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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids



Hearing aids change the way you hear, and make it easy for you to interact with the world. But they don’t last forever. Just like your phone or your computer, they will eventually need to be replaced. Usually hearing aids can last from 5 to 7 years or sometimes more. Wondering exactly when you should update your hearing aids? These are some of the signs it’s time to get new hearing aids.


Your Hearing Aids Aren’t Working


Of course, the most obvious reason to update your hearing aids is when they stop working reliably. Lots of factors can influence the lifespan of your hearing aids, like how well you’ve maintained them, how often you had them serviced, and how many hours per day you wear your devices. When your hearing aids start acting up, visit us to check your devices. They may need major repairs, or it may be time to consider updating your hearing aids.


Your Hearing Has Changed


Another reason you may need to update your hearing aids is because you’ve noticed changes in your hearing abilities. Our hearing is always changing, and over the years it tends to get a bit worse. If you’ve noticed that sounds have seemed muffled, you’re turning up the volume a lot, or you have to change the batteries more often, your hearing has probably changed. This means it’s time to visit us for a hearing test, and it may be time to upgrade to more powerful hearing aids.


Your Lifestyle Has Changed


Have you recently experienced some big life changes? Maybe you’ve got a new job or just retired, you’re spending more time with the grandkids, you’ve started an active outdoor hobby, or you’ve moved to a new neighborhood. Any of these changes will affect your daily listening environment and your hearing needs. If you had a hearing aid that helped you hear at work, but now you need help hearing when spending time with the kids, you may need a new hearing aid with programs designed for your current lifestyle.


You Need Different Features


If you’ve had your hearing aids for a few years, or your lifestyle has changed, you may need hearing aids with different features. Do you want better connectivity features that make it easier to talk on the phone or hear during virtual meetings? Do you need hearing aids that are moisture resistant so you can wear them while exercising? Do you need hearing aids with a longer battery life, or features that help you hear at the office? Needing different features is a great reason to update your hearing aids.


Advancements in Hearing Aid Technology


Hearing aids are getting better every day. They’re getting smarter, more powerful, and even smaller. If you’ve had hearing aids for a few years, there are a lot of new hearing aid features you may not even know about yet. Some of our favorite advancements in hearing technology include:

  • Wireless connectivity features that let you connect to your phone, computer, or TV. You’ll get sounds delivered right to your ears, control the volume on your own devices, and hear without straining to make sense of what’s being said.

  • Rechargeable batteries that replace disposable batteries. Hearing aids with rechargeable batteries can be charged hundreds of times, and you’ll never need to fiddle with the battery door again. Just put your hearing aids on the charger overnight and wake up to fully charged devices.

  • Music listening programs that make music sound good. If you’ve been having a hard time enjoying music, these new music listening programs give music back its full, rich sound, and let you enjoy every note.

  • Reduced listening effort with smarter hearing technology. Modern hearing aids are getting good at enhancing speech sounds, reducing background noise, and automatically adjusting settings to help you hear without getting tired.


Visit Us for Hearing Aid Maintenance and Repair


Regular maintenance and repair is important to ensure optimum performance for your hearing aids. Visit us for professional hearing aid services.


If you’re ready to explore your hearing aid options, we’re here to help! We offer all the latest hearing aids, and you can get inspired by all the new hearing technology. Visit us today and find out if you should update your hearing aids.


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