If you still have an old-school ear trumpet in hand than plainly, it’s time to upgrade. When you use conventional hearing aids, making that call is more tricky. Your decade old hearing aids still work, right?
Maybe you are better off having obsolete hearing aids than having none, what’s the real cost? Hearing aid technology has progressed in the last several years. Some of the functions of modern hearing aids hadn’t even been designed a decade ago. For one thing, they’ve gone to digital from analog. Think about some reasons why it’s time for you to be thinking about an upgrade.
The Old Hearing Aid is Not That Dependable
Cheaper or older hearing aids often have an irritating buzzing sound. How about that feedback any time you get close to a phone, that’s a lot of fun. That loud feedback occasionally occurs for no apparent reason. What caused it this time?
You’ve Become Desensitized to its Poor Quality
You’ve become accustomed to pondering why the sound of traffic is so noisy or to going off quietly while everyone else has interesting conversation. Recall the time your grandchild sang you a great song she learned at school, but you could only hear every other word because your hearing aids kept cutting out. You still clapped, though.
Old hearing aids have all of these kinds of problems. Ten years ago the attention was on raising the volume. Today, hearing aids perform magic tricks such as filtering out background noise, so no more noisy air conditioner.
The Old Ones Are Wasting Money
Cost is always an issue when considering an upgrade. The new tech is not cheap, but neither is using an old, out-of-date hearing aid. You will be constantly replacing batteries when you have an analog hearing aid. If you are buying new batteries on a daily basis, or even more often than that, the costs can get very high.
Out of date hearings aids can potentially need repair, also. If you think of your hearing aid like you think of a 1992 car you would get the point. It’s in the shop more than it’s in your ear and repairs expensive.
Nowadays, we Have Smart Tech
Most contemporary hearing aids come with Bluetooth functionality. You won’t get that in an analog unit. Your tablet, phone, and even your computer can be connected, via Bluetooth, to your hearing digital aid.
The Secret to Everything is Communication
It has been found by research, that you may earn less money if you have hearing loss. So it’s obvious that it would be an asset to your career if you had newer hearing aids. It will be easier to hear what customers and your boss are saying. You won’t have to be concerned about missing some essential information or if your hearing aid battery will die when you need it most.
And clearly you will have a better quality of life if you have strong communication skills. You won’t need to go sit by yourself when people are having conversations. Don’t hesitate to get right in and engage with others.
You Just Want Your Hearing Aid to be Cooler
When you look in the mirror at your old hearing aid, what words come to mind? Embarrassing? Totally obvious? Oh my god? One of the most significant perks that come with upgrading old hearing aids is style and versatility. You can purchase hearing aids in lots of colors, shapes, and sizes today. You can wear a visible one in your favorite color or an internal one hidden from sight inside your ear.
How to Know That it’s Time to Upgrade
Now you know all the reasons why you should want a hearing aid upgrade, but not what to specifically look for that says your device may end up being called an antique. The time has come and here are the signs:
- There are changes in your hearing. Even when you have the hearing aids in your ears, it seems as if you don’t hear as well.
- Your old hearing aid just can’t keep up with your evolving life. Every time you have to use the phone, you have to remove it and background noise has become a real issue.
- Your hearing aid keeps quitting. It’s simply not reliable anymore, and that’s problematic.
- You know for sure your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital right away.
- Your ears feel heavy. Clunky, old technology weighs more.
- Your hearing aid juts out like a sore thumb. That old technology takes up a lot of space, too.
- You constantly need to replace the batteries. Contemporary hearing aids are usually rechargeable and are also more energy efficient.
It’s an easy choice. If you’ve had your hearing aids for seven years or more, it’s time to trade up and hear better.