When I search "Hearing aid prices Ontario" online, I receive a ton of content. Your experience would be no different. My company, UBHearing, being a smaller company, has search results buried well down the list of matches.
Seeing as we're not interested in paying tens of thousands of dollars to big U.S. corporations to land further up the list, I've decided to use this post to critique the most common search results (in red). There may be laughter. There may be tears. Here we go...
#1 Search Result: "An essential level hearing aid is priced at around $2000 per device."
UBHearing offers essential level hearing aids from $199 per device out-of-pocket. That's a 90% savings!
#2 Search Result: "Costs vary from $1500 - $2000 (including clinical services)" - referring to Basic Level hearing aids
UBHearing cost for basic-level hearing aids ranges from $199 to $499 per device. This includes 90 days of free clinical services. Ongoing clinical services cost about $100/year, on average. 75% savings!
#3 Search Result: "A pair of hearing aids costs about $5.00 per day over a year..."
UBHearing hearing aids start from $1.09 per day over a year (average cost is $3.28 per day over a year). Up to 80% savings!
#4 Search Result: "The price of hearing aids can range from $900 to over $4000 per device"
UBHearing aids range from $199 to over $1300 per device when buying a pair. Over 60% savings!
#5 Search Result: "The average cost of hearing aids in Canada is around $1000 to $4000 per year."
Assuming a life-span of 5 years for a hearing aid, our cost of hearing aids is from $40 to $260 per year. A crazy 96% savings? Wow, maybe I need my head examined.
#6 Search Result: "On average, a hearing aid can cost between $2500 and $3,500, but prices can range from $1,000 to $8,000 or more."
UBHearing prices range from $398 per pair to $2598 per pair ($199 per aid to $1299 per aid). Easily over 50% savings!
#7 Search Result: "In Canada, the price of hearing aids ranges from $1200 to $4400 per device. A premium hearing aid can reach as high as $6000."
At UBHearing, premium hearing aids reach as high as $1299 (when purchasing a pair) or $2200 when purchasing one only. Savings of over 60%.
#8 Search Result: "Prices start at $6960 for More 1" ~ local clinic (when buying a pair)
"More 1" is Oticon's premium hearing aid. We don't sell Oticon but would sell a comparable premium product for less than $3000/pair. Savings of over 50%.
#9 Search Result: "Product Information and Pricing ; Signia Pure Charge N Go 7 AX, $1,859, $3,795 ; Signia Silk 7X, $1,825, $3,625 ; Signia Active Pro, $1,759, $3,295" ~ online sales site with no in-person service.
UBHearing even has better pricing than online hearing aid stores, with the added benefit of our in-person services. Our professional services and client outcomes are second to none. Read our many reviews here...
#25 Search Result"...we have the lowest everyday prices for hearing aids in Ontario at $199/aid..."
Oh! That's us, finally! That's our search result, buried on page three. Finally, great hearing aids and hearing care at a great price!
It seems that making important decisions based on search result robots may not always be in your best interest. Robots, of course, are incapable of getting excited about anything - even low hearing aid prices! That's where humans come in. For the very best in human, face-to-face hearing aids, visit UBHearing.
Online searching with a web browser has grown somewhat passé. Most of us have heard of the growth of Artificial Intelligence, or A.I. It's "The Next Big Thing" in technology and ChatGPT is a pioneering interface with which to interact. What does the latest in publicly available A.I. have to say about hearing aid prices? Is it smart enough to know about UBHearing? I sat down to a "chat" with ChatGPT and here is what it had to say...
<start of chat>
Me: "How much do hearing aids cost in Ontario, Canada?"
ChatGPT: "...The cost of a single hearing aid can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Basic models might start around $500 to $1,000 per ear, while more advanced and sophisticated models could cost $2,000 or more per ear. It's important to note that these prices are approximate and can vary..."
Me: "Did you know that there is a clinic that offers hearing aids from $199 in Ontario?"
ChatGPT: "As of my last update in September 2021, I was not aware of specific clinics offering hearing aids for as low as $199 in Ontario, Canada....""...I would advise you to exercise caution when encountering extremely low-cost hearing aids. Quality and effectiveness can vary, and it's important to ensure that the hearing aids are being provided by licensed professionals in a legitimate and reputable clinic..."
Me: "I have done the research, as I own the clinic. I sell certified hearing aids from $199 each with associated professional services."
ChatGPT: "That's great to hear! It sounds like you're providing an affordable option for individuals in need of hearing aids, along with professional services. Offering certified hearing aids with associated services at such a reasonable price can certainly make a positive impact on people's lives by improving their hearing health and overall quality of life..."
<end of chat>
Looks like ChatGPT is pretty intelligent. It certainly sees the wisdom of visiting UBHearing for the fairest price on hearing aids.
ChatGPT is convinced and, after 5 years in business, we know UBHearing clients are convinced, and have convinced countless friends and family members.
Surprisingly - indeed shockingly - there are still people in Quinte Region paying $4000, $5000, even as much as $7000 for a pair of hearing aids. Those folks are adrift in a sea of tainted search results, misinformation, and empty promises. Like a fog horn, we continue to sound our song of fair pricing and exceptional quality. Thanks for passing along the good word!