That out of date ear horn is certainly not cutting-edge and will have to be upgraded. The question is, should I do it now, or should I hold off? Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Can you believe they are more than 10 years old?
Do you think that your outdated hearing aids are fine? Ask yourself “what is the real cost”? We have made countless major advancements in hearing aid technology in last few years. We’ve changed from analog to digital, for starters, and there are features now that weren’t yet in the design phase 10 years ago. It’s absolutely time to think about an upgrade. Give some thought to some reasons why.
Reliability is an Issue With Outdated Hearing Aids
There is an irritating buzz you can hear occasionally with older outdated or less expensive hearing aids. It’s not much fun when you go near a phone and your out of date hearing aids start to feedback. Sometimes that unpleasant feedback comes all of a sudden with no explanation, too. What caused it this time?
Just Because You’ve Grown Accustomed to it Failing, That Doesn’t Mean it’s ok
You’ve become accustomed to lingering off to the side in silent thought while others are engaging in the conversation. How about that time when your hearing aids wouldn’t stop shutting off while your grandson was singing a little song he practiced at school. But you still clapped.
If you don’t make the upgrade to new hearing aids, you will always have all of these issues. With the last generation technology, we simply cranked up the volume. Today’s technology filters out annoying loud background noise such as a humming fan. It was never really that loud.
In The Long Run Outdated Hearing Aids Will Cost You More
Cost is just one off numerous factors when purchasing new hearing aids. When you give some thought to all the factors, you will come to realize that out of date hearing aids will wind up costing more than new ones. Analog devices require new batteries regularly. When you are changing the battery every day, or even more frequently than that, the expense adds up.
Let’s not forget the repair costs with older outdated technology. Think of it like having to deal with an old truck. Repair services are expensive when your hearing aid is in the repair shop more than it’s in your ear.
Smart Technology Gives us a Huge Advantage Over Outdated Devices
Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. You won’t find that in 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 The World if You Have Trouble Communicating.
Hearing loss will almost certainly lead to a smaller pay rate according to studies. What person couldn’t use an asset in their career? high-quality hearing aids are that asset. You will hear your boss and customers better. No more stress over whether you lost crucial information, or whether your hearing aids will quit at the worst time.
And everyone knows that quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. No more getting stuck in the middle of conversations that you can’t even hear. Jump right in and connect with the people around you.
Did You Realize How Cool The Newer Hearing Aids Are?
How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those out of date hearing aids on? Clunky? Noticeable? Seriously?? One of the most noticeable advantages that come with replacing old hearing aids is stylishness and flexibility. Current hearing aids come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you would like to make a fashion statement, select a custom color, or maybe go with one that is invisible inside the ear.
Clues That It’s Time to Upgrade
At this point you know all the reasons you should upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale signs will indicate that your hearing aid is obsolete:
- Your hearing has changed. You don’t hear as well as you used to even with the hearing aid in your ear.
- Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s a chore to take it out 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 won’t stop quitting. It’s just not reliable anymore, and that’s a concern.
- You know for sure 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 takes up a lot of space, too.
- You are changing the batteries every day. Modern hearing aids are much more energy efficient and have rechargeable batteries.
It’s not rocket science. 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.