Cost of hearing aids
There's no way around it, hearing aid prices are high.
Traditional hearing aids costs can range between $1,000 – $6,000 for the pair. The cost of medical-grade hearing aids depends on the level of technology needed to support your lifestyle. The more active you are, the more technology you require. According to the Hearing Industries Association, only one-third of the total cost of a hearing aid accounts for the technology used in the hearing aid. The remaining sum may cover consultation charges, evaluation, fitting and molding, testing appointments with the hearing aid, adjustments, and check-ups. You end up paying twice as much for the service as you are for the hearing aid itself.
What makes a hearing aid “affordable”?
The obvious answer is, a hearing aid is affordable when it fits into your budget. But keep in mind that just because something is affordable doesn’t mean that it is suitable for you. Oftentimes, people settle for less because it’s cheaper. They’ll look online in places like eBay and Amazon for used or refurbished products, only to be met with disappointment when the devices fail to function properly. This is because these “affordable” hearing aids don’t include the services of a trained hearing specialist and also don’t include the required level of customer support to guide you through your journey to better hearing.
In many cases, customers end up with a sound amplifier that increases the volume of sounds discriminately. Read here on the key differences between hearing aids and sound amplifiers. Instead of hearing what they want to hear, everything around them will sound louder, making it difficult to understand speech in noisy environments.
How to choose best cheap hearing aids
Some key factors to consider when purchasing include speech clarity functionality, affordability, level of customer support & trial period. Even at this price point, it is still extremely important to ensure you get great technology & level of support with your hearing aid purchase for a great hearing experience.
Here at SoundBright, we believe that everyone who needs hearing aids should be able to obtain them easily. That’s why we provide consumers with the ability to purchase state-of-the-art hearing aids online at a fraction of the price. Our online business model and remote care approach drop our price, and we pass the savings on to you. Our customers pay on average between $30-$76 per month over 36 months for a pair of medical-grade hearing aids, much less compared to traditional market prices. Hearing aids last 5 years on average, so over their lifetime, this comes out to about $2.00 a day. When compared to what you spend on other day-to-day expenses, such as cars, entertainment, or the gym, it’s actually a small investment.
Hearing aids are an important investment that will dramatically affect your quality of life. In fact, hearing care professionals encourage patients to treat their hearing loss sooner than later as the benefits are felt from the moment they begin wearing hearing aids.
Cost of hearing care - Traditional vs. SoundBright Prices
|Performance level||Pair price||Per year||Per month||Per day|
|Signia 3X C&G||$2,500||$912||$76||$3|
We spend more than 5 hours a day listening, according to a 2001 study. That’s over 5 hours a day! So invest accordingly because hearing aids will be the most used device you own.
In addition, our risk-free trial allows you to try any of our hearing aids for 45 days. That way, you know that you’re getting a good return on your investment. For those seeking great medical-grade hearing aids at the best possible prices with the ability to do everything from the comfort of your home this approach may be the right one for you. Give us a try today!