Do hearing aids have to cost so much? No, they don’t

The first commercially available hearing aids were brought to market way back in 1913, and as you might imagine they were extremely rudimentary compared to the options consumers have today. And while the technology- and the world itself- changed drastically over the following 100 years, the cost has stayed relatively high. We know what you’re thinking- with all of the advancements in manufacturing and distribution, why haven’t prices come down? 

The cost of NOT getting hearing aids

Before we get into the cost of hearing aids, let’s look at the cost of not getting them. Hearing loss can have multiple health consequences; some are obvious, such as not being able to hear a fire alarm or doorbell. Others are hidden, and can include cognitive problems, depression and social isolation. Given the health risks of ‘learning to live with’ the problem, it goes without saying that hearing aids are a…sound investment. But the sticker shock alone may be enough to discourage you from taking the plunge.

The average cost of hearing aids

If you’ve done any research into the topic, you may have been surprised to see the large swings in price, even between models that have very few discernable differences. So, let’s start by looking at the average cost of a hearing aid across similarly functioning devices.

The typical cost of a hearing aid can range from $1000 to $6000- and again, that’s just for one. Just like most people need prescription eyeglasses instead of a monocle, the majority of people suffering from hearing loss need two hearing aids. Those kinds of costs are enough to give anyone pause, and often times leaves those afflicted to make a devastating choice to turn up the TV volume instead of fixing the root cause of the problem.

Why so much?

So let’s explore the factors that drive the cost up so much. The main factors are:

  • The related (bundled) costs are the primary driver of high consumer prices. Between hearing tests, consultations with an audiologist, fittings and adjustments, it’s a wonder the prices aren’t higher.
  • Hearing aids are not typically covered by health insurance, meaning you’ll be paying out of your piggy bank.
  • Most retailers have an insane markup to offset their own costs, which can include retail locations, staff, and advertising.

Admittedly, we’ve painted a pretty bleak picture of the financial aspect of hearing aids, but there is still value to be found if you look in the right place. And here’s the good news- you’re already in the right place!

The Advanced Affordable Hearing difference 

For over 25 years, we have used our revolutionary model to provide the most technologically advanced models at factory-direct prices. We don’t believe in bundling here- and without retail stores, hearing tests and other costly factors, we don’t need markups to make ends meet. In fact, our hearing aids are available at up to 90% off list prices, meaning your piggy bank stays much fuller. And we don’t skimp on the technology- our digital, rechargeable hearing aids have the most advanced processing chips available today.

On top of that, we truly put our money where our ears are. All of our new hearing aid models came with an ironclad 100% Money Back Guarantee. You’ll have 30 days (beginning when your order arrives at your doorstep) to try your hearing aids out. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason whatsoever, just give us a call and we’ll process a hassle-free return and refund. That’s how confident we are that you’ll love them! What do you have to lose?

Has the cost of hearing aids been a deterrent to you in the past? Let us know in the comments!