Hearing Aids: Enhancing Your Connection to Others
Have you noticed yourself withdrawing from social situations more than you used to?
Do you find yourself straining to hear people, asking others to repeat themselves, and the embarrassment of saying the wrong thing after mishearing someone.
It makes one want to avoid situations where they may be called upon to perform, like using the phone, or speaking among a group.
It can be exhausting!
Hearing Aid Prices
Hearing aids can be an expensive investment. Depending on quality and where you buy them their price can range anywhere from $1,000 to $8,000!
Pair that with a hearing aid’s typical shelf life of 3-5 years. That’s forking out a lot of cash!
The price of hearing aids are undoubtedly the number one reason many people with hearing loss don’t end up getting the help they need.
Costco has made a large foray into the hearing aid dispensing business.
Their ability to buy in bulk and reduce overhead prices by having their hearing aid centers in-store, has made them quite formidable against their competitors.
The added advantage of not paying their audiologists commissions lends to a lower pressure, service oriented experience.
Phonak carries a number of hearing aid models and technology levels best suited to your individual hearing needs.
My Experience with Hearing Aid Shopping
When I got my first pair of hearing aids at a popular retailer chain (around 2008), they cost about $4,500 for a pair.
My next pair of hearing aids I got from Costco (around 2014) ended up costing about $2,000, with better technology may have helped).
I’m not trying to be a shill for Costco but it did make the whole buying experience much more tolerable.
My old hearing aids were getting quite worn down after 6 years, and I was loathing having to pay another 5 grand (which I didn’t have) for another pair.
Thankfully, I read some personal reports on a hearing aid forum, talking about Costco’s prices which appeared too good to be true.
I booked an appointment with a local Costco.