We categorize hearing aids into 6 technology/price levels characterized by the number of digital sound processing channels, how well they can supress background noise and enhance speech and the amount and sort of certain high tech features (eg. i-Phone compatibility).
Prices for a pair of technology level 5 & 6 hearing aids range between SGD $8,000 - $13,000, SGD $7,000 - $9,000 for a pair of hearing aids in technology level 3 & 4 and SGD $1,600 - $4,500 for a pair of technology level 1 & 2 hearing aids. All our hearing aids come with an All in Price Guarantee.
What is the difference between technology levels?
The main differences between technology levels is the number of sound processing channels or bands, to what degree the processor can filter out background noise and enhance speech signals, and the number and kind of additional advanced technical features available.
Technology Level 5 & 6
SGD $4,000 - $6,500 (Per Ear/Aid)
Technology Level 5 & 6 are for patients with complex, steeply sloping or challenging audiogram configurations with a low tolerance to background noise
These types of hearing aids typically operate on a 12 or more channel digital sound processor. Having more channels also enables the sound processor to provide the latest technology in noise management with maximum reduction capability and adjustment flexibility, have latest and most effective automatic multi-microphone, ear to ear special processing and other speech enhancement system with widest adjustment flexibility.
This technology level is packed with features, wireless capabilities, smartphone applications and optional accessories.
Technology Level 3 & 4
SGD $3,500 - $4,500 (Per Ear/Aid)
Technology level 3 & 4 hearing aids typically operate on an 8 or more channel digital sound processor technology and are suitable for patients with complex audiogram configurations and a medium tolerance to background noise
These technology levels still provide good noise management and offer multi-microphone technology and other speech enhancement systems, but with limited resolution and adjustment flexibility due to the limited amount of channels..
This technology level also has some features, wireless capabilities, smartphone applications and optional accessories.
Technology Level 1 & 2
SGD $800 - $2,225 (Per Ear/Aid)
Technology level 1 & 2 hearing aids typically operate on a 4 or more channel digital sound processor technology and are suitable for patients with simple audiogram configurations and high tolerance to background noise
These technology levels provide limited noise management and multi-microphone technology and other speech enhancement systems, due to channel and technology limitations.
This technology level also has some basic wireless features and optional accessories.
Your personal technology level depends on the degree & configuration of your hearing loss, how sensitivity you are to noise, your perceived hearing difficulty and any special technical demands you have on use and application of your hearing aids.
The choice will depend on the tests results of each of these criteria and the information you share with us.
If your hearing loss is complex you will need a hearing aid with more channels to appropriately compensate for the loss at different frequency areas.
The more sensitive you are to noise, the better the noise reduction system needs to be for you to be able to use and get best benefit from your hearing aids.
If you want your hearing aids to perform specific tasks, like connecting wirelessly to your phone or television, let us know and we might surprise you with all the amazing technology available today.
You will wear your hearing aids all day every day, you need to be able to put it on, change volume and memories, remove it, change the batteries, clean and store it. So it's very important to select devices in a style with which you are completely comfortable with, from a handling, wearing as well as a cosmetic standpoint.
Within each technology category there are typically 6 different built styles. The smaller, less visible styles typically carry a 10 – 20 % price premium. This is due to the more complex arrangement of the electronic components and the smaller more compact microchips necessary to achieve the smaller size without compromising on functionalities. Additionally some styles might have specific technical and acoustic advantages which, depending on your hearing loss, and your daily activities might make them more suitable for you.
Special styles for children or patients with conductive hearing loss are also available.
Hearing aids are a considerable investment into your hearing but also safety and future overall health. Considering that the average useful life expectancy of a set of hearing aids is about 5 years the daily cost of better quality of life is not so significant.
At the hearing solution company there are no hidden costs. All our hearing aids are delivered to you with all accessories you need to operate them and a supply of batteries. Also all your future after care visits will be free of charge.
Typically you will need to come back for adaptation adjustments 2-4 times initially and then every half year to check on your hearing, your continuing adaptation to the devices and to check the devices themselves.
Warranty is very important and will significantly contribute to the overall running cost of your hearing aids. Our hearing aids come with 1-3 year warranty, depending on style and product sophistication.
Hearing aid technology evolves very quickly, that’s why we are constantly on the look-out to provide you with the latest technology and best quality.
The Hearing Solution Company provides you with a choice quality hearing devices and accessories from Starkey,NuEar & Advanced Bionics (USA), Siemens, AudioService and Dreve (Germany), Bernafon (Switzerland), ComfortAudio (Sweden), Ampetronic (UK) and Neuromonics (Australia).
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