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Snyder ☎ : 325-284-3221

When Is It Time To Upgrade Your Hearing Technology?

02/04/2020 | Hearing Aids, Patient Resources, Technology

Like with all investments, there may come a time when your hearing aids aren’t quite meeting your needs. These sophisticated devices can offer exceptional service for years. But like all state-of-the-art technology, they’re not completely future proof. Cornerstone Audiology offers patients exceptional trade-in discounts when they feel it’s the right time to change their devices. These are some of the reasons why you might decide to take up this option.

A New Prescription

As with prescription glasses, doctors will expertly advise patients on the type of hearing aid that will work best for their specific issue. Initially, they may not need an especially complex instrument, as their hearing can be managed with a more modest solution. But as their condition develops over a number of years, an audiologist may suggest that a new device with greater range and functionality that could benefit them more. As most forms of hearing loss cannot be cured, it’s important to use technology which can enhance your experience at all times.

An Aging Device

Hearing aids can work for lengthy periods, with only light maintenance carried out by a certified audiologist required to preserve their performance. But after five years, most manufacturer warranties run out, meaning patients will have to pay extra for any new parts needed to retain full functionality. A hearing aid wearer might, therefore, decide that a new device will provide the best value for money compared with the costly expenses they might endure in the future for continued out of warranty repairs.

Ground-breaking New Features

Hearing aids are no longer just capable of amplifying sounds but have extremely sophisticated cutting-edge technology. New developments in this field are continuous, year on year – whether through enhanced Bluetooth connectivity or increased discreetness and invisibility. These advances can make a real difference to a hearing aid wearer, and they may decide to take advantage of them through investing in a new device.

Helping Others

At Cornerstone Audiology, patients can trade in their old devices in exchange for new ones if they decide it’s the right time. But the clinic also works with charities Hear Lubbock and Lubbock Impact, which serve those in the local community that cannot access this treatment. Through these non-profits, hearing aid wearers can donate their devices and give other people a chance to experience the world in a way they didn’t think was possible. An audiologist will refurbish these donated devices, ensuring that each person who receives one benefits from its transformative capabilities.

What If I’m Concerned?

If you need to change your prescription or want a device with more functionality, the doctors at Cornerstone Audiology can offer you the best advice on alternatives.
They’ll organize dedicated fitting sessions, so you not only get the best sound quality from a new device but also a full education in how to use all its features. If you ever have an issue with your hearing aid, audiologists will be on hand to make adjustments in an instant at the dedicated service center. Are you thinking of changing your hearing aid? Request a callback now, and a member of the team can help you with any inquiry!

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Dr. Christina Corrales

A West Texas native, Dr. Corrales strives to improve the quality of her patients’ lives through better hearing. She received her bachelor of science degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences, as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Dr. Corrales is board certified through the American Board of Audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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