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Hearing Aids Prices Revealed

Updated on June 21, 2012

Hearing aids prices - Why Won't Hearing Aid Companies Tell You?

Unless you are fortunate enough to have access to free hearing aids from your healthcare service you will have to enquire about hearing aids prices. Even if you can get a free one the chances are you'll want a better looking design!

Before making any purchase it is always wise to compare the price of your intended purchase from several different suppliers.

That is good practice. So why is it so difficult to get a straight-forward answer about the price of a hearing aid from the private hearing aid companies?

Even if you ask for a range of prices, from lowest to highest price, you are unlikely to be satisfied with the response. As a trained private hearing aid dispenser I can tell you that we are trained not to reveal prices! Why? Well, there is an ethical answer in that until you are tested we do not know what type of hearing aid is suitable, or indeed which type you will choose.

Sadly, and unethically, many dispensers view this non-price disclosure as a way of maximizing a sale, and therefore their own earnings commission, from a customer.

Hearing Aids Designs By Prices

Hearing Aid Price Guide

Even getting an 'average' hearing aid price answer is difficult. Let me reveal that in my experience an in-the-ear (ITE) digital hearing aid will cost a minimum of £2000 in the UK. If you have particular types of hearing loss you may need to spend more or perhaps be better advised to buy an external behind-the-ear (BTE) digital hearing aid.

The smaller hearing aids such as the in-the-canal (ITC) and completely-in-the-canal (CIC) types can cost from £3000 - £6000 or more.

Hearing Aids Prices Issue Settled Then?

So that's the cost of purchase sorted then? Well, probably not. If you have a typical hearing loss both of your ears will be affected so you will be advised to purchase two hearing aids. In most cases wearing two hearing aids will improve your hearing more so than wearing just one.

This is particularly evident in situations where you are having conversations where there is background noise. Wear just one aid in these situations, particularly the smaller (more expensive!) aids, and you'll still be missing and mis-hearing words.

How will you know? Well, any private hearing aid dispenser worth his/her salt will demonstrate this effect for you (if it is appropriate to your hearing loss type) after your hearing test.

So the answer to my original question about hearing aids prices is that you will probably need to spend a minimum of £2000 - £4000 depending on whether you require one or two hearing aids.

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      Bradley Barry 

      7 years ago

      Well thought out description. Hearing Loss is an isolating experience as millions of our fellow humans lose their ability to hear clearly every year. Thanks for raising awareness.

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