Old Hearing Aids Need to be Updated

Small robot made of old tech is suggesting those with old hearing aids upgrade to new digital hearing aids.

That out of date ear horn is definitely not current and has to be replaced. It’s usually difficult to know whether your hearing aids really need to be upgraded. Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Can you believe those hearing aids are over 10 years old?

Do you assume that your old hearing aids are fine? Ask yourself “what is the actual cost”? We have made many huge developments in hearing aid technology in past few years. 10 years ago many modern functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve moved from analog to digital, for starters. Take into account some reasons why it is time for you to be thinking about a new hearing aid.

Reliability is a Problem With Out of Date Hearing Aids

Out of date or even cheap hearing aids have many issues including that annoying buzzing sound you hear once in awhile. How about that feedback anytime you go anywhere close to a phone, that’s lots of fun. Often times that harsh feedback comes out of nowhere, too. “What now”?

You Shouldn’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Usually Fails When You Need it The Most

You’ve become used to lingering off to the side in quiet thought while everyone else is 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. You had to pretend that you heard it but you didn’t.

If you don’t make the upgrade to new hearing aids, you will keep having all of these problems. The attention a decade ago was on raising the volume. Current technology filters out frustrating loud background noise such as a humming fan. That fan was really not as loud as those obsolete hearing aids made it sound.

Obsolete Technology Can Wind up Costing You More

One consideration when you are buying new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. Keeping your outdated hearing aids won’t be any less expensive than buying new ones in the long run. Out of date hearing aids are analog technology and that means new batteries constantly. If you are changing the battery on a daily basis, or even more frequently than that, the cost adds up.

Don’t forget the repair costs with older technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old car or truck. It’s in the repair shop more often than it is in your ear and repairs are not cheap.

Smart Technology Allows us to Have a Huge Advantage Over Older Devices

Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. You will never find that with an old analog device. With the new technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)

In Your World, if You Can’t Communicate Your Lost

Hearing loss will almost certainly lead to a smaller pay rate according to studies. Doesn’t it make sense then, that better hearing aids would be a career asset? When you’re working, it is essential to be able to hear your bosses instructions or maybe a customer’s request. No more having to worry over whether you missed crucial information, or whether your hearing aids will quit at the worst time.

And everyone knows that good quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. No more getting caught in the middle of conversations that you can’t even hear. Go ahead and socialize liberally now that you can hear.

You Would Really Like Your Hearing Aid to be Cooler

When you look in the mirror at your out of date hearing aid, what comes to mind? Clunky? Obvious? Oh my god? One of the most significant advantages that come with replacing those old hearing aids is stylishness and flexibility. There is an endless variety of customizations possible with contemporary hearing aids like size, color, and shape. If you want to make a fashion statement, choose a custom color, or maybe pick out one that is invisible in the ear.

How do You Know When the Right Time Has Come to Upgrade

At this point you are aware of all of the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, some telltale signs will reveal that your hearing aid is obsolete:

  • Your ability to hear has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in .
  • Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s a pain to take it out just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve switched jobs and now you have to cope with more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid keeps quitting. It just isn’t reliable anymore, and that’s a big problem.
  • You know for a fact that your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, time to go digital.
  • Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older 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 changing the batteries constantly. Contemporary 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 upgrade and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.

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