Hearing aid costs can be extravagant. Find out how Eargo is changing the game.

Have you heard the plot for the Ocean’s Eleven remake? A group of suave, sophisticated criminals get together to rob a casino—all so they can pay for one pair of hearing aids.

With all the money here, you might be able to afford TWO pairs of hearing aids!
With all the money here, you might be able to afford TWO pairs of hearing aids!

OK, fine, there’s no remake, but that plot? It’s really not that far-fetched. Because hearing aids are expensive. We’re talking around $4,500 a pair.[1]

But why? Are they gold-plated and diamond encrusted? Do they whisper Jeopardy answers in your ear to make you look super smart?

We’ll take Things Hearing Aids Can’t Do for $200, Alex.

Why Do Hearing Aids Cost So Much?

The simple truth is, the prices of traditional hearing aids are inflated.[2] That’s because those sky-high price tags are covering your in-office visits.

A typical hearing aid office might fit anywhere between 15-25 hearing aids a month.[1] And to stay competitive with other hearing aid offices, they have to fork over a lot of cash to market their products. But that marketing moolah has to come from somewhere.

Enter hidden costs. We’re talking fitting, cleaning, return visits, warranties, adjustments, battery replacements, and overhead cost of the brick-and-mortar office—the whole enchilada. You might think you’re getting these perks for free, but you’re not. You’re paying a whole lot for them. And, you don’t even get an enchilada.

Sadly not included.
Sadly not included.

Oh, and this is just for basic models. If you need a device with more advanced noise reduction, it’ll cost you extra. Want the latest technology? You’ll need to fork over the green for all the bells and whistles. The amount you pay depends entirely on your lifestyle and needs. So if you lead a busy life and want to have the newest technology, then there’s only one thing to do: cross your fingers for a money tree.

Or you could check out something that cuts out the middleman to bring crisp, clear hearing directly to you: Eargo hearing aids.

Eargo: An Affordable Hearing Aid Choice

Who needs a money tree when you have Eargo?
Who needs a money tree when you have Eargo?

Eargo is direct-to-consumer, which means we design, market, and support our devices. We take all that money we’d normally be spending on intermediaries and pass on the savings to you. It also allows us to deliver cutting-edge technology, an easy buying experience, and unrivaled support every step of the way from our team of in-house audiologists and licensed hearing experts.

Eargo also comes with lifetime support from our team of licensed hearing professionals. And did we mention that’s free?

To keep things even more affordable, we offer convenient payment plans on all of our devices. So if you don’t want to drop $2,750 on Eargo Neo, you can finance it for as low as $127/month. If you’re a veteran or active military service member, you’re looking at even more savings––we offer 20% off of Eargo Neo or Eargo Max to members of the United States Armed Forces.

Look, at the end of the day, you shouldn’t have to plan an elaborate casino heist alongside George Clooney to afford hearing aids. But considering 75% of people with hearing loss reported financial factors as a reason for not owning hearing aids, that heist may be looking more and more likely.[3] We want to make hearing to be accessible to everyone, because life doesn’t and shouldn’t stop with hearing loss.

And just because our devices are accessible, doesn’t mean they’re basic. They’re invisible, comfortable, fully rechargeable, and so sleek, you might want to show them off. That’s right, an invisible device you’ll want to show off. Talk about a conundrum. Bottom line: Affordability shouldn’t be synonymous with a second-rate, clunky device.

But don’t take our word for it—take the word of actual Eargo users, who took some time out of their busy days of hearing life to the fullest to drop us a line.

 

Good reviews are music to our ears. And we’d love for you to be the next!

If Eargo is your perfect match, you can check out all our revolutionary products at eargo.com or request a free fit-and-feel sample pack. Plus, your insurance may help lower the cost even more. Give us a call at 1-800-734-7603 and we can help you get squared away with everything you need to file for reimbursement, or just answer any questions you may have about hearing aids.

Sources

[1] http://www.hearingreview.com/2014/04/hr-2013-hearing-aid-dispenser-survey-dispensing-age-internet-big-box-retailers-comparison-present-past-key-business-indicators-dispensing-offices/

[2] https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2016/hearing-aid-costs-prices-cs.html

[3] https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/PCAST/pcast_hearing_tech_letterreport_final3.pdf

Author

Amanda is Eargo's intrepid copywriter. She spends her days sipping coffee and brainstorming ear puns. So far, she's penned aurally good one or two.

9 Comments

    • We’re not brick and mortar, just click to order your free sample from http://www.try.eargo.com. Or, dial to deliver from our Personal Hearing Guides at 1-800-734-7603. Our modern hearing aids are also available to take for a test spin at b8ta locations around the nation.

  1. Vickie L Martin Reply

    Eargo Team,
    I am very impressed with not only what I have read regarding Eargo, but also the honesty of your advertising. I researched everything that I could find and saw nothing but truth in your advertising.
    I’m also a former proof reader, so I have to give a thumps up to Your proof reader.
    Vickie Martin
    Ky

  2. Vickie Martin Reply

    Eargo Team,
    I am very impressed with not only what I have read regarding Eargo, but also the honesty of your advertising. I researched everything that I could find and saw nothing but truth in your advertising.
    I’m also a former proof reader, so I have to give a thumps up to Your proof reader.
    Vickie Martin
    Ky

  3. thumps! A good one! I ordered the EARGO’s for my mom who is well over 90 yrs old. She loves them because she doesn’t have to change the battery, or buy batteries. She just pops them into the charger at night and she is good to go. No one notices that she has hearing aids. She can turn them up and turn them down (which she does do because I see her clapping her ear). They have been a wonderful addition to our conversations! Her biggest worry is that she will loose them as they are small. It would be great if insurance was also included in the purchase!
    One happy customer(s)

  4. JOSEPH vela Reply

    Nothing sAID ABOUT PRICE. iS THIS GOING TO BE A SURPRISE. HOW MUCH WOULD BE HELPFUL

    • We’re currently selling three sets of hearing aids, Eargo Plus and Eargo Max and the recently-released Eargo Neo, for $1,650, $2,150 and $2,750, respectively, with financing options as low as $77/month available at shop.eargo.com. Have questions? Our hearing guides are all ears at 1-800-734-7603.

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