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When Should I Change My Hearing Aids?

Reviewed by Dr. Porter on October 24, 2018

All of us update our electronic devices with the latest and greatest edition every year. But it seems that when it comes to hearing aids, some wearers will keep them until they barely work. Technology changes each and every day, and hearing aids are no exception. It can be baffling to think someone would sacrifice having better relationships, better communication, better experiences out in the world and an overall better quality of life by keeping outdated devices.

Manufacturers are continuously finding ways to improve hearing aids and adding incredible new features so it’s important for you to know if you have the right hearing aids to suit your lifestyle.

If you’re thinking about skipping out on updating your hearing aids here are a few reasons you may want to reconsider delaying an upgrade.

  • Has your hearing changed?
    Your hearing can (and probably does) change over time. For that reason, it’s important to know if you have the best hearing devices to fit your specific hearing needs. If you’ve had difficulty understanding speech, TV or just noticed you’re missing everyday noises, it’s probably a good idea to have your hearing aids updated.
  • Has your lifestyle changed?
    Have you recently changed jobs? Did you recently retire? Perhaps you’ve picked up a new hobby? All these items can have a significant impact on your hearing and which hearing devices are best suited for you. If you’ve made a lifestyle change and noticed the quality of your hearing has decreased, ask the audiologists at Harbor Audiology if you need a different hearing aid to accommodate these changes.
  • Are your hearing aids working properly?
    Sometimes a simple cleaning can be the difference between a functioning hearing aid and one that doesn’t work. But if you’ve cleaned your hearing aids and are still experiencing problems, it may be time for new hearing devices. The experts at Harbor Audiology can tell you if your hearing aid is beyond repair.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, don’t delay getting new devices. We have hearing demonstrations frequently that showcase the newest technology and features in hearing aids. Your hearing is an important part of your life and can have a big impact on your cognitive abilities. If you think it’s time to update your hearing devices, contact our Gig Harbor location at 253-203-6641, Tacoma location at (253) 617-7160 Silverdale location at (360) 692-6650 or contact us online to learn more

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