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How much you should spend to enhance your hearing depends on many factors. The cost of your hearing aids is determined by the type of performance you are looking for, as well as how much you will use them.
The experienced Staff at Audiology Affiliates can help you make the best possible choice based on the factors that matter most to you.
You and Your Hearing Aid
If you live alone, in the woods, rarely talk on the phone, never listen to the radio, never watch watch TV or rarely venture out, then your hearing aid use will probably be low. In that case it doesn’t make sense to opt for a top-of-the-line hearing aid.
On the other hand, even if you live by yourself, but you’re actively watching TV, talking on the phone, listening to the radio and socializing with friends and family – your use is going to be high. In fact, you’ll probably wear your hearing aids for 12 to 16 hours a day and you will want hearing aids that consistently perform well. Given your high use, paying a bit more is going to be a good investment.
What types of listening environments do your hearing aids need to work in?
If you only plan on using your hearing aids at home, the more basic units may suffice. But, ff you want it to enhance your listening across a wide variety of environments, you’ll want a more full-featured and advanced digital hearing aid.
The more you use your hearing aids, the more they will help you. You will be engaged with your friends and family and you will get the most out of life. Only you can put a price on the value of friendship, family and fully being part of the conversation.
The Price for Hearing Aids
Cost and value are two different things. Take out a piece of paper, list how much of the day and week you could benefit from using hearing aids, and the variety of situations where they would help you enjoy life more. Then calculate what it would be worth to you per day to be part of the conversation. That’s the value.
There are many styles and types of hearing devices. The cost of hearing aids range from $300 to $3,500. That means you can hear clearly and speak clearly in all kinds of situations for as little as $1 per day.
What determines the cost of a hearing aid?
Cost is determined by features and function. The more features you want and the higher level of performance you’d like, the more you’ll pay. Almost invisible hearing aids that work well across a broad spectrum of listening environments and are designed for someone with an active lifestyle are likely to be more costly (and work better) than cheap imitations.
How much should you pay for a hearing aid?
Just like any other technology, your hearing aid price depends on which features you choose or your hearing healthcare professional decides are right for you. More features means a higher cost when it comes to hearing aids. For example, if you live a very active lifestyle, your hearing healthcare professional will most likely recommend dual microphones to help you hear better in noise (patient satisfaction is very high with this feature).
All hearing aids come with an adjustment or trial period, typically 30 to 60 days from date of purchase. During this adjustment period, you’re welcome to visit your hearing aid professional for any necessary fitting issues. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the hearing aids you buy, you can return them for a refund minus a very small fitting and restocking fee.
This is one of the many reasons our patients choose Audiology Affiliates and our experienced staff each and every time. We guarantee results or your money back!