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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

Have you heard about cheaper ways to buy hearing aids?


Dear Savvy Senior,

Where can we find affordable hearing aids? My husband needs a set but we can’t really afford to pay the exorbitant prices. Can you help us?

Loud-Talking Wife

Dear Loud,

It’s unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss don’t get hearing aids because they simply can’t afford them. Hearing aids—typically sold through audiologists’ offices—are expensive, usually costing between $1,000 to $3,500 per ear. What’s more, traditional Medicare doesn’t cover them and private insurance typically hasn’t either. But there are numerous ways to save on hearing aids if you know where to look. Here are a few tips.

Check Your Insurance

While most private...

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