Hearing aids have come along way over the past few years, and we are witnessing major changes in the hearing care industry.

Yet is it worth truly worth upgrading, or can you get away with holding your current device for a bit longer?

Well, the answer is this. Technology is seeing more ways to refine hearing care to produce “next-level sound,” meaning with each upgrade, you’ll expect to see a significant improvement in your hearing.

Consider it as investing into your overall quality of life, allowing you to witness sounds you haven’t heard for years and be even more immersed in the environment around you.

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

The lifespan of hearing aids depends on several factors such as how well they have been looked after, the type of device fitted, and other medical conditions that occur or develop over time.

On average, they last for around five years. By this point, most people finding themselves intrigued by new technology and wanting to upgrade their hearing.

When Is the Right Time to Upgrade?

There is no one size fits all answer for hearing aids as they are personal to each individual.

However, one reason could be that your hearing aids are no longer satisfying all of your needs or are underperforming.

New technology continues to change quickly, and your new hearing aids will astound you with their advance in crisp, comfortable, and all-around better hearing.

The Bluetooth connectivity capabilities are the most impressive, allowing you to stay connected to the world around you.

Another reason is if your hearing changes beyond the capabilities of your current hearing devices.

This could happen due to a life change such as a new job, children, or moving to a community home, making it difficult for you to adjust. Upgrading to a more powerful device will meet your changing needs and allow you to continue to live a fulfilling life.

Above all, your body is in tune with your hearing, meaning any unusual side effects are likely to be a sign of something wrong.

If you are concerned, contact a team member, and we will be happy to assist you with any of your needs.

What Should I Do with My Old Hearing Aids?

For some hearing aids, we offer a trade-in program, where you will get a discount on your new hearing devices. Contact a member of our team to find out more.

Another option is donating them to charity. To help someone in need, consider donating them to a very close charity to our heart, Ear of the Lion, which helps fit hearing aids on people who may not be able to afford them.

Experience That Counts

There is more involved in hearing aid selection than amplification and style.

Gold Country Hearing guides you by selecting the hearing instrument best suited to restore your specific type and severity of hearing loss.

This takes into account your manual dexterity, cosmetic concerns, and discretion, as well as occupational, lifestyle, and personal preferences.

If you or a loved one is ready to upgrade their devices or want advice on your options, contact us today to find out more.

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Tracy Volkman , Au.D.

Tracy Volkman , Au.D.

Dr. Tracy Volkman believes investing in the lives of her patients is the key to meeting their communication needs. She is committed to helping them find the best solution to improve their hearing and improve their quality of life. Tracy graduated from CSU Sacramento with a Master’s Degree in 2003 and earned her Doctorate degree in Audiology from A.T. Still University, School of Health Sciences in 2011. Tracy worked for both a local Ear Nose and Throat physician as well as a large hospital before moving to a private practice audiology group in Roseville for the last eight years. She has enjoyed the varied dynamics of each setting, but loves the family feel of private practice and is very happy to join the team at Gold Country Hearing. Tracy loves spending time with her husband and two children. She enjoys cooking and entertaining, is an enthusiastic arts lover, enjoys almost any activity that involves getting outdoors and has been competing in triathlons for the last three years.