Using hearing aids means you’re committed to a life with better hearing. But just as life changes, so does our hearing. So, what’s the most efficient way to be sure you’re always using a hearing instrument that is benefitting your life the most? By upgrading every few years! From improved speech understanding in noise to more discreet styling and natural listening experiences, there are a variety of reasons to consider upgrading your hearing aids. Here are the Top Five:
- Your hearing has changed. Do you find yourself turning up the volume on your hearing aids more often? Has it become more difficult to hear in situations where you used to hear clearly? Do you hear unwanted noises like buzzing or ringing in your ears? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for a hearing screening as well as a product upgrade. Age-related hearing loss — when hearing changes over time — is not only common, but expected! Hearing loss can progress even if you’re using a hearing aid, and it may require upgrading to a new size or style that can accommodate your growing power needs.
- Your lifestyle has changed. Hearing aids (literally) change the way we experience life. Enhanced hearing can open doors to more social situations, work opportunities and even new expectations in home environments. These lifestyle changes also come with hearing changes, and each often requires increased speech understanding in noisy situations. Upgrading your hearing aid to a more accommodating, adaptive and personalized hearing instrument will allow you to continue having clear and engaging listening experiences — even in the most complex hearing environments.
- Your hearing aids aren’t as effective. Over time, electronic products that we wear on our bodies are exposed to extreme temperatures, humidity, perspiration, dust and water ingress — and become more susceptible to breakdowns. Hearing aid components such as directional microphones may lose their sensitivity, and the tips of receiver outlets in the ear canal may clog with oils from wax, reducing sound output. However, even though hearing aids are built to last, everything must eventually face the test of time. While most hearing aids last three to five years, the most efficient way to be sure you’re accommodating changes in your hearing is by staying up-to-date with the most sophisticated hearing device options. Creating a list of instances where your hearing aids aren’t working to your liking is a beneficial way to determine the upgrade that’s best for you.
- There are new innovations in technology. Does your hearing aid have Bluetooth connectivity? What about features like digital noise reduction or adaptive feedback cancellation? Can your hearing aids treat tinnitus or accommodate your listening needs in places looped with a Telecoil, such as theaters or places of worship? Newer hearing aids are better equipped to keep up with the latest advances in hearing aid technology for the best hearing experiences.
- You deserve to stay connected to life’s everyday moments. Because nothing is more special than being able to embrace the sounds that enrich everyday life — in every sense.
We are committed to providing individuals with hearing loss with a variety of hearing solutions personalized to every level of need. Using hearing aids means you’re committed to a life with better hearing. And the first step to helping you hear better is to schedule a consultation. We will personally evaluate your condition and provide the best options available. Don’t wait to treat your hearing—get on the road to better hearing now.