If you have had your hearing aids for several years, you may be due for an update. Older technology or changes in your hearing may result in a hearing experience that’s more frustrating than it has to be. Getting your hearings aids checked regularly is as important as going to the dentist or the doctor for a check-up! Your hearing loss and what you require in a set of hearing aids can change over time depending on a variety of factors. So how do you know when you’re due for a hearing aid upgrade? Here are three good reasons it might be time to consider booking an appointment with your hearing care professional to discuss options.
1. Your hearing loss has changed - Make sure to see your hearing care professional regularly to catch any changes that may occur in your hearing. Open communication with your Audiologist can help him/her recommend the correct hearing aid for your particular needs.
2. Your lifestyle or environment has changed - Changes in your work environment, living situation or recreational habits can demand different performance requirements from your hearing aids. Modern hearing aid technology offers a range of features that can adapt to all sorts of situations, so if your lifestyle changes significantly, your hearing aids should change too!
3. There have been significant advancements in hearing aid technology since you were last fitted with hearing aids - If you’re still wearing a pair of hearing aids you were fitted with 4 or more years ago, you could be missing out on the greatly improved hearing experience that newer hearing aids have to offer. Recent advancements in hearing aid technologies can allow you to hear well in different situations; a busy coffee shop is a different listening experience than a phone call, for example, and newer hearing aids can pick up on these changes in environment and adjust themselves accordingly. Additionally, wireless capabilities allow audio and anything with Bluetooth capability to stream to your hearing aids, while other features help to better separate someone’s voice from background noises. Check with your hearing care professional to see if a recent model of hearing aid is better suited to you than your current hearing aids.
By focusing on continued education, staying current with the latest science and technology, and our Patients for Life philosophy, we are committed to your hearing and strive to keep you a happy patient. We have many great new hearing solutions to share with you and it’s our job to work together to find the best one for you. If you’re ready to learn more about new solutions, we’ll be here! See you soon!