One of the most common questions that we hear in our office is “How much do hearing aids cost?”
And since you’ve stumbled upon this article, I’m going to assume you’ve been wondering this same thing and are doing your own research. You’ve probably noticed that most hearing health clinics opt to keep the price of hearing aids close, so you might have a difficult time finding the information you’re looking for.
If you’re wondering why most clinics don’t say outright how much hearing aids cost, I’m here to tell you that there are a few reasons. And it’s not to intentionally keep you in the dark.
But before we dive into those reasons, I’ll go ahead and answer your question. Hearing care plans start at as little as $2,500 and range up to $7,000 for more premium options. I hope that gives you an idea of what you can expect to spend on your hearing aids.
And the reason that most clinics don’t openly share their prices is because the cost of your hearing care is very much individualized. It can vary greatly from person to person. And here’s why:
#1—Hearing Aid Cost Depends on Many Factors
The cost of hearing care depends on many factors. These factors include the level of hearing loss that you’re experiencing and your lifestyle, as well as your personal preferences when it comes to hearing aids.
Some people might not mind a hearing aid that’s visible to the naked eye, while others prefer a device that’s totally invisible.
The majority of hearing health clinics will require you to come into the clinic for a comprehensive hearing assessment before they tell you what your options are. This is because your audiologist wants to get to know you. They’ll spend some time reviewing your medical history, your lifestyle, and your goals so that they can provide you with the best options for your unique hearing loss case.
Purchasing a hearing care package is an investment in your health and happiness, and it should be a decision that is made with a lot of thought and care.
#2—Understanding Hearing Care vs. Hearing Aids
Another reason that most clinics keep hearing aid pricing close is because most people don’t understand the difference between hearing care and hearing aids. And this is a major challenge faced by the hearing care industry.
Many people are under the impression that they can simply buy a hearing aid online, fit it themselves, and their hearing will be fixed. But it’s not so simple. Purchasing a hearing device is just one part of the larger picture.
What’s most important in your hearing health journey is making sure that you have the right team to support you. When you partner with a qualified team of hearing professionals, you get their time and expertise. You also get the reassurance that you have ongoing support throughout your hearing journey. Your hearing devices will likely need maintenance and repairs at some point, and you’ll want professionals in your corner in the event that something goes wrong.
This is the reason why many people believe hearing aids are expensive. If you just want to buy hearing aids, there are many options online where you can buy a pair and fit yourself. However, there’s real value in the expertise of a team of professionals.
Our Friendly Warning to You
If you spend enough time browsing the internet, you’re bound to find the prices of hearing aids. And you’ll likely find some very affordable options. It’s important to keep in mind that hearing care can be life-changing, and purchasing hearing aids isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. Hearing care is an investment in your health and happiness.
Here at South Sound Audiology, we believe that better hearing leads to a better life. This is why we focus on what you really need rather than just trying to sell you a device. We take a patient-centered approach to address your condition in a personal way.
Our team has expertise in hearing aids, tinnitus management, treatment for balance issues, and more. We are committed to providing you with ongoing support and encouragement. Our hearing aid fittings and programming continue until you’re completely happy with your devices.
You’ll find plenty of online businesses selling hearing aids. But keep in mind that with them you’re buying the tool, not the service. Don’t compromise your hearing health for a lower price.
How We Can Help
If you’re looking for partners to help you on your journey to better hearing who will be there for support each step of the way, South Sound Audiology may be for you.
There’s nothing we love more than helping you overcome hearing challenges.
You can learn more about our services by clicking here, and if you feel that we may be able to help or you have any questions, then you can call us at (360) 464-9780 or request a callback by clicking here.