Affordable Hearing Aid Prices
At Harmony Hearing we offer some of the most affordable hearing aid prices in Australia. Whether you visit one of our hearing clinics or view our online shop Online Shop we are completely upfront or transparent with our hearing aid prices. So there are no hidden surprises. We also offer Flexible Service Packages or simply Pay as You Go to further enhance our affordability.
Unbundled Hearing Aids from Services
Unlike most hearing clinics in Australia we have chosen to unbundle the price of hearing aids from professional services. This provides complete transparency and great value! Services delivered are itemised on your invoice. This further improving transparency. You are empowered to acquire the best hearing aid technology within your budget. You only pay for services that you need and use.
Interest Free Payment Plans with Latitude
Interest Free Payment Plans are on offer from Latitude Pay and Latitude Pay+ for larger amounts. You can pay completely interest free for up to 24 months. Please click the following link to apply: http://www.latitudepay.com
Best Hearing Aid Brands
We source that latest hearing aids from the world’s best manufacturers including; Oticon, Phonak, Unitron, Siemens Signia, Starkey, GN Resound and Widex. We balance hearing aid cost with the necessary professional service and aftercare to make it as cost effective as possible.
Buying a Hearing Aid
Buying a hearing aid is a big decision. It will determine your hearing and communication ability, quality of sound and comfort all day, every day. This is for years to come.
The lifetime of a hearing aid is often around 10 years. Some people choose to upgrade every five to seven years as the technology evolves.
Maintaining Hearing Aids
The best hearing aids will only perform as well as they are fitted and maintained.
Maintenance is a team effort on part by your clinician, but also your good habits as a hearing aid user. Quality coaching and fine tuning is required basis to maximise beneficial outcomes. We recommend an annual hearing test and fine tuning as required.
Many online hearing aid dispensers are happy to foster a misleading belief that all you need is to have your hearing aids programmed to your hearing test and that’s it, all’s fixed.
Such dispensers focus on selling cheap hearing aids as their main point of difference. They really don’t offer any true personal service. They relinquish this responsibility on to a ‘partner clinic.’
So much more then low hearing aid prices
Whilst fair hearing aid prices are important, you have to keep in mind that you are also entering into a service relationship. The trust, confidence and relationship you have with your Audiologist is very important.
There are also practical considerations including hearing clinic location, availability of appointments and opening hours.
How much does a Hearing Aid cost?
It pays to shop around. There can be a big disparity in hearing aid cost across the hearing industry.
You can visit our Harmony Hearing store to check out our competitive prices for hearing aids online. As you shop around, bear in mind that obnoxiously cheap online stores provide little to no service or after sales support.
They typically charge around $6000 for a pair of top-end premium hearing aids, but do not go the extra step further to back it up with the necessary service.
Outrageously expensive corporate chains usually hide their inflated prices until the vulnerable uninformed client is in their clinic.
They can charge up to $14,000 for a pair of top end premium hearing aids. Be wary of their aggressive direct marketing methods which can include direct mail and cold calling.
Going for cheap hearing aid price doesn’t mean quality
It can be attractive to go for cheap hearing aid prices as the number one decider.
The most important question you have to ask yourself is, “is it like for like?”
It is recommended to know what accompanying services are being offered. Also ask if the hearing aids the latest technology?
The cheapest price is not always the best option.
You need to be clear about the facts surrounding that price inclusive of the service and after-sales conditions included.
Here’s a summary of information we think it’s important to try to find out up front:
- The service package included (if “bundled” in with the hearing aids price). How long do I attain service for? (Can vary from a day to years with different providers)
- The duration of warranty (can range from 1 to 5 years)
- Is there any Insurance included for loss or damage beyond repair.
- Turn-around time for repairs. (Can interim loan hearing aids be borrowed if my hearing aids are away for repair)
- Are batteries, domes, wax filters and other accessories included? (how many?)
- Will you be fitted by a University Trained, Registered and Experienced Audiologist?
- Do they have professional clinics or centres with support staff that are open & readily available for ‘walk in’ assistance? (Necessary for spontaneous repairs, for parts and maintenance.)
- Do they offer multi-brand trials and satisfaction guarantee? (Look for a minimum 30 days trial to account for adaptation)
- Are they independent i.e. not the retail arm of a hearing aid manufacturer and therefore can offer genuine informed choice? (Look for members of Independent Audiologists Australia – IAA)
White Label Hearing Aids
As described by world authority Geoffrey Cooling in his The Little Book of Hearing Aids:
“Some corporate providers offer white label hearing aids. White label hearing aids are devices made by manufacturers with a special label.”
Geoff says the commercial reason why they are used, is that it makes them hard to analyse for the consumer.
“To make it difficult to do like for like comparison. It is easy for a dispenser to say oh they are the same as such and such even if they aren’t.”
They may be made by the same manufacturer but how are you to know exactly what they are. Such as what level of technology they truly are or whether they are the latest generation.
Why do they need to hide or rename the brand and models in the first place?
As you can see there is a vast amount of information to consider and a good independent practice and clinician will educate you and help you on the journey to making informed choice.
At Harmony Hearing we enjoy educating you on your hearing and communication needs and the style of hearing aid that will maximise beneficial outcome.
Why not call today and take advantage of our market leading prices and risk free trials?
By helping you attain great benefit and enjoy using the hearing aids we fit, you are more likely to recommend your friends and loved ones that may also need a check up or help with their hearing.
Here’s a little formula for success
Quality Hearing Aids + Professional Service + Comprehensive Aftercare = Maximal Hearing Aid Benefit
We understand that settling in with using hearing aids is part of a rehabilitation process that takes time as you adapt or acclimatise.
Research shows that people adapt to amplification over time at different rates. First time users make take a little longer to acclimatise to the changes sound quality and amplified sounds compared to more experienced wearers.
For first time users we usually set the hearing aids at an introductory level of amplification and increment it up as you are ready.
It can take several months or more before a first time user is ready or wants the full prescription. We tailor our care plans to suit the needs and preferences of each unique individual.
My point is that companies that advocate a “Fit and Go” approach to hearing aid dispensing really don’t have your best outcomes at heart.
They are merely chasing the quick easy sale.
So you really do need ready available access to a real Hearing clinic and Audiologist to make the necessary adjustments as and when you are ready.
Some of the Best Hearing Aid Prices in Australia
Over the years, we have negotiated intensively with suppliers of best brand hearing aids to lower their supply costs to us.
Today we are able to offer some of the best hearing aid cost solutions in Australia, while still maintaining our industry leading service and aftercare.
Our clients often express their appreciation at having saved between $3000 and $6000 on the same top brand hearing aids found at other major hearing clinics.
Being independent means we can offer real choice of the latest hearing aids from all leading manufacturers including: Oticon, Phonak, GN Resound, Siemens Signia, Unitron, Starkey, Widex and Bernafon.
See the following table for some popular new models. Their prices and approximate savings that can be expected per pair.
Our Best Hearing Aid Cost Ranges
Technology Levels & Hearing Aid Prices
Leading hearing aid brands develop different levels of technology with different price points.
There is a set of features that improve the sound quality and performance in background noise as you go up the technology levels.
For example the Premium Oticon Opn 1 hearing aid has a wider band width of 10KHz and 64 digital processing channels compared to Advanced Opn 2 which has an 8KHz bandwidth and 48 digital processing channels.
Wider Bandwidth Benefits
The higher frequency 10KHz bandwidth of Oticon Opn 1 enables the user to access higher frequency speech cues (or harmonics) which in competing noise provides further separation of the speech from the noise.
This further reduces listening effort and improves localisation of where sounds are coming from.
64 Vs 48 Digital Processing Channels
A higher number of digital processing channels enables a more accurate shaping of the amplification to the individuals hearing levels across the frequency range. 64 Channels offers surgical precision when it comes to affecting overall sound.
With more digital processing channels the hearing aids also have more opportunity to differentiate the desired speech sounds in each frequency band or channel from the more erratic competing background noise.
They can therefore enhance the desired signal (speech) to noise ratio more effectively. By hearing aid standards even 48 Channels is a relatively high number.
I typically encourage people to go for the best level of technology they can within their budget as I emphasise this is your hearing for year to come.
Even people who aren’t very socially active can benefit from the more natural, richer sound quality even if just for watching TV.
Our Best Hearing Aid Price Guarantee
We work hard to offer you the best value hearing aids in Australia.
We think it is unlikely you will find a better price on hearing aids with comprehensive service then with us.
However, to honour our best price guarantee we request you provide a written quote from another Australian provider with similar aftercare conditions as we’ll better it for you.
Why are Hearing Aid Prices at Harmony so much lower than at other clinics?
As a smaller independent Australian family owned business we aren’t encumbered with top heavy marketing and management costs.
We have also build trusting relationships with globally reputable suppliers of best brand hearing aids and negotiated reduced supply costs over nearly a decade.
This enables us to pass the savings on to you with some of Australia’s lowest hearing aid prices.
Quality Hearing Aids Plus + Professional Service + Comprehensive Aftercare = Maximum Long Term Benefits
Our hearing aids prices include the professional services required to accurately fit and verify them using real ear measurements (REM’s).
We also thoroughly coach you in the use and management to ensure you effectively use them with confidence.
This is a minimal requirement to ensure they are of benefit and that they are used long term.
We want our clients become advocates for the great benefits hearing aids can provide.
To find out more, go to our Harmony Hearing online store. Shop
And if you have any questions about any of the products you wish to purchase, contact us on 1800 020 406.