What Goes into the Cost of a Hearing Aid?

April 15, 2014 Hearing Aid

Unfortunately, some individuals are under the impression that the cost of hearing aids is high because the person selling them is trying to “rip off” the consumer.

We can assure you that we are not in the business of “ripping off” our patients.  Yes, hearing aids can be a significant investment, so let’s take a closer look at what goes into the cost of hearing aids.

  • Quality Engineering and Parts – There is significant variation in hearing aid manufacturing.  We are committed to providing our patients with hearing devices from the highest quality manufacturers that have proven high levels of benefit and consumer satisfaction.  We could buy cheaper devices and charge less, but we refuse to sacrifice quality and benefit for a cheaper price tag.
  • Research & Development – This represents a significant chunk of the cost of hearing aids and the manufacturers pass these costs on to all of us; however, it’s also a very important one which benefits you directly.
  • Follow Up Care – Once you’ve invested in better hearing with us, there is never a charge for your follow up visits for as long as you own your hearing aids.
  • Testing Equipment – We keep and maintain state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure that our test results are accurate and dependable.  We think this is a great investment to make on your behalf.
  • Normal Overhead – There is a cost to having office space, comfortable heating and cooling, clean bathrooms, and phones with friendly voices on the other end when you call us.
  • Taxes and Insurance – Yes, we have to pay those too.
  • Professional Education – Hearing aid technology evolves quickly.  We stay current on the latest technology advancements so we can be competent, professional, and bring the most up-to-date technology to our patients.

Hopefully this explains how there is more to the cost of hearing aids than just the “widget” itself.  Better hearing means choosing the right professional who provides the proper support and commitment to help you with your hearing goals and needs.  Call us today at (801) 852-9696 to schedule your risk-free hearing aid trial.

Dr. Forsey
Audiologist