Hearing Aid Prices How Much is My Hearing Aid Really Going to Cost  This, of course, is always one of the first questions a hearing aid shopper has when starting the research process for a hearing aid. The problem with answering this question, though, is the fact that a hearing aids have so many types it can be very tough for one to truly know what the price to wear a hearing aid will be. Notwithstanding, I'll do my best here to give you some realistic price ranges as to what most people will spend. (And remember, these prices are AVERAGE, and can vary drastically depending on the product, the region, the company, etc, etc)

Just the hearing Aid

There are varied costs involved In the Ear Hearing and Behind the Ear hearing aids. Therefore, the expected price range is as follows (Keep in mind these price ranges do not include tips, tubes batteries, repairs, loss and damage insurance deductibles - those are listed below.

IN the Ear, Ready to Wear: $400 -$900

In the Ear hearing aids use the 10 Battery. They are the smallest hearing aid battery and identified by the yellow tab. Size 10 batteries last up to 40-80 hours or 5 to 7 days Cost for these can range from $.20 cents to $19 per battery - The $19 per batteries - these are rechargeable batteries.

Rechargeable Batteries - these cost around $19 per battery and come with a disclaimer - Due to the limited capacity of the rechargeable cells, rechargeable batteries on a full charge - which takes 4 to 6 hours to charge - may not last through an entire day's use - approximately 20 hours - and is not recommended for some hearing aids. 

Typical Price Range for hearing aids batteries per year: $40 to $100

Open Fit, Mini Behind the Ear price: $300 to $900

Batteries Open Fit hearing aids use the 10 or 312 Battery. The Size 10 hearing aid batteries last up to 40-80 hours or 5 to 7 days Cost for these can range from $.20 cents to $19 per battery - The $19 per batteries - these are rechargeable batteries. The 312 batteries last up to 160 hours 16 to 18 days. Costs for these can range from $.20 cents to $19 per battery also but they are going to last nearly twice as long.

Typical Price Range for hearing aids batteries per year: $40 to $100

Tubes and Tips. Open Fit Hearing aids use tubes and tips. (seen below) The costs for these range from $3.50 to $6.00 per tube and $2.5 to $5 per tip and last between 1 month to 3 months. Although I have some customers use them for year or more.

Typical Price Range for hearing aids tubes and tips per year: $40 to $80

Cleaning wires. Its always safe to have a cleaning wire around. Open Fit hearing Aids with thins tubes get clogged up and can stop a hearing aid dead in its tracks. Hearing Aid cleaning wires can cost $1 to $2. Another alternative is to get 20lb test fishing wire.

Typical Price Range for hearing aids cleaning wires and brushes per year: $10 to $20

Receiver in the Canal (RIC) or Receiver in the Ear RITE: $900 to $3000

Batteries Most RIC hearing aids use the 312 Battery.- although I have seen some use the 13 battery.  The 312 hearing aid batteries last up to 160 hours 16 to 18 days. Costs for these can range from $.20 cents to $19 per battery.

Typical Price Range for hearing aids batteries per year: $40 to $100

Receivers This is a the part the goes from the hearing aid, in back of your ear to your ear canal. These Receivers are delicate and known to break down every 1 to 3 years. The cost for a new receiver is $150 to $400

Typical Price Range for hearing aids receivers per year: $275 averaging 2 receivers over 6 year period.  Given life of receiver - 3 years.

Other Costs

Carrying Case or Pouch.  Always a great idea protect your hearing aids from being bumped around when in the pocket or purse.   Cost or price of hearing aid pouch or carrying case is $5

Warranties - the cost or price of warranties is usually in the initial price of the hearing aids. Warranties can last from 6 months to 5 years depending on manufacturer. Any malfunction with hearing aid is covered - should not cost you anything. Any malfunction outside warranty may cost you $200 to $500 or the hearing aid manufacturer may try to sell you brand new hearing aids.  Ask the seller if there are extended warranties to purchase when yours expires - and when you can purchase them.

Loss and Damage Insurance the cost or price of Loss and Damage Insurance is usually in the initial price of the hearing aids. However many non prescription hearing aids do not have Loss and Damage Insurance. Although Loss and Damage Insurance is in the initial cost of the hearing aid purchase - nearly all hearing sellers charge a deductible to replace the Lost of Damaged hearing aids with new ones - the price for the deductible is $150 to $300  Ask the seller if there are extended Loss and Damage Insurance plans to purchase when yours expires - and when you can purchase them.

Sales Taxes.  Sales Tax can add 0% to 9% on the the cost of the hearing aids - if you buy local.

Finance Charges - If you finance your hearing aid,  sorry all banks lenders are charging 14.9% to 20% to the cost of the hearing aids