One of the first things many think about and are deterred by is cost. How much does this product cost? In the realm of audiology, many people wonder if hearing aids are worth it when they have the general idea that hearing aids are expensive. Are hearing aids expensive when you understand all that is included with them? Hearing aid prices vary, and there are ways to save; Clarity Audiology is happy to answer any additional questions you might have about hearing aid costs.
The Cost Range of Hearing Aids
In 2023, hearing aids can cost between $4,000 and $8,000 for a pair. That may seem very pricey for two little hearing devices! However, you have to look at what goes into the costs to understand why it is the way it is.
One factor is the type of hearing aid you get. Prices vary from model to model, but you can generally find them between $2,000-$3,000 per hearing aid on average. The most significant determining factor is how much technology is in your hearing aids.
If you go with advanced hearing aids, you can have Bluetooth connectivity as a feature. It will allow your aids to automatically connect with other devices like your TV, telephone, computer, etc. when you need audio. Other features include AI to adapt to any aural environment, customization, and rechargeable batteries.
Cheaper hearing aids can work just as well but have fewer features. The upside is that they can be simpler to work with. All hearing aids are customized to the user.
Additional Factors That Influence Cost
The price tag for a pair of hearing aids might not just include the devices themselves. Some prices bundle together the devices with necessary professional services, such as fittings, maintenance, and repair for the following few years. Fittings are vital for getting your devices to work comfortably and precisely, and you never know if problems might arise. Bundling costs could give you a better bargain than paying for services and devices separately.
Ways to Save on Hearing Aids
In 2020, Maryland made hearing devices tax-exempt. That is just one way you can save. Another way is to use your HSA or FSA account to pay for them. If you can settle for a more basic hearing aid without all the bells and whistles, you can save a bit more there, too.
It is not advised to buy hearing aids over the counter, as an audiologist will know best how to prescribe the best model and fit for you.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.