How Do You Know When You Need A New Hearing Aid?

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Noel Cullen

Noel Cullen

Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist at Hidden Hearing
Noel Cullen has been the Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist in Abbey Street for 21 years. During this time Noel has cared for and successfully helped thousands of people with mild, moderate and profound hearing problems. Noel also has experience helping those with tinnitus, vertigo and others with medical related hearing loss.As a fully qualified fellowship member of both the British and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally.

His knowledge in communication disorders has helped a wide range of patients, including both adults and children with hearing loss. He provides screenings, hearing tests, aural rehabilitation and has an extensive knowledge of both conventional and digital hearing instruments.

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31970129 - conceptual image about human earing test. digital illustration.Hearing Aids can solve the frustrating problem of acquired hearing loss, and make it possible to hear all those sounds you’ve been missing. However, over time, the quality and reliability of your hearing aid can be compromised, and it’s important to be aware of the signs that suggest that you need to get a new one.

Did you know that a hearing aid has a maximum life expectancy of seven years? Many people don’t realize the extent to which hearing loss can be debilitating, and so may not realize the difference a good hearing aid can make. Once you’ve found a product that works for you, it’s vital to keep on top of maintenance and be aware of any problems that may arise.

5 Signs That You Need A New Hearing Aid

  1. It’s difficult to hear people. This can be difficult to spot as most hearing loss is gradual. If your hearing has worsened, get a hearing test as soon as you can and find out if you need a new hearing aid, or if your existing one can be reprogrammed. Your quality of hearing should be consistent if your hearing aid is working well, so be sure to keep track of this to avoid problems.
  2. Your health has changed. Changes in your health can cause your hearing to deteriorate faster, or change the frequencies that you are able to hear. Hearing check ups are important, and it’s also vital to be aware of your general health and how this can impact upon your ears and your use of hearing aids. For example, if you suffer with arthritis, you may find that you need a specific type of hearing aid that has larger compartments and switches, so that you can manage it for yourself.
  3. Your lifestyle has changed. Has your working life changed, or something in your social life? New relationships, career transitions or family occasions may highlight problems with your existing hearing aid, particularly if you suddenly start wearing it more often. Pay attention to how well your hearing aid is working for you within your lifestyle, and talk to your audiologist to make sure that you have found the best option for you.
  4. Your hearing aid is not working as well. The recommended usage of a hearing aid is four to six years, and the maximum life span is seven years, so if yours is not functioning as well as it used to, a replacement may be just the thing to restore your hearing once more.
  5. You want to make use of better technology. Technology improves so rapidly that hearing aids are constantly being improved and frequently become small, cheaper and even better quality. Making the most of the technology available to you can ensure that your hearing is as good as possible.

Are You Looking For Great Quality Hearing Aids in Ireland?

If you think you might need a new hearing aid, get yours checked out and replace it as soon as possible to ensure that you can hear well again. Having to strain and over-compensate for an inefficient aid can cause difficulties in adjusting to the correct aid in the future. And don’t forget that old hearing aids can be recycled or donated, so don’t just throw them away!

Contact Hidden Hearing today to find the best hearing aid for you.

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Noel Cullen

About Noel Cullen

Noel Cullen has been the Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist in Abbey Street for 21 years. During this time Noel has cared for and successfully helped thousands of people with mild, moderate and profound hearing problems. Noel also has experience helping those with tinnitus, vertigo and others with medical related hearing loss. As a fully qualified fellowship member of both the British and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally. His knowledge in communication disorders has helped a wide range of patients, including both adults and children with hearing loss. He provides screenings, hearing tests, aural rehabilitation and has an extensive knowledge of both conventional and digital hearing instruments. Find Out More About Noel

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