The average price of hearing aids varies widely. It depends on the model, that's why we recommend coming to see us first. Once we've been through your hearing test results together, we'll then be able to talk about what hearing aid is right for you and your budget.
How much do hearing aids cost in Ireland?
Hearing aid price comparison table
|Sound quality in quiet environments||★★☆☆☆||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆||★★★★★||★★★★★|
|Sound quality in moderate noise||★★☆☆☆||★★☆☆☆||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆||★★★★★|
|Sound quality in loud environments||★★☆☆☆||★★☆☆☆||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆||★★★★★|
|Bluetooth capability||With Streamer||With Streamer||✔
|Model examples||Oticon Ria 1, Ria 2||Bernafon Viron 5,
Oticon Siya 1, Siya 2
|Oticon More 3, Opn S 3, Opn 3||Oticon More 2, Opn S 2, Exceed 2||Oticon More 1, Opn S 1, Opn 1, Xceed 1|
|Test risk free||Test risk free||Test risk free||Test risk free|
*Note that the star ratings above demonstrate how well each hearing aid price level delivers on various benefits and features. The ratings are provided for illustrative purposes.
What is included in the price of our hearing aids?
- 90-day money back guarantee
We offer all our customers a 90-day return policy (money back guarantee) on their hearing aids purchase. If you feel that your hearing aids are not suitable for whatever reason, you can simply return them at zero cost. We recommend that you wear them as a part of your everyday routine as directed by your hearing aid audiologist to determine if they are the right hearing aids for you.
- 4-year hearing aid maintenance
We offer 6-monthly free hearing aid cleaning assistance as part of your 4-year warranty. You are also covered for any fittings, adjustments, software upgrades and repairs.
- Free batteries for life
If you buy hearing aids with disposable batteries, we give you free batteries for the life of the hearing aid.
- Online and in-person consultations - free aftercare services
We provide 6-month and yearly service check-ups, with free in-person consultations at our clinics. We also offer online remote support and self-guided resources. Our dedicated customer services team is there to look after you.
- Hidden Hearing welcome programme
We offer an introductory welcome programme through email, offering tips and advice to help you adjust to your new life with hearing aids.
Why can't you show me hearing aid prices now?
We know that price is a big consideration when making a purchase decision. However, prices vary greatly depending on your specific, unique requirements, so it would be unethical and misleading for us to recommend a device to our patients before we have evaluated their hearing and completed our comprehensive suite of tests. Your hearing aid audiologist will discuss the types of hearing aids suitable to your individual hearing profile at the end of your consultation. We also offer 0% finance and a 90-day money back guarantee for your peace of mind. Reserve your free hearing test appointment .
How can you save on hearing aid costs?
When you purchase your hearing aids with Hidden Hearing, we will offer you advice on the different payment options available to you (based on your financial situation) together with details of any government grants applicable. Read more below on how to keep hearing aid costs down:
PRSI Government Grant
You could be entitled to free hearing aids through the PRSI government scheme; however, it’s important to get expert advice for the right device. At Hidden Hearing, our expert audiologists can steer you in the right direction. We will prescribe the most suitable hearing aids available to treat your hearing loss and assist you in applying for benefits under the scheme. The PRSI Treatment Benefit Scheme covers the cost of hearing aids up to €1,000*. Public support for hearing aids varies from year to year. In 2021, you can receive:
• The full cost of a hearing aid up to a maximum of €500 (€1,000 for a pair) once every fourth calendar year.
• The government will also pay the full cost of repairs for hearing aids, up to a maximum of €100, once every fourth calendar year.
Government grants for hearing aids
Flexible payment options
When you purchase a pair of hearing aids in any of our clinics, we will offer you 0% hearing aid finance options and a flexible payment plan. This means we will spread the cost of your hearing aids over 12 months in 12 equal instalments. Terms and conditions apply and all details can be obtained from your local clinic or by contacting 1800 66 77 11.
Financing hearing aids
Would you like to talk to us about buying a hearing aid?
Please call us on 1800 66 77 11 , and we can help you discuss your options - or book a free hearing test appointment now
Hearing care is health care. When considering the price of hearing aids, consider the overall life improvement that you can expect. A recent study by Marketing Research, Inc. and the Hearing Industries Association showed that most hearing aid users reported the following benefits:
- Higher quality of life
- Communication and relationships transformed through increased social interactions
- Higher performance at work
- Increased levels of confidence
FAQ about hearing aid prices
Our hearing aids range starts from €500 euro. In order to establish if you have a hearing loss and to evaluate which device is right for you, we recommend you avail of our free hearing consultation with a qualified hearing aid audiologist at one of our 80+ clinics nationwide.
The amount you can expect to pay for your hearing aid(s) can vary depending on the government funding options available. Additionally, the right price range for you depends on your level of social engagement and the technological level desired. Read more about how to make hearing aids affordable: Hearing aids financing
We know that price is a big consideration when making a purchase decision. However, prices vary greatly depending on your specific, unique requirements, so it would be unethical and misleading for us to recommend a device to our patients before we have evaluated their hearing and completed our comprehensive suite of tests. Your hearing aid audiologist will discuss the types of hearing aids suitable to your individual hearing profile at the end of your consultation. We also offer 0% finance and a 90-day money back guarantee for your peace of mind. Reserve your free hearing test appointment
1. Your level of social engagement: If you are highly socially engaged and often attend social events such as family gatherings and dining out, you will want to consider a premium or mid-level hearing aid. These hearing aids can provide a sound experience that caters to your active lifestyle. This is due to the fact that premium hearing aids typically offer higher levels of noise reduction and improved speech understanding, particularly in noise.
If your lifestyle involves a lower level of social engagement, and you engage in much quieter activities such as one-on-one conversations or walks in the park, then a basic, lower price range hearing aid might be enough to suit your specific hearing needs.
2. Technology level desired: If you want to be able to access advanced technology features such as Bluetooth connectivity, automatic sound adjustment, and rechargeability, you will want to consider investing in a premium or mid-level hearing aid. If such features are not a priority for you, basic, lower-priced hearing aids may be enough to suit your needs.
Guide to finding the best hearing aid for you
7 out of 10 people with hearing loss have hearing loss in both ears, resulting in them requiring a hearing aid for each ear. Depending on your hearing loss, a hearing aid audiologist may recommend a hearing aid for both ears, even if the hearing loss is severe in only one ear and mild in the other.
Other benefits of wearing two hearing aids are that they:
- Provide equal levels of auditory stimulation in both ears (keeping your brain’s listening power in shape)
- Can transfer information back and forth from one another - rather than having one hearing aid working independently to interpret sound.
- Can be set at a lower volume - when the brain is receiving signals from two hearing aids, soft tones will automatically sound louder.
Rains, Tom. (13/09/2019). 'How much do hearing aids cost?’.
Mroz, Mandy. (25/07/2019). 'Hearing aid prices'.
Jones, Susanne. (13/04/2016). 'How long do hearing aids last?'.
10., Marketrak. (27/03/2019). 'Marketing Research, Inc.'.
'One hearing aid or two? '. Harvard Publishing Harvard Medical School.
*If you have moderate, severe or profound hearing loss, we recommend custom-built hearing aids with advanced technology to suit your hearing loss. You may need to supplement the purchase price. PRSI contributions criteria varies. Learn more about the PRSI contribution criteria