Buying a hearing aid today can be confusing. Hearing aids can be purchased online, over the phone, or even at your local pharmacy! They can also be purchased in a clinic or at a big box store like Costco. So how do MDHearing’s OTC hearing aids compare to these other options?
In this article, we'll discuss:
Prescription Hearing Aids
Prescription hearing aids, like the kind you get at a hearing clinic and at Costco, provide the highest level of care that you can get. However, that level of care can come with a price tag that exceeds $4,000 per ear!
Custom hearing aids sold in a clinic include industry mark-ups and overhead, and may include care for a certain period of time, or extended warranties. You pay for these items whether you use them or not. If price is no object, pursue a custom hearing aid. However, for most people, custom hearing aid costs are a significant barrier to better hearing.
OTC Hearing Aids
MDHearing's OTC Hearing Aids
OTC hearing aids offer an alternative to prescription hearing aids.
MDHearing's OTC hearing aids use the same internal components, like microphones and receivers, that prescription aids do. They also have similar features like adaptive microphones, noise reduction, and feedback reduction. You have the option to add extended warranties or VIP Care, which includes a series of telehealth appointments with a licensed hearing professional.
With MDHearing, you can pick the level of technology and care you want and only pay for what you need.
Other OTC Hearing Aids
All OTC hearing aids are not created equally though, so it is important to check if the company is FDA registered when evaluating an OTC hearing aid. Having an FDA registration means that those companies are following the strict requirements of the FDA in manufacturing their hearing aids.
You also want to ensure you have a reasonable trial period and that the hearing aids have a clear refund policy if they don’t work out for you.
MDHearing has been registered with the FDA since 2009 and has a 45-day trial period with a 100% money-back guarantee if you return them within the trial period.