That out of date ear horn is absolutely not cutting-edge and must be updated. The question is, should I do it now, or should I wait? You bought your hearing aids a decade ago, and they still manage to work, right?
Do you assume that your old hearing aids are good enough? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? We have made many huge developments in hearing aid technology in last few years. We’ve changed from analog to digital, first of all, and there are functions now that weren’t yet in the design phase a decade ago. It’s absolutely time to think about an upgrade. Give some thought to several reasons why.
Out Of Date Hearing Aids Quit Frequently
There is an annoying buzz you can hear on occasion with older outdated or cheaper hearing aids. It’s not very enjoyable when you go close to a phone and your older hearing aids start to feedback. 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 accustomed to sitting off to one side in silent thought while everyone else is engaging in the banter. How sad was that time your grandson sang you a tune he learned but you could only hear little bits and pieces? But you still clapped.
If you don’t upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have all of these problems. With the past generation technology, we simply turned up the volume. Today’s technology filters out irritating loud background noise like a buzzing fan. It was not really that loud.
It Can be Expensive Keeping Old Hearing Aids
One consideration when shopping for new hearing aids is definitely cost. Wearing old dated hearing aids won’t be any less expensive than purchasing new ones in the long run. Older devices are analog technology and that means new batteries constantly. If you are replacing the battery every day, or even more often than that, the cost adds up.
Let’s not forget the service costs with older technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old truck. Repair services are expensive if your hearing aid is in the shop more than it’s in your ear.
The Smart Technology in The Current Hearing Aids is a Great Advantage
The majority of modern hearing aids come with Bluetooth technology. Older analog devices won’t have that awesome feature. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means it’s compatible with your smartphone, your computer, maybe even your television (unless they’re a decade old, too.)
Communicating is The Key to Everything
Studies indicate that loss of hearing can mean a smaller paycheck. Who wouldn’t want an asset to their career? Better hearing aids are that asset. When you’re at work, it is important to hear your bosses instructions or maybe even a customer’s request. You will follow instructions without questioning if you heard it right and will have essential conversations without worrying about whether your hearing aids will work or not.
Of course, better communication means a higher quality of life, also. You don’t have to sit alone like a wallflower in the middle of discussions anymore. Go ahead and interact freely now that you can hear.
The Question is, Why Shouldn’t Your Hearing Aids be More Fashionable
When you glance in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what words come to mind? Clunky? Obvious? Seriously?? When you replace your obsolete hearing aids you have the significant benefit of increased flexibility and superior style. There is an endless variety of personalizations possible with contemporary hearing aids including size, color, and shape. You can have one tucked so tightly in your ear, that no one will ever see it, or you could make a fashion statement by getting a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.
How do You Know If the Right Time Has Come to Upgrade
Now you know all the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, some telltale signs will reveal 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 pain to take it out just so you can have a conversation 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’s just not reliable now, and that’s a problem.
- You know for sure that your hearing aid is analog. 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 takes up a lot of space, too.
- You are replacing the batteries every day. Contemporary hearing aids are 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.