How to Buy Your Hearing Aids?
Hearing aid prices can often seem overwhelming to everyday Australians. But with the help of Freedom Hearing, you can access hearing aid funding that covers your costs.
What are my options?
Our team can help you access several funding options.
The Australian Government’s Hearing Services Program (HSP) offers free access to hearing technology to eligible Australians. We help clients navigate the HSP and gain access to funding.
If no funding options are available to you, we help you to cover the cost of hearing aids with our no-interest payment plans. That means you can spread your costs over several years instead of paying a single lump sum.
Hearing Aid Prices: Why Funding Method Is Important
Hearing aid funding is so important for a simple reason:
Modern hearing aids cost a lot of money.
The amount that you pay varies depending on the specific type of hearing aids you select. However, standard hearing aid prices start at approximately $1,500 for a behind-the-ear option. These prices may increase to $2,500-to-$3,000 for in-the-ear hearing aids.
Furthermore, many modern hearing aids come with additional functions, such as Bluetooth connectivity and rechargeable batteries. Hearing aids at the premium end of the spectrum may set you back as much as $4,500.
As you can see, even standard hearing aids are cost-prohibitive to many Australians. Funding methods are important because they help you to cover the costs related to hearing technology, often with no out-of-pocket expenses.
How Does Freedom Hearing Help?
Freedom Hearing helps everyday Australians by focusing on a simple fact:
The funding method is more important than hearing aid prices.
Our team works with you to explore every option available. We examine your eligibility for HSP and work with you to see if your private health insurance covers the cost of audiology. Our expert team can also those with noise-induced hearing loss to seek expert legal advice in this specialized field of law.
If all else fails, we make access to hearing aids as accessible as possible with our no-interest payment plans designed to minimise your out-of-pocket expenses.
Would you like to learn more?
Schedule your free hearing appointment with a member of the Freedom Hearing Team today.
The cost of hearing aids can vary widely, depending on factors such as the type of hearing aid, its features, and the place of purchase.
On average, the cost of a hearing aid can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per ear. It’s also important to note that many insurance plans and government programs can help cover the cost of hearing aids.
It is recommended to check with your insurance provider and also consult with a hearing healthcare professional to get a better understanding of the cost.
Medicare Australia does not generally cover the cost of hearing aids for most adults. However, some specific groups of people such as pensioners, veterans, and children under the age of 26 may be eligible for hearing aids at a reduced cost or no cost through the Hearing Services Program (HSP).
The most affordable type of hearing aid is typically the basic, behind-the-ear (BTE) model. These hearing aids are the least expensive option as they are the simplest in design and have limited features, but still, provide amplification for the wearer.
They are also the most widely available and are often covered by government assistance programs.
Another affordable option is the in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid, which is a custom-made device that fits inside the ear canal. They can be more affordable than some of the more advanced models, such as the in-the-canal (ITC) and the completely in-canal (CIC) hearing aids.
It’s important to note that price should not be the only consideration when choosing a hearing aid. You should also consider the type and degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and personal preferences when selecting the right hearing aid for you. It’s best to consult with a hearing healthcare professional to determine which type of hearing aid is best for you.
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