Physician adjusting a patient's hearing aid

Hearing aids do not last forever, and with time, must be replaced. Typically, you can expect hearing aids to last between two and seven years before they fail. Every type of hearing aid varies in how long they are expected to last, and the lifespan will vary, person to person. 

Taking care of your hearing aids can help them last even longer than expected. If you notice that your hearing aids are not working as well as they did in the past, it may indicate the device needs replacement, or your hearing issues are getting worse. Loss of hearing is a condition that often advances with time. If your hearing loss has progressed, which is common, you may need a next-generation hearing aid, or just an adjustment to your current devices. 

The latest generation of hearing aids: Superior performance.

The technology behind hearing aids has dramatically advanced, with newer types offering far better results, and a range of added benefits. Rather than a larger, obvious hearing aid, you can wear devices that are invisible, more comfortable, and perform far better – or choose options that allow you to connect to electronic devices such as your TV, computer, or other devices for a better work or entertainment experience. 

Your lifestyle and the right hearing aids for you.

How you live your life will impact the type of hearing aids that will best suit you. If you were originally fitted for hearing aids that are no longer able to meet the demands of your current lifestyle, it is worth finding out about the latest generation of devices, as the difference is significant. Newer versions of hearing aids are better able to separate conversation sounds from intrusive background noises, adjusting sound automatically. 

Whether you are considering new hearing aids as yours are older and have begun to fail, or you want to enjoy better overall sound, you deserve to find out about the changes in technology. At Texas ENT Specialists, our ear, nose and throat doctors are proud to be at the forefront in the latest developments in hearing technology, and offer our patients newer, better, options. 

Replacing old hearing aids – when is the right time?

Generally, you should plan to replace your hearing aids about every five years, if you have maintained them properly, and have them checked and cleaned regularly. The signs that your hearing aids should be replaced include:

  • Visible damage: your hearing aids were dropped, stepped on, or otherwise damaged. Carefully inspect your devices for damage, and if visible, schedule an appointment with your doctor.
  • The hearing aid stops working occasionally: If the hearing aid tends to start and stop, and a change of battery does not resolve it, it may be failing and require replacement.
  • Insufficient volume: If you have turned your volume up to the maximum and still cannot hear conversations well, it is likely your device needs replacement due to advanced hearing loss or device failure.
  • Lifestyle changes: You may have a busier lifestyle than when you purchased your hearing aids, and the devices do not meet your expectations for performance. Why not discover the latest advances in technology and a hearing aid that enhances your quality of life.
  • Age of device: If your hearing aids are five years old or more, it is probably time to consider replacing them with a newer, better performing version. 

The latest developments in hearing aid technology have significantly enhanced how these devices work. You deserve the best possible quality of life, and hearing is one of our most important and valued perceptions. Get the facts about the next-generation hearing devices – one of these new versions may be the ideal solution for you!

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