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Guide to Hearing Aids

Paying for Your Hearing Aid

Where to go for financial help

En español l Men and women who need hearing aids often feel they can't afford them, and that's not surprising. Prices for a single hearing aid range from $1600 for a low-end device to $3,500 for a high-end one, and 80 percent of wearers need two. Battery costs are $30 to $150 per year. A 2014 survey by Consumer Reports found that 40 percent of those who bargained got a price break. Other than that, there is some limited help available:
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