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Best Hearing Aids in Tucson, AZ

Aug. 15, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Over a million people in Arizona have hearing loss, and many can benefit from wearing hearing aids. These devices come in different styles and have lots of features, making a purchasing decision challenging. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best hearing aids in Tucson so you find a device that’s comfortable, easy to use and appropriate for your degree of hearing loss.

Everyone deserves to make thoughtful, informed purchase decisions. The local guides provided on this website are free for consumers. KGUN9 may receive compensation from our partners. Learn more.

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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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Location
5350 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 108
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 355-3933
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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
Tucson, AZ
(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
7189 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 298-8189
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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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Location
Serves residents in
Tucson, AZ
(800) 248-4327
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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
Tucson, AZ
(844) 497-8844

Benefits of hearing aids for kids, seniors and adults

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Hearing loss in Tucson is most common among older males, but it affects residents of all ages and genders. In many cases, hearing aids can help. They don’t cure hearing loss, but they do improve it. The benefits of hearing aids for kids, seniors and adults include:

  • Better ability to hear speech and noise and communicate with friends and family
  • Greater physical, mental and cognitive health
  • Increased safety and independence
  • Less severe tinnitus symptoms

What types of hearing aids are available in Tucson?

Most hearing aids are battery-powered, digital and use a microphone, amplifier and speaker to deliver louder sound to the user’s ear.

Hearing aid styles Description Pros Cons Cost
Behind the ear (BTE) Rests behind the ear with a tube connecting to an earmold or earpiece Works for all degrees of hearing loss; good for children Most noticeable type of hearing aid $1,600 -$2,800
Mini BTE Like BTE, except smaller behind the ear and a thinner tube; variations include open fit, receiver in the ear and receiver in canal Less visible than BTE; less plugged-up sensation in ear Earwax can interfere with speaker $1,600 -$2,800
In the ear (ITE) Custom-fit in outer part of ear Available with high number of features; easy to handle Wind noise; earwax can interfere with speaker $1,600 -$2,800
In the canal (ITC) Custom-fit partly in ear canal Second-least visible type of aid; more features than CIC Smaller battery and fewer features than ITE $1,700 -$2,900
Completely in the canal (CIC) Custom-fit entirely in ear canal Most discreet type of aid Low number of features; less amplification power than other aids $1,700 -$3,000

Note that hearing aids are different from hearing amplifiers, also called personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). Both make sounds louder, but only hearing aids should be used by someone with hearing loss, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

How to choose a hearing aid in Tucson

When choosing a hearing aid in Tucson, consider the following:

  • Your degree of hearing loss (e.g., mild, moderate, severe, profound)
  • Recommendation from a hearing care professional
  • Sound quality
  • Style
  • Comfort and fit
  • Features
  • Warranty coverage and length
  • Included services (e.g., annual hearing test, adjustments)
  • Recommendation from a physician, audiologist or hearing aid dispenser
  • Cost

Popular features for hearing aids in Tucson include:

  • Noise/wind reduction
  • Feedback suppression
  • Directional microphones
  • Telecoil
  • Multiple channels for processing
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct audio input
  • Remote control
  • Binaural processing
  • Data logging
  • Learning features

Getting a hearing aid test and fitting

During a hearing test, a physician, audiologist or hearing aid dispenser will determine your type and degree of hearing loss and, if appropriate, go over hearing aid options based on your needs and lifestyle. Ask about styles, features and costs. Take your time, and don’t feel pressured to make a decision.

At the hearing aid fitting, the physician, audiologist or hearing aid dispenser will program the hearing aid and make sure it is ready for use. You will learn how to put in and remove the hearing aid, use the features and perform routine maintenance, like recharging or changing the battery.

Talk to your hearing aid provider about what to expect as you adjust to wearing a hearing aid. Schedule a follow-up appointment to go over questions and concerns.

How much do hearing aids cost in Tucson?

Most hearing aids in Tucson cost $1,000 - $4,000 each, including testing and fitting, a warranty lasting from one to three years and services like checkups, cleanings and yearly hearing exams.

Most private health insurance policies in Arizona don’t cover hearing aids. To make hearing aids more affordable, many sellers offer financing options. If you are unable to afford hearing aids in Tucson, contact the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for assistance: Email info@acdhh.az.gov or call (602) 542-3323 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids or hearing exams. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, check the policy for hearing benefits.

Arizona’s Medicaid program covers hearing aids and hearing exams for children under 21.

Eargo

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Eargo makes it possible to buy hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss without seeing an audiologist. This company’s products are comfortable, natural-sounding and rechargeable and come with lifetime support from licensed hearing professionals. Customers in Tucson say their Eargos are nearly invisible and weightless and praise the 45-day trial period.

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Miracle-Ear

Miracle-Ear

Miracle-Ear offers the latest digital hearing aid technology in a wide variety of styles and solutions. Products come with free lifetime service, an industry-leading three-year warranty and care from licensed and trained professionals. Customers like the friendly, patient and knowledgeable service at Miracle-Ear’s three Tucson-area locations.

Zounds Hearing

Zounds Hearing

Zounds was founded by the father of a child with hearing loss whose goal is to offer affordable hearing aids with high-performing technology. The company has four different models with features including noise reduction and feedback cancellation. Tucson customers can get free hearing exams at two Tucson Zounds locations, both of which have positive reviews.

Beltone

Beltone

Beltone has been helping people with hearing loss for almost 80 years. Its hearing aids come in seven different styles and include award-winning technology and BelCare, an ongoing care and protection program. Customers give five-star reviews for their experiences with hearing care professionals at Beltone’s Tucson-area locations.

ReSound Hearing Aids

ReSound Hearing Aids

Resound has been improving quality of life for people with hearing loss since 1943. Its “Smart Hearing” technology is powered by the company’s expertise in audiology, connectivity, apps and design. Contact ReSound for help finding a hearing care professional in Tucson. Reviews for ReSound include highly satisfied users and others unhappy about needing repairs and replacements.

Widex Hearing Aids

Widex Hearing Aids

Widex is one of the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturers, selling devices in over 100 countries. Customers in Tucson can try any Widex hearing aid solution at no-obligation through participating sellers. Some Widex users like their aids, but others mention problems with performance and wireless connectivity.

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