It may be a spooky time of year, but there’s no reason to be afraid of hearing aids! Keep reading to see the top 5 reasons not to be scared of hearing aids.
1. Hearing aids are cool
Seriously! Modern hearing aids have a multitude of features and are compatible with most smartphones. They can stream music, phone calls, and other media directly into the ears. Who needs AirPods, when you have hearing aids that perform most of the same functions, and more! Some hearing aids, like the Starkey Livio Edge AI can translate speech from other languages in real-time, and stream the translation into your hearing aids. They can also track steps and direct falls.
There are thousands of posts on Instagram with the hashtag #hearingaidsarecool with real examples of people who love their hearing aids.
2. Hearing aids have gotten smaller than ever
It’s true that hearing aids used to be “big and bulky.” However, improvements in technology have allowed hearing aids to become so small that they are nearly invisible. If you’re worried that other people will notice you’re wearing a hearing aid, we invite you to come see some hearing aids in person. We think you will be surprised with just how small they are!
Whether you prefer a completely-in-ear hearing aid, or one that has a behind-the-ear component, we promise that it will be discrete.
3. Celebrities wear hearing aids too
Hearing loss does not discriminate — even famous people need hearing aids! There are well-known musicians, actors, and athletes that wear hearing aids. For example:
- Bill Clinton
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Gerard Butler
- Halle Berry
- Barbra Streisand
- Phil Collins
- Eric Clapton
If a celebrity can wear hearing aids, so can you!
4. You get a trial period
Hearing aids cost a lot of money, so it can be scary to purchase them without knowing how well they will work for you. Almost every state mandates a trial period for hearing aid that lasts 30-60 days. This means that you get to take home your hearing aids and try them out for at least a month. During this trial period, if you are not completely satisfied, you have the right to return them to the location you purchased them from.
The length of the trial period should be clearly defined in the purchase agreement you sign when you buy your hearing aids. The purchase agreement should also explain any nonrefundable charges or what the restocking fee would be if you choose to return your hearing aids.
5. There are affordable options to choose from
Some people are afraid to even consider the idea of hearing aids because they think they can’t afford them. Merit Hearing was founded with the mission of increasing access to hearing aids by providing hearing aids at wholesale prices.
We offer premium level hearing aids for thousands of dollars less than most of our competitors. However, premium level technology is still expensive, and will cost several thousand dollars for a pair of hearing aids.
This is why we also offer economy level hearing aids that start at less than $1,000 for a pair. These are still name-brand hearing aids, but cost a fraction of the price of the top-tier models. They may have fewer features, but they are still effective at improving hearing. For someone who wants to get started with hearing aids without a huge upfront investment, these are a great option.