John and Tracy are different in many respects. But they, along with approximately 36 million other Americans, share one significant trait: They’re hearing impaired and need hearing aids. That’s not all they have in common. Like millions of other people, John and Tracy experienced “sticker shock” when they initially looked at their hearing aid options. Fortunately, both of them found a solution to their hearing needs — within their budget constraints.
It’s not hard to understand the dilemma faced by Tracy and John. Today the average cost of a hearing aid runs between $2,500 and $3,000.* For a person who needs two hearing aids — and this includes most hearing impaired individuals — the average cost doubles to $5,000 or more.
Tracy, a mother of three from Kentucky, has been hearing impaired since birth. She wore hearing aids as a child, but quit when classmates at her middle school made fun of her. As an adult, she realized “that I needed to get hearing aids back in my ears, but the money was keeping me from doing so. I just couldn’t pop out $6,000 for a set.”
The director of special education at the school where Tracy works reminded her about the Amplifon Hearing Health Care program and hearing aid discounts available to employees. “I’m thrilled that I was reminded about this program — and that I actually followed through!” Now proud owner of state-of-the-art hearing aids, Tracy has discovered not just better hearing, but a better quality of life. “I enjoy hearing more every day.”