If you are shopping for a discounted digital hearing aid, it is pretty safe to say, that you will not be offered one by your doctor at the ‘Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic’. If you want a low-cost digital hearing aid, you will have to go and find one for yourself, although it does not have to be that difficult.
The best and certainly the easiest way to gather information on discounted digital hearing aids is to learn on line and then to go looking in the High Street in your town. It is best to realize that Internet suppliers cannot offer you any medical guarantees.
A doctor will tell you that you need a hearing aid because blah, blah, blah. A retailer and definitely an Internet retailer who has never seen you, cannot give you any reasons or advice.
This is why on line suppliers of discounted digital hearing aids will talk about an FDA waiver. They are attempting to make it clear to you that they are not offering any medical advice whatsoever and thereby attempting to prevent you suing them if anything should go wrong.
For example, you could have lost your hearing because of an ear infection. In this instance, wearing a deaf aid could deter you from going to a doctor for a check up, which would have been better for you than buying a hearing aid that you might not need once the infection has cleared up.
Once you have signed this FDA waiver, the on line merchant will sell you a discounted digital hearing aid. Then you will have to visit an audiologist to get an audiogram, which will tell you which frequencies of hearing you are good or bad in. This will help you order a cut-rate digital hearing aid that is perfect for your needs.
A typical digital hearing aid will cost about $500 to $600 per ear. This price is for the BTE variety (behind the ear), which many people think are not the most attractive sort. You can even find digital hearing aid kits, if you are at all talented with your hands.
$1,000 will buy you a medium level of sophistication. Perhaps, you will get three or four channels, a few presets or / and programmable memories and audio feedback filtration. If fitted by a professional, this level of assistance will be adequate for most peoples’ needs, but again this cost is per ear.
At the top of the range, there are devices with more refinements again, such as more presets and more channels – sixteen or more channels is not abnormal, but the price rises to about $2,000.
In this price range, you can presume to find discounts of between 20-25% or even a little bit more, particularly if you buy one device for each ear or a couple of you buy together.
You could ask at the neighbourhood Society for the Hearing Impaired whether anyone is thinking of renewing their hearing aid if you are looking for someone to buy with in order to get a better discounted hearing aid.
Owen Jones, the author of this article writes on many subjects, but is at present involved with hearing aids comparisons. If you would like to know more or check out some great offers, please go to our website at Digital Hearing Aids Prices.