Understanding the cost of hearing aids
You may have heard that hearing aid costs can be expensive. The truth is that they can range from free – to fairly affordable hearing aids – to fairly expensive. It depends on your level of hearing loss, the country you live in, and whether you have hearing aid insurance (if applicable).
As a one-time payment, a hearing aid costs more than other health items, such as a box of contact lenses or a knee bandage. But if you consider that hearing aids are a long-term investment which could last for up to 10 years, investing in a hearing aid is cost efficient for both your long-term health and your wallet.
In the United States, the cost of healthcare is a huge issue for many people. But with nearly 50% of Americans over age 75 facing hearing loss,¹ addressing hearing loss is our main mission. We want more people to hear better, and that's why talking about the cost of hearing aids is an important discussion.