That out of date ear horn is absolutely not cutting-edge and has to be updated. The question is, should I do it today, or should I wait? You bought your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still seem to function, right?
Outdated hearing aids might possibly be better than none, but what’s the actual cost of not upgrading. In the last few years, hearing aid engineering has come a long way. A decade ago many modern functions weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve moved from analog to digital, for starters. It’s absolutely time to think about an upgrade. Give some thought to some reasons why.
Old Hearing Aids Fail Frequently
There is an annoying buzz you can hear occasionally with out of date or cheaper hearing aids. It’s not very enjoyable when you go close to a phone and your older hearing aids start to feedback. Then suddenly for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make noises. “What now”?
Just Because You’ve Become Used to it Quitting, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok
It’s not that unusual for you to hang by yourself and miss out on the stimulating conversation. What about the time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop shutting off while your grandson was singing a little song he practiced at school. You just pretended that you heard it but you didn’t.
If you don’t upgrade to new hearing aids, you will keep having all of these issues. With the past generation technology, we simply cranked up the volume. Today, hearing aids accomplish awesome tasks like filtering out background noise. So say goodbye to that air conditioner noise. It was not even that loud.
Over Time Older Hearing Aids Can Cost You More
One consideration when you’re thinking of shopping for new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. If you carefully consider all the factors, you will realize that older hearing aids will end up costing more than new ones. Analog Hearing aids need new batteries a lot. If you are changing the battery every day, or even more often than that, the cost adds up.
Let’s not forget the repair costs with out of date technology. You can compare it to dealing with an old truck. It’s in the repair shop more than it is in your ear and repair services are not cheap.
Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. You can’t get that with an old 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 10 years old, too.)
In Your World, if You Can’t Communicate Your Lost
Hearing loss will almost certainly lead to a lower pay scale according to studies. What person wouldn’t want an asset in their career? Newer hearing aids are that asset. You will hear your boss and customers better. You will follow directions without questioning whether you got it right and will take part in essential discussions without having to worry about whether your hearing aids will hold up or not.
Of course, stronger communication means a higher quality of life, as well. You don’t have to sit alone like a wallflower during conversations any longer. Jump in and engage with the people all around you.
Did You Know How Awesome The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
When you look in the mirror at your old hearing aid, what words come to mind? Clunky? Noticeable? Oh my god? One of the most important benefits that come with updating old hearing aids is stylishness and flexibility. There is an endless variety of customizations available with modern hearing aids like size, color, and shape. If you would like to make a fashion statement, select a custom color, or maybe pick out one that is invisible inside the ear.
How do You Know If the Time Has Come For an Upgrade
Now you know all of the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will reveal that your hearing aid is an antique:
- Your hearing has changed. You don’t hear as well as you used to even with the hearing aid in place.
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a tough time keeping up. It’s a pain to remove it just to have a conversation 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 sure that your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, go digital fast.
- Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, old 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 changing the batteries every day. Contemporary hearing aids are more energy efficient and some come with 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.