Hearing aids are complex electronic devices that help you connect with others. Like any electronic, there is a point when you need to consider a replacement or an upgrade, especially if the cost for repair is similar to a new model.
Below are four signs you should consider a new hearing aid.
Your Device Is Old
If you have had your hearing aid for more than five years, you should consider upgrading to a new device. Over that time, your hearing loss has probably changed, meaning what was once working for you may not be providing the level of amplification you now need. In addition, the technology within hearing aids has been rapidly evolving. The new devices on the market can do more than you may have ever thought possible when you got your hearing aid years ago.
In addition to being outdated, your hearing aid is most likely not still running as well as it used to. Even with proper care, natural wear and tear will have taken its toll.
You’ve Changed Your Lifestyle
Your audiologist bases their hearing aid recommendation on your budget, aesthetic preferences and listening lifestyle. A new job in a different industry or one with new tasks may require a more powerful device. If you used to spend more time at home but have since started a hobby or are exercising more, these are considerations that should be taken into account.
Your Budget Is Larger
The more technology within a hearing aid, the higher the price tag. While your introductory device may have been all you could afford a few years ago, if your financial situation has improved it may be worth looking into a higher-tier hearing aid model.
Your Health Has Changed
A change in health, such as a new diagnosis of arthritis, may change how much automation you require in your hearing aid. If you have less dexterity than you used to, a rechargeable hearing aid could simplify your daily routine. More advanced hearing aid models come with more options and easier-to-change settings. There is no better time than now to get more information about the technological marvels that are today’s hearing aids. Contact the experts at Timpanogos Hearing & Balance to learn more.