When To Replace a Hearing Aid
posted: Jan. 19, 2021.
Like all devices, hearing aids require periodic replacement. If you experience any of these hearing aid issues, it may be time to call your ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors at South Florida ENT Associates in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Weston, and Hollywood, FL, and schedule an appointment.
Your Hearing Aids Aren't Quite as Helpful
The lifespan of a hearing aid ranges from three to five years on average. As the aid gets older, it may not provide the same sound quality it once did. If you're having trouble participating in conversations in person or on the phone or following the dialogue on TV shows and movies, you might need a new hearing aid.
Your Hearing Changed
A new hearing aid may be needed if your hearing has gotten a little worse. During a visit to the South Florida ENT Associates in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Hollywood, FL, ENT office, you'll receive a thorough examination and hearing test. If your hearing has worsened, a new, more powerful hearing aid can be helpful.
You're Having Trouble Maintaining Your Hearing Aids
Caring for your hearing aids and replacing batteries can become a little difficult if you have arthritis or another condition that affects your manual dexterity. Fortunately, hearing aids manufacturers offer a range of styles, including aids that feature rechargeable batteries that don't need to be removed.
You Want to Take Advantage of the Latest Technology
Is it difficult to use your hearing aids with your smartphone? If you have an Apple phone, you may want to consider a Made for iPhone (MFi) hearing aid. These hearing aids connect directly to iOS devices without any cables and can be useful for playing games, making Facetime calls, listening to music, or watching videos. They also offer a simple way to manage hearing aid settings.
Are you having problems with your hearing aid? Make an appointment with the ENTS at South Florida ENT Associates by calling (954) 966-7000 for the Hollywood, FL, office, (954) 389-1414 for the Weston office, (954) 389-1414 for the Fort Lauderdale office, (561) 353-7377 for the Boca Raton office, (954) 438-1015 for the North Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines office, or (954) 237-2505 for the Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines office.