When is The Best Time to Upgrade Hearing Aids?

02/12/2021 | Hearing Aids, Patient Resources

Do you remember the first time you got your hearing aids, and how much it changed your life?

Well, technology is advancing at a faster rate than ever before, meaning you will expect to see an even more significant difference in your hearing following an upgrade!

With many options available, such as speech processing, Bluetooth capabilities, and rechargeable batteries, navigating the different options available can be overwhelming.

But our friendly team of experts at Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center is here to help.

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

On average, hearing aids last between 4-5-years. However, this is different for each individual, with many people finding that they last longer.

Your individual medical reasons could be a factor, resulting in an increased need for improved technology to assist your hearing.

Regular maintenance and care play a significant role in maintaining your hearing device’s longevity.

When Should I Consider Upgrading My Hearing Aid?

As hearing care is so personal to the individual, an upgrade depends on your overall listening needs.

If you have noticed an overall change in your hearing, it could be a sign that you are not receiving enough brain stimulation, and that your hearing aid is no longer working for you.

Also, updates to technology such as speech processing and Bluetooth capabilities are real-life changers for people, assisting them personally and socially.

Unfortunately, hearing is often overlooked. Yet, it is essential to keep our brain actively engaged and healthy.

Treating hearing loss early has a positive impact on slowing the rate of cognitive decline and keeping us actively engaged for many years to come!

What Should I Do with My Old Hearing Aids When I Upgrade?

Before giving them away, consider our annual trade-in event, which gives you credit towards purchasing new devices.

That way, we know your hearing aids aren’t going to waste, and you get to your save wallet!

All of the hearing aids are donated to Entheos Hearing, which Dr. McMahan and our team are all involved in.

The charity aims to help those who are less fortunate and give them access to better hearing.

If you or a loved one is ready to upgrade their hearing devices or want advice on your options, contact our friendly team to see how we can help support you in your next steps to better hearing.

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Alli Humphrey

Alli Humphrey moved to Anchorage from Pennsylvania several years ago with her family. Alli is passionate about her community. She rejoined the workforce after being a stay at home mom for five years. She searched for a position that she could be passionate about and when she found Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center had an opening, she jumped at the chance.

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