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How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?

For many people considering a hearing aid purchase, cost is an important factor in the decision process. Hearing aids are an investment, and if you invest wisely, they can last quite a long time. Still, the upfront cost can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why it is so important that hearing aid providers are open and transparent about

costs. Here we break down the expense, so you can make the best decision for you or your loved one.

Much of the cost associated with hearing aids comes from the cost of developing the technology. Hearing aid manufacturers use state-of-the-art technology to develop hearing solutions that allow customers to experience life to the fullest. Manufacturers invest in research and development to create hearing solutions that fit your lifestyle, outfitted with technology that makes them more effective and convenient than ever before. Hearing aid technology has come a long way in recent years, and noise amplification is only the beginning. Hearing aid technology now offers ​digital noise reduction, directional amplification, and speech isolation. Other advancements in technology include directional microphones, tinnitus therapy controls, bluetooth streaming, wireless control via smartphone apps, and rechargeability. These technological advancements are exciting, and customers truly benefit from the industry’s continual research and development.

Besides technological research and development, hearing aid costs usually include ​aftercare services. By including the costs of these services in the original cost of the hearing aid, customers benefit by keeping hearing aids working their best through the years. Many hearing aid providers make a lifetime commitment to their customer’s hearing health journey. Lifetime care and aftercare services for hearing aids often include:

  •  Testing – testing of all hearing aid components for proper functioning
  •  Cleanings – thorough cleaning of each hearing aid
  •  Fittings – fitting checks and adjustments
  •  Inspections – ear inspections to check for earwax buildup
  •  Repairs – minor repairs of hearing aid components
  •  Annual Exam – free hearing evaluation every yearWhen you consider the daily cost of hearing aids, we believe you will find it pretty reasonable. ​The cost of two hearing aids is $1 to $7 per day, based on a 3- to 5-year lifespan. The ability to hear your grandkids’ stories, your partner’s jokes and your favorite melodies, for just a few dollars a day sounds pretty amazing!​ Don’t push your hearing loss problem to the side just because you think you cannot afford hearing

healthcare. Many providers offer arranged payment plans to fit any budget, and often have several ownership programs available, such as:

  • 6 Month and 12 Month “Same as Cash” No Interest
  • 6, 12, 48 and 60 Month Payment Plans
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex), cash, and checks acceptedMost hearing aid providers also accept major insurance plans. Discounts may be available to members and employees of managed care organizations, health insurers, employers, affinity programs, unions, and membership groups. Hearing aid providers usually work directly with these third-party providers to complete any necessary forms and to arrange for payment. Office staff can help you determine your benefits and coverage.

    If you are considering a hearing aid purchase for you or for a loved one, consider the benefits as well as the costs. While there is an initial investment, it is well worth the improvement in your, or your loved one’s, quality of life. By working with a professional, caring, and trustworthy hearing aid provider, customers can rest assured they are making a quality investment in the journey towards better hearing heath.