World's Leading Hearing Aid Brands and Prices
Perhaps you’re getting ready to purchase a hearing aid and you want to know how much to spend for a quality set that will last you many years. As a hearing clinic, there are 6 factors that we take into account when recommending a hearing aid and they are:
- Your hearing test results
- Lifestyle needs
- Cosmetic concerns
- Budget and price
- Family/friend’s concerns
After having evaluated and addressed all of the above, our hearing professionals will then recommend the most ideal hearing aid option for you.
Before covering the prices of hearing aids, let’s first discuss the factors mentioned above.
The Price of Hearing Aid Styles & Types
Hearing aids come in a great variety of shapes and sizes. However, what you need to know is that generally as hearing aids get smaller the user compromises on the following:
- Battery life
- Wireless connectivity such as Bluetooth streaming
- Advanced hearing aid features
What does not change between different hearing aid styles is how much the hearing aid costs. For example, a CIC (completely in the canal) premium hearing aid typically costs the same as an 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 working, the hearing aid you choose can make a big difference in your quality of life.
Premium hearing aids have superior algorithms and features that result in effortless listening in noisy environments. If you are an active person, it is in your best interest to invest in premium hearing aids. For people that are less active, advanced or standard level hearing aids can still provide significant benefit.
Pertaining to the differences between technology levels, the one important thing to remember is that premium hearing aids perform much better in noisy environments, sound more natural, and allow for more fine tuning than do lower technology hearing aids.
Occupation and Cosmetic Concerns
Hearing aids come in different sizes. Larger hearing aids can house a larger battery compartment resulting in a longer battery life. The bigger the battery the less often a user has to replace it. Superpower and Ultrapower hearing aids are for those people with severe to profound hearing loss. The most common battery sizes are 312, 10, 13 and 675. Clients looking for tiny and discreet hearing aids have to go with battery sizes 10 or 312. These hearing aid users should look for CIC, IIC, ITC, or miniRITE styles.
Taking Family & Friend's Concerns Into Account
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 best 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 household. In this case you may want to opt for a hearing aid which connects wirelessly to your TV via a TV Box. 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.
How much do hearing aids cost?
The prices we cover here are what a typical hearing clinic Canada will charge for the latest-generation hearing aids. The prices listed below are per hearing aid. At House of Hearing we are exceptionally good at negotiating favourable terms with manufacturers and we pass on our savings directly to our clients. Therefore, House of Hearing’s prices are significantly lower than the national average. Additionally, our clients that qualify, regularly take advantage of our 0% financing option.
1. Essential Level Hearing Aid Pricing
“Essential level” hearing aids are the cheapest types. They come with a minimum number of features. At best, these types of hearing aids allow you to listen well in quiet environments. Essential level hearing aids are not a good option for active people. This type of hearing aid is priced at around $2,000 per device. 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 $1,500 per device.
2. Standard Level Hearing Aid Pricing
“Standard level” hearing aids are one step higher than essential level hearing aids in terms of features. This technology level hearing aid will help you hear well in relatively quiet or calm listening environments. This may not be a recommended option for an active person or a person with an occupation, although it can work well for people who live a more sedentary lifestyle. 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 per device.
3. 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 per device and if you are eligible for ADP, your cost will range from $2,500 to $3,000.
4. Premium Level Hearing Aid Pricing
“Premium level” hearing aids feature top-of-the-line technology. These hearing aids 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 per device. If you’re eligible for ADP your cost will be in the range of $3,000 and $3,500 per device.
Our Starting Price
($800 for Ontario residents with ADP)
$2,000 to $2,500
Our Starting Price
($1,000 for Ontario residents with ADP)
$3,000 to $3,500
Our Starting Price
($1,800 for Ontario residents with ADP)
$3,500 to $4,000
Our Starting Price
($2,200 for Ontario residents with ADP)
The Many Brands We Carry
Oticon is know for its innovation in technology. In 2016 Oticon launched the worlds first internet connected hearing aids with the Opn model.Their latest iteration includes the OPN S.
GN ReSound is a provider 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, Quattro series and ONE.
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 platforms are the evoke, passion and moment 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.
Factors That Matter To You
- Highly competitive prices
- Latest hearing technology from all top manufacturers
- Purchase from an actual clinic, not just an online store
- Offer services in multiple languages
- We pride ourselves on our quality of service
- Custom tailored hearing solutions based on your needs
- No pressure tactics – we want you to be comfortable with the steps you’re taking, and to only purchase when you’re ready
- Financing as an option
- Loaner hearing aids while yours are being repaired
- Quick access to your designated hearing professional
- Consistent ongoing care and follow-up
At House of Hearing you will receive a personalized service plan that meets your specific needs
Call our office if you have any questions about our services. We are here to answer any questions you may have.