In a recent paper published in The Hearing Review, there was a bombshell released. Author Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. released a whole host of information regarding direct-mail hearing aids and traditionally bought (audiologist office) hearing aids and how their overall satisfaction rates. While the entire article warrants reading, the long and the short of it is that direct mail hearing aid satisfaction is almost indistinguishable between direct mail purchased and traditionally purchased aids.
Hearing Aid Industry Tips
It’s no secret that untreated hearing loss can have a negative impact on quality of life. This is the unfortunate truth for more than 33 million Americans. It is also a sad reality that a large portion of those 33+ million people leave their condition untreated for the simple reason that they cannot afford hearing aids.
For the generation of Americans over the age of 50, the general feeling regarding hearing aids has traditionally been associated with cost. Although technology has gotten better and quality has improved, most people still feel that hearing aids are way too expensive and in many cases unaffordable. In fact, many people over the years have chosen to not address their hearing loss due to the elevated price of hearing aids.
According to the September 2015 PCAST report on the state of hearing technology, there are millions of Americans with hearing loss that do not buy hearing aids because they simply cannot afford them. This is bad news, and is truly an injustice to people who are simply hoping to hear better. Fortunately, there are options for those who have hearing loss and are on a tight budget.
When we look through our monthly reports on what terms people Google to find us one of the most common phrases is, "What are the best hearing aid?". On the surface it may seem like a very simple question to answer. In reality the answer is much more complicated. In short, the best hearing aid is the one that matches your specific need and budget. If you go to an audiologist or hearing center they will test you and tell you the best hearing aid for you might be $3000 per ear.
Many agree that hearing aids are expensive. In fact, high hearing aid costs are often what prevent hearing impaired individuals from seeking treatment. In the following, we’ll address if the price of a hearing aid truly reflects quality, as well as what to look for when purchasing hearing aids.
There are many reasons why people who have a hearing deficiency don't purchase hearing aids. Hopefully, we can help clarify some of those obstacles and help inform you on how to tackle the issue.
The major hearing aid companies like Phonak, Siemens, Starkey, and Miracle Ear all have hearing aids that start at prices over $1000 (or more!). At Advanced Affordable Hearing, most of our hearing aids are priced under $350. People often want to know how we sell hearing aids for such a low price price. The answer is simple...
Medicare and most insurance companies do not include hearing instruments as part of their coverage. That leaves many people stuck in a situation where they need a hearing aid but simply cannot afford it. By selling hearing aids online, Advanced Affordable Hearing is able to offer quality hearing aids for a reasonable price. This opens the door for people to purchase hearing aids online without draining their bank account.