.

The Smart Technology in The Current Hearing Aids is a Huge Advantage

Bluetooth capability is a major feature in new hearing aid technology. Older analog devices don’t have that awesome feature. With the new technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)

Communicating is The Key to Living

Hearing problems will almost certainly lead to a lower pay rate according to studies. What person couldn’t use an asset in their career? high-quality hearing aids are that asset. When at work, it is important to hear your bosses instructions or maybe a customer’s request. No more stress over whether you may have lost crucial information, or whether your hearing aids will quit 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. Go ahead and socialize liberally now that you can hear.

The Question is, Why Shouldn’t Your Hearing Aids be More Stylish

When you glance in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what comes to mind? Clunky? Noticeable? Seriously?? When you replace your obsolete hearing aids you have the significant advantage of better flexibility and superior style. Current hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. It’s possible to have one hidden so tight into your ear, that no one will ever see it, or you can make a fashion statement by getting a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.

Clues That It’s Time to Upgrade

At this point you know all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will reveal that your hearing aid is obsolete:

  • Your ability to hear has changed. You don’t hear as well as you used to even with the hearing aid in your ear.
  • Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s difficult to take it out just to talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to deal with more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid keeps quitting. It just isn’t reliable any longer, and that’s a concern.
  • You know for a fact your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, time to go digital.
  • Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, old technology is heavier.
  • When you look in the mirror, your hearing aid is all you can see. That old technology takes up a lot of space, too.
  • You are changing the batteries constantly. Modern hearing aids are more energy efficient and have rechargeable batteries.

It’s not rocket science. 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.

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