It can be hard to put a price on hearing, as hearing loss affects our day-to-day quality of life. However, the reality is that hearing aids can be a very pricey luxury for some people, with prices for a single hearing aid in New Zealand averaging around $3,000 – $5,000 each, and a pair of hearing aids stretching up to $10,000.
How Much do Our Hearing Aids Cost?
Our hearing aids start from just $399 for 1 hearing aid, or $798 for a pair.
You will still get the same quality service, warranty, and hearing test that you’ll get from more expensive hearing aid companies, but we don’t charge extra for them. In fact we offer a hearing test, fitting service and programming service entirely free.
Why are Hearing True’s Hearing Aids so Cheap?
Here at Hearing True we believe that hearing should not be luxury that only the rich can afford. We’ve sourced top branded US and European manufactured hearing aids and bring them direct to you with no middle-man cost, thereby drastically reducing the price. We also keep our overheads low and pass on the savings.
We do not add hidden charges to your hearing aids. We provide your consultation, hearing test, warranty and fitting service entirely free.
At Hearing True we engage with our customers directly, so there are no middlemen. We can offer the same quality hearing aids for up to 80% less than other hearing aid retailers.
Why do Hearing Aids Cost so Much?
Hearing aids cost so much in New Zealand because retailers and audiologists account for up to 70% of the final price of a hearing aid. This huge additional cost is because they factor in a bundle of additional expensive services and hidden charges. These charges include your initial appointment, hearing test, initial fitting, warranty and follow-up appointments.
Features, size and level of personalisation can also affect the price.
I Found Other Cheap Hearing Aids, Why Yours?
If you’ve done your research you may have found other companies also offering cheap hearing aids. If so, it’s important that you check the quality of these hearing aids, and confirm they are a branded, high quality digital product. If not, they may be cheap, Chinese-made, unbranded hearing aids that may not work as well as expected.
Our hearing aids are not cheaply made and are not mass produced in China. They are made by top hearing aid manufacturers – ExSilent in Europe and Persona Medical in the US.
Each hearing aid is medically certified, NZ Medsafe approved and includes a 12 month full replacement warranty.
Our hearing aids are the best price and quality mix that you can buy in New Zealand.
Can I Get Funding?
Some people are eligible for funding assistance in New Zealand.
Work Related Hearing Loss
If your hearing loss is due to prolonged occupational noise exposure, or a sudden trauma that has occurred at work, funding may be available through the ACC Scheme. For more information visit http://www.acc.co.nz/making-a-claim/what-support-can-i-get/ECI0018
Hearing Loss in Children
Most children in New Zealand are eligible for free hearing aids under the Enable New Zealand funding scheme. For more information visit https://www.enable.co.nz/services/hearing-services
General Hearing Loss
Work and Income New Zealand and the Ministry of Health can also provide assistance in the purchase of your hearing aids. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to apply for funding to buy your hearing aids, and if not, you may be eligible for a hearing aid subsidy.
Most subsidies will not cover the costs of audiologist appointments, hearing tests, or other fees a hearing aid provider may charge. (Hearing True do not charge for any of these services, they are provided to you entirely free.)
For more information visit http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/guide-getting-hearing-aids-hearing-aid-funding-scheme
Hearing True are a WINZ approved provider.
Ok, Can I Try them First?
Absolutely. We offer a free fitting and programming service, entirely obligation free. Book an appointment to come and see us in our Christchurch clinic and you can try each hearing aid to find the perfect one for you. If you don’t already have an audiogram, we can do a free hearing test for you at the same time. You are welcome to go away and think about it, and/or see other hearing aid providers, before committing to anything.