Finding The Right Hearing Aids for Your Budget
Typically, the cost of prescription hearing aids starts at $1,500 a pair ($750 each) and increases, depending on the style and level of technology purchased, and the length of time the professional hearing aid-related services are included with your purchase. Hearing aid costs usually increase with more advanced and sophisticated technology and/or when more services are included.
Discuss your budget and any questions you have about cost with your audiologist. Each individual’s hearing loss presents unique challenges. Take your audiologist’s expertise regarding product quality and follow-up services into consideration when making your purchase decision. We have a wide range of technology available to fit almost any budget. We offer convenient payment plans and accept credit cards.
While Medicare does not provide coverage for hearing aids, many Medicare Advantage plans and some employer paid plans do. Associated Audiologists contracts with most of these plans and offers pricing options for almost every available plan. In addition, Medicare and most insurance plans may help with the cost of a comprehensive hearing evaluation if medically necessary and when ordered by your physician, after any plan deductibles or co-pays have been met. Hearing aids may also qualify as a medical expense with flex spending accounts, health savings accounts, and on your income taxes. We can provide you with any receipts necessary to document your purchase. Please check with your tax advisor and insurance plan for further information.
Some health insurance plans promote the use of third-party purchase options which are reported as a hearing aid “benefit.” In most cases, these third-party distributors claim discounted pricing. However, they usually restrict technology offerings, may not have the most current technology, use privately labeled technology, and they often reduce or don’t include the important follow-up services necessary for best performance and satisfaction with prescription hearing aids. Make sure to discuss this and any questions you may have with us so you are fully educated about these plans. In many cases, we have technology that is less costly than the required co-pays of these third-party plans, and our private pay pricing options are often more competitively priced.