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How Much Should Hearing Aids Cost?

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Has hearing loss impacted your daily life? If so, you're likely considering your options. The first question that often pops up is: how much do hearing aids cost? The answer depends on your needs and budget. In this article, we’ll delve into hearing aid costs, review average prices, and shed light on how the type of hearing aid impacts the price tag.

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What is the Average Price of Hearing Aids?

The average price of hearing aids varies depending on a range of factors from the level of hearing loss, the type of hearing aid, its features, and even the brand. Typically, models with the highest level of technology and digital capabilities have the highest prices.

Recently, the price range for hearing aids has gone down with the introduction of newer technology, making today’s hearing aids more affordable than ever. However, insurance coverage can vary depending on the plan and state, which may impact prices. For those not covered by insurance, there are various financing options available. In short, a comprehensive hearing aid system can range quite a bit, but there are multiple options for discounts and financing.

Prescription Hearing Aids Cost

Prescription hearing aids can vary significantly in price, ranging from $2,000 to over $4,000 per hearing aid. This wide range reflects the different features that are available. Naturally, with such a high price tag, a common question arises: are prescription hearing aids worth the cost? 

For people suffering from severe hearing loss, this is the best option for restoring clear communication and improving quality of life. You can work with an audiologist to help advise you on your options. They will assess your hearing loss, discuss your lifestyle and needs, and recommend hearing aids that offer the right balance of features and affordability.

How Much Will Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Cost?

Generally, over-the-counter hearing aids prices will range from a few hundred dollars to $2,000. As with prescription hearing aids, the higher the price, the more features. But OTC hearing aids are a low-cost alternative to prescription hearing aids.

When it comes to the price of OTC hearing aids, be hesitant to buy anything too cheap. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you buy a pair of hearing aids for $100, you will probably need to replace them within a few months, if the audio quality is any good to begin with.

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Hearing Aids Types and Costs

Beyond prescription and over-the-counter options, hearing aids come in different styles, and each style can impact the price.  Let's explore the most common types and their typical costs.

In-the-Ear Hearing Aids Costs

In-the-ear hearing aids are hearing aids designed for people with mild to severe hearing loss. The device fits snugly in the outer ear. For a single in-the-ear hearing aid you will be looking to spend a little more than $3,000 on average.

In-The-Canal Hearing Aids Costs

In the canal hearing aids work for people with mild to severe hearing loss. A custom-made hearing aid sits in the ear canal and part of the outer ear to help the patient hear better. This type of hearing aid will cost you between $2,500 and $5,000.

Completely-In-Canal Hearing Aid Costs

Completely-in-canal hearing aids are made for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. The completely-in-canal hearing aids are similar to the in-the-canal hearing aids. The biggest difference is size. Completely-in-canal is much smaller than the alternative. This will cost between $1,500 and $4,000.

Invisible-In-Canal Hearing Aid Costs

As the name suggests, invisible-in-canal hearing aids are the smallest available hearing aids. They are so small that they appear almost invisible. They sit deep in the ear canal, out of site. These hearing aids will cost around $1,500 to $3,500.

Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aid Costs

Receiver in canal hearing aids is designed for people with mild to severe hearing loss. A tiny speaker housed in the ear canal delivers sound. This will cost you around $2,500.

Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid Costs

Behind-the-ear hearing aids are meant for people with mild to profound hearing loss. Components are encased in plastic and sit behind the wearer’s ear. Prices vary from round $2,000 to $3,500.


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Best Behind Ear Hearing Aids

If you are looking for the best behind-ear hearing aids, check out Sontro® Self-Fitting OTC Hearing Aids. These hearing aids utilize both behind-the-ear and receiver-in-canal designs for a hearing aid with the best sound quality.

This over-the-counter hearing aid utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to learn where your hearing trouble spots are. A directional microphone helps you manage noise from multiple directions so you can focus on the conversation at hand. On top of these state-of-the-art features, the Sontro OTC Hearing Aids come with a risk-free, 45-day money-back guarantee and a one-year warranty. You get all these features for an affordable price, $749. This is half of what you would pay for prescription hearing aids for a comparable amount of quality.

Soundwave Hearing wants you to have the best experience you can have with your hearing aids. We believe that good hearing health is important to a person’s life. Good hearing health improves lives. If you are interested in improving your hearing health without the unaffordable prices in the prescription hearing aid industry, check out the Sontro OTC Hearing Aids and accessories.

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