Hearing aids are offered at a wide range of prices to suit any budget, but, generally speaking, you get what you pay for. For many people, the hearing challenges they face require more than simple sound amplification, which is all most inexpensive hearing aids offer. If you lead a busy and active lifestyle, are still in the workplace, enjoy concerts and movies, and frequently socialize with friends, then you will need much more from a hearing aid.
High-Tech Hearing Aids Are Worth Every Penny for Some
A custom-fitted, quality pair of hearing aids from a hearing care center can be pricey, but when you work with a hearing care professional to choose only the options you really need, you can find a solution that fits well within your budget.
According to industry insiders, much of the cost of hearing aids is due to the level of research that goes into developing the technology. One pair of high-tech hearing aids requires the expertise of electrical engineers, audiologists, computer programmers, and musicologists. The result is a tiny technological miracle that you can control through your smartphone and is nearly invisible to others. Some hearing aids can stream wirelessly from your TV and others are completely waterproof. Many models are water-resistant and are ideal for physically active individuals who may be exposing their hearing aids to moisture from sweat. All of these premium hearing aids can be tuned to meet your hearing needs and to adjust to various environments—concerts, intimate conversations, or noisy meetings. If you don’t need features like these, you will be able to save a significant amount of money with a simpler pair.
Some Insurance Companies Do Cover Hearing Aids
According to a recent study of trends in hearing healthcare, the number of health insurance plans that offer some coverage for hearing aids is on the rise. In 2008, around 40 percent of hearing aid wearers reported that they were able to use insurance to offset at least part of the cost. Check your individual health insurance plan and ask about hearing care coverage. If it is an option, it may worth adding the coverage for future years.
A Hearing Aid Is Only as Good as Its Fit
At Medical Hearing Systems, our hearing aid specialists work with you to find the best hearing aid at the right cost for you. The personal attention you get during your exam, fitting, and any follow-up visits will ensure that you are happy with every step of the process. We will not try to sell you more than you need in a hearing aid, but we will listen to your needs and consider your lifestyle when we make recommendations. Call us at 866-517-4415 to schedule a free hearing screening and discuss cost options now.