Is it time to upgrade your hearing aids?
If you've 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. If you experience any of the following, it may be time to consider an upgrade:
- Your hearing aids buzz, whistle or give feedback
- You have trouble hearing speech in noisy situations
- You have trouble hearing on the phone
- Your hearing aids are not working as well as they used to
- Using your hearing aids is more tiring than it used to be
New digital technology has eliminated many common frustrations and made it less tiring to hear.
If you wear older analog hearing aids
Hearing aid technology has made major strides in the last few years, most notably through the development of digital hearing aids. These new hearing aid models incorporate tiny computer chips designed to customize sounds for the wearer - making speech louder and background noise softer so it’s easier to hear.
Digital hearing aids also solve many of the problems analog hearing aids could not, such as suppression of background noise and automatic cancellation of the annoying whistling sound that characterized analog hearing aids. Learn about the latest wireless hearing aids technology.
If you wear digital hearing aids
If you are currently wearing digital hearing aids, you should have your hearing tested annually to ensure that your hearing aids are properly adjusted to your hearing loss. Digital hearing aids are updated frequently by manufacturers, so there are always new features that may benefit your lifestyle and hearing needs. Learn more about one of the most exciting, convenient, and easy-to-use hearing aid technologies – new Made for iPhone hearing aids.
If you'd like less obvious hearing aids
Hearing aid technology has not only become more advanced, it's smaller and more discreet. Today's hearing aids are much less obvious, designed with colors that better match your hair or skin tone. And some are designed to be completely invisible in your ear canal. Learn more about Invisible hearing aids here.
With all of the recent advancements in hearing aid technology, it may make sense to upgrade your old hearing aids soon. Call (888) 481-5512 or make an appointment with a hearing professional near you.
Recycle or donate
There are several charitable organizations that will accept donations of hearing aids and allow you to take a tax credit. Two of these organizations that accept hearing aid recycling include the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Lions Club.