It can be difficult choosing a hearing aid that will fit your needs with so many styles and options available. In addition to evaluating your hearing loss, an audiologist can help you find the best hearing aid for your needs and lifestyle. However, there are some things that you will want to be aware of when shopping for a hearing aid.
Hearing Aid Lifespan
The average lifespan of a hearing aid is three to five years. You should be aware of your type of hearing loss so you may choose a style that will adjust to your future hearing needs.
There are some misleading claims about how well hearing aids work. Keep in mind that hearing aids cannot restore hearing to normal or eliminate all background noise.
Hearing Aid Prices
Hearing aid prices can be a significant expense. With other costs such as professional fees and accessories, these devices generally cost between $1250 to $3000 per aid. Sometimes a warranty can be included that will cover parts and labor on repairs.
It’s best to discuss your hearing, financial and lifestyle expectations associated with your hearing aid purchase with an audiologist. If you are interested in a hearing aid, please contact The Hearing Place at (605) 217-4327 to schedule an appointment with our Audiology Services.