Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Hearing Aid

Using hearing aids means you’re committed to a life with better hearing. But just as life changes, so does our hearing. So, what’s the most efficient way to be sure you’re always using a hearing instrument that is benefitting your life the most? By upgrading every few years! From improved speech understanding in noise to more discreet styling and natural listening experiences, there are a variety of reasons to consider upgrading your hearing aids. Here are the Top Five:

  1. Your hearing has changed. Do you find yourself turning up the volume on your hearing aids more often? Has it become more difficult to hear in situations that used to be easy? Do you hear unwanted noises like buzzing or ringing in your ears? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for a hearing screening as well as a product upgrade. Age-related hearing loss — when hearing changes over time — is not only common, but expected! Hearing loss can progress even if you’re using a hearing aid, and it may require upgrading to a new size or style that can accommodate your growing power needs.
  2. Your lifestyle has changed. Hearing aids (literally) change the way we experience life. Enhanced hearing can open doors to more social situations, work opportunities and even new expectations in home environments. These lifestyle changes also come with hearing changes, and each often requires increased speech understanding in noise. Upgrading your hearing aid to a more accommodating, adaptive and personalized hearing instrument will allow you to continue having clear and engaging listening experiences — even in the most complex hearing environments.
  3. Your hearing aids aren’t as effective. Over time, electronic products that we wear on our bodies are exposed to extreme temperatures, humidity, perspiration, dust and water ingress — and become more susceptible to breakdowns. Hearing aid components such as directional microphones may lose their sensitivity, and the tips of receiver outlets in the ear canal may clog with oils from wax, reducing sound output. However, even though hearing aids are built to last, everything must eventually face the test of time. While most hearing aids last three to five years, the most efficient way to be sure you’re accommodating changes in your hearing is by staying up-to-date with the most sophisticated hearing device options. Creating a list of instances where your hearing aids aren’t working to your liking is a beneficial way to work with your Hearing Care Professional to determine an upgrade that’s best for you.
  4. There are new innovations in technology. Does your hearing aid have Bluetooth connectivity? What about features like digital noise reduction or adaptive feedback cancellation? Can your hearing aids can treat Tinnitus or accommodate your listening needs in places looped with a Telecoil, such as theaters or places of worship? Newer hearing aids are better equipped to keep up with the latest advances in hearing aid technology for the best hearing experiences.
  5. You deserve to stay connected to life’s everyday moments. Because nothing is more special than being able to embrace the sounds that enrich everyday life — in every sense.

At Sonic, we are committed to providing the hearing loss community with a variety of hearing solutions personalized to every level of hearing need. From Enchant, our latest Instinctively Smart family of hearing aids and the first to be built on our revolutionary SoundDNA platform to our variety of existing hearing instruments, every one of our products come equipped with high-performance technology. What’s more, they are all built for durability — we put each of our devices through rigorous wear-and-tear tests, and have achieved proven superior ratings no matter the wearing conditions.

Using hearing aids means you’re committed to a life with better hearing. And wearing Sonic hearing aids means you are on the path to making Everyday Sounds Better. Find a hearing center near you and talk to your Audiologist about the benefits of upgrading your hearing instrument to one of the latest innovations from Sonic.

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