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Small robot made of old tech is suggesting those with old hearing aids upgrade to new digital hearing aids.

If you have an obsolete ear horn of a hearing aid, it’s time to replace it. It’s usually difficult to recognize whether your hearing aids really need to be upgraded. Your hearing aids seem like they still work, right? Did you realize they are more than a decade old?

Do you think that your old hearing aids are fine? Ask yourself “what is the real cost”? We have made many major developments in hearing aid development in last few years. We’ve changed from analog to digital, for starters, and there are functions now that weren’t even in the design phase a decade ago. Take into account some reasons why it is time for you to be thinking about a new hearing aid.

Your Out of Date One is Not Reliable

There is an aggravating buzz you can hear on occasion with out of date or less expensive hearing aids. It’s not much fun when you go near a phone and your out of date hearing aids start to feedback. Then suddenly for no apparent reason at all, it starts to make noises. “What now”?

Even Though You’ve Become Complacent About it Failing, That Doesn’t Mean it’s Not a Problem.

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

Outdated hearing aids have all of these issues. The attention a decade ago was on raising the volume. Current technology filters out frustrating loud background noise like a buzzing fan. That fan was actually not as loud as those obsolete hearing aids made it seem.

In The Long Run Out Of Date Hearing Aids Can Cost You More

Cost is only one off many factors when buying new hearing aids. When you think about all the factors, you will realize that out of date hearing aids will wind up costing more than new ones. Out of date devices are analog and that means new batteries constantly. When you are replacing the battery daily, or even more frequently than that, the expense adds up.

Don’t forget the service costs with older technology. Think about having to deal with an old car. It’s in the shop more than it is in your ear and repairs are not cheap.

Smart Technology Allows us to Have a Huge Advantage Over Older Outdated Devices

Bluetooth capability is an important feature in new hearing aid technology. Obsolete analog devices don’t have that awesome feature. With the new technology you hear the tv, Your cell phone, or your computer with your hearing aid.)

It’s Hard to Get by in Life if You Can’t Communicate.

Research shows that loss of hearing could mean a smaller salary. What person wouldn’t want an asset in their career? Newer hearing aids are that asset. When you’re working, it is essential to be able to hear your bosses instructions or maybe even a customer’s request. You will follow instructions without worrying about whether you got it right and will have important discussions without worrying about whether your hearing aids will work or not.

And everybody knows that quality communication is the cornerstone of quality living. You don’t have to sit like a wallflower in the middle of conversations any longer. Jump right in and engage with the people all around you.

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

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 obsolete hearing aids you get the significant benefit of improved flexibility and enhanced style. Today’s hearing aids come in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can have one hidden so tightly in your ear, that no one will ever see it, or you could make a fashion statement by getting a visible hearing aid in your favorite color.

Clues That it’s The Right Time to Upgrade

At this point you know all the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. However, some telltale clues will reveal 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 lifestyle has changed, and your hearing aid has a difficult time keeping up. It’s annoying to take it out just so you can have a conversation on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you have to cope with more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid won’t stop cutting out. It’s just not reliable anymore, and that’s a big problem.
  • You know for a fact your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, time to go digital.
  • Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older technology is heavier.
  • 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. Modern hearing aids are much 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 upgrade and hear better. Contact a hearing aid professional to get started.

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