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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That out of date ear horn is definitely not modern and has to be replaced. It’s usually tricky to know whether your hearing aids actually need to be upgraded. Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Can you believe they are more than a decade old?

Outdated hearing aids might possibly be better than none, but what’s the real cost of not upgrading.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 changed from analog to digital, for starters. Take into account some reasons why it is time for you to be considering an upgrade.

Old Hearing Aids Fail Regularly

outdated or even cheap hearing aids come with several problems including that irritating buzzing you hear every now and then. It’s not very enjoyable when you go near a phone and your older hearing aids begin to feedback. Then suddenly for no apparent reason at all, it begins to make noises. What caused it this time?

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

It’s not unusual for you to hang by yourself and miss out on the stimulating conversation. How about that 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 always have all of these problems. With the last generation technology, we simply cranked up the volume. Current technology filters out irritating loud background noise such as a humming fan. That fan was actually not as noisy as those obsolete hearing aids made it sound.

Over Time Older Hearing Aids Will Cost You More

One consideration when you are buying new hearing aids is undoubtedly the cost. Keeping your outdated hearing aids won’t be any cheaper than getting new ones over time. Older outdated hearing aids are analog and that means that it’s time to replace batteries constantly. If you are replacing the battery daily, or even more often than that, the expense adds up.

Let’s not forget the repair costs with older technology. You can compare it to dealing with an old truck. Repairs are costly when your hearing aid is in the repair shop more than it’s in your ear.

Believe it or Not we Currently Have Smart Technology

Many modern hearing aids have Bluetooth capabilities. Older analog devices won’t have that awesome feature. With the new Bluetooth technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)

It’s Difficult to Get by in Life if You Have Trouble Communicating.

Hearing problems will almost certainly lead to a smaller pay scale according to studies. Doesn’t it make sense then, that better hearing aids would be a career asset? You will hear your boss and customers better. You will follow instructions without worrying about if 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.

And we all know that good quality communication is the foundation of a quality life. You don’t have to sit like a wallflower in the middle of conversations anymore. Jump in and engage with the people around you.

Did You Realize How Cool The Newer Hearing Aids Are?

When you look in the mirror at your old hearing aid, what comes to mind? Clunky? Obvious? Seriously?? One of the most noticeable benefits that come with replacing those old hearing aids is style and flexibility. Current hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you would like to make a fashion statement, select a custom color, or maybe pick one that is invisible in the ear.

Clues That It’s Time

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

  • Your ability to hear has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in your ear.
  • Your lifestyle has changed, and your hearing aid has a rough time keeping up. It’s a pain to remove it just to talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you have to manage more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid won’t stop quitting. It’s just not reliable anymore, and that’s a problem.
  • You know for a fact your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, go digital fast.
  • Your hearing aid feels heavy. Clunky, older 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 constantly. Contemporary hearing aids are more energy efficient and have rechargeable batteries.

It’s not brain surgery. If you’ve had 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.

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