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How much do hearing aids cost?

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Alexandra Tarvin, AuD
This is a common question with a very complex answer. Depends if you're paying just for hearing aids or if you're also paying for your care. Imagine the dentist giving you wire and glue and telling you to put your braces on youself- doesn't seem to make much sense does it? Hearing aids and technology require different, but equal expertise.There are two... Read more

Will Donald Trump help bring down the cost of hearing aids?

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Paul Dietsch
The president has no direct power over the price of hearing aids. There was a bill to give a tax credit when you buy hearing aids but it did not pass. H.R.1882 and S.315 are the bills. Write to your congressmen and women to tell them you want it to pass. Trump says he will make them listen now so maybe it is a good time to try again.

What is the typical cost to have used hearing aids adjusted for a new owner?

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Deyanira Gonzalez, AuD
Prices will vary clinic to clinic. Some offices will bill you based on time (typically one hour for first fitting and 15 to 30 minutes for follow-ups after that) and some will be based on a service package including an x amount of visits with the cost.At our office, the charge is $300 for one hour and it includes one 30 minute follow up visit. This is... Read more

What is the average cost of a premium hearing aid? Should I purchase from Costco or an independent doctor?

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Matthew Pearson
If we are to define the Premium as each manufacturer's top of the range device then in England the answer would be as little as £2500 a pair to as much as £5995.Often the difference between success & failure is linked to the time spent with a patient & the expertise of the practitioner they deal with.If you deal with a "Big Box" retailer often... Read more

Is it worth spending the money to buy higher technology hearing aids from the big brands?

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Clifford Olson, AuD
Great question!  I wish this had a straight forward answer, but ultimately, it depends.  There are however, a few things that you need to take into consideration before trying better technology.1. How often do you find yourself in challenging environments?  If you answer all the time, then you would likely get better benefit from a premium level name... Read more