Your Comprehensive Walkthrough of the Different Ways to Treat Hearing Loss

Visiting your local clinic can offer you personalized, tailored treatment

Treating hearing loss can be an overwhelming task, especially when you don’t know where to turn for advice. Coming to terms with hearing loss is difficult whether for you or for a loved one.  

If you’ve found yourself at this article, then you’re likely looking to find some answers on hearing care, whether that’s what options are available, how much you should be investing in hearing care, or where you can access them. 

With so much information and so many options available, it’s hard to find an expert’s opinion. 

That’s why we’re going to run through your options and give you some insight into how to pick the best solution to your hearing challenge.  

1. Earphones and Mobile Apps

A low-investment option which can help amplify through your mobile phone is a quick, easy solution for mild hearing loss. 


  • Low investment ($0-$250) 
  • Easily accessible technology 


  • Not tailored to your hearing 
  • Does not include support or aftercare 
  • Only works in settings with little background noise

2. Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

FDA-approved and backed hearing aids are good for a short-term easy solution at competitive prices. 


  • Low investment ($500-$1500) 
  • Easily accessible  


  • Not tailored to your hearing 
  • No testing or assessments 
  • No support or warranty for loss or damage 
  • Helps only perceived mild to moderate hearing loss 

3. PSAPs

Personal sound amplification products, or PSAPs, use a small built-in microphone to amplify the sound around you. These are a good “onesizefitsall” approach to mild hearing issues. 


  • Easily accessible (available both online and in-store) 
  • Low investment (from $79.99) 


  • Not tailored to your hearing loss 
  • No testing or assessments  
  • No fitting included
  • No warranty for loss or damage 
  • Sound amplification is not specific and will simply increase all noises 

4. Online Hearing Aids with Remote Support

A moderately slick process with easy-to-purchase, good-quality products with remote access to a hearing specialist. 


  • Easy to purchase online 
  • Good-quality hearing devices
  • Often features a money-back guarantee
  • Mid-level investment ($1850) 


  • Features an online hearing assessment which can be inaccurate 
  • No in-person assessment or support 
  • Insurance benefits cannot be utilized 

5. Retailers

Increasingly, many people are turning to big box retailers such as Costco or Sam’s Club for hearing care. You’ll receive screenings and some in-person care while getting your hearing aids fitted but will receive no care following this. 


  • Hearing screening included 
  • In-person fitting 
  • Professional technology 
  • Includes warranty, cleaning, and support 


  • No comprehensive or advanced hearing evaluation 
  • No ongoing service 
  • Long wait times 
  • Insurance and payment plans not available 

6. Local Clinics

Visiting your local clinic can offer you personalized, tailored treatment with advanced testing and ongoing care to give you the support you need while addressing your hearing concerns. 


  • Tailored, bespoke treatment 
  • Ongoing in-person care 
  • Latest technology from leading manufacturers 
  • Building a personal relationship with your specialist 
  • Insurance and payment plans are available 


  • Travel to multiple appointments required 

7. Cochlear Implants

If you’re experiencing a severe hearing loss or have exhausted your other options, hearing loss surgery might be suitable for you. As this is a big investment, it does require a candidacy requirement to be completed, including an evaluation. 


  • Highly effective for those suffering from a severe hearing loss 


  • Requires prerequisite candidacy form 
  • High investment ($30,000-$50,000) 

How to Decide 

There are a number of factors you should consider while looking into your hearing options.  

These include: 

  • Your diagnosis. Is your hearing loss mild or severe or only in one ear? 
  • Your lifestyle. Where you spend most of your time can have an impact on your hearing solution.  
  • Your preferences. If you prefer in-person support and fittings, that’s a big part to consider. 
  • Your budget. How much are you looking to invest? Are you looking for a short-term or long-term solution? 

Inland Hearing Aids 

Here at Inland Hearing Aids, we believe that hearing aids are just a small part of the puzzle. Working with a team of experts who has helped the local community for over 25 years, we can help you address any of your hearing concerns. 

If you or a loved one is looking for your perfect hearing solution, you can request a no-obligation callback by clicking here, or you can call your local office at the below numbers.   

Moses Lake, WA: 509-765-4467
Omak, WA: 800-254-4467
Ellensburg, WA: 509-962-8488 

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Dan Morehouse, HIS

As a hearing instrument specialist and owner of Inland Hearing Aids, Inc., Dan Morehouse has spent more than 20 years earning the trust of physicians, community organizations, and thousands of residents through providing top-level hearing care to Moses Lake and nearby communities.

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