What's A Good Value in Hearing Aid Technology?
Posted by Hearing Northwest on March 06, 2015
"What is the best value for hearing?", "Do I really need to spend thousands of dollars?" Time and time again, the topic we most commonly get asked from new and prospective patients is about the pricing of hearing aid technology. The topic of pricing is tricky to answer since there is no one recommendation for everyone. Hearing aid pricing is tricky to answer since there is no one recommendation for everyone. Hearing aid pricing is completely determined by each patient's unique hearing loss and their lifestyle needs. Pricing questions have become increasingly difficult over the past few years as new amplification devices, called PSAPs, have become an affordable option for people experiencing hearing loss.
Personal sound amplification products, PSAPs, offer a self-service solution for gaining basic sound amplification for consumers who experience hearing loss. The greatest appeal for PSAPs is their inexpensiveness since they usually retail around a few hundred dollars per device. However, there is a lot of debate about whether these affordable PSAPs are a good value compared to the hearing aid technology provided by a hearing professional. This debate increased after the Wall Street Journal published an article last June examining these two hearing amplification options titled, "Pros and Cons of Inexpensive Hearing Aids Called PSAPs." In this article they highlight the concerns of purchasing a PSAP over seeking hearing aid devices from a licensed hearing professional and encourage caution for consumers when evaluating these device options.
We understand the initial overwhelming feeling of determining which hearing device or level of technology is the best value. however, we can help you to identify what your hearing loss needs are and the type of hearing aids that will help your daily quality of life. To schedule a free consultation for you or a loved one, simply submit your information on our Contact Us page or call our office during business hours. Bringing you better hearing is our number one goal, so we look forward to helping you find the best value for your hearing care.