Q&A: What are the costs of good hearing aids?

Question by daisy: What are the costs of good hearing aids?
Are the expensive any better?

A man was telling his neighbor, ‘I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it’s state of the art. It’s perfect.’

‘Really,’ answered the neighbor. ‘What kind is it?’

‘Twelve thirty.’

Best answer:

Answer by kenbgray
Any where from $ 900 to $ 5000 for each ear.

What do you think? Answer below!

8 Responses to “Q&A: What are the costs of good hearing aids?”

  1. ♥JILL♥ says:

    If your hearing is keeping you out of live conversations, then hearing aids are worth the sacrifices you make to pay for them. I had forgotten how beautiful the birds could sing. Mine are state of the art and come from hearing Aid Express. Yes $ 4,000. is about what I paid a paid. They are digital. No screwing around with your finger at your ear all the time. The behind the ear are the very best & what I now have. My hubby has those as well. It’s not funny, the things I thought I heard said. I can hide mine with my hair but I care little who sees them. I am no longer trying to impress some young man. My man of 57 yrs. loves me like Christ loves the church and tells me so through out the day. Have a Blessed life little one.

  2. Jan says:

    Sounds like my hubby, he never hears me right

  3. Old Guy says:

    Ha ha. Cute joke. But, I suspect it may represent the truth for most people. I’m hard of hearing and need hearing aids. I spent $ 2000 maybe 20 years ago ($ 1000 for each ear) for tiny hearing aids called Miracle Ear. They seemed fine until I put my ear to a phone. Also until I rolled down the car window while drivning along in the summer. In both instances I got a high pitched sound from the product. Eventually gave up on them, and I now often say “what?, “hugh?,” and in extreme cases say “how do you spell that?” It’s a nuisance to be hard of hearing, but I live with it. Fortunately, it’s not so bad that I can’t function. Most of the time I hear well enough, but I couldn’t function well if I had a job and had to truly understand every word someone told me. It’s important to be able to determine for sure whether someone is saying “Ya think?” or “Ya stink.”

    Anyway, I love your question. Gave you a star. And I’m going to be reading all the answers you get. I, so far, especially enjoyed Jill’s answer. I’ve always suspected that the behind-the-ear models were better. So that was revealing. But I’m not sure that she shared a brand name with us. Seems like it might just be the name of the store or outlet she visited. Maybe she’ll come back later to edit her response to include a brand name.

  4. Suzie s says:

    About £ 500 00. Daisy I sure did fall for that one ha ha ha.

  5. Hines Willie says:

    Hello Daisy,
    I bought a hearing aid from my grandma last week from http://www.aidright.com/researching_hearing_aids.html. It was just $ 2,599 and it has advanced noise reduction feature.

  6. Bob Dylan ♪ says:

    My insurance paid for mine. State of the art. They crapped out the next day. Haven’t worked right since. Those at, drug stores for, 20.00
    are useful at times.

  7. kAudio says:

    Hearing aids are expensive, however, when compared to the overall increase in cost of living through the years hearing aids have not increased all that much. And studies show hearing aids directly improve the quality of life for the person with hearing loss that chooses to wear them. Can you really put a price on that?

    To put it into perspective when the cost is averaged over the span of 3-5 years the cost of your daily coffee drink at your favorite java joint costs more.

    All hearing aids sold today are digital and can range between $ 1000-4000 per hearing aids. And since most often you should be wearing two hearing aids, you will double that cost. For more information on Hearing Aid Prices visit: http://www.healthyhearing.com/questions/42620-hearing-aid-prices

    Now to answer the question of are the more expensive ones better? Consumers are always wanting to know what the best deal is and the best hearing aids are; but also keep in mind you are also purchasing the care of the hearing professional, warranties, cleanings/repairs, etc. So when searching for the best hearing aids, consider more than the price because more expensive is not always necessary. More on Best Hearing Aids: http://www.healthyhearing.com/questions/37009-best-hearing-aids

  8. picasso says:

    Sounds pretty much like me. I usually answer with “huh” or “what” or “yes”. “Yes has gotten me into trouble a couple of times. I have learned to look for the facial expressions when I answer something I am not sure of. The deer in the headlights look will prompts me to question them “what did you say again”? lol

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