When Should I Upgrade My Hearing Aid?

posted By: Earlens Web | 01.19.18

When Should I Upgrade My Hearing Aid?

When to upgrade hearing aid

Hearing aid technology advances rapidly, so new hearing devices that are now available may give you a significant improvement in your hearing. If your current hearing aids are 3 years old or more, we recommend speaking to an audiologist about what new hearing aid technology is available that could benefit you.

 

For instance, the Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid offers more complete sound than any previous hearing aids have ever been able to provide. That’s because the Earlens Hearing Aid eliminates the speaker technology that conventional hearing aids rely on. Instead, Earlens transmits sound by converting sound information into pulses of non-visible light that activates the Lens to directly vibrate the eardrum. See how Earlens works.

 

As a result, Earlens can provide meaningful amplification across a fuller range of sound than other hearing aids can, and comes much closer to the frequency bandwidth associated with normal hearing. The result is more natural sound quality, with crisp highs and rich lows. Earlens is also designed to help improve hearing in noise by providing amplification in the higher frequencies that traditional hearing aids have trouble with, but which are important for speech understanding.*

 

Other signs that you may want to consider upgrading to new hearing technology include a change in your hearing or lifestyle. For example, if you are no longer hearing as well as you used to with your current hearing aids, you may benefit from a more powerful hearing device. Similarly, if you find yourself more active than you used to be, you may find that a rechargeable hearing aid that does not require battery changes is better suited for your new lifestyle.

 

To speak to a hearing professional about the latest hearing technology, or to learn more about the rechargeable Earlens Hearing Aid, make an appointment with your local Earlens provider.

 

The Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid is one of the best hearing aids for providing audible amplification across a broad frequency range. Earlens is a digital hearing aid that uses light to transmit sound for the most complete hearing available from a hearing aid. Earlens automatically adjusts to noisy environments and uses a rechargeable battery with wireless charging for enhanced ease of use. Learn more about Earlens’ new hearing aid technology and full product details.

*Levy SC et al.  Extended High-Frequency Bandwidth Improves Speech Reception in the Presence of Spatially Separated Masking Speech.  Ear Hear. 2015 Sep-Oct;36(5):e214-24

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