What is the price of hearing aids? It’s a question we get asked a lot – and the answer isn’t too simple.
The price of hearing aids depends on several factors including: your type and level of hearing loss, your hearing aid model, technical features, your health insurance, location, and the type of hearing aid you choose. The only person who can give you an exact cost for hearing aids is your local Audiologist.
But as for the true price of hearing aids – their actual value – there’s a lot we can say. That’s because a lot goes into that price. After all, hearing aids are not just aids for hearing. Hearing aids are incredibly advanced, high-tech computers.
The price of hearing aids isn’t measured by just the plastic core you can see on the outside. Inside most hearing aids are five main components:
- A microphone
- An amplifier (or a signal processor)
- A microchip
- A receiver (also known as a loudspeaker)
- A battery
Put all these together and you have a device that can make even people with the most profound hearing losses hear speech like never before. It’s hard to put a price tag on hearing. Hearing aids also aren’t simple amplifiers, so the price of a hearing aid can’t be defined by simply looking at it.
The price of personal service
The modern technological components factor into the price of a hearing aid – but they aren’t all that goes into the value of your hearing solution. The price of hearing aids also includes a high level of personal service.
At Manning Audiology, we invest a lot in making sure that our Audiologist have the skills and training to fit your hearing aids. Audiologists use specialized equipment to measure your hearing loss type, degree, and shape. Audiologist can also examine your ear and refer you back to your doctor if you have any physical ear problems. This level of service does add to the price of hearing aids, but it’s necessary for ensuring that your hearing aids work best for you.
If you do have a hearing loss your Audiologist will then work with you to ensure fitting of the best hearing aids suitable for your communication needs and will program those hearing aids to meet your specific needs.
Where to purchase
It’s hard to put a price on better hearing, and the price of your hearing aids will depend on several factors. It is important that you see an Audiologist to determine which hearing aids are best for you. Buying off internet is never recommended as you may not get the level of professional service which you need. Call us today 6551 7351 to discuss your options.
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Stay tuned for our next article on “How to choose the right hearing aid for yourself” using our easy guide.