Wellness

Affordable Hearing Aids: 4 Things to Know

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Over 48 million Americans have hearing loss, reports the Hearing Health Foundation. Hearing loss can occur at any age. Research shows that 15% of children, ages 6 to 19, have hearing loss in at least one ear (even mild hearing loss can affect their performance in school). About 14% of adults ages 45 to 64 have some level of hearing loss, and 33% of people age 65 and older have hearing problems. These problems may be resolved with affordable iHEAR hearing aid devices, an online hearing solution. Here are four things to know:

  1. Determine the level of hearing loss

    The first step is to order the iHEAR test kit (it’s affordable at only $69). With this device, you can test your hearing from the convenience of your own home. You’ll need access to a computer and an internet connection.

  1. Select your hearing aid

    After the hearing evaluation is complete, order the iHEAR hearing aid you like best. It will be shipped right to your door. The device comes pre-programmed based on the results from your iHEAR test, or other recent hearing test that was submitted. The hearing aid device is adjusted for your optimal hearing. You may need only one hearing aid, or you may need hearing aids for both ears.

  1. Pay less

    Since the iHEAR hearing aid can be calibrated online, costs for fittings and adjustments are significantly reduced. Pay as little as $499 per ear, which is affordable and substantially less than traditional hearing aids. Check ameritas.com/listen often for special deals. There is also a 3-in-1 hearing amplifier device, called TReO, available for even less.

  1. Enjoy better hearing

    Some hearing aids are bulky and uncomfortable. iHEAR has a hearing aid that is so small it’s practically invisible. You can choose from four options: iHEARhd, iHEARmax, Eva, or iHEAR EON.

Hearing loss can have far-reaching effects. Medical experts report that changes in hearing can affect people’s quality of life and cause cognitive decline. Less than 25 percent of those who need hearing aids get them. Some people wait up to seven years before purchasing hearing aids. Common concerns are the high cost of traditional hearing aids, and the time needed for scheduling and going to an appointment with an audiologist.

iHEAR offers an affordable hearing test and hearing aid devices without leaving your home. Visit ameritas.com/listen to shop. Order your at-home iHEAR test first. Then based on the results, order your hearing devices. Enter AM10 at checkout to receive 10% off your order and free shipping.

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