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Hearing Aid Pricing & Costs
Long Island NY

You don’t have to sacrifice service for low cost when buying quality hearing aids on Long Island. Based in Port Jefferson NY, Dr. John Martinetti Au.D, Board Certified Audiologist has over 35 years of hearing aid diagnostic-fitting experience. Dr. Martinetti is an Authorized Dealer for Signia Siemens, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound and Unitron. Our Test Drive is a truly no-commitment trial.


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Cost Comparison for Top Brands
Signia Siemens, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound and Unitron

  • Fitting Guidelines
    Our Best–Practice Hearing Aid Fitting Guidelines:

    Our pricing includes a diagnostic hearing aid evaluation/fitting. We conform to Best-Practice Guidelines as required by the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech–Language Hearing Association and American Academy of Dispensing Audiologists. Fewer than 30% of all hearing aid dispensing practices adhere to Best Practice Diagnostic and Fitting Guidelines.

    • Real Ear Fitting–Verification and/or Speech Mapping
    • Speech In Noise Aided Testing
    • Sentences Tests to Reflect “Real Life Connected Speech”
    • Patient Pre & Post Fit Satisfaction Surveys
  • Comparing Prices
    Comparing Buy Prices and Ownerships Costs:

    Our primary “product” is better hearing healthcare. Hearing aids are one part of that equation. Before buying online mail order hearing aids or buying from chain retail stores it is important to consider the ownership costs.

    Like your eyesight, your hearing is apt to change over time. Hearing aids may be reprogramed to adapt to that change. After-sale follow-up costs may include: warranty repairs, reprogramming, smartphone integration, re-tubing, clearing wax-clogged microphones and sound ports, battery replacement, and loaner hearing aids. We have no hidden costs.

  • Technology Levels
    Pricing Varies with Technology Level:

    Pricing transparency is almost nonexistent with independent practices, ENT offices, and large chain stores. All of our brand name hearing aids are high-quality and are significantly discounted. All include full service and solid warranties. Our pricing is likely the lowest on Long Island. We offer 4 technology levels. Together we consider your budget, lifestyle, and hearing loss.

  • Premium Technology
    Premium Technology Hearing Aids:

    Pricing transparency is almost nonexistent with independent practices, ENT offices, and large chain stores. All of our brand name hearing aids are high-quality and are significantly discounted. All include full service and solid warranties. Our pricing is likely the lowest on Long Island. We offer 4 technology levels. Together we consider your budget, lifestyle, and hearing loss.

    • Highest most automatic level
    • Fastest processor for ease of hearing
    • Best technology to improve hearing in background noise
    • Clearest speech and natural sound
    • Offers the most flexible fitting options
    • Parameters to make precise adjustments
    • Try before you buy available
    • 3 year warranty, includes repair and loss/damage insurance
    • Signia Siemens , Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Unitron brands
  • Advanced Technology
    Advanced Technology Hearing Aids:

    Pricing transparency is almost nonexistent with independent practices, ENT offices, and large chain stores. All of our brand name hearing aids are high-quality and are significantly discounted. All include full service and solid warranties. Our pricing is likely the lowest on Long Island. We offer 4 technology levels. Together we consider your budget, lifestyle, and hearing loss.

    • Similar to premium, less automatic
    • Fewer parameters for dispenser adjustments
    • Great in meetings or in group settings
    • Excellent balance of price and features
    • Try before you buy available
    • 3 year warranty, includes repair and loss/damage insurance
    • Signia Siemens , Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Unitron brands
  • Standard Technology
    Standard Technology Hearing Aids:

    Pricing transparency is almost nonexistent with independent practices, ENT offices, and large chain stores. All of our brand name hearing aids are high-quality and are significantly discounted. All include full service and solid warranties. Our pricing is likely the lowest on Long Island. We offer 4 technology levels. Together we consider your budget, lifestyle, and hearing loss.

    • Fewer parameters to make precise adjustments
    • 2019 models as good as premium models from 5 years ago
    • Great value for moderately active life styles
    • Wireless accessories can customize effectiveness
    • Try before you buy available
    • 2-3 year warranty varies, includes repair and loss/damage insurance
    • Signia Siemens , Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Unitron brands
  • Basic Technology
    Basic Technology Hearing Aids:

    Pricing transparency is almost nonexistent with independent practices, ENT offices, and large chain stores. All of our brand name hearing aids are high-quality and are significantly discounted. All include full service and solid warranties. Our pricing is likely the lowest on Long Island. We offer 4 technology levels. Together we consider your budget, lifestyle, and hearing loss.

    • Value entry-level pricing and features
    • Best for sedate lifestyles, to hear the TV or radio and in small groups
    • Some brands may be paired to a remote microphone to improve speech in background noise
    • Seldom automatic, user may be required to make adjustments
    • Try before you buy available
    • 1 year warranty includes repair and loss/damage insurance
    • Signia Siemens , Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Unitron brands

Choosing the Right Technology Level

We cannot merely tell a patient what level is best for them. Dr. Martinetti believes that technology decisions require best practices objective diagnostic/fitting. He considers patient lifestyle, hearing loss, realistic expectations and budget. Test driving a technology level in “real life situations” – without financial commitment is crucial.


Port Jefferson Hearing Aid Value Pricing
(Includes all adjustments)

Signia, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Unitron Pricing Per Set of 2

Pricing Chart

Lithium Rechargeable Aids
No Extra Charge most models:

Z -Power Charger Kits with Battery $375.00

Custom Ear Mold Pricing:

Hearing Aids: $125.00 each
Music: $175.00 per set
Noise Protection/Swim: $145.00 per set

Accessories:

Remotes, TV Streamers, Remote Mic-Phone Transmitters
Pricing Ranges $150.00 – $375.00


A word about our low pricing and quality hearing healthcare

There may always be a lower acquisition price especially with internet hearing aid companies and large Big Box chain stores. The consumer must consider the following:
  • Hearing aids cannot be fitted with a simple hearing test.
  • Hearing aid effectiveness is primarily in the hands of the skilled audiologist or hearing aid dispenser.
  • Customer service before and after the hearing aid purchase is essential for patient satisfaction.
  • All patients have unique hearing needs. Dr Martinetti will listen to what hearing parameters matter to each patient.
  • The most expensive hearing aids are the ones that you won’t wear!

Common Questions About Our Prices

  • What are hearing aid technology levels?

    We offer 4 technology levels: premium, advanced, standard and basic. Consider your budget, lifestyle, and hearing loss.

  • Why is hearing aid pricing based on technology levels?

    All hearing aid manufactures invest millions into research and development to create a premium product. Technology levels from premium to basic allow dispensers to offer different levels of product with varied pricing. Premium hearing aid pricing may not be affordable to all consumers.

  • Do I need a prescription or test to buy programmable hearing aids?

    Yes: Hearing aids are available via prescription from a licensed Hearing Health Care professional: audiologist or hearing aid dispenser. However, hearing aids cannot merely be fitted with a hearing screening or basic hearing test. In our opinion it is unwise to buy hearing aids online without professional counseling and Best Practice Diagnostic/Fitting Guidelines from a Doctor of Audiology. For more information see American Speech-Language-Hearing Association opinion on Why the consumer should Not buy hearing aids online... Click Here

  • Are the hearing aids I see on TV any good?

    Many of the products advertised on TV are not hearing aids. They are personal sound amplification products or PSAPs. In 2017 Congress passed a law creating a new category of hearing aids called “OTC” hearing aids. They are available without prescription. The FDA has until August 2020 to publish proposed guidelines for new OTC hearing aids.

See below for a comparison of the three categories of hearing devices:
  • Programmable Hearing Aids

    Hearing aids are medical devices regulated by the FDA intended for people with hearing loss from mild to profound. They are programmed for your specific hearing loss via a prescription. An audiologist or hearing aid dispenser will test your hearing in an office setting and custom fit them. All maintenance, reprogramming, patient instruction is usually included.

  • OTC Hearing Aids

    OTC hearing aids are a brand new class of hearing device. The FDA regulations must be in place by 2020 for OTC hearing aids. They are available online and arrive in the mail with no prescription needed. They have disclaimers saying not for people younger than 18 and not for severe hearing loss. Most mail order hearing aids are not programmable for your exact hearing loss, they are preset – or they expect the consumer to program them on their own. According to the American Academy of Audiology, “No studies suggest that consumers can differentiate degree, type or etiology of hearing loss, or to discriminate those hearing losses that require audiological or medical intervention.” Can you?

  • PSAPs (Personal Sound Amplification Products)

    PSAPs amplify all sound – wanted and unwanted – by using a microphone, amplifier and receiver. According to the FDA, “PSAPs are intended to amplify environmental sound for non-hearing impaired consumers”. They are available on line, at Amazon, in big box stores and in drug stores without a prescription. They must be sold for “hearing enhancement” only.


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