Which hearing aid is better to choose? Most people, sooner or later, face this difficult question. Unfortunately, today many individuals will say that the cost of alternative hearing aids has kept them from addressing their needs.
This leads them to a reduced quality of life and can lead to various other medical conditions.
Why don’t most Americans use hearing aids?
Did you know that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from varying degrees of hearing loss? Only 30% of them use special devices, which return them to a happy life. Why is there not a greater intake on hearing aids if we know they improve quality of life? One of the main main reasons is its high cost. On average, one such high-tech device costs about $ 2600. This certainly hit the budget of an ordinary American.
In recent years, there has been a lot of hype around Costco alternative hearing aids. As with any wholesale store, they are capable of offering products at much reduced cost in comparison to the more traditional “mom and pop shops”. One strategy that Costco has taken on, is to label their own device and offer it to their members at an affordable price (lower than most other providers).
Most likely, you already know about these high-quality hearing aids. Leading manufacturers carry out the development and production of these devices. As a result, customers receive higher-quality devices at a low price. The price of popular branded models is about $ 1500. This is the cost of 2 devices, not one. Why do we focus on bilateral alternative hearing aids? Studies have shown that using these devices in both ears provides a greater benefit in hearing particularly in noise, improves localization and overall awareness of your environment.
Although Costco offers various models of the Kirkland Brand (Models Kirkland 9.0 and 8.0), as well as other more known manufacturers (Phonak, Rexton, and GN ReSound), it does have drawbacks. Not every Costco center will have a hearing aid center in them and will limit the accessibility you may have. In addition, if you are using one of the Costco devices and happen to need services elsewhere, the audiologists at a more traditional type of office may not be able to adjust your hearing aids due to the “locked” nature of the design. Studies have shown, that although patients purchase their first devices from such a wholesale establishment, they are more likely to get their second pair in a more traditional office environment allowing them for a more tailored treatment plan and greater access to the latest technology (not wholesale technology).
If affordability is one of the main concerns, it is important to know that the hearing aid world has changed.
What does Audiology Island offer?
Our motto: We treasure your hearing. It reveals our main goal, it is to protect and preserve your health. We offer our clients not only qualified diagnostic services and examination but also help to choose the most suitable option and personalized hearing aids. Audiology Island is committed to providing high-quality devices at an affordable price. Because we perfectly understand how people need them.
Our pricing structure is simple, it is transparent and unbundled. Our customers can purchase hearing aids starting at $ 1000 for a pair. The savings are at least $ 500 compared to Costco devices and $ 3600 compared to the average price. Besides, we provide good discounts on many models. This allows our customers to once again feel their loved ones and not hit the family budget!
A wide range of choices
Here at Audiology Island, you will find an excellent selection of devices from the main most famous manufacturers. Our models are not locked and can be serviced anywhere including Telecare options.
Are you a businessman or an active company leader? Check out the ReSound LiNX Quattro. These unobtrusive, battery-powered devices let you not worry about hearing loss at the wrong time. Another advantage is the portable charging case. You can charge your devices at any convenient place and time.
Phonak Audeo M is perfect for those who like to travel without worrying about the programmability and comfort of the hearing aid. The device is especially popular among middle-aged people.
You don’t want others to know about your hearing loss? Signia models have a discreet design that will allow you to improve your opportunities and not feel self conscious about it.
Do you want more? Visit us and evaluate the entire range of devices. Remember, choosing a hearing aid is a big step in the right direction of improved quality of life. You do not need to do it yourself. Utilize the professionals in the field and following the audiological evaluation, together, the proper and affordable solution will be provided for you. Keep in mind, incorrectly selected hearing aids will limit the benefit you are meant to receive. Better trust the professionals and treasure your hearing!
About Dr Stella Fulman
Dr. Stella Fulman, AU.D., CCC-A received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Audiology from Brooklyn College in 2004 and her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University in 2008. [ Learn More ]