With so many types and brands of hearing aids available today, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in making decisions about which hearing aid is best for you and where to buy your hearing aids.
Truth be told, you will get more benefit from an inexpensive hearing aid that’s fitted well than a higher cost hearing aid that’s fitted poorly. Having said this, well programmed higher-end hearing aids should typically outperform well programmed lower-end hearing aids.
That’s why it’s crucial to carefully choose your hearing provider before selecting your hearing aids, to ensure they follow best practice in assessing your hearing, understanding your lifestyle needs and limitations, prescribing the right device for you and then fitting and programming your hearing aids optimally.
The outcomes of your hearing test alone should only make up a small proportion of the hearing aid decision making and prescription process so be wary of hearing aid recommendations made on the basis of your hearing test alone. Click here to find out how to select the right hearing aids for you.
What is the best hearing aid?
There is no such thing as a ‘best hearing aid’ or ‘best hearing aid manufacturer’. However, our hearing professionals follow our unique best practice formula to prescribe and fit the best hearing aid for you. And because we’re independent meaning we sell all brands and types of hearing aids, you can trust that we’re prescribing you with the best hearing aid solution available.
How much do hearing aids cost?
As with any technology, there are different tiers of technology that are priced accordingly. Our hearing aids start at $1300 each (private health refunds may apply) and you can expect to save up to $4000 on a pair of our top-of-the-line hearing aids compared with larger local competitors. We pride ourselves on offering a premium service at a fair and reasonable price.
We are also Accredited by the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (HSP). Eligible pensioners and veterans may be entitled to free or subsidised digital hearing aids and free hearing services. Conditions apply to clients under the HSP. To find out if you’re eligible, visit hearingservices.gov.au.
As a general rule of thumb, those who lead a more active social life will prefer at least mid-range technology which allows you to hear more of what you want to hear and filters out more of what you don’t want to hear. Typically the higher the tier of aid, the more you will hear what you want to hear and the less you will hear what you don’t want to hear. For further information for private clients, pensioners and veterans, see Hearing aid prices.
Types and features of hearing aids
Hearing aids that look like ‘big beige bananas’ are a thing of the past. Today’s hearing aids are more discrete than ever… and are sometimes even invisible. Following a free comprehensive hearing assessment and discussion, our hearing professionals will show you the most suitable hearing aids for you.
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