Hearing aids come in many different styles, models, and power levels, depending on your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Your hearing professional will be able to guide you to choose the most appropriate hearing aid for your needs in your initial consultation.
If you’ve never purchased a hearing aid, we’re happy to make recommendations and point you towards resources that will educate you on the differences between various options available.
The most significant factor impacting cost is how advanced your hearing aid is.
For example, an entry-level hearing aid designed to improve your listening experience in small groups will cost less than a premium hearing aid equipped with advanced connectivity features and high-fidelity sound.
Additionally, the style of hearing aid you choose can impact the price. For example, a custom In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aid is usually more expensive than the standard Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aid. While BTE hearing aids may be cheaper, ITE hearing aids are typically less visible and appropriate for people with active lifestyles or those who use reading glasses.
In short, the main factors impacting a hearing aid’s price are:
Depending on your lifestyle and needs, your hearing professional can help you make a decision that fits your budget.
The additional costs you will incur depends on the model you purchase and how well you maintain your hearing aid.
Batteries are the most consistent cost of hearing aid. While they only cost a few dollars, you will likely use many of them during a week, depending on how often you use your hearing aid and the brand of battery you purchase. If you purchase a hearing aid with a rechargeable battery, you won’t have to worry about this.
Maintenance and repairs are also a significant additional cost. This varies depending on the warranty you purchase and how well you maintain your hearing aid. For example, we recommend that users purchase a dry box for storage and that they clean the devices regularly.
Finally, you may have to pay for multiple adjustment sessions when you first receive your hearing aid.
If you experience hearing loss in only one ear, you probably only need one hearing aid. However, if you experience hearing loss in both ears, even if it’s disproportionate, we recommend investing in two hearing aids.