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There are a couple separate ways to interpret the word “cheap hearing aids”. For anyone on a small budget, it means “affordability”. But we’ve all heard the saying “You get what you pay for”, and in this case, the word “cheap” indicates low-quality hearing aids.

Unfortunately, deciding if you’re getting a great value from whether you’re buying a very low-quality device can be tricky. This is especially relevant in terms of hearing aids.

With hearing aids, the axiom “you get what you pay for” is particularly valid. This doesn’t always imply opting for the top-tier option, but rather, scrutinizing products that boast a price tag too tempting to be genuine. Customers need to recognize that essential information is frequently excluded from the marketing campaigns of cheap hearing aids.

They typically just amplify sound

Boosting the overall volume is generally the only thing cheap “hearing aids” are capable of. When you simply amplify everything, the sounds you want to hear better are amplified but so are unwanted background noise you don’t want.

If everything is louder, it completely defeats the purpose of using a hearing aid.

Contrastingly, a high-quality, contemporary hearing aid goes beyond mere volume adjustment. It reduces background noise while expertly managing sound and improving clarity. Genuine hearing aids are tailored to your distinct hearing requirements, closely mimicking natural hearing with better accuracy.

Hearing aids vs. PSAPs

The Food and Drug Administration has drafted guidelines for companies who sell hearing devices and have strict rules as to what can be called hearing aids.

Unfortunately, many personal sound amplification products PSAPs are inaccurately sold as hearing aids even though they just amplify sound.

There are many legit and reputable companies that comply with proper marketing. But you may find some uninformed salespeople or products on Amazon or eBay that deceive consumers into believing that these devices meet the definition of a hearing aid. You may even find some that claim that they’re FDA-approved when that’s actually false.

They’re not inclusive for the majority of kinds of hearing loss

The majority of individuals who lose their hearing will slowly lose specific frequencies of sound before others. You may have a difficult time understanding a small child or a woman, for example, but you have no problem understanding a man with a low voice.

You get total amplification with cheap hearing aids. But just cranking up the overall volume will not be adequate for people who have a difficult time hearing particular frequencies. And turning up the overall volume could lead to added damage to your hearing because the frequencies you don’t struggle with will be booming in your ears.

High-quality hearing aids offer a solution by being programmable to make up for the loss of specific frequencies. They offer a more customized hearing experience by shifting frequencies you can’t hear very well to frequencies you hear better.

Feedback can be an issue

Cheap hearing aids are generally not custom fit to your ears. A feedback loop is often the outcome of poorly fitting hearing aids. The microphone picks up the sound from the speaker in your ear as it wiggles around. What does this sound like? An ear-shattering screech.

They normally won’t help you on your cellphone

When people are looking for a budget-friendly device, they frequently sacrifice functionality like Bluetooth connectivity. When considering phone connectivity, the absence of Bluetooth is a significant obstacle. Trying to amplify a cheap hearing aid while on the phone leads to capturing not just the caller’s voice but also the sounds of your ear, lips, clothing, and hair rubbing against the phone, making it even more challenging to hear the person on the other end.

More advanced hearing aids are digital and utilize Bluetooth connectivity to connect directly to your phone. Overall communication and clarity will be enhanced so you can be certain you will hear your daughter’s voice on the phone.

They were never intended to treat hearing loss

The majority of individuals would probably be surprised by this. These amplifiers were never meant to treat hearing loss. They were made to help individuals who have relatively good hearing hear things a little louder.

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

Finding quality, affordable hearing aids

Getting affordable quality hearing aids isn’t hard. They might even be covered by insurance or other third parties. You can also find financing options, leasing plans, and more affordable brands. The first step is to get a hearing test if you think you may 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 certain you get a pair that won’t break the bank!

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