When is the last time you cleaned out your closet? I’m thinking there is a pretty solid chance you still have a few articles of clothing you purchased while you were in high school hanging in the back. Maybe you are waiting for the right occasion to wear your prom dress or you think that the periwinkle blue suite will someday make a comeback. While you may be able to get yourself into the old clothes and they technically still work, covering your body to make it socially acceptable for you to be seen in public, they don’t fit nearly as well as your new clothes. So, the question is… When should you upgrade your hearing aid?
If you are using a hearing aid that is more than a few years old to treat your hearing loss, then you should think of it as a piece clothing. Just because it still fits does not mean you should put off buying some new duds. A hearing device with outdated technology cannot provide you with the same hearing experiencing as the newer models. The technology powering older devices just can’t compete with newer models.
Modern hearing devices offer state-of-the-art technology to help millions of people in Utah and throughout the country with hearing loss reconnect with the world around them. These devices can improve your quality of life by helping you reconnect with others.
We know most people are not anxious to spend a few thousand dollars every couple years, especially when their current device seems to work fine. But even though your current hearing aid seems to work, it can’t compete with a new model.
Hearing Aid Technology
New devices contain features like Bluetooth® compatibility for added versatility and ease of use. They are also more compact and comfortable than ever before. Adaptive dual microphones offer outstanding directionality and sound localization, and advanced digital sound processing and ear-to-ear internal communications allow the devices to make automatic adjustments based on the environment.
The modern devices analyze the type of sound being received and use advanced algorithms to accurately apply and balance amplification. Important sounds are amplified, and background noise becomes more manageable. This makes it easier for you to understand speech in noisy environments, substantially reduces feedback and creates a more natural listening experience overall.
The hearing devices available today can do things that the older models could only dream of. Your Spanish Fork audiologist is able to help you determine the best device for your type and degree of hearing loss. Updating your device will ensure you are able to reconnect with your friends and family and enjoy a better quality of life.