There’s no getting around the fact that hearing aids are expensive because of the amount of technology that goes into them combined with the expertise of the audiologist to get you the right ones. When you combine that with the fact that many types of insurance don’t cover the cost of hearing aids, that makes it even harder to get the best value in hearing aids. However, we have a few suggestions for you that will help you get the hearing aids that you need without having to go into debt.
Here are a few ways that you can get the best value in hearing aids:
Get Basic Hearing Aids
Today, you can get hearing aids that offer a number of bells and whistles that will help make your hearing aid experience even better. Some connect with your smart phone through Bluetooth so you can receive phone calls directly to your hearing aid and others have advanced settings that automatically adjust depending on the situation you’re in. However, you also will be expected to pay for these advanced features as they only come with the newest hearing aids.
Rather than getting these advanced hearing aids, consider getting a more basic model that provides high-quality hearing without all the extras. If you talk to your hearing specialist about your financial concerns, they can work with you to help you get the right hearing aids for you. This way, you don’t have to sacrifice good hearing or sink several of your paychecks into your hearing aids.
Get Non-Customized Hearing Aids
One of the things that makes many types of hearing aids more expensive is that they are custom-fitted to your ears. That means that you have to pay more to have them fit and then made to work for you and you alone, driving up the price and making them more expensive to you. To save on the cost of hearing aids, you should choose an option that isn’t custom-fit, keeping in mind that they may not be as comfortable, especially if you have unusually-shaped or sized ears.
If you’re in the market for new health insurance, then consider getting a type of insurance that covers hearing aids along with your other health problems. Fortunately, there are several types of insurance that will help you cover the cost of hearing aids which will make it easier for you to pay for your hearing aids. Some of the types of insurance that cover hearing aids include NRA (National Rifle Association), VSP (Vision Service Plan), and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.
Join the Club
There are several clubs or organizations that you can join whose membership benefits include covering part of the cost of hearing aids. By joining one of these clubs, you can get cheaper hearing aids and get the other membership benefits that come with joining. Two of the most popular clubs that help their members pay for hearing aids are AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), and AAA (American Automobile Association).
Ask About Special Discounts
Unlike other hearing specialists, we offer special discounts for some people to help them get the hearing aids they need. We value the services that they provide to our country and to their communities and want to honor that by helping them get the best value in hearing aids. As of right now, the people we offer special discounts to include United States veterans, retired Cincinnati Bell employees, and people who are leaders in their church.
As you can see, there are many ways that you can get the best value in hearing aids, so feel free to ask us how you can save money on hearing aids.