Which type of hearing aids are right for you?

Lots of people are talking about over-the-counter hearing aids (OTC)—but before you buy them, it’s important to know some of the differences between OTC and prescription hearing aids. No matter which type of hearing aid you choose, TruHearing® has the highest-quality, most-affordable options already available to you.

What’s the difference?

OTC hearing aids

Price

Quality aids at $799 to $2,000
or more per pair*

Availability

TruHearing, retail, online

best for

Adults age 18+ with mild-to-moderate hearing loss

Assessment

Self-diagnosed or online assessment

Variety

Limited models and styles—often one size-fits-all 

FEATURES

Basic features and pre-set programming

SET UP

Self service with app

ASSISTANCE

Phone support and self-service

Prescription hearing aids

Price

Price per pair may be comparable or lower than OTC with a TruHearing® benefit

Availability

Through licensed providers—call TruHearing for an appointment

best for

All ages with mild-to-profound hearing loss

Assessment

Comprehensive exam from a licensed hearing care provider

Variety

Hundreds of models, styles, and colors, custom fit options 

FEATURES

Advanced capabilities: noise reduction, echo control, etc.

SET UP

Hearing care provider fine-tunes patient’s custom programming and fit

ASSISTANCE

Hearing consultant and hearing care provider

What’s the difference?

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OTC hearing aids

Prescription hearing aids

Quality aids at $799 to $2,000
or more per pair*

Price

Price per pair may be comparable or lower than OTC with a TruHearing® benefit

TruHearing, retail, online

Availability

Through licensed providers—call TruHearing for an appointment

Adults age 18+ with mild-to-moderate hearing loss

best for

All ages with mild-to-profound hearing loss

Self-diagnosed or online assessment

Assessment

Comprehensive exam from a licensed hearing care provider

Limited models and styles—often one size-fits-all 

Variety

Hundreds of models, styles, and colors, custom fit options 

Basic features and pre-set programming

FEATURES

Advanced capabilities: noise reduction, echo control, etc.

Self service with app

SET UP

Hearing care provider fine-tunes patient’s custom programming and fit

Phone support and self-service

ASSISTANCE

Hearing consultant and hearing care provider

*Hearing benefits cannot be applied to OTC hearing aid purchases

Which are best for me?

Wondering if over-the-counter hearing aids or prescription hearing aids are better for you? Answer these five questions.

Whichever aid is best for you, call TruHearing® at 1-833-312-1272 to get the best help and best savings.

You may already have the best value and technology available.

You may already have a hearing benefit that gives you access to care at the highest levels, with a full range of hearing aid technologies and price points. Call TruHearing and we’ll help you find out if you have a hearing benefit today.TruHearing offers discounts on brand-name OTC hearing aid models and only offers best-in-class products to ensure you are as helped and happy with your purchase as possible. Hearing Consultants will be available to provide support and guidance for OTC options or to set up a prescription exam.

Call 1-833-312-1272 or visit Shop.TruHearing.com

Call TruHearing today.

If you’re interested in learning more about OTC or prescription hearing aids, call TruHearing and we’ll take care of you.