I am new to hearing aids and have never owned any but have just been tested and apparently need to purchase them for both ears.
Given my hearing loss situation, I have been told that I need digital hearing aids that fit into my ear and aid in blocking out background noise.
The Audi apparently sells the Nu-Ear brand. I have been quoted a price of almost $8,000 for the Elegance model hearing aids for both ears. The other models of the Nu-Ear product line apparently don’t meet my needs.
So, here is my situation - I have NO clue as to what the normal price range is for hearing aids, I don’t know ANYTHING about any particular brands, etc.
I should share that I am REALLY fortunate that I have access to one of the top Hearing Facilities in the world for the tests. In that regard I am truly blessed. The downside is my insurance covers $0.
My Insurance Company did refer me over to a 3rd party group called HearPO which has some kind of agreements with 2 providers in my area. I suspect that do some kind of negotiated rates with local sellers and take part of the charges as a referral since they will just send me one name of someone in the area. Not really sure…
Although I want to make sure I am getting what I need, I am trying to be fiscally responsible as well. I am going to have to forgoe A LOT of “needed” purchases to afford what I really believe I DO need.
So, I am trying to get an idea regarding price, quality associated with particular brands, which brands appear to be the most used, etc.
I am just trying to find help so anything someone can tell me that you think would be helpful is MUCH appreciated.
Thanks in advance,