Are More Expensive Hearing Aids Really Better Quality?


Many agree that hearing aids are expensive. At Advanced Affordable Hearing, we are dedicated to making sure that high quality hearing aids are available for the hard of hearing at more reasonable prices.

A Lower Price for a High Quality Hearing Aid? 

Many studies show that shoppers tend to make buying decisions based on how much they perceive quality. Of course, the quality of a hearing aid is crucial, and often, the price of a product can be sign of quality.

However, price is becoming less and less important in defining the quality of a product, and for good reason. Connecting high prices with quality isn’t necessarily based on truth but rather perception.

Luckily, consumers are becoming savvier and are learning to identify the quality of products, such as hearing aids, without relying on price. Shoppers can now shop online, and with the increase in online shopping has arrived an increase of customer reviews and price comparison for like-for-life products.

Because a higher price no longer indicates higher quality, we are now able to provide high quality hearing aids at lower prices. Plus, as technology develops at ever faster rates, we are able to find ways to reduce the price, whilse still providing you with the high quality of experience and reliability that you expect. 

What to Look for When Buying Hearing Aids

Here are what we believe to be the top 5 things to look for when buying hearing aids.

1. Understand the technology that drives down the cost of hearing aids. 

Hearing aids require a good quality DSP (also known as a Digital Signal Processor). This is the technology inside the hearing aid that converts incoming sounds, which allows you to hear what is going on. It’s the most crucial part of the hearing aid. Luckily, innovation has transformed the way a quality DSP has been manufactured, which can help to decrease the cost without compromising quality.

2. Ensure that there is a money back guarantee and test the hearing aid yourself. 

A money back guarantee can be a good sign of quality: It shows that the brand believes in the quality of their product. You can test the quality of your hearing aid yourself by experiencing how it feels and works for you.

3. Make sure that it’s tailored to your personal needs. 

Hearing aids aren’t all equal for all people. What you need from your hearing aid will be different from the next person, so do your own research.

4. Compare features and quality like-for-like. 

By being able to test your hearing aid yourself, you can compare how it may stand up against hearing aids that may cost more. You may just find that, thanks to technological innovations, there’s really no difference in quality and usability between the more expensive and least costly hearing aid.

Since 1996, Advanced Affordable Hearing has taken pride in offering hearing aids at a price you can afford. For more information on how you can start your journey to improved hearing, contact us now

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