That out of date ear horn is absolutely not modern and needs to be replaced. The question is, should I do it today, or should I hold off? Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Can you believe they are over 10 years old?
Out of Date hearing aids might be better than none, but what’s the actual expense of not updating. In the past couple of years, hearing aid engineering has come a long way. 10 years ago many advanced features weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve changed from analog to digital, for starters. Take into account some reasons it is time for you to be thinking about a new hearing aid.
Your Old Hearing Aid is Not Reliable
There is an aggravating buzz you can hear sometimes with older outdated or cheaper hearing aids. How about that feedback anytime you go anywhere near a phone, that’s enjoyable. Then for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make weird noises. What caused it this time?
Just Because You’ve Become Used to it Quitting, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok
You’ve become accustomed to lingering off to the side in silent introspection while others are engaging in the conversation. 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 upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have all of these issues. With the last generation technology, we just turned up the volume. Current technology filters out annoying loud background noise such as a buzzing fan. It was never really that loud.
Ultimately Outdated Hearing Aids Can Cost You More
The cost is just one off several factors when buying new hearing aids. If you think about all the factors, you will realize that outdated hearing aids will wind up costing more than new ones. Analog devices need new batteries regularly. It can get costly to replace the batteries once or even a couple of times every day.
Don’t forget the repair costs with outdated technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old car or truck. Repair services are expensive if your hearing aid is in the repair shop more than it’s in your ear.
Smart Technology Allows us to Have Great Advantage Over Older Outdated Devices
The majority of modern hearing aids have Bluetooth technology. You will never find that with an analog device. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means it’s compatible with your phone, your computer, and maybe even your television (unless they’re a decade old, too.)
It’s Tough to Get by in The World if You Can’t Communicate.
Studies indicate that hearing loss could mean a smaller salary. What person couldn’t use an asset in their career? Better hearing aids are that asset. You will hear your boss and customers better. No more having to worry over whether you may have lost crucial information, or whether your hearing aids will quit at the worst time.
And everyone knows that quality communication is the foundation of quality living. No more getting caught in the middle of discussions that you can’t even hear. Jump right in and connect with the people around you.
You Would Really Like Your Hearing Aid to be Cool
How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those outdated hearing aids on? Awkward? Obvious? Oh my god? When you upgrade your obsolete hearing aids you get the significant advantage of increased flexibility and refined style. There is an endless range of customizations available with contemporary hearing aids including size, color, and shape. If you would like to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe pick out one that is invisible inside the ear.
Clues That it’s The Right Time
Now you know all of the reasons you should 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 used to even with the hearing aid in .
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s difficult to remove it just to talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to manage more background noise.
- Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It’s just not reliable anymore, and that’s a problem.
- You know for sure your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, time to go digital.
- 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. Modern hearing aids are much 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.