How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost in 2024
February 12, 2024

Considering hearing aids in 2024? Read this article in full to find out how you can get the best price available.

Hearing loss affects millions across the United States and according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, only 1 in 5 people who could actually benefit from hearing aids use them. The biggest reason why? Price. 

The general consensus is that hearing aids are just too expensive. While there may be some truth to this, it doesn’t quite paint the full picture. The truth is, with some recent advancements in technology and policy, there are now much more affordable ways to enhance your hearing without draining your finances.

So how much does it actually cost to buy hearing aids in 2024? That’s what we’re covering today. This guide will demystify the true costs involved in hearing aids, what you can expect to pay and the best option for affordable hearing aids in 2024. 

Once you’ve finished this blog you’ll be fully equipped to make the best decision for your hearing health and quality of life.

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The Price Tag of Hearing Aids Explained

When it comes to finding the right hearing aids to repair your hearing for the long term, there are a handful of costs that often come up. Here are some things to consider when starting your journey:

Initial Costs & What’s Included

Traditional hearing aids can vary in price a great deal. 

When going the traditional route, you can often expect between $1500 - $4000 per hearing aid. This cost then doubles when you have to buy one for each ear, meaning a pair of hearing aids might set you back up to $8000 in total. This range typically covers both basic models and more advanced hearing aids, each offering different features and levels of customization.

This price includes the hearing aid itself, the technology included, and also any markups or middlemen involved in the sales and distribution. It may or may not include the price of your audiologist appointment as well, which is known as ‘bundling’.

You might feel this price seems rather high and if that’s you, you’re certainly not alone. The good news is that the hearing aid landscape is changing. Due to recent policy changes by the FDA, as of August 2022, the sale of “over-the-counter” hearing aids is now possible. 

This change has allowed the release of hearing aids that are a fraction of the cost of traditional hearing aids, such as those by Audien Hearing (more on this later).

Maintenance & Upkeep

Once you’ve made the initial purchase, you may need to revisit your audiologist or retailer for maintenance. Maintenance every 3-6 months may be required to keep your hearing aid operating at full capacity and efficiency.

Regular servicing, potential repairs, and professional might cost between $100-$300 annually, adding to the ongoing cost of the hearing aid which many may not plan for.

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Battery Life

Many people overlook the costs associated with powering their hearing aids.

Most traditional hearing aids run on disposable batteries and these have a cost every time you replace them. These batteries typically last between 5 to 14 days, depending on usage, meaning you could be replacing them as often as 26 times a year.

The frequency of replacements adds up, contributing to the ongoing cost of your investment in your hearing health.

Upgrades and Replacement

Technology advances fast these days and that means that the cutting-edge devices of today may soon be outpaced by newer models. Hearing aids might need upgrading or replacement every five to seven years, as hearing technology improves.

Additionally, as your hearing loss develops over time, you may find that your hearing aids no longer meet your needs.

In both cases this means you may find yourself in need of replacing or upgrading your hearing aids, adding to the total investment in your hearing health.

Insurance and Coverage

It’s also important to consider that many insurance plans offer limited or no coverage for hearing aids, leaving individuals to shoulder these expenses out-of-pocket.

It’s recommended that you check out your insurance policy for up-to-date information on whether hearing aids are covered by your specific insurance. It may also be worth contacting your employer for any available hearing benefits and exploring assistance programs that may offer support for hearing aids.

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Putting it All Together

These factors combine to create a significant financial commitment, one that goes beyond the sticker price of the hearing aids themselves.

The combined cost of maintenance, battery replacements, potential upgrades, and the lack of insurance coverage can make the journey to better hearing seem out of reach for many.

Thankfully, in 2024 there are other, more affordable options for those looking to improve their hearing and improve their quality of life.

Audien Atom 2 Series Hearing Aids

Breaking Down Barriers with Audien

In contrast to the traditional hearing aid market, Audien Hearing aims to simplify access to hearing health for everyone. Here’s how:


Our approach centers on stripping back the unnecessary, focusing on what truly matters in a hearing aid. 

This means Audien devices are priced much more affordably than their traditional counterparts, ensuring you don’t need to compromise on quality for cost. Starting at only $189 a pair for their recently released state-of-the-art hearing aid, the Atom 2 Series, Audien is one of the most affordable hearing aids around, while still providing a life-changing improvement to your hearing.

While they may not have all the bells & whistles of some of the more high-tech hearing aids, they excel where it counts: enhancing your daily hearing, enriching conversations, and ensuring you’re fully engaged in every moment.

Rechargeable Devices

Gone are the days of constantly replacing batteries. 

Audien’s rechargeable hearing aids not only reduce ongoing expenses but also the hassle, showing a commitment to convenience and sustainability.

Simply plug your case in to charge overnight and wake up to 24 hours of battery, providing you clear hearing all day, every day.

Direct to Consumer

By connecting directly with you, we eliminate the middleman, ensuring your hearing aids are as affordable as they are high-quality. 

This direct relationship also means we can offer unparalleled customer support that is fast, tailored to your unique situation and while speaking to a real person looking to help you.

Atom 2 Series being inserted in a man's ear

Transparent Pricing

With Audien, the price you see is genuinely what you pay. We believe in transparent pricing, ensuring no hidden fees for essential features or support. 

What’s promised is precisely what’s delivered – clear, simple, and straightforward.

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The Path to Informed Decisions

Armed with knowledge about the costs and commitments associated with traditional hearing aids, you’re better equipped to make an informed decision about your hearing health. Choosing the right hearing aid is not just a matter of price but understanding the value it brings to your life.

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Discover the Audien Difference

As we’ve explored the landscape of hearing aid costs, it’s clear that the traditional route isn’t the only path to better hearing. 

With Audien, you can experience the joy of clear hearing without the burden of excessive costs or repeated audiologist visits. 

Our commitment to affordability, quality, and customer support is unwavering because we believe that everyone deserves to hear the world in its full glory.

Ready to take the next step towards clear hearing without the jaw-dropping costs?

Explore Audien’s groundbreaking Atom 2 Series, an affordable, discreet hearing aid with crystal-clear sound quality and 24-hour battery life. Starting from only $189, It’s the perfect hearing aid to improve your hearing and quality of life in 2024 and beyond.

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Drew Sutton M.D.

Drew Sutton, MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist. He has extensive experience and training in sinus and respiratory diseases, ear and skull base surgery, and pulmonary disorders. He has served as a Clinical Instructor at Grady Hospital Emory University for more than 12 years.

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