Cost of Hearing Aids

Most people think hearing aids are very expensive, but they don’t need to be. A Functional & Communication Needs Assessment is the first-step to creating a comprehensive treatment plan. If amplification is part of the treatment plan, the prescription (gain, output), technology level, style, battery, ear coupling, onboard controls, features, and associated accessories will be recommended.

Designer Audiology is pleased to provide transparent pricing for all services and devices, including hearing aids. The office works with all major hearing aid manufacturers: Bernafon, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Rexton, Signia/Sivantos/Siemens, Sonic Innovations, Starkey, Unitron, and Widex.

Designer Audiology offers 4 levels of technology to provide devices at a variety of price points. All technology levels have directional microphones (size permitting), the option for rechargeable batteries (size permitting), automatic and multiple listening programs, Bluetooth compatibility (size permitting), tinnitus masking programs, available accessories (additional cost), and at least 1 year repair and loss/damage warranties.

Hearing Aid Technology Levels and Prices

Premium

Very Active Lifestyle

$5,500

Includes
$2,000 per hearing aid
$1,500 fitting fee


  • Maximum Noise Reduction
  • Social Events
  • Large Group Meetings
  • Social Gathering
  • Religious Services
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Gatherings
  • Active Phone Use

Advanced

Active Lifestyle

$4,500

Includes
$1,500 per hearing aid
$1,500 fitting fee


  • Moderate Noise Reduction
  • Quiet Dining
  • Small Group Meetings
  • Television
  • Religious Services
  • Radio Listening
  • Telephone Use

Standard

Casual Lifestyle

$3,500

Includes
$1,000 per hearing aid
$1,500 fitting fee


  • Maximum Noise Reduction
  • One-on-One Comms
  • Television
  • Small Religious Services
  • Recorded music
  • Telephone Use

Value

Quiet Lifestyle

$2,500

Includes
$500 per hearing aid
$1,500 fitting fee


  • Minimal Noise Reduction
  • Rare background noise
  • Television
  • Small Religious Services
  • Telephone Use

Hearing Aid Services and Prices

Functional & Communication Needs Assessment– $275
A F&CNA appointment lasts approximately 1 hour. Questionnaires will be provided before the appointment to determine hearing difficulties, lifestyle, and desired/needed device features. Testing (beyond an audiologic evaluation) is completed to determine what treatment would be most beneficial. A comprehensive plan of care will be provided.

Hearing Aid Fitting and Orientation– $1500
Using evidence-based, best practices, the hearing devices are custom programmed and measured using “real ear” to ensure the best communication outcomes. The real ear equipment uses small microphones placed in each ear, along with the hearing aid to determine how the hearing aid is functioning. Adjustments will be made to the hearing aids until they are set to meet the prescriptive gain. A review of the devices, care, maintenance, and use will be completed including battery insertion and placing the devices on/in the ears. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for 1-2 weeks after the initial fitting, and again 3-4 weeks after the initial fitting.

Hearing Aid Check– $150
The hearing aid(s) case will be cleaned, the microphone and wax filters replaced, debris vacuumed from the receiver and microphone(s), battery contacts cleaned, disposable batteries replaced, domes replaced (if applicable), and tubing changed (if applicable). Hearing Aid Checks are recommended twice a year to ensure optimal functioning.

Hearing Aid Programming– $75
Major or minor programming adjustments will be made based on your feedback about how the devices are working and sound in your daily environment. Programming may require the use of real ear equipment (no additional charge) to determine how the hearing aids are performing while in your ears and how the programming adjustments will affect the sound quality.

Upgraded Rechargeable Battery Case– $250

Hearing Aid Service Plan– $600 per year
Unlimited office visits for hearing aid checks, troubleshooting, programming, and one year of disposable batteries via the Battery Club/one set of rechargeable batteries. A service plan can be added at any time. **Parts, manufacturer repair costs not included.

Earmold Services and Pricing

Impression of the Ear(s)– $50/ear
In-office creation of a temporary mold of the ear canal for use by a manufacturing lab in the production of an earmold.

Earmold– $90/ear + tax
Custom-made product for use with hearing aids, swim plugs, earplugs, musician monitors, etc. Choice of colors available at no additional charge.

Batteries and Pricing

8-pack batteries– $5
Rayovac batteries sold in packages of 8. Available sizes: 10 (yellow), 312 (brown), 13 (orange), 675 (blue). **Cochlear implant batteries not currently available.

40-pack batteries– $25
Rayovac batteries sold in packages of 40. Available sizes: 10 (yellow), 312 (brown), 13 (orange).

Battery Club– $50 per year
Rayovac batteries mailed directly to your house every quarter via the US Postal Service. Available sizes: 10 (yellow), 312 (brown), 13 (orange).

Upgraded Rechargeable Battery Case– $250

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