When Should You Upgrade Your Hearing Aid?
New Technology, Better Hearing Experience
Most people are in no rush to update their belongings, especially when things still work. Is your microwave older than you are? Yeah, but if it still cooks popcorn why purchase a new model? What about that fridge that has been in the house since you purchased it? Sure you may need to defrost the freezer by hand but it keeps the ice cream cold. While these may still work, they do not perform as well as a new model. In fact, that old microwave is most likely leaking radiation.
Now, onto your hearing aids. If you are using hearing aids that are more than a few years old, it is the same as choosing to use an old microwave over a newer model. A hearing device with outdated technology cannot provide you with the same hearing experience as the newer models. The technology powering these older devices just can’t compete.
State-of-the-art hearing devices help millions of people in Thousand Oaks and throughout the country with hearing loss reconnect with the world around them. These devices enhance your ability to communicate effectively and can improve your overall quality of life.
There is no getting around it – hearing aids are expensive. Most of us are not anxious to spend a few thousand dollars on a pair after shelling out the money only a few years ago. But the old model you are so keen on keeping is not even in the same league as the new ones.
New Features, More Comfortable Hearing Aids
Newer digital hearing aids contain features like Bluetooth® compatibility for added versatility and ease of use. They are also more compact and comfortable than ever before. Adaptive dual microphones offer outstanding directionality and sound localization, and advanced digital sound processing and ear-to-ear internal communications allow the devices to make automatic adjustments based on the environment.
Modern devices analyze the type of sound being received and use advanced algorithms to accurately apply and balance amplification. Important sounds are amplified, and background noise becomes more manageable. This makes it easier for you to understand speech in noisy environments, substantially reduces feedback and creates a more natural listening experience overall.
Can your current hearing aids do this? Of course not. New hearing aids are vastly superior to anything available even a few years ago. Your Thousand Oaks audiologist will help you through every step of the selection process. Soon enough, you will be able to reconnect with your friends and family and enjoy a better quality of life.