While there are many hearing aid models on the market, choosing the right model for you is a very personal decision. Deciding which model will work for you begins with an accurate hearing test. The results of your hearing test will serve as a blue print for finding a model that fits your individual needs. Once you’ve established which models will work for your needs, the next step is choosing a model that fits your personal style, much like you would choose a new pair of eyeglasses. You want to choose a model that gives you the best functionality and that you feel confident wearing.
Now more than ever, consumers have a wide variety of options when it comes to purchasing a hearing aid model. For some people, ease of use is their primary concern. For others, discrete appearance is important. Yet for everyone, excellent functionality is imperative, and today we can recommend models that are tailored to an individual’s needs.
Once a hearing aid has been purchased, the next step is maintaining its quality through servicing and upkeep. When considering ease of servicing, the easiest models to service are often the behind-the-ear models, because they’re built in a modular fashion. In the same way that furniture is modular, in the sense that you can add a piece on or take a piece off, hearing aids are built – at least the behind-the-ear hearing aids – are built in that fashion today. This modular construction allows for servicing of the hearing aid to be done, often times, on the spot while the customers waits. Whereas years ago hearing aids would need to be sent away even for the slightest problem, today there is so much servicing that can be done in an office or shop. This allows distributors to provide the best service possible without making clients wait. Distributors can often interchange parts, change colors, and make necessary repairs in a few minutes so customers can have their hearing aids working like new without being inconvenienced.
When considering a hearing aid model, once you’ve made sure that the dexterity and functionality is accurate, and that the color and style are to your liking, considering the ease of serviceability is also important. In fact, many of today’s hearing aid customers are responding to that. They like knowing that their model can be repaired locally, often in a few minutes.
Purchasing a hearing aid is also a financial investment, and Beltone prides itself on offering a selection of top-quality models to meet every budget, from basic models to the most sophisticated products on today’s market. Whatever model a customer wants, we will ensure they are receiving the most competitive price available.
To help our customers purchase the hearing aid they truly want, we have several programs designed to make hearing aids affordable for everyone, including a rental program. Customers can rent a hearing aid by the week, by the month, or by the year – and Beltone’s long-term rental programs begin at as little as $39 a month. Depending on a customer’s needs, long-term rentals can offer them the model they want to use at a price they can afford.
Additionally, Beltone sells factory reconditioned hearing aids, which range in price from $600 to $2,000, depending on the level of technology. For customers looking to purchase a brand new hearing aid, models start at as little as $1,100 up to $2,500 or $3,000 each. However, depending on what your budget is and what your needs are, there are lots of options available, including payment plans and service programs, that will allow you to get the level of technology or the type of hearing aid you want within your budget.