If you have an outdated ear horn of a hearing aid, it’s time to replace it. The question is, should I do it today, or should I wait? Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Did you realize those hearing aids are over a decade old?
Do you think that your outdated hearing aids are fine? Ask your self this question “what is the actual cost”? We have made many huge advancements in hearing aid technology in past few years. 10 years ago many advanced functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve changed from analog to digital, for starters. Take into consideration some reasons it is time for you to be considering an upgrade.
Your Out of Date One is Not Dependable
There is an annoying buzz you can hear occasionally with older outdated or cheaper hearing aids. And what about that awful feedback anytime you go near a phone, that’s enjoyable. Often times that harsh feedback comes out of nowhere, too. What caused it this time?
You Can’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Fails When You Most Need it
You’ve become accustomed to lingering off to one side in silent thought while others are engaging in the conversation. How distressing was the time 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 issues. The attention 10 years ago was on increasing the volume. Current technology filters out annoying loud background noise such as a buzzing fan. That fan was actually not as loud as those obsolete hearing aids made it seem.
Over Time Older Hearing Aids Will Cost You More
One concern when shopping for new hearing aids is undoubtedly cost. Keeping your outdated hearing aids won’t be any cheaper than purchasing new ones over time. Older hearing aids are analog technology and that means that it’s time to replace batteries constantly. If you are changing the battery daily, or even more often than that, the expense adds up.
Out of date hearing aids break frequently and need repair service. You can compare it to an old truck. Repair services are costly if your hearing aid is in the repair shop more than it’s in your ear.
Smart Technology Allows us to Have a Huge Advantage Over Older Devices
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. You can’t find 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, maybe even your television (unless they’re ten years old, too.)
It’s Hard to Manage in Life if You Can’t Communicate.
Hearing problems will most certainly lead to a lower pay rate according to studies. Doesn’t it make sense then, that quality hearing aids would definitely be a career advantage? You will hear your boss and customers better. You will follow directions without questioning if you got it right and will have important discussions without having to worry about whether your hearing aids will work or not.
And we all know that good quality communication is the foundation of quality living. You don’t have to sit like a wallflower during conversations any longer. Jump right in and connect with the people all around you.
Did You Realize How Awesome The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
When you look in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what words come to mind? Clunky? Obvious? Seriously?? When you upgrade your old hearing aids you have the significant advantage of increased flexibility and enhanced style. Today’s hearing aids come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you want to make a fashion statement, select a custom color, or maybe pick out one that is invisible inside the ear.
How do You Know When the Time Has Come to Upgrade
Now you know all of the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale signs will indicate that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- Your ability to hear has changed. You don’t hear as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in your ear.
- Your lifestyle has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s a chore to take it out just to have a conversation on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you need to cope 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 that your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older 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 replacing the batteries every day. Contemporary hearing aids are 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.