How much do hearing aids cost?
There are multiple variables when determining the cost of hearing aids. The smaller the hearing aid is, the more expensive it can be. Also, the more advanced technology will also affect the cost of the hearing aid. At Phillips Hearing Center we offer the best prices when you compare brands and models. Pricing for digital hearing aids could run from $1000 to $3000. By looking at your individual needs and lifestyle we can fit you with a hearing aid that will fit your specific requirements goals.
How long they will last?
Hearing aids can last many years, depending on the technology of the hearing aid you purchase. Because of digital programming we are now able to reprogram your hearing aid to adjust it as your hearing changes, removing the need to constantly replace the hearing aid. Most commonly found is that a hearing aid needs to be replaced because of improved technology or possibly because of the frustration of repairs and having to live without it during the constant repairs of some of the older models.
Does medicare cover the cost of hearing aids?
Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the cost of hearing aids. Medicaid however will pay for one hearing aid in your lifetime. Visit www.hearingaidtaxcredit.org to learn more about what the Better Hearing Institute is doing to raise awareness for tax credits when it comes to hearing aids. Phillips Hearing Center encourages you to contact your senator and representatives to let them know how important this is to you!
Will my insurance cover the cost of my hearing aids?
Some insurance companies will cover a portion or all of your hearing aid costs. Phillips Hearing Center will work with you and your insurance companies to determine your eligibility.
What are my options for a payment plan?
Phillips Hearing Center, Inc. accepts all forms of payment including all major credit cards. We also offer an interest free credit program for 12 months without a fee. Ask us for more details.
How often do the batteries need to be replaced?
Smaller hearing aids require smaller batteries which tend to drain quicker, they last about 5 days with 16 hours a day use. Larger hearing aids allow more room for a larger battery. Large batteries could last up to 2 weeks. Battery life also depends how long you wear the hearing aid throughout the day. Average use is 12 hours per day
How often will my hearing aid need to be serviced?
This can vary according to the amount of use each hearing aids gets, the size of the hearing aid, and the exposure to wax, perspiration, humidity, dust, and residue from fingers. It is a good idea to get your hearing aid checked once a year to ensure your hearing aid is functioning to its maximum potential. Our in-house lab allows us to do many of the repairs while you wait.