Have you ever wondered about the different advantages of finding hearing devices over the internet?

Like many other types of products, searching online for hearing aids and hearing aid accessories can allow you to locate less expensive alternatives to local businesses. Buying hearing aids online still means that you get personalized hearing aids and hearing aid accessories.

Learn more about the benefits of online shopping now.

Benefits of Buying Hearing Aids Online

When it comes to buying hearing aids, many people don’t know where to start. You might even be thinking yourself: where should I buy hearing aids?

While there is no right or wrong answer, browsing online for your hearing aids can be a great place to start. Audicus and other hearing aid companies have a wide variety of hearing devices and hearing aid accessories available through e-commerce business models. Buying products online can be more convenient for a variety of reasons.

If traveling to a certain location to buy a hearing aid is too difficult or time-consuming, it helps to have an online service that will deliver the desired product straight to your door. Different shipping options also allow you to have express, standard, or other forms of shipping that range in the time it takes a package to reach its final destination.

This means that after you order your hearing aids online, you only have to wait about a week and a half, depending on what shipping you select, to receive your hearing aids.

Many mail services also provide the option of in-person signatures, so they will not leave a package at your door if you are not at home. This lowers the possibility that your product will be stolen or damaged by inclement weather.

If you’re ordering a multitude of different products from Audicus, online ordering can guarantee that the products arrive at the same time and in the same packaging. For a collection of products that may be particularly heavy or difficult to carry, professional shipping helps ensure that they arrive without being chipped or broken.

Online ordering is also convenient when multiple family members need different types of hearing aids. In this case, buying hearing aids over the internet saves multiple trips to different locations and special discounts can be applied to hearing aids bought in pairs or purchases over a certain price.

How do Online Hearing Aid Prices Compare to In-Person Options?     

 

1. Factor in Shipping Costs to Online Hearing Aid Prices                                           

The costs of shipping products found online can oftentimes be expensive, and in many cases, these shipping fees can exceed the hearing aid prices themselves. Each e-commerce retailer has their own model for how they charge consumers for shipping.

Fortunately, many online stores offer free or reduced shipping. Unless you’re buying express delivery, you should be able to find some decent deals if you’re willing to shop around and do your research. Be sure to factor in delivery costs to the total hearing aid price.

You’ll find some retailers mark down their hearing devices only to charge a steep shipping fee. These types of costs add up when all is said and done. Audicus offers free shipping for all of its products.

 

2. Save on Hearing Aids by Skipping Brick-and-Mortar Overhead Costs 

Despite shipping costs, most consumers will find they end up saving by shopping online instead of in-store. This is because they save on overhead that is typically passed down to consumers at traditional hearing aid stores. When you go in person, you’re hearing aid purchase often includes a mark-up to cover staffing costs and real estate.

E-commerce stores can afford to mark their products down because there is generally less overhead. There’s less need to pass down costs in order to churn a profit. This is mutually beneficial for the consumer and business.

How do Online Hearing Aid Options Compare to Physical Stores?   

 

You’ll Have No Shortage of Options 

Buying hearing aids online allows you to have access to a wider variety of hearing device colors, patterns, and shapes, whereas many in-person stores may be limited to what they have in stock during that particular week. When you buy online, you’ll find no shortage of options.

If you’re a first-time hearing-aid shopper and need help, most online shops have customer reps or hearing aid techs that can help guide you in your decision-making. Great companies will take the time to listen to you and will match you to a product that is tailored to your lifestyle and hearing needs.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Audicus at contact@audicus.com. Purchasing hearing aids in-person normally comes with benefits including proper fitting, but with the option of different sized domes, Audicus is able to fit hearing aids just as well!

When ordering online, be sure to also inquire about hearing aid care, hearing aid use, and counseling opportunities. The company or audiologist should have licensing that is available for review by any prospective customers that access their website.

Sources: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

By: Aaron Rodriques