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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That out of date ear horn is certainly not current and ought to be upgraded. The question is, should I do it now, or should I wait? You purchased your hearing aids ten years ago, and they still manage to work, right?

Older hearing aids might be better than none, but what’s the real expense of not updating. We have made many major advancements in hearing aid technology in last few years. A decade ago many modern features weren’t even in design phases. Since then we’ve moved from analog to digital, to begin with. It’s absolutely time to start thinking about an upgrade. Consider some reasons why.

Your Old Hearing Aid is Not Reliable

Older or even low-quality hearing aids have several issues like that aggravating buzzing sound you hear once in awhile. How about that feedback anytime you go anywhere near a phone, that’s enjoyable. Then suddenly for no apparent reason at all, it begins to make noises. What caused it this time?

You Can’t Keep Denying That Your Hearing Aid Fails When You Need it The Most

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

Old hearing aids come with all of these Problems. With the last generation technology, we just turned up the volume. Nowadays, hearing aids accomplish awesome tasks such as filtering out background noise. So say goodbye to that air conditioner noise. It was not even that loud.

Ultimately Older Hearing Aids Will Cost You More

One concern when you are buying new hearing aids is definitely the cost. If you think about all the factors, you will come to realize that older hearing aids will end up costing more than new ones. outdated devices are analog technology and that means that it’s time to replace batteries constantly. When you are replacing the battery daily, or even more often than that, the expense adds up.

Let’s not forget the service costs with older technology. You can compare it to an old truck. It’s in the repair shop more than it is in your ear and repairs are not cheap.

Smart Technology Gives us Great Advantage Over Outdated Devices

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

It’s Tough to Get by in The World if You Can’t Communicate.

Research shows that loss of hearing can mean a lower salary. Doesn’t it make sense then, that quality hearing aids would certainly be a career advantage? When at work, it is important to hear your bosses instructions or maybe a customer’s request. No more stress over whether you may have missed crucial information, or whether your hearing aids will stop working at the worst time.

And everyone knows that good quality communication is the foundation of a quality life. No more getting caught in the middle of discussions that you can’t even hear. Go ahead and socialize liberally now that you can hear.

You Just Want Your Hearing Aid to be Cooler

How do you really feel when you see yourself in the mirror with those out of date hearing aids on? Clunky? Obvious? Oh my god? When you upgrade your obsolete hearing aids you have the significant advantage of increased flexibility and enhanced style. Current hearing aids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you want to make a fashion statement, pick a custom color, or maybe choose one that is invisible in the ear.

How do You Know If the Right Time Has Come to Upgrade

At this point you know all the reasons to upgrade your hearing aids. Nevertheless, some telltale clues will reveal that your hearing aid is obsolete:

  • Your ability to hear has changed. you’re not hearing as well as you once did even with the hearing aid in .
  • Your life has changed, and your hearing aid has a tough time keeping up. It’s a chore to remove it just so you can talk on the phone, or maybe you’ve changed jobs and now you need to cope with more background noise.
  • Your hearing aid won’t stop cutting out. It’s just not reliable anymore, and that’s a concern.
  • You know for sure that your hearing aid is analog. Ouch, time to go digital.
  • Your hearing aid is heavy. Clunky, older technology is heavier.
  • Your hearing aid is all you see when you look in a mirror. That old technology takes up a lot of space, too.
  • You are replacing the batteries every day. Modern hearing aids are more energy efficient and some come with rechargeable batteries.

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