What is the price of hearing aids? It’s a question we get asked a lot – and the answer isn’t too simple.
The price of hearing aids depends on several factors including: your type and level of hearing loss, your hearing aid model, technical features, your health insurance, location, and the type of hearing aid you choose. The only person who can give you an exact cost for hearing aids is your local hearing professional.
But as for the true price of hearing aids – their actual value - there’s a lot we can say. That’s because a lot goes into that price. After all, hearing aids are not just aids for hearing. Hearing aids are incredibly advanced, high-tech computers.
The price of hearing aids isn’t measured by just the plastic core you can see on the outside. Inside most hearing aids are five main components:
- A microphone
- An amplifier (or a signal processor)
- A microchip
- A receiver (also known as a loudspeaker)
- A battery
Put all these together and you have a device that can make even people with the most profound hearing losses hear speech like never before. It’s hard to put a price tag on hearing. Hearing aids also aren’t simple amplifiers, so the price of a hearing aid can’t be defined by simply looking at it.