Several factors should be considered when deciding what hearing aids will be best for you. What kind of hearing loss do you have? What is your lifestyle? Any specific features you’re looking for in a hearing aid? And, what might be the most important question, how much do hearing aids cost?
According to national averages, hearing aids typically range from $1000 to $4000 per hearing aid. There are really two main factors that determine the cost of the hearing aids, which is why this range is so large – how well the hearing aids will perform in different environments, and what services you will receive from your provider. A lower cost, entry-level option may be more suitable for a quieter lifestyle, though may not perform as well in group settings or noisy environments. Higher priced, premium level technology is better suited for those noisier settings. Services from your audiologist may also be included in the cost, as well as certain services throughout the duration of the warranty period.
Your audiologist will review all of these options with you and help find the best fit for your lifestyle AND budget. At Gardner Audiology in Citrus Park, Tampa, FL, we have multiple options available, starting at a budget-friendly option – $490 per hearing aid. Premium level technology can range up to $3500 per hearing aid. There are also multiple options in between these two technology levels. Whatever your needs may be, we have an option for you!
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz regarding over-the-counter (OTC) devices. OTC devices are supposed to improve access to hearing by providing lower cost options for people with only a mild level of hearing loss. While this may be a great option for some, it may not be the best for people with a greater degree of hearing loss. Before purchasing an OTC hearing aid, it is worth consulting a Doctor of Audiology. At the very least, having an accurate hearing test will help determine what your best options are.
Please contact Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 or email email@example.com for more information.