Audiology

How To Get 2 Hearing Aids For $250

Dr. Cliff Olson
July 6, 2018
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How To Get 2 Hearing Aids For $250

There is an easy way to get 2 hearing aids for $250. Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and Founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem Arizona, discusses the Starkey Hear Now program which gives individuals with limited income a way to get hearing aids and a fitting for only the cost of an application ($125 for one hearing aid, $250 for two hearing aids).

Video Transcript

Hear Now Program:  https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation....

Online marketing constantly reminds us how inaccessible hearing aids are to individuals on limited incomes.  No wonder everyone thinks hearing aids are super expensive.  But did you know there are a number of ways to get hearing aids for less money?

#1. You could buy un-bundled hearing aids.  This is where the cost of hearing aids are separated from the cost of the care required to ensure those hearing aids work well for you.  This makes it so you don't have to pay thousands of dollars up front for hearing devices.

#2. You could ask for a value-based hearing aid option.  Most clinics will have very basic level technology that is still custom programmable.  You just have to ask for it.  

#3. You could buy hearing aids online and have a local audiologist program them for you.  Some clinics will now work with hearing aids that are purchased online as long as they are not counterfeit hearing aids.

However, sometimes even these options are not affordable enough for individuals with really low incomes.  This is where the Starkey HearNow Program comes into play.  The Starkey Hear Now Program will provide up to two hearing aids for individuals who need them.  The only cost is a $125 application fee for 1 hearing aid, or $250 application fee for 2 hearing aids.  

There are criteria to qualify though.

First, you must have a hearing loss.

Second, you need to make below a specific amount of money annually.  

Third, they will verify your earnings and savings to determine if you truly do not have the means necessary to afford hearing aids.

Of course, you will need to find a provider who participates in the program in order to get access to HearNow.  This process can take up to 5 weeks, but if you are approved, you will get 2 hearing aids and a no-cost fitting of those devices by a licensed hearing care professional.The hearing aids will be the absolute most basic technology level from Starkey, so don't expect to get a Halo IQ or Muse IQ.  

It will, however, be a decent hearing aid.  The idea that people can't get hearing aids are to expensive is just not true.  If you do have a low income, there are options out there that can get you basic hearing aids for very little money.  In the case of the Starkey Hear Now Program, you only need $250.  https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation....

Dr. Cliff Olson
Audiologist & YouTuber

Dr. Cliff is an unwavering supporter of Hearing Aid Best Practices and advocate for individuals with hearing loss, which inspired him to develop the Dr. Cliff Approved Provider Network.

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Dr. Cliff Olson

Audiologist & YouTuber