When is it Time for New Hearing Aids?

October 3, 2018 • Fall 2018, Newsletter

Oticon rechargeable hearing aids

With care and maintenance, most hearing aids last about five years. However, your decision to get new devices will depend on more than just age. Here are other things to consider:

Has your hearing changed?

Your hearing aids might not be giving you the best results if your hearing has gotten worse. If you suspect a change in hearing, a hearing evaluation will determine if your current instruments should be reprogrammed or if new devices are needed.

Have your listening needs changed?

If you have a new job, hobby or activity, or if you’ve retired, your listening situations might be different than they were when you were fit with your current hearing aids.

Has your vision or dexterity changed?

If you have difficulty replacing batteries, you might consider rechargeable instruments.

Have your priorities changed?

Typically, people getting their first set of hearing aids are most concerned about cosmetics. We have noticed, though, that when it’s time for a second set, the most important thing is better hearing. A new style or upgraded technology might appeal to you, if it provides you with better results.

If you have questions about the newest technology and accessories for better hearing, contact us.

© 2018 Hearing Healthcare News

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