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This site is dedicated to helping people with a hearing loss get the best value they can for their dollar.

As the first website in Australia to show hearing aid prices across major brands, this page is designed to give you a quick overview.

It is created and owned by a hearing aid wearer not a hearing aid company. That is why we are upfront with the cost of hearing aids. I (Phil) am available to discuss hearing aids on 07 55320651 and 0423 926 852.

Shop around

Firstly we suggest you shop around - however this is not as easy as it should be because many hearing centres will not offer prices over the phone.

Price is not the only factor in getting the best value, a good well established hearing centre will supply quality hearing aids with the correct fitting back up and manufacturers warranty.

Phonak

Brand

Model

Price

Phonak Audeo Paradise 90 $2995
Phonak Audeo M90-312/M90-R $2995
Phonak Audeo M70-312/M70-R $2495
Phonak Audeo M50-312/M50-R $1995

Unitron

Brand

Model

Price

Unitron Moxi Dx Fit 9 $2995
Unitron Insera DX 9 $2995
Unitron Moxi Tempus Now Pro $2995
Unitron Moxi Discover Jump 9R $2995

Starkey

Brand

Model

Price

Starkey SoundLens Syn/Halo 2/Muse i2400 $2995
Starkey SoundLens Syn/Halo 2/Muse i2000 $2495
Starkey SoundLens Syn/Halo 2/Muse i1600 $1995

Widex

Brand

Model

Price

Widex Evoke Fusion/Passion/Fashion 440 $2995
Widex Evoke Fusion/Passion/Fashion 330 $2495
Widex Evoke Fusion/Passion/Fashion 220 $1995

GN Resound

Brand

Model

Price

GN Resound One 9< $2995
GN Resound ENZO/LiNX 3D/Quattro 9 $2995
GN Resound ENZO/LiNX 3D/Quattro 7 $2495
GN Resound ENZO/LiNX 3D 5 $1995

These are bundled prices for one aid - including full warranty, fitting and 12 months clinical services (this includes adjustments at no extra cost).

Why aren't hearing aid prices available?
At Hearing Aids Australia.com we suggest it may be to maximise their profits. With many aid wearers feeling obligated when an audiologist gives a free appointment and or trial fitting they may be paying too higher price sometimes this can be $1000's of dollars. Most professional audiologists prefer to do their own independent test using their own calibrated equipment to ensure an accurate fitting so providing a test from another provider is not necessary.

Suppliers growing vertical integration

Vertical Intgration of Hearing CentresThere is growing vertical integration of the Hearing Aid industry in Australia. Some audiologists have claimed we have the second most integrated marketplace in the world. The vertical integration model is fine if you are aware of this. You can simply ask - who is this centre owned by? Many hearing centres are in fact owned by suppliers who have bought up independent hearing centres throughout the country.

Contacting Suppliers Directly
If you contact a hearing aid supplier directly you may be advised to contact a hearing centre. This is some what contentious because it could be that the supplier has a relationship with certain providers or may even indirectly own the chain. This does not make for easy price comparisons. It is hard to think of a reason to purchase a hearing aid delivered in the mail when you need professional care.

Warning Do Not Buy Hearing Aid Internet

Online Internet Sales - Unauthorised suppliers

Some sites operating as though they are endorsed by manufacturers are in fact not so. Some manufacturers list Unauthorised Hearing Aid Internet Retailers. One of my audiologists commented on the Internet sales saga as having serious medical concerns including-:

  • Failure to identify a surgically or medically treatable hearing loss
  • Failure to diagnose medical conditions of the ear
  • Poor device choice for the individual's physiology
  • Deficient correction of the hearing loss
  • Even noise injury through improper amplification
Most Hearing aids must be programmed, requiring the special hardware and software which is also not available to the public.

Siemens policy (now Signia)
from www.medical.siemens.com
Siemens At our sole discretion and determination, Siemens reserves the right to refuse and/or cancel orders for our hearing instruments from individuals whose businesses we believe do not or cannot themselves provide professional face-to-face in-person fitting and support to the hearing impaired consumer or take sufficient measures to ensure that the hearing impaired consumer will ultimately receive a professional face-to-face in-person fitting. Siemens will independently and unilaterally determine whether this fitting and support requirement is offered and/or provided.

Service and ongoing warranty conditions are an important factor. Some providers of hearing aids charge higher prices for better quality aids due to the Australian government forcing prices down on lower quality styles. However this customer did shop around and found a centre that offered the aid for $ 3000 dollars. Now that is a saving of $ 2000 for a set of aids. How long does it take to save this amount? For some of us up to a year or more!

Overseas Hearing Aid Price Comparisons

There are some useful sites to help with any comparison. These sites are in the US so prices are not the same as Australia but the information is very useful. However be aware that they may be unauthorised resellers and could be obtaining the aids in countries with radically different regulations than Australia.

Hearing Industry Digital Disruption Australia

Our Beginnings 2009

We were the first in Australia to bring hearing aid prices across major brands to the Internet. Our innovation was from the point of view of a hearing aid wearer, not a provider. It rapidly took off as you can see by the stats below. We went on to create HearingAidPrices.com.au which launched on September 2010.

Website stats 2009

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Hearing Aid Brands in Australia

Phonak Hearing Aids
Oticon Hearing Aids
Resound Hearing Aids
Siemens Hearing Aids
Sonic Innovations Hearing Aids
Starkey Hearing Aids
Widex Hearing Aids
Unitron Hearing Aids