Hearing aids aren't the cheapest these days, but they do play a crucial role in many people's lives. Hearing loss can cause people to miss out on life, causing relationships to suffer, and may even lead to depression. May can't afford the price of today's hearing aids, even after the rare circumstance where their health insurance partially picks up the tab. Luckily, some creative ideas have been circulating the industry.
1. The iHear hearing aid
The iHear is the world's first high-quality hearing aid that allows you to select settings at home for roughly $299. The device is about the size of a raisin, and fits snugly inside your ear. The iHear is a new FDA-approved device, but requires a $50 test prior to purchase.
2. Hunting Devices
Here's a creative one- Hunting shops like Bass Pro Shop sell devices that are essentially hearing aids. They cost anywhere from $12 per ear to a couple hundred dollars. However, you can mask a problem that may need medical treatment by getting a self-serving hearing aid.
3. Audio Amplifiers
A simple problem with directional hearing could be solved with an audio amplifier. They can be found on eBay for under ten dollars, and may be worth a shot!
Of course we aren't recommending that you should plainly ignore medical treatment to use these alternatives. But sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. After all, some of these are pretty crafty. If you need held deciphering if your insurance plan offers any hearing benefits, please visit our contact page.