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New hearing aids: is it time to upgrade?

You might be considering getting new hearing aids if:

  1. You want to experience the highest sound quality available
  2. You have noticed changes in your hearing ability
  3. Your hearing aids don’t seem to be working properly
  4. Your hearing needs have changed (due to either health or lifestyle changes)

These are the common reasons for wanting an upgrade – you can learn more about each below. 

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And if you're new to hearing aids, you can find out more about how to find the right type for you:
Hearing aids: what to know about types, features and prices
Guide to finding the right hearing aid: 3-step guide to choosing the right hearing aid model

1. You want to experience the highest sound quality available

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Today’s digital hearing aids are smarter than ever. Their advanced technology can offer a level of speech understanding that is close to normal hearing (compared to previous generations of hearing aids). They include new features and benefits, which:

  • Support your brain in differentiating between speech and background noise
  • Improve comprehension and reduce fatigue
  • Adjust automatically to the specific listening situation in order to optimise performance
  • Connect easily to various electronic devices (TVs, computers, smartphones, etc.)
  • Have more options for size, fit and colour preferences
  • Include invisible hearing aids
  • Are comfortable
The latest, most intelligent hearing aid we offer is Oticon More™.
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2. You have noticed changes in your hearing ability

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Whether you wear hearing aids or not, age-related hearing loss can worsen over time, so we recommend an annual check-up with your hearing care expert. You might notice that you don’t get the same performance from your hearing aids as you once did.  It could be that your hearing loss level has changed beyond the range of your current hearing aids.

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Answering 'yes' to the following questions will help you decide whether you need to upgrade or adjust your current hearing aids:

  • Do you turn up the volume on your hearing aids more often than you used to?
  • Do you not hear as well with your hearing aids as you used to?

If you bought your hearing aids at Hidden Hearing, you'll be invited for a check-up every six months as part of our aftercare programme. At these regular check-ups, you'll get the chance to have adjustments made to your hearing aids, so that your hearing aids continue to get the best out of your hearing aids. 

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3. Your hearing aids don’t seem to be working properly

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Hearing aids usually last between three to seven years. The length of this timeframe depends on various factors. For example, how well the hearing aid was built, how well the hearing aid is maintained, and how much wear and tear the hearing aid goes through while being worn will all impact its lifespan.

If you experience any of the following changes in your hearing aids, you might want to consider getting them adjusted or repaired, or getting a new device:

  • Does your hearing device buzz, whistle or give feedback?
  • Do you have trouble hearing speech in noisy situations?
  • Do you have trouble hearing phone conversations?
  • Are your hearing aids not working as well as they used to?
  • Is it more tiring using your hearing aids than it used to be?

You're always welcome to contact us so we can find out if your hearing aid can be fixed by adjusting or repairing it.

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4. Your hearing needs are different (due to either health or lifestyle changes)

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You might need new hearing aid features or technology if your hearing needs at work, home or in social settings have changed. For example, perhaps you were originally fitted for hearing aids based on a quieter lifestyle.

So if you've experienced certain lifestyle changes – like moving into a group home or getting involved in more social activities – you may have a new need for hearing aids with more power, or new capabilities.

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You can also use our three-step guide to finding hearing aids that suit your current hearing needs:

Guide to choosing the right hearing aids