Q: It seems like every few months, a new hearing aid comes out – making the old ones obsolete. How can I make sure the hearing aids I purchase will last me a long time?
A: It’s true that the hearing industry has made huge advances during the past few years. Today’s hearing aids are A LOT better than those manufactured 5 years ago. But, you don’t have to worry about your hearing aids becoming obsolete. When I buy a computer, I know that some day that computer WILL become obsolete. One day, I’ll buy a new piece of software, and my computer simply won’t have the technology to run it. Hearing aids are different. When a new hearing device comes out, it won’t make your existing hearing devices any less effective, it just means you’ll have more options down the road.
Answered by Dr. Matt Perry, Au.D. – audiologist and owner of Harmony Hearing & Audiology, located in Festival at Bel Air, 5 Bel Air S Pkwy, Ste. 1411, Bel Air, MD 21015 – (410)569-5999