Hearing Aid Costs to Drop?


#1

My lawyer here (U.S. ) informed me that hearing aid costs will drop tremendously in about 3 to 4 months when new laws go into effect mandating pricing changes. Has anyone heard anything about this? He said that $3000 aids will drop to about $1300… Has advised me to wait.

George.


#2

I have not heard that but you can get good aids for $1599 per PAIR now at Costco. The Kirkland Signature 8 is basically a year old Rexton aid. That is better than your $1300 per aid.


#3

I’m guessing he’s talking about the OTC hearing aid law. I would be pretty amazed if routine prices from independent audis (or anyplace else besides Costco) were to drop that much in 3-4 months.


#4

Those are not hearing aids.
The government is just allowing more lower end hearing assistance devices to use the term hearing aid, diluting the meaning of real hearing aids.


#5

Prices should come down some. (It’s past time!!)


#6

My new Kirkland Signature 8 aids I pick up next week are $200 less for the pair ($1599 vs $1799) that the Kirkland Signature 6 aids I got 2.5 years ago. The KS 8s are much more capable too.