That out of date ear horn is definitely not cutting-edge and must be updated. The question is, should I do it now, or should I hold off? Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Did you realize they are more than 10 years old?
Do you think that your old hearing aids are good enough? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? In the past couple of years, hearing aid technology has come a long way. We’ve moved from analog to digital, first of all, and there are features now that weren’t yet in the design phase a decade ago. It’s definitely time to consider an upgrade. Think about several reasons why.
Old Hearing Aids Quit Regularly
Older or maybe even cheap hearing aids have many problems including that irritating buzzing you hear every now and then. How about that feedback anytime you go near a phone, that’s lots of fun. Then for no apparent reason at all, it begins to make weird noises. “What now”?
You Can’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Usually Fails When You Need it The Most
It’s not unusual for you to hang by yourself and miss the good discussion. How distressing was the time when your grandson sang you a tune he learned but you could only hear little bits and pieces? You had to pretend that you heard it but you didn’t.
Old hearing aids have all of these failings. With the past generation technology, we just turned up the volume. Today’s technology filters out frustrating loud background noise like a humming fan. It was not even that loud.
Over Time Out Of Date Hearing Aids Can Cost You More
One consideration when purchasing new hearing aids is definitely cost. When you consider all the factors, you will come to realize that out of date hearing aids will wind up costing you more than new ones. Analog devices need new batteries regularly. If you are changing the battery on a daily basis, or even more frequently than that, the expense adds up.
Don’t forget the repair costs with out of date technology. You can compare it to an old truck. Repair services are expensive when your hearing aid is in the shop more than it’s in your ear.
Smart Technology Gives us Great Advantage Over Out of Date Devices
Most modern hearing aids come with Bluetooth capabilities. Old analog devices won’t have that. 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.)
In Your World, if You Can’t Communicate Your Lost
Studies indicate that hearing loss could mean a lower paycheck. Doesn’t it make sense then, that better hearing aids would certainly be a career asset? When you’re working, it is important to hear your bosses instructions or maybe even a customer’s questions. You will follow instructions without wondering whether you got it right and will take part in essential discussions without worrying about whether your hearing aids will work or not.
And we all know that quality communication is the foundation of a quality life. It’s not necessary to sit alone like a wallflower during discussions any longer. Jump in and engage with the people all around you.
Did You Realize How Awesome The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those out of date hearing aids on? Awkward? Obvious? Seriously?? One of the most important benefits that come with replacing those old hearing aids is stylishness and flexibility. There is an endless variety of personalizations possible with modern hearing aids including size, color, and shape. You can have one tucked so tightly into your ear, no one will ever see it, or you can make a fashion statement by getting a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.
Is it Time to Buy a New Hearing Aid?
Now you are aware of all the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will indicate that your hearing aid is an antique:
- Your hearing has changed. You don’t hear 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 difficult to take it out just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you need to cope with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable anymore, and that’s a concern.
- You know for sure your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, time to go digital.
- Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, old 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 constantly. Modern hearing aids are much more energy efficient and have rechargeable batteries.
It’s not brain surgery. 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.