© Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic Pty Ltd 2016
Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic

WHERE DO I START?

Which hearing aids best suit your needs? Modern hearing aids can have features such as: Directional microphones Automatic volume control and noise reduction A range of optional programs for different listening situations A Telecoil program to improve intelligibility using a telephone As a result, even “base technology” hearing aids will usually meet the hearing needs of most people, most of the time. We suggest the following approach to hearing aid selection Start at the bottom with “base technology” hearing aids Try them out and see if they make a difference. Check how you hear in different situations If you find you are managing well and the aids are meeting your needs, there is no need to spend more on additional features. But if you find you are still having problems in particular situations, then you can try hearing aids with additional technology.  These hearing aids will cost more, so it’s important to make sure the technology really provides better performance for you.

How much do hearing aids cost?

There is a wide range of hearing aid brands and technologies and it is important to us that our clients are satisfied that the aids they select meet their hearing needs At Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic our staff are not paid incentives or commissions for selling hearing aids and devices to clients. You can be confident that your audiologist will provide professional service and advice, and will not try to “up-sell” more expensive devices. The price of aids from Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic is determined by the cost of the devices to us, plus a “professional services fee” which covers all testing, fitting, adjustment,  maintenance and after-care during the warranty period of the hearing aids - which is typically three years for most hearing aids. Clients have a 30-day trial period to evaluate the aids they select.

Performance and Price

Hearing aid technology comes in a range of performance levels, which is reflected in the price of the aids. At Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic a pair of base technology hearing aids costs around $3,500, while a pair of the most advanced technology aids may cost over $8,800, with a range of intermediate technologies and prices between those two points. It is worth remembering that for most people, the benefit coming from the most expensive hearing aids will not be double the benefit gained from base technology aids! When weighing up which hearing aids to buy, it is important to consider reliability and repair costs outside the warranty period, which can also vary widely between differing types or styles of hearing aids and different manufacturers. Our audiologists are happy to discuss these things with you.

Are Hearing Aids the Only Answer?

Some listening situations can be difficult, with or without hearing aids Are you having trouble listening to the television? Are meetings a challenge? Is hearing in the workplace causing problems? Is the phone difficult to hear? Do you find mobile phones hard to hear? Is the alarm in the morning not loud enough? Do you want to be able to listen to an iPod through your hearing aids? Do you worry about hearing the smoke alarm or doorbell? If you answered Yes to any of the above we may have a solution for you. Assistive Listening Devices such as cordless headphones, telephones and radio-frequency communicators are available to provide help and many of them can also connect to hearing aids using the aids’ telecoil function. Come and talk to us about the wide range of devices available to make listening easier.

WHERE DO I

START?

Which hearing aids best suit your needs? Modern hearing aids can have features such as: Directional microphones Automatic volume control and noise reduction A range of optional programs for different listening situations A Telecoil program to improve intelligibility using a telephone As a result, even “base technology” hearing aids will usually meet the hearing needs of most people, most of the time. We suggest the following approach to hearing aid selection Start at the bottom with “base technology” hearing aids Try them out and see if they make a difference. Check how you hear in different situations If you find you are managing well and the aids are meeting your needs, there is no need to spend more on additional features. But if you find you are still having problems in particular situations, then you can try hearing aids with additional technology.  These hearing aids will cost more, so it’s important to make sure the technology really provides better performance for you.
© Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic Pty Ltd 2016
GV Hearing Clinic

How much do hearing aids cost?

There is a wide range of hearing aid brands and technologies and it is important to us that our clients are satisfied that the aids they select meet their hearing needs At Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic our staff are not paid incentives or commissions for selling hearing aids and devices to clients. You can be confident that your audiologist will provide professional service and advice, and will not try to “up-sell” more expensive devices. The price of aids from Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic is determined by the cost of the devices to us, plus a “professional services fee” which covers all testing, fitting, adjustment,  maintenance and after-care during the warranty period of the hearing aids - which is typically three years for most hearing aids. Clients have a 30-day trial period to evaluate the aids they select.

Performance and Price

Hearing aid technology comes in a range of performance levels, which is reflected in the price of the aids. At Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic a pair of base technology hearing aids costs around $3,500, while a pair of the most advanced technology aids may cost over $8,800, with a range of intermediate technologies and prices between those two points. It is worth remembering that for most people, the benefit coming from the most expensive hearing aids will not be double the benefit gained from base technology aids! When weighing up which hearing aids to buy, it is important to consider reliability and repair costs outside the warranty period, which can also vary widely between differing types or styles of hearing aids and different manufacturers. Our audiologists are happy to discuss these things with you.

Are Hearing Aids the Only Answer?

Some listening situations can be difficult, with or without hearing aids Are you having trouble listening to the television? Are meetings a challenge? Is hearing in the workplace causing problems? Is the phone difficult to hear? Do you find mobile phones hard to hear? Is the alarm in the morning not loud enough? Do you want to be able to listen to an iPod through your hearing aids? Do you worry about hearing the smoke alarm or doorbell? If you answered Yes to any of the above we may have a solution for you. Assistive Listening Devices such as cordless headphones, telephones and radio-frequency communicators are available to provide help and many of them can also connect to hearing aids using the aids’ telecoil function. Come and talk to us about the wide range of devices available to make listening easier.