The most expensive hearing aid is the one that isn't being used. If your hearing aid is sitting in a box or drawer then it is not benefiting you. Hearing aids are proven to help your quality of life by letting you enjoy life again. Hearing aids are essential instruments for those with hearing loss. Aside from helping people to perceive sounds properly, they also avert the negative consequences that come with an impairment in hearing. Cognitive functions, especially memory, will deteriorate when this disability is left alone and not dealt with properly. Your social life could also suffer as it becomes harder to engage in conversations since you are unable to interpret what people are trying to tell you. In these instances, some people tend to isolate themselves, becoming prone to depression.

With hearing aids, we're able to live our lives normally and it may even possibly improve the way we go through life.

Signs You Need To Replace Your Hearing Aids

If you just purchased your hearing aid in the past year, then there's usually nothing to worry about as these were built to last and their life span usually lasts from 5 to 7 years. Some are even able to utilize these for 12 years, but that depends on how you take care of them.

Contradictory to common belief though, permanent damage is not the only factor to consider replacing your old models. An update might be just what you need.

Permanent Damage – Let's start with the obvious. When your hearing aids break you can always have them fixed and have parts exchanged for ones that function well. Unfortunately, companies only produce the components of a specific model for 5 years after its release. They, then move on to the next version. There may come a time when no working parts are available for your unit/s. For this circumstance you should start looking into the market to see new hearing aids you would like to purchase.

Health Conditions – Certain health conditions might make you and your hearing aids incompatible. Such as, the presence of arthritis might make it harder for you to change the batteries of your device, so a more advanced model that have longer battery-life, rechargeable, would suit you more.

Increased Hearing Loss – Some people's hearing loss might become more severe throughout time even after a trip to a doctor. Remember just cause you've been diagnosed and received treatment, you're not exempt from getting your ears damaged so always take good care of your ears. When your hearing loss increases, your current hearing devices might not anymore match your needs. You must visit a specialist for you to purchase one that does.

Utilize New Advancements – Modern-day hearing aids are now equipped with the latest technology. Some are now able to connect to devices such as smartphones and tablets so you can stream videos and music while listening through your aids. There are even companies that have partnered up with Apple so that their products, like the iPhone, can link directly to certain models. Now there are also waterproof versions available in the market. Always refer to a specialist when needing recommendation on the appropriate hearing aids for you. Their knowledge and experience is enough to give you the optimal information you need. Schedule an appointment with Beltone South

May is Better Hearing Month

A recent study from John Hopkins reports Hearing Loss is linked to Dementia, falls, and walking problems. The report show that 52% of untreated hearing loss had a greater risk of developing dementia, 41% risk of depression, and 30% risk of falls. 

Here at Beltone we provide our patients with free hearing tests, free hearing aid adjustments, free cleanings, and free in-office repairs. A Beltone patient can get their cleanings, adjustments, and in-office repairs at any of the 1,800 Beltone's in the nation at no charge. With 78 years of experience Beltone goes above and beyond for their patients. We have the most advance technology in hearing aids that is award winning. Beltone is rated number 1 in sound quality. Call us today for a free consultation and hearing test.