One of the most frequent questions that we get from our patients is “How much do hearing aids cost?” If you’ve been wondering this same thing and doing some research online, you may have noticed that finding accurate pricing information can be tough.
Many clinics prefer to keep the cost of hearing care confidential, and I’m sure you’re wondering why. It’s not to keep you in the dark and lure you in for an appointment. There are actually two main reasons that clinics opt to keep pricing information close.
But before we dive into those reasons, I’ll answer your question as directly as possible. On average, hearing care plans start at as little as $2,500 and range up to $7,000 for the more premium options.
And one reason that most clinics don’t openly share their prices is because the cost of hearing care is highly individualized. Here’s why:
#1—Hearing Aid Cost Varies Depending on Many Factors
How much you can expect to spend on hearing care packages depends largely on your personal needs and preferences. Factors such as your lifestyle, your level of hearing loss, and your personal preference when it comes to devices play a crucial role.
This is why most clinics require you to come into the office for a comprehensive hearing test before they provide pricing information. During your exam, your hearing care professional will spend some time getting to know you. They’ll want to learn about your medical history, your lifestyle, and your goals for treatment. Then, they’ll be able to present you with the best options for your specific case.
When it comes to devices, pricing does vary quite a bit depending on what features you’re looking for. For example, some people prefer devices that can pair with their smartphones. Some people might prefer an invisible option, while others don’t mind a device that’s visible to the naked eye.
#2—Hearing Care vs. Hearing Aids
Do you understand the difference between hearing care and hearing aids? If not, you’re not alone. Differentiating between the two is a major challenge that hearing care professionals face.
But distinguishing between hearing care and hearing aids is essential to understanding the value of hearing care. Many people mistakenly believe that they can simply purchase a hearing aid online, fit it themselves, and their problems will be solved.
However, when addressing hearing loss, you’re much better off partnering with a team of dedicated professionals. When you invest in a hearing care package, you’re paying for the time and expertise of experienced professionals. You’re also getting ongoing support.
You have access to assistance when your hearing aids need maintenance or repairs. In the event that something goes wrong, you’ll be thankful to have support readily available.
Ultimately, when you invest in hearing care, you’re investing in a life-changing outcome. When you understand the value that comprehensive hearing care provides, it doesn’t seem quite so expensive after all.
A Friendly Warning From Us
If you do enough searching on Google, you’re bound to come across various retailers selling hearing aids. And you’ll probably find some affordable options.
Keep in mind that buying hearing aids is a decision that should be made thoughtfully. Base your choice on ensuring that your hearing health is placed in capable hands rather than solely on cost-saving motives.
Patients in the Ellensburg, Moses Lake, and Omak areas trust Inland Hearing Aids, Inc. with their hearing because we take a client-centered approach. Instead of just trying to sell you a hearing aid, our team is dedicated to providing hearing care that fits your needs.
We combine our advanced technology with over 20 years of expertise to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible. And our hearing aid fittings and programming continue until we achieve the level of comfort and clarity you desire.
We love what we do, and nothing motivates us more than helping you hear better and live a life you love.
Alternatively, you’ll find plenty of online retailers selling hearing aids. When you take this approach, just remember that you’re buying the device and not the service. Be aware that those lower prices come with a compromise, and make the best decision for your needs.
How We Can Help
If you’re looking for partners to help you on your journey to better hearing who are honest, will communicate clearly, and will follow up on their promises, then Inland Hearing Aids, Inc. might be the team for you.
You can learn more about our services by clicking here, and if you feel that we may be able to help, or you have any questions, then you can call us at:
- Moses Lake office at (602) 863-4203
- Omak office at (623) 248-3188
- Ellensburg office at (623) 745-0828
Alternatively, you can request a callback by clicking here.