Today’s technological capacity enables companies offering electronic devices to upgrade their current products with better features every so often. We often see manufacturers of gadgets such as smartphones and laptops roll out newer versions annually. But did you know that another essential device that should be upgraded are hearing aids?
Hearing aids are like any other product that wears out over time. It usually lasts for about three to seven years, depending on many factors such as its wear and tear status, maintenance, and how the device was built. Hearing care centre’s such as The Listening Lab here in Malaysia offers hearing aid update and other aftercare services.
The question is, when is the right time to get an upgrade? And why should you do it anyway? Continue reading to get the answers to your questions.
When Do I Need to Upgrade My Hearing Aids?
Over time, due to everyday use of your device, your hearing aids may not be able to do its job the way it should and used to. But no one can really tell you when you need to get an upgrade except you, the user. To help you on that, here are some signs that tell when it’s about time to go to your trusted health care centre.
- Using your hearing aids tire you instead of provide you comfort.
- You are now having trouble carrying on conversations over the phone.
- You are now having a hard time listening to conversations around noisy environment.
- You hear buzz, whistle, or feedback from your hearing aids.
Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
If you’ve answered yes to the questions above, we highly encourage you to get your hearing device upgraded. Here are three reasons why you should.
1. Your current hearing aids are not able to meet your needs anymore.
Some hearing problems are age-related, and the older you get, the more it worsens. Specific hearing aids can only cater to a specific range. Meaning, as the hearing loss develops, its capacity to help you improve your hearing lessens. Converting to a more powerful instrument with more powerful capabilities will help you achieve your best hearing potential.
2. You want to accommodate a change in lifestyle.
Change in lifestyle can mean several things including change in location, wherein the change in weather may affect your hearing. It could also be a change in daily activities. Have you been engaging in more group activities now wherein listening to a single voice has become difficult for you? Are you trying out a new sport or spending more time outside? These factors may require you to get a new hearing aid with upgraded features and functionalities such as waterproof feature and connectivity among the others.
3. Grab the opportunity for a better hearing experience.
Like any other product, hearing aids are constantly changing and improving to cater to the ever changing needs of the consumers. This includes features that weren’t available a few years back. With the technology that we have now, hearing aids can now be connected to television sets, cars, and even smartphones. Some hearing aids also have the ability to save your prefered settings so you don’t have to adjust the sounds every time you connect to a music-listening device. Others now provide a more natural sounding experience. Grab the opportunity for a better hearing experience by updating your hearing aids.
Technology is constantly changing and so is your hearing, lifestyle, and environment. You should always aspire for the highest quality of hearing experience no matter what. To get the most out of your hearing aids and assure that your hearing aids are actually providing you with necessary help, you may contact Listening Lab at +65 6817 5100 or visit us at Lot 218 A, 2nd Floor, The Curve, 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.