How Much Should You Pay for Hearing Aids?
How much you should spend to enhance your hearing with hearing aids or assistive listening devices depends on many factors. Consider this; you’ll probably wear your hearing aids for 12 to 16 hours a day. You’re going to want hearing aids that consistently perform well for your lifestyle or you may find yourself more frustrated than before. Given your daily usage, paying for high quality hearing aids is a good investment in your quality of life, your ability to stay connected and to interact with the people around you.
The Price and Value of Hearing Aids
Cost and value are two different things. Consider everything you do on a daily basis that requires the ability to hear. Even try writing them down, if that helps you to remember them. Now, which of these activities would be more enjoyable or be performed better if you could hear more clearly? If you consider what you’re losing in terms of precious family moments, efficiency in your career, or feelings of isolation from your loved ones; that’s the value of wearing hearing aids to you.
What Determines the Cost of Hearing Aids?
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 than hearing aids that are asked to do less for you in your daily life.
Like any other technology, your hearing aid price depends on which features you choose and, more importantly, what your hearing healthcare professional recommends for you based on your lifestyle and degree of loss. For example, if coming to the office is an inconvenience to you, we may recommend an aid with Remote Assist™ so that our clinicians can assess and repair issues remotely. It is all about what will give you the greatest benefit to your daily life.
All hearing aids come with an adjustment or trial period, typically 30 days from date of purchase. During this adjustment period, you’re welcome to visit us 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 and we can part ways as friends.
Does Insurance Cover Hearing Aids?
Typically, health insurance companies cover the majority of hearing aid costs. Effective January 2018, all health insurance providers will be legally required to cover the costs of hearing aids and all associated services for children. Medicare will cover the full cost of diagnostic evaluations, so many people can assess if they have a loss or not with no out-of-pocket expense.
Some nonprofit organizations provide financial assistance for hearing aids, while others may help provide used or refurbished aids.
We’ll work with you so you can make the right choice for your hearing needs, lifestyle and budget.