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The Pros and Cons of Buying Refurbished Hearing Aids

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It’s no secret that hearing aids are expensive. On average, hearing aids cost between $1,000 and $6,000 – a lot of money, especially if you’re on a fixed income. Because of this, the question of whether it’s a good idea to buy refurbished hearing aids often enters the conversation.

If you need hearing aids to combat hearing loss but don’t have the financial means to afford new hearing aid devices, we’re here to set the record straight. At Otofonix, we want to ensure that everyone who needs hearing aids knows what kind of options they have.

In this article, we’re going to reveal the truth about used hearing aids and whether you should invest in them. As always, if you have any questions or would like to learn information about hearing loss, hearing aids, and other hearing-related topics, feel free to explore our many resources or contact our hearing specialists directly.

Can You Buy Refurbished Hearing Aids?

Absolutely! However, you need to make sure that you purchase used hearing aids from the right manufacturer. What’s more, it’s essential that you purchase the right kind. There are many different types of hearing aids, used or new.

Because of this, you could very easily end up with the wrong kind if you don’t buy from a qualified company. With that said, when you purchase used hearing aid devices from Otofonix, you can trust that we’ll give you affordable, high-quality, and tested units.

Our certified refurbished hearing aids undergo a rigorous testing process. This includes evaluation from an ENT physician and audiologist who test each used hearing aid to ensure its sound quality and output. We only sell used hearing aids that deliver rich and accurate performance specific to your hearing loss needs.

What’s more, you also get the guarantee of a lifetime of professional customer service from our award-winning support team. Purchasing used hearing aids from our Otofonix specialists ensures that you receive only the very best care for your hearing loss.

What to Consider When Buying Refurbished Hearing Aids

Depending on your needs, there are features you may want to be included in your used hearing aids. The same holds true if you’re buying brand new hearing aids. As such, you may want specific technology, such as directional microphones, or digital background noise cancellation.

It’s also essential to consider the type of used hearing aids you’re buying. Some are in-the-ear, while others are BTE (behind-the-ear). Your hearing aid fitting well is a vital factor in your investment. Let’s take a moment to explore both hearing aid types, so you can be sure that you get the best device possible.

In-the-Ear Style Not Likely to Fit Well

Because in-the-ear style hearing aids dictate that they fit according to the wearer’s ear, used versions of this hearing aid are likely to provide poor fitting in your ear. Moreover, there’s a good chance that you will have a problem with sound quality.

This is due to the previous user’s unique ear shape not matching up with yours. As such, you are probably going to be disappointed in the performance of your used hearing aid device.

Fortunately, you have another option that will enable you to hear better: the BTE hearing aid. Let’s discuss why this type makes more sense for used hearing aids.

Behind-the-Ear More Likely to Fit

Refurbished Otofonix Apex Kit

BTE hearing aid models don’t have to conform to any one type of ear. Instead, the hearing technology fits in a device that goes behind your ear rather than in it, hence the name. What’s more, when you buy from us, you will receive new ear domes with your used hearing aid device, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit in each ear.

Not only will you pay less for our used digital hearing aid models, but you’ll receive a lifetime of support and professional testing from a qualified audiologist. As mentioned, we have certified audiologists and ENT physicians who check each refurbished hearing aid to ensure its quality and performance.

Otofonix Offers Certified Refurbished Hearing Aids

If you suffer from hearing loss and need hearing aids but don’t want to spend a fortune on other manufacturers, we invite you to pay us a visit online. Here at Otofonix, we stock high-quality refurbished hearing aid units.

Not only that, but we have only the very best affordable hearing aid selection. When you buy from us, you can look forward to reduced cost, professional testing, and a 12-month warranty. What’s more, you can try out our used hearing aid options for 45 days, risk-free.

We want our customers to be certain that they are investing in a hearing aid they will love. That’s why we include a warranty and lifetime customer support with each purchase. Let’s look at a couple of our top-selling used hearing aid models, so you can see what we offer.

The Apex

The Apex is our most affordable high-quality digital hearing device. It’s practically invisible when you wear it and comes equipped with new technology to ensure optimal hearing. You get directional microphones that help you focus on the conversation in front of you.

There’s also background noise cancellation that eliminates unwanted sound from interfering with your conversations. And thanks to a handy memory recall function, your custom settings are restored every time you turn off your hearing aid.

The Encore

The Otofonix Encore

For an incredible hearing experience, the Encore boasts dual-directional microphones! Now you’ll be able to hear better than ever, with a laser focus on the conversations around you. Designed for those with severe hearing loss, the Encore delivers the highest output available.

Another beneficial feature of the Encore is Telecoil technology. Thanks to Telecoil, you can utilize this feature in places like churches, theaters, and any other venue that accommodates it. When you use Telecoil, you can clearly listen to the speaker with incredible accuracy.

If you’re tired of not being able to understand your friends and family, the Encore’s advanced noise cancellation eliminates background sound so you can be a part of the conversation.

Contact Otofonix Today!

We encourage you to give us a call if you’re ready to experience better hearing. We also offer new hearing aids at affordable prices, so be sure to explore our online selection to learn more. At Otofonix, we strive to give our customers the very best hearing aids at a cost you can afford.

We also have an extensive resource section that includes blogs, videos, frequently asked questions, and more. So feel free to read and watch our resources to discover more about hearing.

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Sound Environment Settings
Programs or environmental settings that allow you to optimize performance for noisy, quiet, or social situations
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
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.
Wear your device all day and charge when you go to bed. No need to handle tiny hearing aid batteries
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.


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