Monday, March 12, 2012

What should I know about purchasing hearing aids?

Buying hearing aids can be an overwhelming process.  After you have had your hearing assessment, the audiologist will guide you through the process.  It is important that you share information regarding your life style, work setting, recreational and social activities as well as what you would expect of hearing aids.

Cost is always a significant factor.  The cost of the instruments varies depending upon the features and level of technology you choose in your hearing aids.  If price is the largest hurdle in your decision to purchase hearing aids, more basic instruments might be appropriate.

A trial period should be offered with the fitting of your hearing aids. This could be from 30 to 45 days.  Expect to be seen for at least two to three follow-ups during the trial period.  Questions will be asked regarding your adjustment to the hearing aids, how well you are hearing in a variety of listening situations and how to clean them. If at the end of the trial period, you are not satisfied, you have the right to return the instruments.  Generally, there is a non-refundable fee when the aids are returned for credit.

Purchasing hearing aids should be a positive experience with a successsful outcome.  Working together with your audiologist for best results.

Life Sounds Great!  Enjoy Every Moment!

Jane M. Kukula, Au.D.
Paula G. Webster, M.A.
Advanced Audiology Concepts, Inc.
8897 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH  44060


  1. There many types of hearing aids out in the market. Make sure the one you choose suits your lifestyle so that you won’t experience any inconvenience. If you’re not sure what type to get, you can always do a thorough research about it so that you won’t regret your purchase.
    Rebecca Kavel

  2. I didn't know that some places offered a trial period for hearing aids. My Grandmother is need of getting hearing aids and has been overwhelmed by all the options. I think a trial period would make her feel more comfortable making a purchase. She is so worried about making the wrong choice.