If you are shopping for a discounted digital hearing aid, it is fairly safe to say, that you will not be offered one by your doctor at the ‘Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital’. If you want a discounted 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 retailers of low-cost digital hearing aids will talk about an FDA waiver. They are attempting to make it unambiguous to you that they are not offering any medical counsel whatsoever and thereby attempting to avoid you suing them if anything should go wrong.
For instance, 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 purchasing a hearing aid that you might not need once the infection has been cured.
Once you have signed this FDA waiver, the on line retailer will sell you a discounted digital hearing aid. Then you will have to consult 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 requirements.
A typical digital hearing aid will cost about $500 to $600 per ear. This price is for the BTE type (behind the ear), which many people think are not the most alluring sort. You can even find digital hearing aid kits, if you are at all gifted 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 tweaked by a professional, this level of assistance will be adequate for most peoples’ requirements, but again this cost is per ear.
At the top of the range, you are looking at devices with more refinements again, such as more presets and more channels – sixteen or more channels is not unusual, but the price rises to about $2,000.
In this price range, you can expect to find discounts of between 20-25% or even a little bit more, especially 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 upgrading 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 piece writes on quite a few subjects, but is at present concerned 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.