Cost of Hearing Aid

Hearing aid pricing includes the cost of the device itself as well as the services of the professional.
Some of the cost in manufacturing hearing aids is from the research needed to continue making technology advancements each year. Each year, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent by the industry to improve how these devices perform. These investments have led to hearing aids that serve people better.

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You can purchase a lot of things cheaply online. If you have a mild hearing loss, you may be tempted to buy a personal sound amplification product (PSAP) from a website, often called "hearing amplifiers" or even "hearing aid amplifiers." This product is similar to the eyeglass “cheaters” available at a corner drugstore. However, age-related hearing loss is more complex than age-related vision loss.
These cheaper products tend to boost all sounds, not just the ones you can't hear. At a hearing clinic, your hearing aids are calibrated specifically to your unique hearing loss, and any other issues you may have, like tinnitus. Clinics also can preprogram your hearing aids to switch settings when you're in different environments. And, if your services are bundled together, you can go back when you need to for refinement or cleanings.

A Better Hearing Institute study that surveyed 2,000 hearing aid users about their fitting experience and level of satisfaction revealed that your health care provider (usually an audiologist or a hearing instrument specialist) plays a big role in the patient's success with hearing aids. (The study is no longer online.)

The outcome was straightforward: Those users who were fitted using a clinically validated hearing aid fitting protocol had greater satisfaction with their hearing aids. In other words, those patients who were given appropriate support and service by a licensed hearing aid professional actually heard better!
Hearing aids are FDA-regulated medical devices that are worn in or behind the ear. Whether you can easily afford them or not, hearing aids can be expensive. On average, a set of hearing aids may cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000, or more.

Hearing aids vary significantly in cost, but this doesn’t always reflect their overall effectiveness. Like most things that we want to fit to our bodies, what works for one person may not work for another.
In some instances, more expensive hearing aids may come with high-end features, such as Bluetooth wireless connectivity or tinnitus masking.

Hearing Aid Choice & Fitting

Arguably, the most important component of your hearing aid purchase is the selection of the correct hearing device and the fitting of that device to your specific hearing needs. This experience is improved drastically when working with a professional and licensed hearing care professional, which you won’t receive with all hearing aid retailers. Although this service may seem to increase the already significant hearing aid cost, getting the most out of your hearing aids is worth this additional investment.

Lifetime Aftercare

Similarly, our hearing is always changing. That’s why it’s important to keep a close relationship with your hearing care professional so you can make necessary adjustments to your hearing aid and ensure it’s always meeting your changing needs. Many hearing aid providers, like Miracle-Ear, include lifetime aftercare in the original price of the hearing aids. This lifetime commitment to your hearing health includes:

  • Annual Exam:

    Free hearing evaluation every year

  • Repairs:

    Minor repairs of hearing aid components

  • Inspections:

    Ear inspections to check for earwax buildup

  • Fittings:
  • Cleanings:

    Thorough cleaning of each hearing aid

  • Testing:

    Testing of all hearing aid components for proper functioning

Technology Level

Another factor in hearing aid cost is the level of technology. The more advanced features included in your hearing aid, the higher the price tag will be. These features are what make your hearing aid a seamless part of your life and can include:

  • Rechargeability

  • Direct streaming

  • Tinnitus control

  • Voice recognition

  • Directional microphones

Why Invest in High Quality Hearing Devices?

You deserve to get the most out of your hearing aids. Watch this video to see why it's worth investing in high-quality hearing aids and a relationship with a hearing care professional.
High-quality hearing aids use the latest technology to provide many advanced features, like speech isolation, voice recognition, binaural direct streaming, tinnitus control and rechargeability.

In addition, not all ears are the same. Investing in high-quality hearing aids means your solution will be completely customized to you, both in the fit of the device itself as well as the programming of the software to meet your unique needs.

Finally, it’s quite common that hearing aids will need regular adjustments and even repairs. Purchasing a high quality hearing device ensures you will have a relationship with a hearing care professional for all of your aftercare needs. If you purchase a PSAP or another low-quality hearing or amplification device, you will not receive this comprehensive service.

Does Insurance Cover Hearing Aid's Cost?

Many health insurance companies recognize that hearing is important to your overall health, and now provide hearing care benefits to their members. Hearing care benefits can cover up to 100% of the cost of hearing aids and services. Your employer benefit packages may also include an FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account) that allow you to save up to $2,500 tax-free each year for healthcare costs such as hearing aids.
At Miracle-Ear, we accept most major insurance plans at many of our 1,500 locations. With so many plans and carriers, it's hard to print a complete list, so we recommend calling the location near you to verify your coverage and get answers for any questions you may have.

If we do not accept your insurance, not to worry, we will never let you go without the care that you may need.

Is Financing Available for Hearing Aids?

It’s important that together we find the right hearing solution for your specific needs. We offer hearing aids for every budget, and financing options are available at many of our locations. There are also credit companies that specialize in healthcare financing. Ask if your hearing care professional accepts or can recommend credit options like Care Credit or Wells Fargo Health Advantage.
In addition, the Miracle-Ear Foundation® is designed to support underserved Americans with a limited income and no other resources for hearing aids, such as insurance, Medicaid, VA, or other state or federal programs. Learn if you’re eligible for the Miracle-Ear Foundation.
Out of 48 million Americans experiencing some degree of hearing loss, nearly 75% put off getting help. At Miracle-Ear, we believe in making hearing care affordable and accessible even if you don't have hearing aid insurance. That’s why we offer hearing solutions to fit every budget.

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