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Associates in Hearing vs. Costco: What is the true cost?

By October 3, 2018 Resources

When you’re looking into getting a new set of hearing aids, it’s reasonable for you to shop around and explore your options. Not every audiologist has the same hearing aids! When you’re looking at your options, you might notice that big box stores like Costco could cost you significantly less when purchasing a set of hearing aids.

But before you go running to a big box store to get a new pair of hearing aids, let’s discuss why Costco could cost you more in the long run.

1. The cause for your hearing loss could be more complex.

Most commonly, hearing loss is caused by noise exposure or natural aging. It’s normal for hearing loss to be brought on by exposure to a loud noise abruptly or over long periods of time. It’s also common for most people as they age to experience some form of hearing loss.

There are, however, instances where hearing loss is a result of another underlying issue. Some chronic diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes are shown to be significantly related and even cause hearing loss in adults.

A hearing aid specialist at Costco may not be able to identify these possible causes at a hearing evaluation. With an audiologist at Associates in Hearing, we can rule out any underlying causes of your hearing loss and even refer you to the right specialist if needed.

By seeing an audiologist, you save yourself the costly expense of leaving an underlying issue potentially undiagnosed.

2. Hearing healthcare is more than a hearing test and hearing aids.

Having your hearing tested and properly evaluated is essential to discovering the right hearing aids for you. A big box store can do just that.

But what they can’t do is just as important. You can have your hearing aids serviced at the store you bought them, but that’s just about it. At Associates in Hearing, for example, we prioritize your needs. Caring for your hearing is not just servicing a number. We make sure your devices are always working properly, schedule your appointments in appropriate time intervals so you’re always taken care of, and continually keep track of your hearing loss.

A store like Costco won’t be able to provide you with the personal care you deserve. At Associates in Hearing, we pledge to make it a priority. By seeing an audiologist at AIH, you’ll be saving your valuable time and money by getting the right care the first time.

3. You matter. Making a sale doesn’t.

The advantage of seeing an audiologist or visiting Costco is that we don’t work on commission. That means we aren’t just trying to get you out the door with an expensive set of hearing aids.

At Costco, that’s about as far as it goes. They want to be helpful, but they can’t provide you with unmatched service, care, and support. At AIH, we can save you the headache of wondering if you’re truly treating your hearing loss or just masking it with ill-fit hearing aids.

At Associates in Hearing, our priority is to treat your hearing loss in a way that fits your lifestyle, addresses any underlying issues, and walking with you every step of the way. The last thing we want is to send you out the door with hearing aid technology that cost you more than you could afford. Our goal is to make sure you can hear your life and enjoy it the way you want.

Costco is a great place to buy hearing aids, but it will cost you more, in the long run, to purchase devices from a big box store. By seeing an audiologist at Associates in Hearing, we can save you more money by:

  1. Treating your hearing loss and recognizing any underlying causes.
  2. Providing personalized care that is attentive to your needs.
  3. Saving you time and money through attentive care and consistent follow-up appointments.

Are you ready to make the next step towards treating your hearing loss? We can help. Give us a call today to make an appointment.

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