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The term “cheap” carries dual meanings. On the one hand, it implies affordability, a wise choice for a budget-conscious person. But we’ve all heard the saying “You get what you pay for”, and in this case, the term “cheap” indicates low-quality hearing aids.

Regrettably, distinguishing between an economical purchase and an item of negligible value is frequently challenging. With regard to hearing aids, this couldn’t be more valid.

The saying “you get what you pay for” is especially relevant with hearing aids. This means eliminating the devices that are priced in the “too good to be true” zone, not necessarily opting for the most expensive choice. Companies marketing inexpensive hearing devices often leave out essential details about their products that customers should know about.

Cheaper hearing aids are pretty much only amplifiers

Cheap “hearing aids” usually offer limited functionality, mainly amplifying or reducing overall volume. When you simply amplify everything, the sounds you want to hear better are amplified but so are unwanted background noise you don’t want.

The purpose of having a hearing aid is completely defeated if it also amplifies unwanted sound.

A modern state-of-the-art hearing aid, in contrast, does much more than simply turn up the volume. It expertly manages sound, enhancing the clarity of desired sounds while tuning out background sound. Authentic hearing aids mimic natural hearing with great accuracy and are custom tuned to your particular hearing needs.

Hearing aids vs. PSAPs

The Food and Drug Administration has written guidelines for those who sell hearing devices and have stringent rules as to what can be labeled hearing aids.

Unfortunately, many personal sound amplification products PSAPs are incorrectly advertised as hearing aids even though they only amplify sound.

There are lots of legitimate and reputable companies that comply with appropriate marketing. But there are some vendors, especially online, that might be misinformed about what defines the difference between hearing aids and PSAPs, and consequently, they put out misleading claims about their products. You might even find some that state that they’re approved by the FDA when that’s actually false.

For the majority of kinds of hearing loss they won’t be effective at all

Most individuals who lose their hearing will gradually lose certain frequencies of sound before others. For example, you may have no problems hearing a man with a low voice, but struggle with a woman’s or child’s voice, finding it challenging to comprehend.

A cheap hearing device usually results in total volume amplification. However, if you have trouble with particular frequencies, just boosting the volume proves insufficient. Moreover, turning the volume up substantially to hear the sound of your granddaughter playing on the floor might result in your adult son’s voice sounding like a roar, possibly adding to hearing loss if exposed to high volumes for extended periods.

High-quality hearing aids can be programmed to boost particular frequencies offering a much better solution. They can instantly adjust the frequency you struggle to hear to one that is more audible, providing a more customized and effective hearing experience.

You might get a lot of feedback

You won’t get a custom fit with cheap hearing aids. A feedback loop is frequently the consequence of poorly fitting hearing aids. As the speaker in your ear wiggles around, the microphone picks up the sound. What does this sound like? An ear-shattering screech.

They normally don’t have cellphone support

Functionality is frequently sacrificed when choosing budget options, and this is true for lots of inexpensive hearing aids lacking Bluetooth connectivity. When thinking about phone connectivity, the absence of Bluetooth is a major hurdle. With cheaper hearing devices, when you try to amplify phone calls, your device will amplify every little sound, like your ears or lips rubbing on the phone, or clothing and hair.

More sophisticated hearing aids are digital and use Bluetooth connectivity to connect directly to your phone. Overall communication and clarity will be improved so you can be sure you will hear your daughter’s voice on the phone.

They’re not designed for individuals with hearing loss

This may come as a shock because so many individuals think otherwise. These amplifiers were never intended to treat hearing loss. They were designed to amplify sound for individuals who have fairly good hearing.

Cheap devices might help a little if you only have slight hearing loss. But people who actually need hearing aids won’t find these cheaper devices that helpful.

Where can you get quality affordable hearing aids?

There are many ways to get hearing aids affordably. Insurance or other third parties may cover them. You can also find financing options, leasing plans, and more affordable brands. The first step is to get a hearing assessment if you think you might have hearing loss. Call us today for a consultation, we can help figure out what’s best for you, depending on your level and type of hearing loss, and make sure you land a pair that won’t break the bank!

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