Hearing aid technology & costs

Hearing aids, like most medical devices, are an investment. The price of a hearing aid will vary depending on the specific style and high-tech features you choose.

Frequently asked questions

  • Why do hearing aids cost so much?

    Just like many other medical devices, the proper selection and fitting of a hearing aid requires the skill of educated and trained healthcare professionals. You will want to seek the expertise of a hearing healthcare professional when considering hearing aids. Professional services associated with the selection, fitting, adjustments and overall maintenance of hearing aids are often included as part of the cost of the hearing aid. This makes it simple for you during the purchase process, but more difficult to be able to compare prices for similar hearing aids.

    Another factor involved in hearing aid prices is the level of technology. Similar to computers, televisions or cell phones, there is generally a “good-better-best” hierarchy. It’s a matter of understanding your hearing needs, the types of communication and activities you are involved in on a daily basis and weighing those against the hearing aid benefits and costs.

    Your hearing professional will work with you to align your lifestyle needs to your hearing aid features. If you lead an active work and social life, you may require and desire hearing aids with discreet, advanced, automated features. If you spend more of your time at home pursuing quiet activities, a less expensive level of technology with basic functionality may be right for you.

    Wherever you fall on the spectrum, hearing aids can help enhance your quality of life dramatically, bringing you back in touch with the people and activities you enjoy. In addition, studies show hearing aids can increase earning potential on the job. Whatever the situation, most people find it’s worth the investment to stay connected to human communication.

  • Are there discounted hearing aids?

    Often times, your local hearing professional will offer promotions for hearing aid discounts or free 30-day trials. There are also membership programs available through employers and Fraternal or retirement organizations which offer discounts on hearing aids, including the latest technologies. Want to find out if you qualify for membership discounts? Visit American Hearing Benefits.

  • Are there financing options for hearing aids?

    Regarding financing, most hearing professionals offer financing plans, and you may qualify for other discounts through your insurance provider or another source. Make sure to talk with your hearing professional about your financial options.

    Want more information or would you like to try Starkey hearing aids FREE 30-days*? Our Hearing Care Coordinators are happy to speak to you about hearing aid price comparison and hearing aid costs.

    Simply, call (888) 481-5512 today to speak with one of our knowledgeable Hearing Care Coordinators or request to schedule an appointment and we will call you.

    *Try on our latest styles to hear what the technology can do for you. Professional fees may apply.

Features
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Tinnitus
Hearing Amplifier
Channels and Bands: Personal Fitting Options The more channels and bands you have, the more options your hearing professional has to create customized settings for different sound frequency ranges.
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up to 16
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up to 20
up to 16
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Noise Reduction & Speech Recognition Technology designed to maintain speech understanding in noisy environments (by suppressing unwanted noises) and reduce listening effort.**
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No Buzzing or Whistling Our best-in-class feedback cancellation system provides feedback-free, comfortable listening all-day long. 
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Directionality Designed to improve speech audibility in difficult listening situations.
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Ear-to-Ear Wireless Communication* Both hearing aids work together to help make comfort and conversation the top priority in every listening environment.
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Wireless Accessory Compatibility* Technology that provides consistent wireless performance while streaming TV, music and other media with SurfLink Mobile 2 and other SurfLink accessories.
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Rechargeable Solutions Two rechargeable options that deliver continuous, stable power to ensure your hearing aids are always ready for use.
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Water, Wax, Oil, Sweat & Corrosion Resistance Our proprietary nanocoating technology makes your hearing aids resistant to water, wax, sweat, oil and corrosion — so they last longer and sound better.
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Intuitive Features May include automatic voice and tone indicators, music processing, automatic telephone solutions or television processing.
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Self Learning Your hearing aids gradually and automatically learn your volume control preferences, so you can minimize making manual adjustments.
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Customizable Tinnitus Relief Advanced Multiflex Tinnitus Technology integrated into hearing aids to bring relief to those who suffer from ringing in the ears.
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Muse iQ
SoundLens Synergy iQ
Halo 2
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SoundLens Synergy
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SoundLens Synergy iQ
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SoundLens Synergy
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SoundLens Synergy iQ
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SoundLens Synergy
Music Enhancement Designed to allow you to experience music in a whole new way.
Muse iQ
SoundLens Synergy iQ
Muse
Muse iQ
SoundLens Synergy iQ
Muse
Muse iQ
SoundLens Synergy iQ
Muse
Stream Music & Media You can stream any music or media played on your iPhone directly to your hearing aids for a more immersive and impressive listening experience.
Halo iQ
Halo 2
Halo Only
Halo iQ
Halo 2
Halo Only
Halo iQ
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Hearing That Happens Intuitively Geotagged memories automatically switch modes when the GPS feature in your iPhone detects you are in a tagged location. ("Home" memory activates when you arrive at your home.)
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Halo 2
Halo Only
Halo iQ
Halo 2
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Halo iQ
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Hearing That's Personalized For You The SoundSpace Tool on the TruLink™ app lets you make minor adjustments to sound quality to suit your particular preferences.
Halo iQ
Halo 2
Halo Only
Halo iQ
Halo 2
Halo Only
Halo iQ
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Tinnitus Treatment Solutions vary in style and technology level.

* Available for wireless technology only.

** Sarampalis, A., Kalluri, S., Edwards, B., & Hafter, E. (2009). Objective measures of listening effort: Effects of background noise and noise reduction. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 1230-1240.