That out of date ear horn is definitely not current and has to be updated. The question is, should I do it today, or should I wait? You purchased your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still seem to work, right?
Older hearing aids might possibly be better than none, but what’s the actual expense of not updating. We have made countless major advancements in hearing aid technology in last few years. It’s moved from analog to digital, for starters, and there are features now that weren’t even in the design phase 10 years ago. It’s absolutely time to think about an upgrade. Give some thought to several reasons why.
Old Hearing Aids Fail Frequently
There is an aggravating buzz you can hear on occasion with out of date or cheaper hearing aids. And what about that feedback whenever you go anywhere close to a phone, that’s lots of fun. Often times that unpleasant feedback comes all of a sudden with no explanation, too. What caused it this time?
Just Because You’ve Become Used to it Quitting, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok
It’s not unusual for you to sit by yourself and miss the good conversation. How distressing was the 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 make the upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have 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. It was never really that loud.
Old Technology Can Wind up Costing You More
One concern when you are shopping for new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. When you give some thought to all the factors, you will realize that older outdated hearing aids will wind up costing more than new ones. Analog devices need new batteries regularly. When you are changing the battery every day, or even more often than that, the cost adds up.
Don’t forget the repair costs with outdated technology. You can compare it to an old truck. It’s in the repair shop more often than it is in your ear and repair services are not cheap.
Smart Technology Gives us a Huge Advantage Over Out of Date Devices
The majority of modern hearing aids come with Bluetooth technology. Obsolete analog devices don’t have that. With the new technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)
It’s Difficult to Get by in The World if You Can’t Communicate.
Research has shown that loss of hearing often means a lower salary. Who couldn’t use an asset in their career? Newer hearing aids are that asset. You will be able to hear your boss and customers better. You will follow instructions without wondering whether you heard it right and will take part in important conversations without worrying about whether your hearing aids will hold up or not.
And everybody knows that good quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. It’s not necessary to sit like a wallflower in the middle of discussions any longer. Go ahead and interact liberally now that you can hear.
You Just Want Your Hearing Aid to be Cooler
How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those outdated hearing aids on? Clunky? Noticeable? Oh my god? One of the most significant benefits that come with replacing old hearing aids is stylishness and flexibility. Today’s hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you would like to make a fashion statement, choose a custom color, or maybe choose one that is invisible in the ear.
How do You Know If the Time Has Come For an Upgrade
At this point you are aware of all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will reveal that your hearing aid is an antique:
- Your hearing has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in place.
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a rough time keeping up. It’s a pain to remove it just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you need to manage more background noise.
- Your hearing aid won’t stop cutting out. It just isn’t reliable any longer, and that’s a big problem.
- You know for a fact that your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, old technology weighs a lot.
- 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 more energy efficient and some come with rechargeable batteries.
It’s not rocket science. 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.