Ask your hearing care professional prior to purchasing any hearing device as most hearing care practices have different return/exchange policies, therefore this is an important question to ask before you make a purchase.
People choose to upgrade their hearing devices for many reasons but most do so when their hearing devices are too old, there is a significant upgrade in technology, or because their hearing has worsened.
Fortunately if your hearing has worsened, you may not have to replace your hearing devices. Most digital hearing devices can be immediately reprogrammed by your hearing healthcare professional to accommodate incremental hearing loss.
In general it is recommended that you update your hearing devices every 3 to 6 years.
Treating hearing loss is a process. Hearing loss typically happens slowly over time, it will take time to retain your brain to properly process sound again. This means that progressive adjustments will have to be made to your new hearing devices as your brain relearns speech and sound.
The amount of time needed to make this adjustment differs from person to person but it is an important critical step so that you can take full advantage of your hearing devices.
This depends on the size of your hearing devices and how often you wear them. Generally the smaller the hearing device, the smaller the battery and faster it wears out. So you might change an ITC hearing device battery every 5 days while a BTE hearing device may need a new battery every 12 days. Ask your hearing healthcare professional for more information and about any promotions or discounts on hearing device batteries.
Manual dexterity is one of the factors your hearing healthcare professional will consider before recommending a type and style of hearing device to you. Learning how to change the batteries should be easy with some practice.
Most digital hearing devices are compatible with land line telephones, TV's and cell phones.
There are a number of new and exciting accessories that can offer added convenience as well as enhanced audio experience. Here are two made by ReSound:
- Unite Phone Clip+ allows you to hear your phone call through your hearing devices wirelessly. People on the other end of the line will hear you through the microphone that is built into the device. - Unite TV Streamer plugs into your TV and sends a wireless audio signal directly to your hearing devices. You can adjust the volume of the TV to a level which is appropriate for you while the TV’s volume can be set at a comfortable level for others in the room.
These accessories are simple and easy to use. Ask your hearing healthcare professional for a demonstration.
Today's hearing devices are designed to withstand the rigors of modern life. ReSound hearing devices are protected with iSolate nanocoating. This is a special process that makes ReSound hearing devices extremely moisture resistant so you can wear them while doing your favorite physical activities without causing harm.