It's only natural to want our shopping to be easy. There are easily accessible hearing aids ready to buy. Two very popular American retailers that sell hearing aids direct to the consumer are Costco and Walmart.
Both stores are popular outlets for buying hearing aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products. Both offer Americans the chance to explore a range of devices, much as we do. But how do they compare to Hearing Direct and how do we compare on price?
In this blog post, we will compare their hearing aids against our very own brand of Hearing Direct devices.
Our guide to the devices we are selling for 2019 Hearing Aid Reviews lists some of the options available.
How much do Costco and Walmart hearing aids cost?
The cost of hearing aids can be the deciding factor of which hearing aid you opt for and where you buy it from.
The average price of a privately purchased hearing device in the US is approximately a massive $1,500. That's a large sum of money! Luckily, ourselves, Walmart and Costco provide hearing aids well below $1,500.
At the time of writing, February 2019, Costco supplies hearing aids starting from $899. Their other hearing aids cost between $1249.99 and $1599.99. Walmart hearing aids start from $399.99 for a single device with pairs available at a cost of upward of $494.89.
HearingDirect.com supplies a wide range of digital hearing aids starting from much less than the cheapest Walmart hearing aids. Hearing Direct digital hearing aids are designed to be affordable and high-quality. We have, quite simply, removed many of the large costs involved in buying these devices and passed those savings directly on to you.
The HD 91 is one of our entry-level devices. This digital, in-the-ear hearing aid is almost invisible when worn due to its incredibly small size. It can sit comfortably in your ear without the need to visit an audiologist. For a more superior device, the HD 430 RIC is one of our top and most powerful models packed with the latest features and technology.
Costco hearing aids can differ from state-to-state so the online price may differ slightly in-store.
If this is your first hearing aid we recommend that you should obtain professional medical advice. This will make sure that your hearing loss is not caused by blockage or another medical problem. Our audiologist, Joan, can give you free professional advice, contact her here.
How do you choose the right hearing aid?
As with any digital hearing aid, you will always want to get the best device that suits you and the best device to help manage your hearing loss. Hearing aids are an effective solution to managing one of the most common forms of hearing impairment, sensorineural hearing loss.
Our affordable products have been designed to help you effectively manage hearing loss and improve your standard of living.
At HearingDirect.com, we place a lot of emphasis on value for money and we supply a variety of affordable products all over the US. Our website is home to a selection of fundamental items to assist the lives' of the hearing impaired. You will also find a collection of expert guides and resources in our blog. When you combine that with our 30-day money back guarantee and free shipping on all orders we offer a fantastic service.
Our hearing aids have been designed with cost in mind without compromising on quality. Choose from a wide range of affordable hearing aids, including behind-the-ear, in-the-ear models, and invisible hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Technology
Hearing aids are becoming more powerful. New technologies and advances in the industry mean hearing aids now have more features than ever before.
Neither Walmart or Costco manufacture their own hearing aids, unlike Hearing Direct’s own brand of affordable hearing aids. We all sell key hearing aid brands with the newest tech to help improve the quality of life.
The HD 430 RIC digital hearing aid is one of our top and most powerful devices bursting with the latest features and technology. The HD 430 embodies everything you could wish for from a hearing aid. As a result, it takes first place in our range of quality digital devices. Designed to provide not only the ultimate in sound quality but it's incredibly comfortable to wear and very discreet.
However, higher-performance aids can have a higher price tag. Bluetooth, invisible, and iPhone-compatible hearing aids can cost much more than generic types.
As the world advances, so does audiological technology. More and more hearing aids have the ability to do more than ever before and the latest features add a whole new listening experience.
Costco, Walmart and Hearing Direct, all sell top brands, which all produce digital devices that are bursting with the latest tech to help improve your hearing and improve your quality of life. The impact that the newest hearing aids have can seriously boost your lifestyle and it is clear to see why so many devices now have more features than ever before.
However, high-powered aids can have a higher price tag. For example, Bluetooth, invisible and discreet, and iPhone-compatible hearing aids can cost much more than standard devices that are still more than capable of offering an enjoyable listening experience.
Both Costco and Walmart present a range of BTE, ITE, ITC, and discrete devices with varying levels of tech, much like we do!
How much do hearing aid batteries cost?
A popular question is: are hearing aid batteries compatible with other models and brands? Quite simply, yes.
We supply a range of hearing aid batteries that will work with a variety of hearing aids, including Costco and Walmart. We provide batteries in the most popular sizes such as size 10, 13, 312, and size 675, that can all be used for hearing aids. All you need to know is the correct size you need for your device. This means the hearing aid batteries we supply will fit Costco and Walmart hearing aids.
Choose from a selection of leading battery suppliers like Power One and Rayovac, or choose our own brand of cost-effective batteries. When they arrive, just simply pop them into your hearing aid and away you go to enjoy sounds once more. You can even stock up on batteries as we offer cells in packs of 60 or 120 so you no longer have to worry about running out of power. Hearing aid batteries should last for 3-4 years in the packet, so you don’t have to worry about wasting any.
Our audiologist can advise you on hearing aid batteries. The batteries we supply are also compatible with Costco devices and other leading brands. She can also give more information on the brands Costco and ourselves dispense.
What choice of brands do I have?
Costco hearing aids come from leading worldwide brands such as Phonak, GN ReSound, and Kirkland Signature, Rexton, and Bernafon with a complete set of hearing aid designs including behind the ear, in the ear, in the canal, and invisible hearing aids.
Hearing aids at Walmart come from a mix of manufacturers and brands. One of the most popular hearing aid brands they offer is Simplicity. They also provide hearing aid accessories from a selection of leading brands such as Phonak.
Unlike Walmart and Costco hearing aids, we produce our own make of digital hearing aids that are manufactured by us. Also available on our website is our own brand of hearing aid batteries that boast long-life power to keep your device performing at its best.
Our own range of affordable hearing aids features the same technology as top brands but are much more affordable and have a 30-day money back guarantee.
Can I get a hearing frequency test?
Costco does provide hearing tests for free, but it’s quicker to take our online hearing test which checks your hearing in the comfort of your own home. Our free hearing test is simple and only takes 3-minutes for each ear. You will receive your results instantly on email.
About Hearing Direct
We are one of the world's leading hearing aid specialists. HearingDirect offers a wide range of affordable products, and information resources to help improve the quality of life for the hard of hearing.
- Hearing aids,
- Accessories such as earplugs,
- and amplified devices such as super loud alarm clocks and amplified phones.