Understanding the Cost of Hearing Aids

Understanding the Cost of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are an important investment that can improve your overall quality of life. Our highly trained Doctors of Audiology work with patients to provide custom hearing solutions based on their needs and their budget.  We do not push specific brands or devices, but rather work hard to find the best fit for you.

It’s important to understand what you’re paying for if you want to purchase new hearing aids, as these devices represent a very important investment in your health.  Hopefully, this article will shed some light on the costs behind the hearing aid purchase.

Hearing Aid Cost Components

You pay for more than your devices when you purchase hearing aids from Audio Help Hearing Centers, than you would if purchasing from an online source or a big box retailer.  This is because the actual cost of the devices is really a minor part of the overall hearing aid purchase.  When you come to Audio Help Hearing Centers you are paying for the expertise of our Doctors of Audiology (Au.D.), combined with the promise of unlimited follow-up visits to ensure that the hearing aid prescription is perfect for your needs.  This level of service, plus free batteries, is available for the entire time you are under warranty.   You will not have to wait weeks to get to see your audiologist if you have a problem. We try to get you in within hours, or perhaps a few days.  Further, unlike some others, we do not limit the number of times you can come to see your audiologist for adjustments, repairs or other informational needs.

What About OTC Hearing Aids?

Over-the-counter hearing aids are often cheaper than the devices you purchase from an independent audiologist such as Audio Help Hearing Centers.  They are readily available at drug stores, big box stores and online, and they range from several hundred dollars to thousands in price.  While they are advertised as hearing aids, there is a great difference between these devices and the type of hearing aids you would purchase from Audio Help Hearing Centers. The OTC devices are more like personal amplification technology than precise custom hearing aids. They do make the sounds louder, but they do not filter background noise, and they are not adjustable to fit your specific hearing needs relative to being able to hear sounds at different decibels.` Also, these devices do not generally offer you the capability of Bluetooth connectivity to your phone, computer or television.  Basically, they might help someone with very mild hearing loss, but they definitely are not the optimal solution.

Purchase Hearing Aids at Audio Help

When you come to Audio Help Hearing Centers, you are helped by highly trained Doctors of Audiology who have years of training to diagnose the cause of a hearing loss, and identify the best solution tailored to each patient.  We offer a complete hearing solution, and are not motivated by specific promotional offers from hearing aid manufacturers.  Our only concern is that we have provided you with the best solution to your hearing problem, and that we stand ready to help you in any way we can for years to come.  We are offering solutions, not products.

Why not give us a call to make an appointment for a complimentary hearing test.  Call 888-832-9966 to make an appointment,  It just might be the most important call you make this year.