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Breaking down the cost of hearing aids

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Breaking down the cost of hearing aids

There’s no way around it – hearing aids are an investment.

While quality hearing aids don’t come cheap, you don’t need to be thrown off by the price tag of technology. These devices are capable of drastically improving your quality of life, helping you better understand conversations, and keeping you connected to the sounds you love.

A lot of technology has gone into developing today’s sophisticated hearing aids. A far cry from the clunky devices of the past, modern hearing aids are tiny but powerful computers capable of compensating for your unique hearing abilities.  

Not only that, but today’s technology includes water and dust-resistant offerings that can wirelessly stream sound from your cell phone, and even loop into the feedback systems of auditoriums, churches, and public transit systems so you can clearly hear the speaker without worrying about interference from background noise.

Basically, there’s a lot today’s hearing aids can do! Below, we break down the cost of hearing aids and take a look at why purchasing hearing aids from a private provider is a smart way to turn an investment into years of happiness and well-being.

Models

Like an automobile, the model of hearing aid you choose to purchase will affect its price. There are several different types of hearing aid models you can use, from larger behind-the-ear devices to virtually invisible in-the-canal hearing aids. Each of these variations has advantages for some hearing aid wearers, but not others. The model that best fits you will depend on your unique hearing needs. 

Features

From very basic to extremely sophisticated, many of today’s standard hearing aids come equipped with a variety of featured options, including:

  • Telecoil
  • Bluetooth®
  • Directional microphone
  • Feedback suppression
  • Digital noise reduction

As is true with most consumer electronics, technology can improve exponentially over just a couple of years. Hearing aid providers strive to offer top-tier devices that provide multiple performance levels and price points, and many of today’s more advanced models of hearing aid include features like:

  • automatic and manual volume control
  • wireless connectivity between devices
  • direct audio input
  • low battery indicators
  • data logging

Some devices also come equipped with a memory of your listening preferences. As with any other device, more features may equate to a higher cost and a higher-quality sound experience.  

Service and Maintenance

Hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of your life – when you use the right devices. After all, hearing aids are not a one-size-fits-all solution – they need to be fitted and calibrated to your specific needs in order to give you the best possible performance.

As with purchasing a car, house, or vacation, the process of purchasing (and maintaining) hearing aids is often much easier with the help and guidance of an expert. When you purchase a hearing aid, you’re not just paying for top-of-the line features – you’re investing in the guidance and follow-up care of a trained professional. Your hearing ability may change, your device may need a repair, or you may have questions about how to make adjustments and troubleshoot. When you purchase hearing aids from a private provider, all of these services are included in the cost.

A hearing care professional HCP can help you choose a model that suits your needs, day-to-day lifestyle, and preferences, and working with an HCP almost always leads to a better (and longer-lasting) purchase and higher customer satisfaction. Contact Connect Hearing to speak with a hearing consultant or schedule an evaluation today to learn more about flexible financing options

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