Where to Find Discount Digital Hearing Aids

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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If you’re in the market for a digital hearing aid, you probably want to find the best one your can get at the best price. It can take some doing, but you can find discount digital hearing aids.

You probably won’t find discount digital hearing aids by blindly following the recommendations of your ENT doctor. Your audiologist most likely doesn’t know the best deals either. The place to find the best hearing aids at the least expensive cost is usually by searching the Internet.

Before you go too far on the Internet, you will find sellers of discount digital hearing aids that offer you an FDA waiver. These hearing aids are being sold to you with the understanding that you alone are responsible for making sure that you see a doctor to rule out medical reasons for your hearing loss. The waiver states that you don’t hold the hearing aid seller responsible and that it’s up to you to do that.

Once you sign this waiver, they are allowed to sell you a discount digital hearing aid that, by the way, your doctor may not approve of. You will at least need an audiologist to do an audiogram, or hearing test, to define the parameters of your hearing loss and do any other preparatory work to get you ready to order your hearing aid. However, audiologists sometimes work in clinics without ENT doctors. So, you might not actually see a doctor.

A number of hearing aids fall into the category of very inexpensive. One company offers a Build Your Own digital hearing aid at the small cost of $499.50. The IHear digital hearing aid is the same price. Lloyd’s, a discount digital hearing aids seller, offers the Rexton Targa2 digital BTE hearing device for just $675. (All prices are per ear.) These hearing aids may not be the fanciest ones on the market, but they might be a starting point for someone who cannot afford a more expensive pair.

There are some discount digital hearing aids that are just under $1000. Some of these have impressive statistics. The Rexton Calibra has 4 channels of frequencies. It has 3 different memories of settings for different environments. It also features good management of feedback. With the help of a hearing professional it is easily fitted to the wearer. This type of hearing aid is good for people who want a certain level of sophistication but can’t afford to go all the way to the highest brands.

Even the most advanced hearing aids can be found at a discounted price. The Siemens Acuris CIC has programmable e2e technology; handles feedback well, has three memory settings, sorts by sound and noise and emphasizes sound, and has 16 channels. Siemens sells them for $1999, but you can find them elsewhere for $1650.

Some companies sell a range of name brand hearing aids at reduced rates. Genesis hearing aid labs claim to sell discount digital hearing aids for 60 percent off the standard price. Another company promises 50 percent off the price of hearing aids if you will make your own adjustments at home.

There are deals to be had in discount digital hearing aids. It may be best to speak to a hearing specialist to determine what aid is right for you and which one he or she has the most experience in adjusting. At any rate, the main thing to remember when buying discount digital hearing aids is to know what you are getting.