One of the first questions many people have when receiving their first hearing aid is, “how long it will last?”

The answer varies depending on the nature of the hearing aid, how well it’s maintained, and the lifestyle of the person wearing it. However, the average lifespan of a modern hearing aid is anywhere from three to five years. 

It may not seem like a very long time, but today’s hearing aids are high-tech pieces of equipment that are much more complex and perform much better than they did in the past.

Besides, in today’s fast-paced world, manufacturers upgrade their hearing aids significantly every couple of years, improving functionality, the range of devices they are compatible with, and of course, their appearance. 

Your hearing is so vital that you’ll want to be sure you always get the best out of your device.

Why Should I Upgrade My Hearing Aid?

You might be wondering why you should upgrade your hearing aid at all, if you’ve had it ‘only a few years,’ it still seems to be working well enough, and you’re reasonably satisfied with it. 

There are two excellent reasons for you to look into upgrading your hearing aid after you’ve had it for two or three years:

Clearer Hearing

As mentioned before, hearing aid manufacturers are continually making leaps forward in terms of technological advances

These advances increase both clarity and ability to discern speech amidst background noise and quiet environments. 

While you may feel that you already hear ‘well enough,’ you surely want your hearing to be as sharp and clear as you can make it, so that for instance, if you’re at a noisy restaurant with friends, you don’t have to ask them to repeat what they’ve said continually. 

Greater Compatibility and Connectivity

The technological advances don’t stop there, though. Modern hearing aids utilize wireless and digital chip technology in ways that would have been astounding ten years ago.

The newest devices improve significantly upon such areas of concern for hearing aid wearers such as:

  • More natural and effortless sound experiences.
  • Smarter amplifiers to help you hear the softest sounds without overwhelming you with loud ones. 
  • And adding all the bells and whistles that make life more fun and engaging, such as lifestyle and smart features to keep you connected with the best sound for every situation.

By regularly upgrading your hearing aid, you will always have the latest technology and the best experience possible.

Experts You Can Trust

At Pacific Hearing, Inc., we understand that there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to addressing your hearing challenges.

With access to all manufacturers and all levels of hearing technology, we’re able to make a recommendation on the best hearing devices for you based on your unique circumstances, lifestyle, and budget to ensure that you achieve better hearing.

If you are ready to upgrade your device or want advice on your options, contact us today to find out more.

 

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Sofiya Krauss

Sofiya Krauss

Dr. Sofiya Krauss received her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2012 and her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ in 2007. During her graduate studies, Dr. Krauss interned at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Children’s Rehabilitation Center where she provided treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to children with disabilities. She also participated in the Barrow Children’s Cleft and Cranial Facial Center meetings where she presented numerous case studies to the foremost experts on neurological disorders.