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Right Now is When You Should Upgrade Your Old Hearing Aids

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That out of date ear horn is absolutely not cutting-edge and has to be replaced. The question is, should I do it today, or should I wait? Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Did you realize those hearing aids are over a decade old?

Do you think that your old hearing aids are good enough? Ask your self this question “what is the actual cost”? In the last few years, hearing aid technology has come a long way. A decade ago many advanced features weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve changed from analog to digital, to begin with. It’s absolutely time to start thinking about an upgrade. Give some thought to some reasons why.

Old Hearing Aids Fail Frequently

outdated or even cheap hearing aids come with several problems such as that aggravating buzzing sound you hear every now and then. It’s not very enjoyable when you go near a phone and your older hearing aids start to feedback. At times that unpleasant feedback comes all of a sudden with no explanation, too. “What now”?

Just Because You’ve Become Used to it Failing, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok

You’ve become accustomed to lingering off to the side in quiet thought while others are engaging in the banter. How unfortunate was that time when your grandson sang you a song he learned but you could only hear little bits and pieces? But you still clapped.

If you don’t upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have all of these issues. The focus a decade ago was on raising the volume. Nowadays, hearing aids accomplish awesome tasks such as filtering out background noise. So say goodbye to that air conditioner noise. That fan was really not as loud as those old hearing aids made it seem.

Over Time Out Of Date Hearing Aids Can Cost You More

One consideration when buying new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. When you consider all the factors, you will realize that outdated hearing aids will wind up costing more than new ones. Analog Hearing aids require new batteries a lot. If you are replacing the battery on a daily basis, or even more frequently than that, the cost adds up.

Let’s not forget the repair costs with out of date technology.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

Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology

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

It’s Hard to Manage in Life if You Have Trouble Communicating.

Hearing loss will almost certainly result in a smaller pay scale according to studies. Doesn’t it make sense then, that better hearing aids would certainly be a career advantage? You will be able to hear your boss and customers better. No more having to worry over whether you missed essential information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.

And everybody knows that quality communication is the foundation of a quality life. You don’t have to sit alone like a wallflower in the middle of conversations any longer. Go ahead and socialize liberally now that you can hear.

The Question is, Why Shouldn’t Your Hearing Aids be More Stylish

How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those out of date hearing aids on? Clunky? Obvious? Seriously?? When you replace your old hearing aids you have the significant advantage of greater flexibility and refined style. There is a never-ending range of personalizations possible with modern hearing aids such as size, color, and shape. If you would like to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe choose one that is invisible in the ear.

How do You Know When the Time Has Come to Upgrade

Now you know all the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will indicate that your hearing aid is an antique:

  • Your hearing has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you used to even with the hearing aid in .
  • Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a tough time keeping up. It’s a pain to take it out just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you have to deal with more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid won’t stop cutting out. It just isn’t reliable now, and that’s a big concern.
  • You know for a fact that your hearing aid is not digital. Ouch, go digital fast.
  • Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, old technology weighs a lot.
  • When you look in the mirror, your hearing aid is all you can see. That old technology is really bulky, too.
  • You are replacing the batteries every day. 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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