Have you been considering getting your first pair of hearing aids, or are you ready to upgrade your current devices for the newest in hearing technology? Hearing specialists recommended that you get new hearing aids every four to five years, but knowing when it’s the right time for you can be a challenge. Here are some of our top tips for when you should get new hearing aids.
Get Your Hearing Tested
When considering new hearing aids, the first thing you need to do is get your hearing tested. If you haven’t had a hearing test in the last 12 months, book an appointment today, and find out your exact hearing needs. Hearing loss gets worse over time, and if your hearing has changed dramatically since you purchased your hearing devices, you many need to get new hearing aids to hear clearly in every listening environment.
Assessing Your Current Hearing Aids
Next, asses your current hearing aids to see if they’re still right for you. How long have you had your hearing devices, and are you satisfied with their performance? As your hearing changes, your hearing aids may not be serving you as well as they should be. Your devices might not match your hearing needs, and you could be experiencing difficulty hearing.
Do your hearing aids help you hear on the phone, watch TV, and enjoy music? Can you hear clearly during family functions, or when out of dinner with friends? If you have started to notice difficulty hearing in these situations, your current hearing aids may not be serving you very well. Before you decide to buy new devices, take another look at your current hearing aids. Many devices can be reprogrammed, and some programs and settings can be adjusted to accommodate the changes in your hearing. However, if you’ve experienced significant changes in your hearing, you’ll probably need new devices to help you hear the subtleties of all the sounds around you.
Hearing Aid Function
Just like your computer or smartphone, your hearing aids will slowly start to wear out. Another way to decide if it’s time to get new hearing aids is to look at your hearing aid function. A number of factors can lead to some wear and tear on your devices, such as humidity, dirt, dust, sweat, and even earwax. If your hearing aids haven’t been thoroughly cleaned and dried every day, you’ll start to notice problems in your devices, such as a tubing or wire that needs to be replaced, or debris getting lodged in the receiver. As time goes on, these problems will occur more often. Do you have to send your devices in for repairs very frequently? You may want to consider new hearing aids.
Advanced Hearing Technology
Another great reason to consider new hearing aids is the latest in advanced hearing technology. From the best in connectivity, with seamless streaming and clear audio, to T-coil technology and programs designed to help you experience natural hearing, there are endless options when it comes to high-tech hearing aid options. You can find hearing aids controlled by your smartphone, that can connect remotely to your hearing health specialist for easy adjustments, and even give you clear hearing with reduced listening effort and listening fatigue. If you’ve had your current devices for a few years, and are ready for hearing aids that can help you hear in new and exciting ways, then check out some of the latest in advanced hearing technology.
Posey Hearing Center
If you have any questions or concerns about your current hearing aids, and are wondering if it’s time to get new devices, visit us at Posey Hearing Center. We will professionally clean and check your hearing aids, looking for any signs of damage that could be affecting sound quality. We can make any repairs you might need, and help you keep your hearing aids in great shape.
At Posey Hearing Center, our team of hearing health specialists will perform a hearing test to determine your exact hearing loss, and unique hearing needs. We’ll be able to advise you if your devices are appropriate for your hearing needs, or recommend hearing aids that will help you hear in every listening environment.