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How Much Are Hearing Aids? Hearing Aid Costs in 2020

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Hearing loss can be an isolating and frustrating experience that robs you of your happiness and quality of life. Taking that step to finally do something about improving your hearing is a big deal—one that you well deserve. But once you’ve been to your audiologist, completed your hearing test, and have gotten to the point where you start seeing the actual hearing aid cost—you just might start to feel the wind disappear from your sails.

How much do hearing aids cost? The fact is, the average price of hearing aids in 2019 was upwards of $6,000 a pair. For most American families this translates into nearly two months of income! Unfortunately, that high price tag is often what stops people from improving their quality of life by following through with their purchase of hearing aids.

So, what exactly is it that makes the hearing aids price so expensive? Is there an affordable alternative? And what is included in those high costs of traditional prescription hearing aids?

Why do Hearing Aids Cost so Much?One hundred dollars

Many factors contribute to high hearing aid costs. The first of these is that your hearing aid purchase is bundled with other services which may include:

    • Initial consultation at a hearing clinic or audiologist
    • Hearing test
    • Fittings and adjustments
    • Cleanings
    • Hearing Aid batteries
    • Additional warranties

These can add up to $2000-$5000 in costs to your hearing aids.

Another factor is the significant retail markup that hearing aids are subject to. The six major hearing aid manufacturers produce a product that is sold at nearly 5 to 10 times the actual cost once it gets to you, the consumer. Hearing aid costs increase from production to the wholesale market, then again once they reach the retail clinic, and then even more once service costs are added on by your healthcare provider or hearing clinic.

What About Health Insurance? Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

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Health insurance can buffer the cost of hearing aids, but it can also complicate things even more in the buying process. The majority of Medicare and many other insurance plans do not currently cover the purchase of hearing aids, but there could be changes in the near future. Be sure to check your specific Medicare coverage to see what your personal plan covers, but unfortunately the overall lack of quality coverage by Medicare, on top of the overwhelming hearing aid prices, creates an enormous financial hurdle for most Americans to overcome.

The legislation was introduced in September of this year in the Senate (The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019) to improve Medicare patient access to audiologists. Organizations like ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), AAA (American Academy of Audiology), and ADA (Academy of Doctors of Audiology) are collaborating to move the legislation forward in Congress.

Currently, some insurance plans will at least partially cover hearing tests, which you can then use to obtain an affordable over the counter hearing aid from an FDA approved company like Otofonix. We strive to make the transition to hearing aids easy and affordable so you can get back to living life to the fullest.

What Are the Dangers of Avoiding Hearing Aids?reasons to buy hearing aids

The cost of hearing aids can be overwhelming and may tempt you to avoid dealing with your hearing loss, but untreated hearing loss can become the root of many other health complications.

Studies have proven that hearing loss, even when mild, weakens areas of the brain in aging adults. It has an impact on:

    • Mental health
    • Work and professional life
    • Linked to higher rates of dementia
    • Balance and a higher risk of falling
    • Normal socialization
    • General cognitive decline

Recognizing the dangers that not treating your hearing loss can impart, as well as finding a cost-effective solution, are important steps in reclaiming the life you and your loved ones deserve.

Where Can I Find Affordable Behind the Ear Hearing Aids Online?Otofonix_Logo

In the past, the only way to access behind the ear hearing aids and in-ear canal hearing aids was by going through the expensive process of seeing an audiologist and having them order the hearing aids for you. Along with that came the added expenses of bundled pricing, markups, and future fittings and care. We at Otofonix have changed that by offering high-quality, affordable hearing aids at a reasonable cost that can fit within the average Americans budget. By removing the middleman and selling directly to you, our customer, we save you thousands of dollars and give you your quality of life back at a fraction of the cost.

We also happily provide unlimited free email and phone customer service support to help guide you every step of the way—before and after your purchase! Don’t let hearing aid costs stop you from getting the help and hearing aids you need. Let us help find the right hearing aid for you and your level of hearing loss. Just call one of our friendly customer service hearing technicians today.

 

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Meet Our Family of Hearing Solutions

SONA

Smart
Discrete and nearly invisible, simple and easy to create a personalized experience.
PAIR

$1,910   $395

HELIX

Rechargeable

All the benefits of the Encore, plus the convenience of being rechargeable.

PAIR

$1,110   $455

GROOVE

SMART & RECHARGEABLE

Create a personalized experience to meet your unique hearing needs. 

PAIR

$1,910   $545
Dual Color Otofonix Hearing Aids

THE APEX

Digital Hearing Aids

Starting At

$12/mo

Per Ear

or $124

was $249

Elite-Best-Value Otofonix Hearing Aid

THE ELITE

Digital Hearing Aids

Starting At

$16/mo

Per EAR

or $199

was $399

Most Popular Otofonix Hearing Aids

THE ENCORE

Digital Hearing Aids

Starting At

$24/mo

Per ear

or $299

was $499

Otofonix Hearing Aids

THE HELIX

Rechargeable Hearing Aid

Starting At

$68/mo

Per Pair

"Only Sold in pairs"

or $745

was $1299

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Sound Environment Settings
Programs or environmental settings that allow you to optimize performance for noisy, quiet, or social situations
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Digital Sound Processor
All Otofonix Hearing Aids are 100% Digital because they all use a DSP Chip. Without a DSP, noise-canceling is not possible.
Noise Canceling
Uses a digital algorithm to reduce background noise more effectively in noisy and challenging environments.
Directional Microphone
Makes it easier to focus on sounds coming from in front of you, and allows for more advanced and effective noise cancellation
Telecoil
A telecoil acts as a receiving antenna for your hearing aids. When you connect with a sound system of a theater or church, you get amplified sounds delivered directly into your hearing aids. So no matter where you are in the theater, you automatically have the best seat in the house. Only the sound from the hearing loop's microphone is amplified, while background noise is shut out.
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Rechargable
Wear your device all day and charge when you go to bed. No need to handle tiny hearing aid batteries
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Smartphone Compatible
Adjust your Otofonix Bluetooth Hearing Aid with your smartphone via the Otofonix App. No need to draw attention to your hearing aid; you can adjust it by using only your phone.
Personalized Hearing
Using the Otofonix App, you can customize your hearing aid to meet your unique hearing loss profile. It's like having an audiologist in your living room.

Specifications

Volume ControlRocker SwitchRocker SwitchSmartphone AppSmartphone App
Battery Size312Rechargeable13Rechargeable
Battery Life6-8 Days18 Hours4 - 6 Days18 Hours
Device Dimensions1.2" x .55" x .28"1.5" x .31" x .5"1.2" x .31" x .48"1.2" x .31" x .48"

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