Hearing aid batteries have come a long way in the last couple of decades.
Hearing Aid Industry Tips
Answering the question of how long your hearing aid will last is tricky. There is no solid answer for any one person. However, on average, a hearing aid will last in the 3 to 5 year range (closer to 5 in most cases). There are a lot of determining factors that can affect your hearing aid life.
Hearing aids range in price from as low as $10 to as high as $8,000 if you go to a local provider. The difference in prices is due to cost to seller, the hearing aid model, and the hearing aid's features.
You've probably seen advertisements for very low-priced personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) online or in your local pharmacy. However, we want to stress that there are differences between sound amplifiers and hearing aids, and those differences are important to your hearing health.
Buying hearing aids online can be confusing, and the process can spark many questions, such as: How will I know which hearing aid will work for me? Who will help me fit my hearing aid to my ear? What type of hearing device should I get?
Around 15% of American adults (37.5 million) have trouble hearing, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). In most cases, the best way to treat hearing loss is with hearing aids. While 28.8 million people with hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids, a much lower percentage have actually tried them.
You can buy most hearing aid tubes from your favorite name-brand hearing aid manufacturers online. But when should you replace your hearing aids tubes? Ideally, you should replace your hearing aid tubes at least once every three months. There are several signs to look for that reveal it’s time to purchase hearing aid tube replacements, as well as several reasons to consider purchasing tubes online rather than from your local provider.
We do not advise that you buy used hearing aids. Since hearing aids can be expensive, often $6,000 or more, it may be tempting to purchase a used pair. However, there are several problems with purchasing used hearing aids. While we do sell some refurbished products, these are lightly used and have been reconditioned to appear almost indistinguishable from new hearing aids. That being said, we do not buy used hearing aids from our customers, and here’s why.