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5 signs it’s time for new hearing instruments

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5 signs it’s time for new hearing instruments

If you’re already a hearing aid wearer, you know hearing aids are a significant investment, but don't let the cost of hearing aids deter you from purchasing one because there are multiple ways to finance the cost of your hearing aid. 

All Connect Hearing aids are covered for three years under warranty and can last much longer with good care and maintenance. As with any piece of equipment that gets daily use, particularly in a moist environment like your ear, performance will eventually decline, so it’s important to know when it’s time to upgrade your hearing aid.

We’ve put together these guidelines to help you figure it out whether it's time try a new pair of hearing aids.

  1. Your hearing health has changed. No matter what your age, you should have your hearing evaluated annually. Hearing changes over time, which means your hearing aids may need to be serviced and fine-tuned to match your hearing needs. Occasionally, more severe changes in hearing are noted that may mean you’d benefit from a different type of hearing aid.
  2. Your lifestyle changes. Whether you’ve retired and are spending more time outdoors, need an aid that's easier to handle due to arthritis, or have another major lifestyle change, it may be time for a hearing aid change when your life style changes.
  3. You’re ready for more sophisticated technology. Just like cell phone, television and computer technology, hearing aid technology is rapidly evolving each year. Wheather its speech-in-noise-detention or wireless connectivity, hearing aid technology is constantly changing from year to year. If you've had a pair of hearing aids for years and have not tried the latest models, you may want to upgrade to the latest digital hearing aids. 
  4. You have new insurance benefits. Insurance benefits for hearing aids typically renew every two to five years, which may allow you to upgrade to a new pair as well. Take some time to research your financing options before upgrading your hearing aid technology. Learn more about Medicare and Medicaid options
  5. You're facing large or frequent repairs. The difference between an out-of-warranty repair and new hearing aids can be fairly small, particularly when paired with insurance benefits.* In these cases, the question comes down to how much you like your current aids. If switching feels like saying goodbye to a trusty old friend, it may make more sense to invest in a repair.

* Whether your hearing health has changed or your lifestyle has changed, contact a hearing health professional at Connect Hearing to find out whether or not it is time for a hearing aid upgrade. Find a Connect Hearing location near you and schedule an appointment today! A member of our team looks forward to connecting with you soon.

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