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Best Hearing Aids in West Palm Beach, FL

Aug. 26, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

If you need people to repeat themselves, have trouble following conversations or find it difficult to hear on the telephone, you might benefit from a hearing aid. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best hearing aids in West Palm Beach to find a device that is comfortable, easy to use and clear-sounding.

Everyone deserves to make thoughtful, informed purchase decisions. The local guides provided on this website are free for consumers. WPTV may receive compensation from our partners. Learn more.

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Eargo
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Features
  • Rechargeable hearing aids
  • 3 types of hearing aid styles
  • No in-person fitting necessary, comes with 2 sizes
  • Hidden hearing aids in ear canal
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Miracle-Ear
Miracle-Ear
Features
  • Custom-fit, behind-the-ear & receiver-in-the-canal
  • 3-year warranty on all styles
  • Free cleaning, repairs & adjustments
  • Free annual hearing test
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6746 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
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#3
Zounds Hearing
Zounds Hearing
Features
  • 4 hearing aid models
  • Intuitive Noise Cancellation
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Adjusts amplification all day
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Location
Serves residents in
West Palm Beach, FL
(480) 813-8400
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Beltone
Beltone
Features
  • Behind-the-ear, reciever-in-ear & microphone-in-helix
  • Audio streamed directly to ears
  • Control hearing aids from Beltone apps
  • Battery lasts up to 30 hours when fully charged
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Location
1240 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 705-1012
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ReSound Hearing Aids
ReSound Hearing Aids
Features
  • Hearing aids for children
  • Adapts to different environments
  • Automatically adjusts in noisy environments
  • Comfortable & discreet
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Widex Hearing Aids
Widex Hearing Aids
Features
  • In-the-ear & completely-in-the-canal hearing aids
  • Small & discreet
  • Optimal sound for different environments
  • Customized to fit ear canal
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Location
Serves residents in
West Palm Beach, FL
(844) 497-8844

Benefits of hearing aids for kids, seniors and adults

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Almost 3 million people in Florida have hearing loss, often due to aging, injury from noise or disease. Older males are most likely to have hearing loss, but individuals of all ages and genders are affected.

Hearing aids don’t make hearing “normal,” and they aren’t for everyone who is hard of hearing. But for a large number of people with hearing loss, wearing them has many benefits:

  • Improved hearing
  • Better physical, mental and cognitive health
  • Greater safety
  • Increased independence
  • Reduced tinnitus symptoms

What types of hearing aids are available in West Palm Beach?

Hearing aids use a microphone, amplifier and speaker to make sounds louder for users. They are battery-powered and digital and come in different styles.

Hearing aid styles Description Pros Cons Cost
Behind the ear (BTE) Rests behind the ear; tube connects to earpiece or earmold Durable; easy to handle; good for all degrees of hearing loss Largest type of aid $1,500 - $2,800
Mini BTE Smaller BTE with thinner tube; variations are open fit, receiver in the ear, receiver in canal More discreet than BTE; less “plugged-up” sensation in ear Earwax can clog speaker $1,600 - $2,800
In the ear (ITE) Fits in outer ear Custom-made; many features; easier to handle than smaller aids Bulky; earwax can clog speaker; wind noise $1,600 - $2,800
In the canal (ITC) Fits partly in ear canal Custom-made; small but still accommodates features Feedback noise $1,700 - $2,900
Completely in the canal (CIC) Fits entirely in ear canal Custom-made; virtually unnoticeable; good sound quality Few features; shorter battery life; low amplification power; can be hard to handle $1,700 - $3,000

Keep in mind that hearing aids are different from hearing amplifiers, also called personal sound amplification products. Of the two, only hearing aids should be worn by someone with hearing loss, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

How to choose a hearing aid in West Palm Beach

Choosing a hearing aid in West Palm Beach is a highly personal decision. Consider these factors:

  • Your type and degree of hearing loss
  • Recommendation from a hearing care professional
  • Style
  • Fit and comfort
  • Quality of sound
  • Ease of use and handling
  • Features
  • Warranty
  • Included services
  • User reviews
  • Cost

Also, think about which features you want on a hearing aid. Not all features are available on all styles of hearing aids, and some features add to cost. Popular hearing aid features in West Palm Beach include:

  • Rechargeable battery
  • Noise/wind reduction
  • Remote control
  • Telecoil
  • Directional microphone
  • Feedback suppression
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Direct audio input
  • Multiple frequency channels for processing
  • Data logging
  • Learning features
  • Binaural processing

Getting a hearing aid test and fitting

If you have signs or symptoms of hearing loss, it’s a good idea to see a doctor first to rule out medical or surgical treatment.

If you are a candidate for hearing aids, your doctor can refer you for hearing testing and hearing aid fitting. During this process, a physician, audiologist or hearing aid specialist will test your hearing and, if appropriate, help you select and start using a hearing aid.

Questions to ask after your testing is complete include:

  • What type and degree of hearing loss do I have?
  • Will hearing aids improve my hearing? Do you recommend I wear one or two?
  • Can you explain different hearing aid styles and features available for my hearing loss?
  • What device do you recommend and why?
  • What warranty, trial period and services are included with my purchase?

Your hearing care professional may need to take impressions if you choose a custom-fit model. Once the hearing aid is ready, your hearing care professional will program it and show you how to use the device and perform basic maintenance.

Questions to ask during the fitting include:

  • When do I wear the hearing aid?
  • Have you shown me how to use all the different features?
  • What can I expect as I start wearing the hearing aid?
  • What happens if there is a problem with the hearing aid?

At the end of your testing and fitting, schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss satisfaction, ask questions and make necessary adjustments to your hearing aids.

How much do hearing aids cost in West Palm Beach?

Most hearing aids in West Palm Beach cost between $1,000 and $4,000 each, which usually includes a warranty of one to three years and services such as testing and fitting, cleanings, adjustments and annual hearing tests. Ask for an itemized list of prices and review it carefully.

Private insurance plans in Florida usually don’t cover hearing aids, but ask your insurer or read your policy to be sure. Even if you don’t have hearing benefits, you can still take advantage of monthly payment plans commonly offered by hearing aid sellers.

If you are a veteran, you may be able to get hearing aids through the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are an AARP member, savings and benefits are available.

For information about hearing aids financial assistance, the Florida Department of Health directs state residents to the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology.

Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

Original Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids or hearing tests in West Palm Beach. If you have a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan, check if it includes hearing benefits.

Florida’s Medicaid program covers hearing aids for recipients who have moderate or greater hearing loss.

Eargo

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Eargo hearing aids, designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss, are comfortable, rechargeable and natural-sounding — and don’t require a visit to the audiologist to purchase. West Palm Beach customers get a 45-day trial period and support from licensed hearing professionals. Discounts are available for veterans and active service members. Customers in West Palm Beach love how their Eargos are nearly invisible.

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Miracle-Ear

Miracle-Ear

Miracle-Ear hearing aids come in a variety of styles and solutions and use leading digital technology. Devices include a three-year warranty and lifetime cleanings, adjustments, repairs and annual hearing tests. Customers give good reviews of licensed and trained staff at Miracle-Ear Centers in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, Jupiter and Delray Beach.

Zounds Hearing

Zounds Hearing

Zounds’ goal is to offer affordable hearing aids with the world’s best-performing technology. This company has four different models with features including noise reduction, feedback cancellation, remote control and rechargeable batteries. Customers in West Palm Beach are happy with their Zounds hearing aids and like the company’s monthly payment plans.

Beltone

Beltone

Beltone has been helping people with hearing loss since it introduced its first hearing aid nearly 80 years ago. Choose from seven different styles, all of which include a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, two-year protection for change in hearing loss and complimentary cleanings, inspections and yearly hearing exams. Customers love the personalized customer service at Beltone Hearing Centers in Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Jupiter.

ReSound Hearing Aids

ReSound Hearing Aids

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ReSound’s “Smart Hearing” technology — combining expertise in audiology, connectivity, apps and design — helps people with hearing loss experience, connect and communicate. Contact the company for a referral to a hearing care professional in West Palm Beach. Customers say ReSound aids have improved their hearing loss, but some have needed repairs and replacements.

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Widex Hearing Aids

Widex Hearing Aids

Widex, founded in Denmark in 1956, is one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world, selling its devices in over 100 countries. Contact the company for a no-obligation trial of its new EVOKE smart hearing aids or any other Widex hearing solution. Reviews for Widex are mixed: Some users are satisfied, but others say performance doesn’t meet expectations.

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