Myth #6 Hearing aids are overpriced.
There is no doubt that purchasing hearing aids is a significant investment. However, most people do not realize that the cost includes the care and servicing of the hearing aid. Depending on the clinic, servicing may be included for a few years, upwards to the lifetime of the hearing aid. When a hearing aid is purchased, it sets off a series of appointments with the audiologist to program the hearing aids, to teach the patient to use the devices, and then to follow-up if the settings need to be readjusted. If the patient is happy with the settings, then no further appointments are necessary until a year later when hearing will be retested and the hearing aid settings will be updated to new levels. Once again, the cost to the patient is not only for the physical device, but for all the services related to their hearing health care.