Hearing aid prices depend on the extent of hearing loss one has, style which one prefers and the technology the Hearing aid features.
Hearing aid prices for the above said categorization vary from one brand to the other and even more across countries globally. Regional differences are typically more when we compare hearing aid prices in developed countries vis a vis developing countries. Hearing aid prices in India are comparatively less than in the west but with a promising economic growth in India, hearing aid manufacturers are bringing in higher priced hearing instruments.
Hearing aid technology is continuously evolving and newer hearing aid models feature speech enhancement systems to meet the challenges of dynamic hearing requirements; these advancements are expensive and hearing aid prices go upwards with addition of more number of features.
In this article we shall look into the hearing aid prices of Starkey inc. which is a hearing aid manufacturer from the US.
The basic digital hearing aid price for Starkey hearing aids starts from Rs. 14,750. Starkey since inception placed itself as a premium hearing aid brand especially successful in the CIC hearing aid segment. Quite recently it introduced the “ARIES” and “ARIES Pro” hearing aids with 4 & 8 Channel Processors which earmarked the lowest priced hearing aids for this hearing aid manufacturer. The Aries series was first introduced only in the BTE hearing aids segment but the company has moved on to CIC Hearing aids in regular and power CIC also priced at Rs. 15,850 and Rs. 17,300 respectively. Aries Pro BTE hearing aid was introduced with 8 channels and priced at Rs. 16,950/- and its power model was bought in at Rs. 15,300 giving tough competition to other hearing aid manufacturers in the same price segment.
Let us explore hearing aid prices of few hearing aid series in Starkey:
e series 2: It is a 2 channel hearing aid which covers up to severe hearing loss.
• BTE hearing aid price: Rs. 18,600
• CIC hearing aid price: Rs. 21,100
Frankly the product is not worth the price and is almost obsolete in the Starkey index as well. More so with the introduction of Aries and Aries Pro models at a cheaper price, it is a surprise that this product is not yet discontinued.
e series 3: It is a 4 channels & 4 bands hearing aid which covers up to profound hearing loss. Good this in this hearing aid series is that:
1. It has got a powerful feedback cancellation technology which eliminates whistling noise from the hearing aid and
2. It has a CIC hearing aid for a severe to profound loss category.
3. It has got “Automatic telephone Response” feature which cancels magnetic disturbance during telephone conversations.
Hearing aid prices in this series are around Rs. 30,000 wherein the Power CIC hearing aid is priced at Rs. 35,600/-
Ignite 20 and Ignite 30 are one of the most successful products in Starkey. The quality of sound in these hearing aids has earned them their reputation. Starkey has also introduced wireless options for these hearing aids labelling them with an “I”.
The only drawback for Ignite 20 model whether CIC or BTE is that there is no Power model i.e with 71dB or 80dB receiver. Hearing aid prices for this series are as mentioned below:
Ignite 20(4 channel &4 bands)
• BTE: 39,200
• CIC: 40,300
Ignite 30(6 channels & 6 bands)
• BTE: 60,400
• CIC: 61,500
Till Ignite 30, hearing aid prices of Starkey are considered to be low and mid ranged. More premium hearing aids i.e. 8 channels and above, have prices in excess of Rs. 80,000 and going up to Rs. 2.8 lakhs for each hearing aid. These products are something to look out for and are absolutely worth the price.
Please see below different hearing aid prices and corresponding features of Starkey Hearing aids.
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