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How much do hearing aids cost?

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Alexandra Tarvin, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Easley

11 January 2017 - 8143 Views

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 models to consider: bundled and unbundled. Most providers bundle their services with the cost of the hearing aid. This will typically increase the price that you're paying but you are getting... Read more

Does healthcare insurance ever cover the cost of hearing aid accessories like TV streamers, etc?

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Jasmine Burrington, AuD

Clinical Doctor of Audiology in San Marcos

15 February 2018 - 463 Views

Most healthcare insurance will not cover the cost of hearing device accessories. However, you can always ask your insurance provider the details regarding your hearing aid benefit. Every insurance provider has slightly different coverage.

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

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Paul Dietsch, HND

Hearing Aid Audiologist in Encinitas

20 January 2017 - 969 Views

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

Doctor of Audiology

16 November 2017 - 2101 Views

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 the same amount we charge our patients who buy hearing aids from us, as we separate costs of services from cost of hearing aids. This is not taking into account separate charges, such as conducting a... 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

Hearing Aid Audiologist in London

12 October 2017 - 1260 Views

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 appointment times are shorter & your care isn't always provided by the same individual, or as they can have a higher turn over of staff you may find that you don't get to deal with them for the... 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

Audiologist in Anthem

06 October 2017 - 1005 Views

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 brand aid.  If not, you may not need the higher level of technology.2. How well will they be programmed?  Is your hearing care professional using Real Ear Measurements to program them?  If not, you may... Read more