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Hearing aid costs

What you need to know
 

Understanding the cost of hearing aids

We get it! Hearing aid costs are one of your main concerns.

In the United States, the cost of healthcare is a huge issue for many people. But with nearly 50 million Americans facing hearing loss, 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. 

The benefits of hearing well – being more engaged, not missing important details of conversations and safety – may be considered priceless. If you are still wondering why quality hearing aids are worth the price, think about this:

  • The cost of hearing aids includes much more than the device — In addition to a hearing aid (or a pair), you are getting professional services. This includes a hearing assessment,* professional fitting and adjustments over time. Quality care over time is including in the cost of the hearing aids.
  • Advanced hearing aids require complex technology — Today's hearing aids are minicomputers. Creating devices that are small, yet powerful requires research and development, as well as specialized understanding of audiology and anatomy. Top engineers conduct this scientific research and work with designers to create products that match outstanding sound quality that work for a population with widely diverse needs. As is true for many products, some research is government-funded and research and development are handled by manufacturers.
  • The laws of supply and demand — While this may change as the population ages and more people who need hearing aids gain awareness, currently only about one in five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them.1
  • Simulating natural sound — Top-tier hearing aids are designed to provide the most natural sound, whether that be classical music's expansive tones or human interactions like laughter and subtle social cues through tones. At HearingLife, we believe that better results are worth the cost. Lower quality hearing aids may not include technology that makes the environment or voices sound truly natural.
  • Hearing aids make it easier on your brain — Our products are designed to provide your brain the right sound it needs to process a vast array of information. Ultimately your brain will be less taxed by trying to decipher what is happening or being said around you. 
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How much is hearing well worth to you?

Each week the average American worker spends more than $14.00 on coffee. That adds up to $1,100 per year2. Just on coffee which is generally consumed in less than an hour.

Hearing impacts many aspects of your life and investing in your hearing can make a difference to your overall health and well-being. For $5.00 (about what a latte costs) a day3, you may experience a profound difference in your quality of life.

It's tempting to buy hearing aids online or at a big box store. Before you do, please consider the following:

  • Purchasing hearing aids online means you risk buying a product that won’t work properly. Buying a hearing aid that doesn’t work properly is the same as throwing your money away. Would you buy a car without having given it a test drive?  
  • A hearing aid must be fitted by a qualified professional. Even if you could buy the right hearing aid online, if you don’t have a consultation with an expert, you won’t get the most out of your hearing aid.
  • We offer ongoing service, free batteries and can adjust your hearing aids' settings as part of your purchase. If you purchase online, you lose the opportunity to work with a professional. 
  • Walk-in hours when you can drop in without an appointment. Most locations have daily walk-in hours.
  • Customer appreciation events and more. Across the country we offer lunch and learns, seminars and other customer appreciation events to help educate the public on hearing wellness.

We offer complimentary demonstrations, carry a variety of brands and have certified hearing care professionals who stand behind the product, hearing assessment,* and fitting process.

Remember, these devices will enhance your sense of hearing every day, all day and evening. That's why it's worth it to choose the best product for your specific challenges, no matter what your lifestyle needs.

To ensure that you receive the full benefit of hearing aids, you need fitting and guidance from a hearing care professional who is trained to provide personalized care. When you choose HearingLife you can be certain that a licensed hearing professional will make sure you have a hearing aid that is right for your type of hearing loss, lifestyle and professional needs. We understand that the cost of hearing aids is a concern, and we offer a wide array of products and price points. Keep in mind – if you want certain features or capabilities, there may be costs associated with upgrades. 

Many of our hearing aids offer the most advanced auditory technology, and can make a difference in ways you may not have considered. This new technology will support your brain and help you live a higher quality life.

Once you do the math, calculating what you are gaining from hearing well in a variety of environments, you may agree that hearing well is worth the expense.

Size matters!

As components shrink, prices rise. Making advanced technology small enough to sit subtly behind your ear, or hide in it, and provide what you need to hear well, is more expensive than larger, less powerful devices that are produced for a mass market without concern for individualized programming. 

 

Counteracting hearing aid costs

Remember - there are ways to save on hearing aids.

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Don't forget to check out HearingLife's special offers - where we sometimes offer discounts on select products.

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1https://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/viewfactsheet.aspx?csid=95 Accessed January 11, 2019.

2 https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/american-coffee-habits-spend-coffee/story?id=16923079 Accessed January 11, 2019.

3 $5.00 a day rate is based on the price of a pair of Premium hearing aids over a three year period.