The 2020 Hearing Aid Buying Guide: Everything You Need To Know Before Buying A Pair Of Hearing Aids
Contributed by Simon Willard, managing editor, Audien Hearing
This content was last reviewed on: May 20th, 2020
There's a reason you're reading this. Hearing loss sucks.
It makes it harder to hear your loved ones, to enjoy music, and basically makes it difficult to participate in life as usual.Furthermore, research has recently connected hearing loss to Alzheimer's, Dementia, Depression, and other horrible afflictions.
We've already written about that, though. So you need hearing aids - what do you need to know?
What's the average price of a pair of hearing aids?
Hearing aids are expensive.In fact, the average cost of hearing aids has been quoted at $4,600 for a pair ($2,300 PER HEARING AID).
For most people in America, that's the single largest expense someone could face other than their house and their motor vehicle.And that's why for years, hearing aids have been just too expensive to afford.
This is because greedy hearing companies charge people thousands of dollars in markup, making people come to hearing centers, paying audiologists, sales reps, and more. This is why hearing aids have cost $3,000, $4,000, $5,000 or more for a pair.
That is... until now.Just a few years ago in 2016, legislation was passed to legalize the sale of hearing aids online - which has cut the costs by 90% or more in many cases.
What types of hearing aids are there?
There are a few different kinds of hearing aids, that vary based on different features users want.
A few types include:
- Rechargeable Hearing Aids
- Completely In Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids
- Behind The Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids
- Bluetooth Hearing Aids
The last few ones on that list, though - BTE Hearing Aids, & Bluetooth Hearing Aids - are being used less and less in favor of newer, better technologies.
Most people no longer like BTE hearing aids because they site BEHIND THE EAR. They are bigger, more visible, clunky, and can be uncomfortable especially if you wear glasses.
And Bluetooth hearing aids are a cool technology, but add $1000s to the cost.
That's why at Audien we wanted to make the ultimate hearing aid. One that's CIC (in ear, so it's comfortable and discrete), rechargeable, so it's super easy to use, and that DOESN'T use Bluetooth... so we can offer them at the best price on the market, of only $89/pair.
So I have hearing loss... what now?
Audiologists recommend the Audien EV1 for only $89 available below.
The EV1 is the most affordable, functional product on the market. Some of its features:
✅Invisible, In Ear Design
✅Comfortable & Easy To Use
✅Premium Sound Quality
Stop letting hearing loss take control of your life (and your brain health)!
Get a pair of Audien's EV1 Rechargeable Hearing Aids now for only $89! ⬇️⬇️⬇️