While rushing to get everyone else you love a thoughtful gift for the holidays, you might have forgotten about yourself. Don’t worry, because there’s still a few days left to treat yourself to another year of good health and good fortune, even if you have hearing loss. Here are three reasons you should consider updating your hearing aids before the new year arrives.
Worn Out Hearing Aids
Over time, your new hearing aids will wear out and become less effective. Consider how old your hearings aids are – if you’ve been using them consistently for the last five-to-seven years, it’s time to invest in a brand new pair. Even if you take excellent care of your aids, this expected lifespan still applies. The two primary hazards your hearing aids will encounter are moisture and earwax. These risks will also cause your hearing devices to wear down. Plus, you might not be able to find the parts or services you need to repair older models.
Your Hearing Changed
If your hearing loss has improved, then that is fabulous news. However, it is far more likely that your hearing has gotten worse instead of better. Newer hearing aids can help account for this change, so don’t feel ashamed that you need to upgrade. As you get older, your health needs will also change. Even if you are younger, you might still have trouble changing your hearing aid. Being in this situation warrants trying out a different style of hearing aid to see if it can make a difference.
Starting New Job or Hobby
We’ve previously discussed clever ways to use your hearing aids at work. Did you know that it doesn’t need to be a big deal or interfere with your daily work routine? Yes, you won’t need to worry, even if you’ve recently started a new job or will be embarking on a new career in January. What are the circumstances of that job? After all, it might not necessarily be in an office environment – will there be excessive background noise? Noise levels are another important consideration to factor into your decision.
Maybe one of your new year’s resolutions is to get more active? If you are looking to pick up some new hobbies or activities such as hiking, singing, or playing a musical instrument, then you will want to find some new hearing aids that will work for you.
Hearing Loss Solutions by Clarity Audiology
Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions offers state-of-the-art hearing solutions for any hearing loss you are experiencing. We specialize in diagnosing and treating hearing loss, fitting and programming hearing aids, and helping you hear again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment online or by calling 410-698-6594. To see what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.