The High Cost of Hearing Aids Revealed
I frequently hear people saying things like “wow, hearing aids cost a lot” or “hearing aids are too expensive”.
So to take a better look at the high cost of hearing aids, I wanted to take a moment to point out some simple math:
Every month the average American spends on basic services: $55 on cable service, $50 for cell phone service (not a smart phone); $35 for Internet (if you live in a metro area)
- For LOW END Cable/cell/Internet service
= $140/month for cable, cell, Internet
= $8,400 for 5 years
- For higher coverage: Better cable $90/month; Smart phone service $120/month,
High speed Internet $60/month
=$270/month for higher level cable, cell, Internet
= $16,200 for 5 years
Hearing aids in comparison
- The average PAIR of the BEST high end hearing aids will last 5 years or you can consider upgrading in 3 years to new technology.
=$7000 for 5 years
- To upgrade every three years to a pair of the BEST hearing aids here are the costs:
=$7000 for 3 years
The high cost of hearing aids?
So to have the best pair of hearing aids available ($7000) , it costs less than the worst cable, cell service and Internet service for the same amount of time ($8400).
Having the best pair of hearing aids available ($7000) every three years even costs less than the better cable, smart-phone and high speed Internet services for 3 years ($9720).
Hearing aids help prevent:
- decreased earnings
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- social isolation
So I say to you now, why are the costs of simple service items like cellphone, cable, and Internet so expensive?
The High Cost of Hearing Aids – WHAT A BARGAIN!Terri Ives, ScD, AuD Board Certified Doctor of Audiology Hearing and Balance Institute of the Rockies, Inc.