If a hearing aid has been prescribed to treat your hearing loss, there are many options to choose from. An audiologist can help you select a hearing aid based on your hearing needs and expectations, but there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing a hearing aid.
- Most states have a trial period that will give you time to get used to wearing one and help you find the right one for you. California’s trial period is currently 30 days with a total refund of the purchase price.
- One hearing aid typically costs between $1500 and $3000. You should plan for the expense plus any additions such as professional fees, remote controls or accessories. Some insurance policies will cover part or all of the cost.
- Check if the hearing aid style you want will adapt to your future hearing needs since hearing loss often changes.
- Make sure that your hearing aid includes a warranty that will covers parts and labor for repairs for a specified period.
- Beware of misleading claims. Even though some are better than others, no hearing aid can restore normal hearing or eliminate all background noise.