True to our mission, Merit Hearing is pleased to offer low-cost economy hearing aids. This program features entry-level hearing aids designed to compete with the personal amplification device market. These hearing aids feature a customized fit and many of the same features of more advanced hearing aids, however these devices offer less sophisticated processing, particularly in places with background noise. These hearing aids are still made by the major hearing aid manufacturers we know and trust in the hearing healthcare field. These are not the same as over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, since they are only available through a licensed hearing aid provider and must be professionally fit based on your specific hearing loss.
Economy hearing aids are a good option for several types of people:
- People who are new to hearing aids but would otherwise not pursue devices.
- People who are unlikely to be full-time hearing aid users.
- People who will mainly use their hearing aids within their home, or other quiet environments with minimal background noise.
- Instances where purchasing more expensive hearing devices are not compatible with lifestyle and budget.
- For caregivers purchasing for someone at high risk of neglecting care of the devices such as individuals with cognitive limitations or dementia.
Economy hearing aids will be professionally adjusted by one of our audiologists based on your hearing loss. We include a three-month service contract for all economy hearing aids. This means that you can return to Merit Hearing as many times as you’d like during the first three months for no additional charge to get the hearing aids adjusted.
Entry-level hearing aid prices are listed below. The prices include a hearing evaluation, the hearing aid(s), a hearing aid fitting and orientation, and three months of follow-up services.
The Signia X platform was newly released in 2020. These starter hearing aids utilize the latest technology platform available from Signia, but have fewer features than the higher level models. The 1X level is the most affordable way to experience current name-brand hearing aids.
|Device||Type||One Device||Two Devices|
|Pure Charge & Go 1X||RIC, Rechargeable||$750||$1,250|
|Pure 312 or 13 1X||RIC||$650||$1,150|
Signia Pure Charge & Go 1X hearing aids contain a lithium ion battery. The battery lasts all day, and the hearing aids can be safely stored in the charger overnight so they are ready for the next day. The Pure 312 and Pure 13 1X hearing aids utilize either a size 312 or size 13 battery.
Pure Charge & Go, Pure 312, and Pure 13 hearing aids all have “made for iPhone” bluetooth connectivity. They are appropriate for mild, moderate, severe, or profound hearing losses. Remote adjustments can be made by utilizing the telecare portal to connect you with your Merit Hearing audiologist.
Signia Silk 1X hearing aids are discrete with no behind-the-ear piece. They utilize a size 10 battery and are appropriate for mild, moderate, and moderately-severe hearing losses. Remote adjustments can be made by utilizing the telecare portal.
The Unitron Tempus platform was released in 2017. This slightly older technology comes with the most budget-friendly price tag.
|Device||Type||One Device||Two Devices|
|T Moxi Fit 500||RIC||$595||$895|
|T Moxi Now 500||RIC||$595||$895|
|T Stride M, P, & P Dura 500||BTE||$595||$895|
|T Insera 500||ITE||$595||$895|
Please contact us if you would like more information about hearing aids, or if you would just like to have your hearing tested. We accept most major insurance plans, and are happy to assist you in determining your insurance coverage for hearing aids.
If you would like to see prices for more hearing aids from Merit Hearing please visit the rest of our website. You can find prices for Oticon, Starkey, Signia, Unitron, Phonak, Widex, and ReSound hearing aids. Our mission is to make hearing aids more affordable and accessible for Iowans, and we believe the best way to do that is through price transparency.