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.
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 a sign of quality.
However, the price is becoming less and less important in defining the quality of a product, and for good reason. People often say, “The more expensive, the better.” That being said, 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 in customer reviews and price comparison for like-for-like 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, while 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. Technology 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.
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 technology, there’s really no difference in quality and usability between the more expensive and low-cost hearing aid.
Since 1996, Advanced Affordable Hearing has taken pride in helping people to hear better by keeping our hearing aid prices low. For more information on how to improve your hearing, contact us now.