It’s easy to imagine paying an awfully large sum of money for a hearing aid, especially for some of the more hi-tech hearing aids on the market. The cost you imagine can easily deter you from buying one, whether new or a replacement when your current one is getting old and no longer functioning correctly.
But don’t despair! In this blog post, we’ll give you some idea of the cost of hearing aids. You might be surprised at the low prices you can find.
How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?
Hearing aids can improve the quality of life for the hard of hearing and you can achieve this without spending a large sum. They should not be considered a luxury when they are actually a necessity, and can be obtained at an affordable price.
Hearing aid cost may be the deciding factor when it comes down to buying a new device. They can be an expensive investment, but it is likely they'll have an instant impact on your quality of life. The average life of a hearing aid is around five years so it is not a short-term investment. It is only natural to seek good value for money, especially for a lasting product.
Most people come to us knowing they can obtain a hearing aid free of charge from the NHS (and indeed some have already done so) but they are looking for more choice, more technological features and a larger number of options to weigh up before making that choice.
There are three main ways to obtain a hearing aid in the UK:
- From the NHS (see blog post on NHS hearing aids) - Free
- From a high street retailer - £500 to £4,000
- From HearingDirect - Our range starts at £129 with several devices under £300*
In the US there is some help available under the Medicare scheme, but otherwise prices are generally similar.
At Hearing Direct we know the true cost of hearing aids and we know our products inside-out. Quite simply, we have removed many of the hefty hearing aid costs associated with buying privately and passed those savings directly on to you.
What Effects Hearing Aid Prices?
The cost of an individual hearing aid will vary based on the type (fitting, shape and size) , the model and the brand, which can all come with different price tags.
There are many different types of hearing aids. How the hearing aid fits into or on your ear and it’s size can directly influence the price. For example, invisible, smaller devices can cost more than behind-the-ear models.
Therefore, it is crucial to know which type of hearing aid is the most suitable for effectively managing your impairment.
The type of device can also impact hearing aid accessories cost. Different makes and models require more battery power than others so you have to budget for hearing aid batteries too.
Although some hearing aids may look the same and be the same type. They may have very different technology inside.
The newest and most expensive digital hearing aids come with the most up-to-date features and functions, including bluetooth, telephone compatibility, weather protection, and directional speech enhancements.
Obviously the more packed with technology, the higher the price, but you may not actually need a high level of technology with many difficult to operate features. This is why It’s important to look around and assess what you actually need out of a hearing aid before purchasing one.
There are many different brands of hearing aids on the market, with many companies making them. Big brands and famous names are likely to have a substantial markup on hearing aids cost, and searching for a cheaper dispenser that provides real value for money would be your best bet. That’s where we come in.
If your budget is less than one thousand then Hearing Direct’s own branded hearing aids are the way to go. Even our most expensive hearing aids cost far less than one thousand pounds each. But if you are happy to spend more cash then you may wish to explore the market and take the option of one of the many branded hearing aids available.
Affordable Hearing Aids From Hearing Direct
You do not need medical approval from a healthcare professional to buy a hearing aid. Our devices can be purchased by anyone who needs them. They can even be programmed to match your individual audiological test results to match your hearing requirements. We want to make sure that the device you choose is right for you.
When choosing a hearing aid, consider the following:
- How many features will you need?
- What is the best option for your hearing problem?
- Do you need one or two hearing aids?
- Will you require any other hearing instruments?
- Will you need to insure the device?
- How much will batteries and accessories cost?
Our website is home to a wide selection of affordable digital hearing aids. Our five-star review system makes it easy to identify which of our cost-effective hearing aids are the best. That way, you can find a device in your budget that does not compromise on sound quality.
For instance, the HD 250 digital hearing aid is a mid-range device that offers excellent sound quality and a range of impressive technical features encased in a user-friendly design. As an in-the-ear device, it’s small, incredibly discreet and comfortable to wear. There’s no need to visit an audiologist for a fitting, as one size fits all. As for the price – it’s remarkably good, given the level of technology on offer. Why not check it out for yourself?
Our whole range includes a set of devices ranging from more basic models to more advanced devices with a greater level of features for you to choose from, including rechargeable hearing aids - no need for all that fiddling around with tiny batteries.
Our hearing aids come with a full manufacturer warranty of 12 months and you will be fully covered by our 30-day money back guarantee.
Test Your Hearing
We recommend that you check your hearing regularly. Our online hearing test is free, only takes a few minutes and results are instant.
The outcome of the test will indicate if you should take further action to prevent hearing loss. This should not replace regular audiometric testing performed by a hearing professional.
About Hearing Direct
We are one of the world's leading hearing aid specialists. HearingDirect offers a wide range of affordable products, as well as 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.
*prices correct at time of posting