That out of date ear horn is absolutely not current and has to be updated. The question is, should I do it now, or should I hold off? You bought your hearing aids a decade ago, and they still seem to work, right?
Older hearing aids may be better than none, but what’s the actual cost of not updating. In the past couple of years, hearing aid technology has come a long way. 10 years ago many advanced functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve moved from analog to digital, to begin with. Take into consideration some reasons why it is time for you to be considering a new hearing aid.
Dependability is an Issue When You Have Old Hearing Aids
There is an aggravating buzz you can hear occasionally with older outdated or cheaper hearing aids. It’s not much fun when you go close to a phone and your out of date hearing aids start to feedback. Then for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make 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 used to lingering off to the side in quiet thought while everyone else is engaging in the banter. How distressing was that time when your grandson sang you a tune he learned but you could only hear little bits and pieces? You just pretended that you heard it but you didn’t.
Outdated hearing aids come with all of these failings. With the last generation technology, we just turned up the volume. Today, hearing aids perform amazing tasks such as filtering out background noise. So no more air conditioner noise. It was not even that loud.
Over Time Out Of Date Hearing Aids Will Cost You More
The cost is only one off many factors when buying new hearing aids. Keeping your outdated hearing aids won’t be any less expensive than buying new ones ultimately. Older outdated hearing aids are analog technology and that means that it’s time to replace batteries constantly. It can be costly to replace your batteries once or even a couple of times every day.
Let’s not forget the repair costs with older technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old car or truck. Repair services are costly when your hearing aid is in the shop more than it’s in your ear.
Smart Technology Allows us to Have a Huge Advantage Over Older Outdated Devices
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. Older analog devices won’t have that. Having Bluetooth built into your digital hearing aid means that it’s compatible with your phone, your computer, maybe even your television (unless they’re ten years old, too.)
In Your World, if You Can’t Communicate Your Lost
Hearing problems will almost certainly lead to a smaller pay scale according to studies. What person wouldn’t want an asset to their career? Newer hearing aids are that asset. When you’re at work, it is important to hear your bosses instructions or maybe a customer’s request. No more worry over whether you missed important information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.
And everybody knows that good quality communication is the foundation of a quality life. It’s not necessary to sit like a wallflower in the middle of discussions anymore. Jump in and connect with the people around you.
Did You Know How Cool The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
When you look in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what comes to mind? Clunky? Obvious? Seriously?? When you replace your older hearing aids you get the significant advantage of improved flexibility and superior style. Current hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. It’s possible to have one tucked so tight into your ear, that no one will ever see it, or you might make a fashion statement by getting a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.
When is it Time to Buy a New Hearing Aid?
At this point 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 ability to hear has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you used to even with the hearing aid in .
- Your lifestyle has changed, and your hearing aid has a hard time keeping up. It’s a chore to remove it just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to deal with more background noise.
- Your hearing aid keeps cutting out. It just isn’t reliable any longer, and that’s a problem.
- You know for a fact your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older 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 constantly. Contemporary hearing aids are 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.