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When To Buy New Hearing Aids

hearing loss patient looking through display of hearing aid styles

Just like any delicate technology, hearing aids are susceptible to aging over time. You also have the issue of them becoming outdated. If you want to make sure that your hearing aids are giving you the clarity you need, then you need to look out for the warning signs, as this could indicate that it is time for you to change the ones you have for a newer one.

How long do hearing aids last?

Hearing aids, very much like everything else, don’t last forever. Hearing aids can last as little as three years, but they can also last as many as seven. There are a lot of variables that will affect the lifespan of your hearing aids, including how well they are made, how much you wear them and how much wear they experience when you wear them for hours every day. The natural way to approach your hearing aids would be for you to replace them when they stop working reliably. If yours are not working, then it may be that you are due a repair or replacement. If you want to find out more about your hearing aids or if you want to make sure that they are lasting the maximum amount of time, then the only thing that you need to do is take a look below.

Changes in your hearing

Remember, at the end of the day, age-related hearing loss is degenerative. It does get worse as you age. If you are not getting a good performance from your hearing aids but you have only just bought them recently, then it may be wise for you to see an audiologist. Sometimes your hearing may deteriorate or change to the point where your hearing aid can’t pick it up anymore. You may need to upgrade to one that is much more powerful, or you may need to find one that has more capabilities so that it can meet your current needs.

Life changes

Changes in your life, such as your living situation, outside interests, occupation or even your family can all put demands on your hearing aid. It may be that you have a new job where you need to take a lot of conference calls and meetings. On the flip side, it may be that you have a job in a very noisy environment. Getting married and moving in with family or even taking up a new hobby where there’s a lot of social activity can also put strain on your hearing aid. If you were fitted hearing aids that would help with your quiet lifestyle, any of these situations could well create a need for a hearing aid that has new capabilities.

Changes in your instrument

Advances in hearing technology have all introduced features that weren’t available just a few years ago. Features that you may have been waiting for might not have been available when you purchased your hearing aid. Of course, hearing aids are now smarter than ever, and they are able to do a fantastic job at splitting conversation from background noise. They can also preserve the soundscape of a room. This enhances comprehension and it also reduces fatigue quite a lot. The micro-brain inside the devices are able to optimize their performance for you, and this can be very useful if you are continually in new environments.

New devices

New devices are being brought out all the time and, in this day, and age, hearing aids are far more useful. The great thing about modern-day hearing aids is that they can connect to your electronics and they can also amplify the sound that comes from your TV, your smartphone and your audio equipment. There are more options available to you now as well, including the size, fit, color and more comfortable devices. You have invisible devices, and ones that are very easy to fit. In short, it really does pay for you to try and keep up with the devices that are on the market right now. If you can, then you will soon find that your hearing improves and that you are also able to experience less fatigue.

If you want to find out more about your hearing aid or if you just don’t know if the hearing aids you have right now are suitable for you, then the only thing that you need to do is contact us today. You can contact Advanced Hearing of Brighton by calling 810-355-2245. We would love to hear from you, and we can’t wait to give you the support you need with your purchase.