Hearing Central's Founder, Philip Wyatt knew that untreated hearing loss could lead to depression, social isolation, anxiety, and symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's dementia. He could not understand why the cost for hearing aids continued to climb, when the prices of so many consumer electronics like TVs, DVD players, laptops, smart phones and digital cameras continued to fall.
Since Medicare and most private insurance do not cover the costs of hearing aids, which traditionally run between $3,000 to $7,000 for a pair, many patients simply cannot afford the expense. Hearing Central's goal was to offer a reasonable, high quality hearing aid solution that would help with the most common types of hearing loss at an affordable price, unlike the "one-size-fits-all" amplifiers available at drug stores or from Lee Majors® online.
Hearing Central's team evaluated numerous hearing aids and sound amplifiers, including those seen on television. Without fail, almost all of these were found to amplify bass / low frequencies (below 1000 Hz) and not be useful in amplifying the frequencies critical to understanding human voice.
Inspiration From a Surprise Source
The team's inspiration to defeat the powers-that-be that kept inexpensive hearing aids out of the hands of the public actually came from a new cell phone Mr. Wyatt had seen advertised. "I felt that if someone could build an affordable device like an iPhone® or Android® phone for about $500 to $600 that could do all sorts of things, we could create a quality hearing aid at a similar price."
Affordable Hearing Aid With Superb Performance
The high cost of hearing aids is a result of layers of middlemen and expensive unnecessary features. Hearing Central concluded that it would be possible to develop a medical-grade hearing aid without sacrificing the quality of components or technology. The result is the Melody™ Open and MyRIC™ hearing aid lines, starting at under $500. They have been declared to be the best low-cost hearing aids that amplify the range of sounds associated with the human voice without over amplifying pesky background noise.
Same Features as Expensive Hearing Aids
- Mini open-fit digital hearing aids
- Soft flexible ear buds so comfortable you won't realize they're on
- Small size and thin tubing for a nearly invisible profile
- Multiple channels and bands to provide precise amplification of the human voice without background noise
- Wide dynamic range compression (WDRC) to amplify soft sounds and dampen loud sounds
- Feedback Cancellation to eliminate whistling
- Advanced noise reduction to prioritize and make speech clearer
- Up to 4 programs to accommodate the most common types of hearing loss, even in challenging listening environments
- Telecoil available for improved use of compatible telephones, iPhones® (and other cell phones), and looped environments (like churches, theaters, etc.)
- Read all the features of our Melody™ and MyRIC™ Hearing Aids
Tested By Leading Doctors and Audiologists
The Melody Open and MyRIC hearing aids have been rigorously tested by leading ENT physicians, audiologists and other hearing professionals who have unanimously agreed that the sound quality and output in many cases exceeds more expensive hearing aids.
- Made in the USA
- Doctor-Recommended, Audiologist-Tested
- Five Star Top rated hearing aids online - thousands of satisfied customers
- Save up to 75%
- Free Personalized, Custom Programming ($50 value)
- Free Private Phone Consultation with a Licensed Dispenser
- Priority 1-3 Day Shipping to Your Door
- Batteries & Starter Kit Included! Comes Ready to Use
- 30 Day In-Home Trial with Money Back Guarantee
"BEST QUALITY SOUND"
"LOWEST AFFORDABLE PRICE"
"I want to thank the staff at hearingaidscentral.com . I have had my pair of Melody A3 hearing aids for 2 weeks and I love them. This is my first pair of hearing aids. I had searched the web and all local companies that sell hearing aids but their products were all over $5000 dollars a pair for the features I wanted. Yours were so much lower - your company saved me 60% or more than $3000 dollars. Also the information I received from your staff was easy to understand and they were very professional. And the hearing aids are made in the U.S. A pleasant surprise! I am so upset with the Doctors and Audiologist for having the nerve to charge so much and taking advantage of people's hearing loss problems. But thanks to Hearing Aids Central I did not have to worry about that." --John B. Illinois
"I have held off on writing to you about my new hearing aides. I must say after using them for more than two months they are Awesome! I am really used to them now and they work extremely well! It's amazing that my hearing Dr wanted me to spend $6300 for two hearing aids. I'm sure these work as well (maybe even better) at a third of the price!! Thanks so much!!" --David S, Woodway, Texas
"I've been on the job 3 days now offshore Pointe Norie, Congo on a drilling rig. Office environment 67 dB, on deck 80 - 87 dB, around machinery 100 - 110 db. These two Melody A3 hearing aids are performing great, especially being able to carry on a conversation in the noise outside and I thank you for your assistance." --Wayne T., Home base- Houston TX
"I just wanted to drop you a note concerning my Melody A2 hearing aid. I purchased another brand name hearing aid for my right ear in July 2009 for my high frequency hearing loss. I was very pleased with the results but could only purchase one due to the high cost of $2,200. I researched hearing aids further during the year following and discovered your products. I was skeptical at first of purchasing a product over the Internet given the cost (very reasonable, but the highest priced item I have bought through the Internet). Nevertheless, I purchased a Melody A2 aid for my left ear. I have experienced the same high level of satisfaction from the Melody A2 as I experienced from the first aid I purchased that cost 3x the cost of your aid. I only wish that I had purchased both aids from you. Thanks for your product." --John N , Baton Rouge, LA
Read other customer's experiences in our Product Reviews and our Raving Fans page.
Can a hearing aid delay or prevent dementia?
A study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers suggests older individuals with untreated hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing. They suggest that an intervention - such as a hearing aid - could delay or prevent dementia by improving hearing!
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