Want more information about hearing aid prices and options in South Africa?
Hearing aid prices can vary based on the performance of the microchips inside them. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you find suitable hearing aids for your requirements that allow you to obtain as much as possible from them. Your investment in your hearing should be meaningful! In South Africa, hearing aids can cost anything between R5000.00 and R50 000.00, per ear.
Some hearing aids are quite expensive. Research and development, licensing in multiple countries (with various medical authorities), shipping, exchange rates, and customs regulations of a country have an impact on the prices for these devices. In addition, a reputable manufacturer will have an accessible laboratory (with staff and equipment) available to manufacture custom-made elements, honour your warranties, provide you with follow-up service, and perform technical repairs that cannot be performed at an audiologist’s practice. Also, since a hearing aid requires accurate fitting by a skilled, qualified practitioner, the cost also includes the clinical services required.
There are some pre-set, over-the-counter hearing aids that are inexpensive, but at this time the Health Professions Council of South Africa advise against these due to the several risks that they represent for patients (lack of accurate diagnosis, the potential for missed diagnosis, and over-amplification causing hearing loss are just some of them).
How can we assist?
Audiologists at NB Hearing will only recommend hearing aids from manufacturers who are reputable and accountable. We do not offer devices from any manufacturer that has not prioritised after-sales support. This way, we protect our patients and also preserve the reputation of our practice.
Your individual hearing solution, predominantly dictated by your lifestyle, the complexity of your hearing loss, your physical/cosmetic preferences, and dexterity and visual acuity will help us to decide where your optimum benefit will be, and thus where you fall in the price spectrum related to hearing aid prices.
We offer our professional assistance by giving you ALL of the information you may require, after your hearing needs have been fully assessed. Our guidance aims to consider your personal profile and find suitable hearing instruments to achieve a successful outcome within your budget.
Our reputation depends on it.
For further discussion, feel free to contact us to make an appointment to speak to one of our audiologists.