Hearing Aid Services

How much do hearing aids cost?

There are different models of hearing aids within each level of technology. The cost of digital hearing aids may range from “basic to “best” much like a car. You cannot expect the same level of comfort from a  compact car as you expect from a luxury car.  It’s what is on the inside that counts!  It’s also what’s on the inside that drives the price. The more you expect a hearing aid to function like a human ear, the more sophisticated technology required. Likewise, the more you expect a hearing aid to function like a human ear, the more expensive it will be. We take into account your hearing loss and your specific listening difficulties you encounter on a daily basis and then we prescribe the best hearing aid to meet as many of your needs as possible. If the “best” hearing aid is not in your price range or budget, then we try to find a “good” one to meet as many needs as possible. Either way, we will try to help you understand exactly what to expect from your hearing aid.

When shopping for hearing aids, you must compare “apples to apples”, just like you would when shopping for a vehicle.

How long do hearing aids last?

Hearing aids, with proper care, should last between 5 to 7 years.

Types of Hearing Aids

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

  • Appropriate for mild to profound hearing loss
  • Durability: Very Durable
  • Repair rate: Very low
  • Battery-life: *varies
  • Ease of Use: Fair – insertion sometimes requires practice

In-The-Ear (ITE)

  • Appropriate for mild to severe hearing loss
  • Durability: Good
  • Repair rate: Low
  • Battery-life: *varies 

In-The-Canal (ITC)

  • Appropriate for mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Durability: Good
  • Repair rate: Fairly low
  • Battery-life: * varies
  • Ease of Use: Fairly easy

Completely-In-Canal (CIC)/Mini-Canal

  • Appropriate for mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Durability: Fair (more fragile than others)
  • Repair rate: Higher (more susceptible to wax)
  • Battery-life: *varies
  • Ease