When it comes to investing in your hearing aids, you’re presented with three options.
- You can invest up-front.
- You can split your payments with a payment plan.
- You can join the Leasing program.
In this article, I want to share the benefits of investing for your hearing aids “out of pocket.”
But before I share the three key reasons to invest up-front for your hearing aids, allow me to explain what you get as part of your investment with Acadian Hearing Services.
Because one huge misconception that many people make about audiologists is that we just “sell” hearing aids.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Because if you just want to buy hearing aids, and buy them for the lowest possible investment, then you can easily source them online at bargain-basement prices.
But what you get with an audiologist isn’t just hearing aids, it’s a hearing care partner that cares for your hearing health.
You receive a care package with a Doctor of hearing who will be your trusted partner. You’ll have one-to-one fittings, amends to your devices if they’re not perfect, and follow-up appointments as your hearing is constantly measured and cared for over your lifetime.
This is where one of the biggest myths about hearing aids occurs. I’m sure you’ve heard that “hearing aids are expensive” – but what this claim ignores is that your investment in hearing aids also includes the many hours of hearing care and follow-up appointments with your audiologist, covering thousands of dollars’ worth of care.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s look at the three different reasons that you should invest for your hearing care “out of pocket.”
#1 – It’s the Best Value for Money
By investing up-front for your hearing care package, you receive the best value (the lowest overall investment).
With the payment plan, you can either split the investment into payments over a 12-month period, or you can put 50% down up-front and spread 50% of the payments over a 90-day period with 0% interest.
With the Leasing program, you’ll be able to split your payments into a small monthly fee, but the overall investment over the lifetime of your agreement is larger than the “Out of Pocket” option.
#2 – No commitments, debt, or credit required
By investing “out of pocket” for your hearing care, you’re not committing to any form of debt or credit.
Instead, it’s a clean one-off investment that covers everything, meaning you never have to think about it again.
#3 – You own your technology
Whereas with payment plans, until the plan is paid off, you never actually own your hearing aids (they technically are the property of the finance company), and with the Leasing plan, you only own the devices after paying a fee after four years of monthly payments.
But if you’d like to own your hearing devices from day one, know that they have a re-sale value, and keep things simple, then we always recommend investing up-front to potentially save headaches down the line.
If you’re unsure about anything mentioned within this article, or if you’d like to speak to one of our friendly team to ask any further questions, then you can call us at 337-436-3277.
The next step is to book your hearing test so that we can assess your hearing and make a recommendation based on our findings.
Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified Audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas Audiology License. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.