Technology marches forward. Is your hearing aid keeping up? Here’s how to tell if you need to invest in newer hearing aid technology.

Do you remember when your first hearing aids were turned on? Think about the sounds you didn’t know how you were missing, the clarity of the sound, the ease of listening. Now, if you’ve had your hearing aids for a while, are you sure they’re still working the way they used to?

Our contact team speaks to people throughout the nation. We’ve found that many individuals with hearing loss regret not getting their first pair of hearing aids sooner. Hearing loss that goes untreated only speeds up the rate of deterioration, something that cannot be reversed once damaged. If you haven’t had your hearing tested or if you havent’ upgraded your current pair of hearing aids in the past few years, you’d be surprised by the quality of sound you could be having.

Average Lifespan of a Hearing Aid

Did you know that the average hearing aid lifespan is between 3 to 7 years? Hearing aids do not last forever; they have a finite lifespan. They are mini computers that deteriorate over time. When a hearing instrument, product, or specific model stops working reliably, you would benefit from new hearing aids.

Variables that Affect the Lifespan of the Product

Your body acts like a sauna on your hearing aids by creating an environment that’s high in moisture, heat, and wax. These factors affect your device on a daily basis. How well your hearing aid survives depends on:

  1. How well the device is built
  2. How well it is maintained
  3. How much wear and tear it experiences


Signs Your Hearing Aids are Due for an Upgrade

Which of these applies to your hearing aids?

  1. They are older than 4 years
  2. They are not meeting your current needs the way they once did
  3. Newer technology is available that will solve a current concern
  4. A significant change in lifestyle, job, or daily activity levels
  5. A boost in finances

Changes in Job or Lifestyle

A change in lifestyle merits changing your hearing aid too. Perhaps you fell in love with a new partner and wish to undertake new social activities, from dining in restaurants to dancing at the club or even going on new outdoor adventures. All these activities require a device that will adapt to new noise environments and that won’t encumber you.If you’ve added new activities to your week, let your audiologist know that you would like your hearing aids to fit in better with your new lifestyle. Woodworking, swimming, hiking and horseback riding can all affect the performance of hearing aids. For these activities and more, you’ll need a higher fidelity device that will withstand all that action.

What about if you work at one of the top 20 loudest jobs with increased chances of hearing loss? You may be working with kids, battling background noise at a restaurant, handle heavy machinery, while having to maintain focus throughout the day. What would it mean to you to have a device that will perform the way it’s supposed to?

Whatever your reason for an upgrade, weigh the pros and cons carefully so you can make an educated choice.

Why Upgrade Your Life but Not Your Hearing Aids?

When it comes to consumer electronics and household goods, you may be willing to get the best. Why wouldn’t you do the same with hearing aids? In fact, you may need more power, functionalities, and flexibility.Your hearing may change over time to the point where it’s beyond the range of your current model. The newest models will even connect wirelessly to electronic equipment around you, including smartphones,  audio equipment, TVs and even the Internet of Things.

The Importance of Yearly Screening

Hearing aid screenings should be just like getting tested for eyes, teeth, and vision. You should perform a checkup every year. If you feel your old device is just not performing the way it used to, give our contact center a call.

You will receive a call within 48 hours and have a chance to talk to a hearing specialist. You may even qualify for a free hearing screening in your area!

We believe upgrading to a better quality of life is something everyone deserves. Call 1-866-978-7321 today!