After learning about my hearing impairment I have been examining my options, and at the moment hearing aids seem to be the most practical. The doctor still wants to run some tests because he believes there may be hope for improvement with a surgical procedure, whoever in the meantime he told me that hearing aids should help. I’ve heard that hearing aids can be expensive and I’m trying to decide whether it is worth the investment considering how long I’ve gone without them. What do hearing aids cost?
Hearing aids provided and fitted by a registered hearing aid audiologist should cost each between about £500 and £1500 including all aftercare (please see our price list online). If surgical intervention may improve your hearing then it is likely that you may be suffering from a conductive hearing loss. I am guessing that the surgical procedures are either stapedectomy for otosclerosis or tympanoplasty for a damaged ear drum. In cases like these where the hearing loss is not related to the inner ear (nerve deafness ) then sophisticated sound processing is seldom required. If this is the case then you would probably not require top technology and there is a strong likelihood that you may only need one hearing aid (assuming the condition is on one side only). This being the case then you should expect to pay about £500 to £700.
Date: Wednesday 27th February, 2013
Published in: Hearing Aid Questions