Sam’s Club Hearing Aids
Updated: Jun 26, 2016
If you’ve been to your local Sam’s Club recently, you may have noticed a hearing aid center next to the electronics department offering free hearing tests. Usually conducted by a hearing aid dispenser, that free hearing test will determine whether or not you could be helped by hearing aids. In the event that you could benefit from hearing aids, Sam’s Club has a few different hearing aids which they can then recommend.
What hearing aids does Sam’s Club sell?
The brand of hearing aids that Sam’s Club sells is called Liberty Hearing Aids. Liberty Hearing Aids are built in Bristol, PA and are sold exclusively through Sam’s Club. You can also buy (what looks like the exact sam hearing aids) though they have a different brand name, from AmericaHears.com. However, we do not recommend buying hearing aids online.
According to the Sam’s Club website, their stores offer two different hearing aids under the Liberty Hearing Aid Brand- the Engage 32 and the Engage 64. The numbers (32) and (64) refer to the number of hearing aid channels that each unit has. If you lead a calm lifestyle and just want better hearing around the house or other quiet environments, the Engage 32 is better for you. If you lead a more active lifestyle, you’d want the Engage 64.
How much do Sam’s Club’s hearing aids cost and what is included with the purchase?
At the time of this posting, pricing for the Engage 32 is $999, and the Engage 64 is $1499. Each hearing aid comes with a 1 year repair warranty included. An additional 3 year repair warranty can be purchased for $199 per hearing aid. An additional 2 year loss and damage warranty can be purchased for $199 per hearing aid.
Are Sam’s Club hearing aids a good value?
Our opinion, as it relates to all hearing aids, is that the hearing provider you choose to work with is usually more important than the actual hearing aid you purchase. With that said, if you like your hearing provider at Sam’s Club and feel you’re in good hands- give their hearing aids a shot! At $1499, the price for the Engage 64 is not bad- you could do worse! Aesthetically, I’m not a fan of the designs of their hearing aids, and when compared to major manufacturers, their hearing aids lack a lot of features that our customers really like, like Made for iPhone connectivity, accessories like remote microphones and TV streamers, tinnitus therapy, and rechargeability. Because hearing aids have so many features today, it’s good good practice to visit a clinic which provides several different brands, as you’ll get a broader selection, and have a better chance of finding a hearing aid that is just right for you- as all the major hearing aid manufacturers bring something unique to the table, and you can find many of these features for less than the $1499 price tag- with a 3 year warranty included.
What are some affordable alternatives to Sam’s Club?
There are many hearing aids available locally for a better price that are we feel are more compelling with more features. For example, the Signia Pure 3PX is wireless, Bluetooth compatible, and works with a whole line of accessories. It helps with tinnitus, is rechargeable, comes in a wide array of colors and styles, and has many other great features, AND is only $1199 per hearing aid with local fitting services included and a 3 year warranty.
What else should I know about buying hearing aids?
There’s a lot. And you really should get educated before you purchase, to ensure you’re buying a respected hearing aid at a competitive price.