How much do hearing aids cost? TL;DR new online store!

What a great question! Unfortunately, its the one question hearing aid professionals are trained to avoid when asked. Why? Because they cost too much. Well, if you buy from a clinic, they do. But Hearing In Motion is on a mission to provide the best hearing devices affordably without sacrificing service. We've been sharing with our real prices with our phone, email, and text shoppers for years. Here's the thing though, we like to be able to shop online, plan our purchases ahead, and decide on a good deal before we go face-to-face with an expert. If we have too, we'll call and ask, but we feel strange doing that, we don't know all the lingo yet, what if we say the wrong thing? We figured you feel that way too. So we've launched an online store! We're pretty excited about it.

We only post items we would be proud to fit on our own Mom. (And she was a hearing specialist too!) You will see well made hearing devices and accessories from reputable brands with makes, models and prices clearly marked for your researching pleasure. We ship hearing aids free, programmed or un-programmed. If you live nearby, we can arrange a free mobile hearing exam in your home or office, or we will gladly use a hearing evaluation you already have.

We will be adding more inventory soon and updating it as new technology comes out. So stay tuned! Happy Shopping!

And remember, to us, you always sound smart on the phone. 

A Visit to Difiore Financial In Austin

Many of our patients are taking advantage of our mobile visits by scheduling time for a visit at their place of work. Here Mr. Bob Difiore of Difiore Financial is preparing for a hearing test and re-programming with a quick exam of his ear. They are both looking at the live feed of his ear canal on our portable display.  

Hearing aids may slow cognitive decline tied to hearing loss

Here is an article released earlier in the year from Reuters. 

The article is a few months old, but more research continues to be done. Here is an excerpt about a research paper that will be released soon:

Hearing loss is associated with accelerated cognitive decline and possibly also with the onset of dementia in older adults. The vast majority of scientists in the area have agreed that cognitive decline is likely related to the lack of social interaction that older adults have because of their hearing loss.

A new study, “Self-Reported Hearing Loss: Hearing Aids and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults: A 25-year Study”, just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, compared the trajectory of cognitive decline among older adults who were using hearing aids and those who were not. The study found no difference in the rate of cognitive decline between people with no reported hearing loss and people with hearing loss who used hearing aids.