(Last updated Oct 6, 2018)

What are the Best Cheap Hearing Aids?

With the average cost of a hearing aid in the US hovering at around $1800, many people put off purchasing hearing aids for as long as possible, or forego hearing aids altogether. When visiting a hearing healthcare provider, you may be surprised to find that $1800 can even be on the low end of prices- with many hearing providers quoting more than $7000 for a set of hearing aids! But hearing aids don’t have to cost several thousand dollars. Regardless of whether your hearing loss is mild, moderate, severe, or profound, there are viable hearing aids on the market which can be purchased for under $1000 each.

In this post we’ll look at a fw of our best selling entry level hearing aids- which come complete with local service from a hearing provider included. Note that since these hearing aids are classified as entry level, they’re not going to be amazing hearing aids in all listening environments- they’ll be best for hearing better in quiet one-on-one listening environments or hearing the TV more clearly. However, we think they’re a great compromise between cheap off-the-shelf hearing amplifiers, and premium $7000+ hearing aids.

Photo of the cheapest Unitron hearing aid

Unitron N Moxi Fit 500

Unitron N Moxi Fit 500 (link to product) 

At the time of this post, the =Moxi Fit 500 is the most affordable hearing aid available from our company, at just over $1000 per hearing aid. This hearing aid is beautifully designed, comes in a wide range of colors, fits discreetly behind the ear, is incredibly comfortable, and is just an all around solid entry level hearing aid. In addition, it comes with a 2 year full factory warranty, which is a year longer than most entry level hearing aids. One of the things that makes this hearing aid a standout entry level device is it can easily be upgraded in the future if you decide to invest a bit more in your hearing aids. With a few clicks of the programming software, your hearing provider can upgrade this device to a higher technology level for you for a fraction of the cost of purchasing entirely new hearing aids. This hearing aid is reliable, built by a great company, and is an excellent value.

Photo of the cheapest Phonak hearing aid

Phonak Audéo V30

Phonak Audeo V30

Coming in at just over $1000 per hearing aid, the Audéo V30 by Phonak is a slightly more intelligent hearing aid than the N Moxi Fit 500. The primary difference is the V30 has what’s called “automatic program switching”. This means that some of the hearing aid settings can automatically adjust depending upon your environment to give you a better and more automated listening experience in a wider array of environments. In practical terms, this means that as you go about your day, you’re likely to be fiddling less with this hearing aid than you would the N Moxi Fit. The V30 is also available in a wider array of behind-the-ear sizes, with an ultra discreet size 10 battery version available. However, the V30 has a shorter warranty of only 1 year, as compared to Unitron’s 2 year warranty.


While hearing aids can be very expensive, you don’t have to suffer in silence thinking they’ll cost you several thousand dollars. Both of the above options are excellent choices as starter, entry level hearing aids, and can provide better hearing for many years at a much more affordable price than most hearing aids. We think purchasing these hearing aids is a better choice than purchasing mail order or off-the-shelf hearing amplifiers, as these hearing aids can be custom sized to your ears, custom programmed for your hearing loss, and will include hands-on service and maintenance from a local hearing provider near you.

If you or a loved one would like a free phone consultation with a licensed hearing provider, please feel free to call us at 800-731-6794.

Jeff Hall Jeff Hall Jeff is a California licensed hearing aid dispenser and the President of ZipHearing- one of the largest discount hearing aid suppliers in the United States. Jeff lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and young daughter. You can learn more about hearing aids and watch Jeff on ZipHearing's Youtube channel.

You might also be interested in:

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.