If you’re wondering if it’s time for a new pair or if you’re intrigued by all the features today’s smart hearing aids have to offer, call the Hearing Center for an appointment with one of our audiologists. It’s good to know the warning signs of a failing device. Changes in hearing and lifestyle are enough to warrant an upgrade. Starting a new job or moving to a new location, such as a city where the environmental sounds are louder, could also affect your hearing requirements.
Here are three reasons you may want to consider an upgrade:
1. To accommodate a change in hearing: Updating to new technology may be necessary to accommodate a significant change in hearing. If you begin to notice more difficulty understanding speech, TV, or hearing in noise, your hearing may have changed.
2. To accommodate a change in lifestyle: Changes in occupational requirements, living situations, and outside interests often require better or different performance from your hearing aids. Conference calls, meetings, or an increase in social activities may require more advanced technology. An active lifestyle can take you from one difficult listening situation to another.
3. To improve overall listening performance: Experienced hearing aid wearers often develop specific listening preferences. New advancements give listeners more control over hearing aid settings and functionality. Changes in wireless technology allows you to seamlessly stream audio from your phone or other media devices directly to your hearing aids.
Recent advancements help tackle one of the biggest challenges hearing aid wearers face: hearing and understanding speech well in noise. Treating your hearing loss with the most sophisticated technology available will allow you to hear well in a number of challenging environments. Keep in mind that age-related hearing loss does change over time. Changes in hearing are expected and hearing acuity often diminishes over time. Upgrading to more sophisticated technology can help compensate for these changes. Call today to schedule an appointment, don’t waste one more minute sacrificing your hearing!