That out of date ear horn is definitely not modern and ought to be replaced. The question is, should I do it now, or should I wait? You purchased your hearing aids a decade ago, and they still manage to work, right?
Do you assume that your outdated hearing aids are fine? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? In the past couple of years, hearing aid engineering has come a long way. We’ve changed from analog to digital, first of all, and there are features now that weren’t even in the design phase 10 years ago. It’s absolutely time to start thinking about an upgrade. Think about some reasons why.
Your Old One is Not Dependable
There is an annoying buzz you can hear sometimes with out of date or less expensive hearing aids. It’s not very enjoyable when you go close to a phone and your out of date hearing aids begin to feedback. At times that unpleasant feedback comes out of nowhere, too. What caused it this time?
You Shouldn’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Fails When You Most Need it
It’s not that unusual for you to hang by yourself and miss the stimulating discussion. What about that 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 keep having all of these problems. With the last generation technology, we simply turned up the volume. Today’s technology filters out annoying loud background noise like a humming fan. It was not even that loud.
Over Time Older Hearing Aids Will Cost You More
One concern when you are purchasing new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. When you give some thought to all the factors, you will come to realize that outdated hearing aids will wind up costing you more than new ones. Analog devices require new batteries a lot. When you are changing the battery on a daily basis, or even more frequently than that, the expense adds up.
Older hearing aids break frequently and require repair service. You can compare it to an old car. Repair services are expensive if your hearing aid is in the repair shop more than it’s in your ear.
Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. You will never find that in 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.)
Communicating is The Key to Everything
Hearing loss will almost certainly lead to a lower pay scale according to studies. Doesn’t it make sense then, that quality hearing aids would be a career asset? You will be able to hear your boss and customers better. No more stress over whether you may have missed essential information, or whether your hearing aids will quit at the worst time.
And we all know that good quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. It’s not necessary to sit like a wallflower during discussions any longer. Jump right in and connect with the people all around you.
The Question is, Why Shouldn’t Your Hearing Aids be More Stylish
How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those outdated hearing aids on? Awkward? Obvious? Seriously?? When you upgrade your obsolete hearing aids you get the significant advantage of increased flexibility and enhanced style. Current hearing aids come in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors. It’s possible to have one hidden so tightly in your ear, that no one will ever see it, or you can make a fashion statement with a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.
Signs That it’s The Right Time
At this point you know all of the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, some telltale clues will indicate that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- Your hearing has changed. you’re not hearing 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 remove it just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you need to deal with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid won’t stop cutting out. It just isn’t reliable anymore, and that’s a problem.
- You know for a fact that your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, time to go digital.
- Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, older technology weighs a lot.
- 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 constantly. Contemporary 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.