The average cost of hearing aids in the Tampa Bay area ranges from $890 to upwards of $3000 each. The more expensive of those hearing aids manages and reduces distracting background noise much better than the cheapest ones. Inexpensive hearing aids perform very well in quiet environments and with television.
What if you cannot afford the least expensive models? There are some programs and nonprofit agencies that can provide assistance. I think that the best one is the Hear Now program that is sponsored by the Starkey Foundation. Last year the foundation donated 160,000 hearing aids worldwide and countless professionals donated their time to help fit them.
There is a $125 application fee per hearing aid and there are limits to household income. Gardner Audiology participates in Hear Now. My employees can advise you on whether you would qualify based on household income.
Call us at 1-800-277-1182 if you have questions or need some help acquiring a hearing aid