Navigating the maze of hearing care options can be overwhelming. You’re not alone if you find yourself more confused than when you first started researching your options.
The information and advertisements you come across could easily send you spiraling down a rabbit hole of confusion.
Here at Clarity Hearing, we believe everyone should have a transparent overview of their options before making their decision. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you understand what options are available to you.
The Importance of Starting With an Assessment
Before plunging into your available solutions, the pivotal first step is an individualized hearing assessment.
Can you recall a time when you had to solve a problem but didn’t know its root cause? To fix a problem, you first have to know what the problem actually is.
A similar principle applies to your hearing—understanding the specifics of your hearing challenges is your gateway to selecting the ideal solution.
Tailoring Your Solution: What Makes You Unique
When it comes to hearing solutions, a one-size-fits-all approach won’t cut it. For instance, consider how your weekend activities can affect your hearing needs.
Do you frequently attend live concerts, spend a lot of time in nature, or savor moments at home with your family? Your lifestyle and daily activities play a considerable role in determining your treatment.
So, how can you narrow down your options? Here are the pivotal elements you should consider:
- Severity and Scope of Your Hearing Loss: Do you suffer from hearing loss in both ears or just one? Are you also dealing with tinnitus as an additional concern?
- Lifestyle and Recreational Choices: Do you need your hearing solutions to be versatile across different settings?
- Financial Plans: Are you considering a one-time purchase or an ongoing investment in premium devices?
- Care Preferences: Do you want comprehensive treatment plans and continuous support, or are you satisfied with just the device?
Unveiling Your Options: A Closer Look
Headphones and Mobile Apps [$0-$250]
With little to no cost, you can download an app to increase the volume on your phone to help you hear more clearly.
At first glance, this might seem like a convenient and inexpensive option. However, it’s worth mentioning that this basic solution isn’t built for complex hearing challenges or noisy environments.
Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids [$800-$2500]
These devices are FDA approved and could be a suitable option if you’re seeking immediate relief for mild hearing issues. The trade-off? They’re not tailored to your specific needs.
PSAPs (Personal Sound Amplification Products) [$79-$1250]
These are more of a quick Band-Aid than a solution. PSAPs use a built-in microphone to amplify all sounds, making them a poor fit for those seeking targeted treatment.
Online Hearing Aids With Remote Support [$1850-$2400]
Online solutions offer some level of customization through online assessments, but they lack the in-depth, face-to-face consultations that could reveal the nuances of your hearing challenges.
Big-Box Retail Stores [$1250-$4000]
The likes of Sam’s Club and Costco offer some advantages, like in-person screening and good-quality products, but they often come with waiting lists and limited ongoing service options.
The Audiology Clinic Experience at Clarity Hearing [$2500-$7500]
When you choose Clarity Hearing, you’re opting for a comprehensive, empathy-driven approach. After an extensive assessment, our experts will craft a treatment plan designed around your unique hearing profile and lifestyle.
Hearing Loss Surgery (Cochlear Implants) [$30,000-$50,000]
If you’re facing severe hearing loss, cochlear implants might be the solution. Insurance often covers part, if not all, of this option after eligibility is verified.
Taking the Next Step Is Easier Than You Think
With over four decades of experience, our team at Clarity Hearing is ready to assist you in any way possible.
If you have any questions regarding the above options, or if you’d like to book in, you can reach out to our experts at one of our multiple locations:
If you’re ready to improve your quality of life through better hearing, don’t hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation discussion.
So, what’s holding you back? Take your first step toward better hearing today.