What are the common hearing aid brands and what prices should I expect to pay?
House of Hearing is a premiere hearing healthcare provider in Canada. A large part of our service includes the prescription and fitting of hearing aids. This process is more complex than simply shopping around for the cheapest hearing aid. When we prescribe a hearing aid and style, we take into account many factors such as:
- Lifestyle needs
- Cosmetic concerns
- Budget and price
- Family/friends concerns
After having evaluated and addressed all of the above factors, our hearing professionals will prescribe a recommended hearing solution. On this page we cover the topics mentioned above as well as hearing aid pricing.
We Have the Best Price Guarantee
We are happy to guarantee the lowest pricing for all hearing aid brands we carry, within 30 days of your purchase. The hearing aid must be the same brand and model and sold by an authorized dispenser in Ontario, Canada. The exact same accessories and services must be included.
The Price of Hearing Aid Styles / Types
Hearing aids come in a great variety of shapes and sizes. What you need to know is that as hearing aids get smaller the user compromises on:
- Battery life
- Wireless connectivity such as Bluetooth streaming
- Extra hearing aid functionality
What should not change when you choose different styles is how much the hearing aid costs. A CIC (completely in the canal) premium hearing aid typically costs the same as a RITE (receiver in the ear) premium hearing aid. To learn more about the many styles and sizes available please check out our hearing aid types page.
Factors Determining the Appropriate Prescription and the Price of Hearing Aids
Depending on your age and whether or not you are currently working, the hearing aid you select can make a big difference in the quality of your life. Premium hearing aids have superior algorithms and features that result in effortless listening in noisy environments. These differences in hearing technology can particularly be noticed in restaurants, public spaces, church, or meetings. If you are an active person, it may be in your interest to invest in premium hearing aids.
For those that are less active, an advanced or standard level hearing could suffice. The important factor to remember is that premium hearing aids work much better in noisy environments and allow for much more fine tuning than do lower level hearing aids.
Occupation and Cosmetic Concerns
Hearing aids come in different sizes and larger hearing aids can house a larger battery resulting in a longer battery life. The bigger the battery the less often a user has to replace the battery. Superpower and Ultrapower hearing aids for those with severe to profound hearing aids typically require larger batteries. The most common sized batteries are 312, 10, 13 and 675. Persons looking for tiny and discreet hearing aids have to go with sizes 10 or 312. These hearing aid users should be looking for CIC, IIC, ITC, or miniRite styled hearing aids.
Budget and Family Concerns
Ultimately hearing aids are an investment in the improvement of your quality of life and your budget has to be taken into account. It can be useful to break down the cost on a month-to-month basis and determine which technology level you can afford. Financing option may also be available, and if you qualify you may opt for a 0% financing option up to 12 months.
It is also important that your family’s concerns are taken into account. If you are listening to TV at loud levels, it will affect everyone in your house. In this case you may want to opt for a hearing aid which connects wirelessly to your TV. If family concerns involve issues communicating over the telephone then you should be looking at hearing aids that connect to your landline or mobile phone.
Hearing Aid Prices and Price Comparison
Essential Level Hearing Aid Pricing
“Essential level” are the cheapest hearing aids. They come with minimum number of features. At best, these types of hearing aids allow you to listen well in quiet environments. These are not good options for active people. This level hearing aid is priced around $1,500 – $2,000 per hearing aid. If you are an Ontario resident and have not purchased hearing aids in the past five years, you are likely eligible for ADP funding, which covers up to $500 per hearing aid, leaving you with the cost of $1,000 – $1,500.
Standard Level Hearing Aid Pricing
“Standard level” hearing aids are one step higher than essential level hearing aids in terms of features and capability. This level of technology will help you hear well in relatively quiet or calm listening environments. This may not be a recommended level hearing aid for an active person or a person with an occupation. Prices for this level range from $2,000 to $2,500 per hearing aid and if you’re eligible for ADP in Ontario, your price will be $1,500 to $2,000.
Advanced Level Hearing Aid Pricing
“Advanced level” hearing aids are high performing hearing aids and can be the right solution for many people. These hearing aids are especially good if you want good sound quality and low listening effort in somewhat noisy environments. Although not as featured packed as premium level hearing aids, these will give you a good return on your investment. Advanced level hearing aids range from $3,000 to $3,500 and if you are eligible for ADP, your cost will range from $2,500 to $3,000.
Premium Level Hearing Aid Pricing
“Premium level” hearing aids feature top-of-the-line technology and features. These are available in a rechargeable option and feature wireless connectivity to your mobile devices. This level hearing aid is for you if you want the best sound quality with the least listening effort to hear easily even in the noisiest environments. This option provides the most natural sound quality and is recommended for active people and those with demanding lifestyles. Premium level hearing aids cost between $3,500 and $4,000. If you’re eligible for ADP your cost will be in the range of $3,000 and $3,500.
House of Hearing occasionally has special offers available where you will be paying even lower prices. We also offer a best value guarantee. Additionally, in order to make hearing aids available to more people, we now offer a 0% financing option to those that qualify. Book your free consultation to discuss the best options available to you and discover our special offers. Contact us today.
The Many Brands We Carry
Oticon is know for its innovation in technology. In 2016 Oticon launched the worlds first internet connected hearin aids with the Opn model.
GN ReSound is a providers of hearing aids and diagnostic audiological instrumentation, represented in more than 80 countries. Headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark, GN ReSound is part of GN Store Nord. ReSound was founded by Dr. Rodney Perkins of Stanford University.
Their latest plaforms include the Linx 3D and the Quattro series.
Widex is one of the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturer. They are known for creating the world’s first 100% digital hearing aids back in 1996.
In 2018, Widex and Sivantos were merged to create the worlds third largest hearing conglomerate.
Their latest platform is the evoke series.
Bernafon is a Swiss hearing aid manufacturing company with its main headquarters in Bern, Switzerland. Bernafon belongs to the Danish William Demant Holding Group, which is one of the worlds largest hearing instrument manufacturer.
Bernafon was founded shortly after World War II, when Hans Gfeller, who was severely hearing impaired, and his son started building their very own hearing device.
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