Page Reviewed / Updated – July 17th, 2021

Best Savings on Big Brands

Researching a company’s website when shopping for a hearing aid allows consumers to learn what each brand offers. However, it also means gathering a lot of information from many sources. ZipHearing provides a shopping website with information from numerous hearing aid companies and provides the best savings on big brands.

ZipHearing offers top brand hearing aids, referring customers to their local ZipHearing partner, where they receive comprehensive care. Although ZipHearing’s prices are discounted, all its hearing aid offers include brand-new units, never used or refurbished.

ZipHearing Pros

ZipHearing Cons

ZipHearing has more than 700 provider locations around the United States

Local providers may not be available in certain areas around the country

Customers save an average of 30% on a pair of hearing aids

Does not provide direct insurance billing

Lifetime customer service

Behind-the-ear custom earmolds are an extra cost

Customers receive inclusive local services, including audiologists and hearing aid dispensers

Accessories such as remote controls or Bluetooth streamers are offered at additional cost

100% risk-free 45-day trial period

Authorized retailer for the hearing aid brands it sells

What You Should Know About ZipHearing’s Hearing Aids

ZipHearing offers hearing aids from the top brands at a discounted price due to its nationwide network of partners. Consumers start by calling ZipHearing to talk to a representative. Once the agent finds a local provider in the caller’s area, they provide contact information so the consumer can make an appointment with an audiologist who will conduct a hearing test and evaluation for a hearing aid. The audiologist then sends the hearing aid order to ZipHearing to be filled.

When the order is complete, the hearing aid is shipped to the provider, where the consumer goes to have it fitted. Fitting could take several appointments. Besides the discounted cost of the hearing aid, all audiologist partners are screened based on their customer reviews. Only providers with consistent five-star reviews are partnered with ZipHearing.

Phonak

Oticon

Starkey

Signia

ReSound

Widex

Hearing Loss

Mild to severe and profound

Mild to severe and profound

Mild to Severe

Mild to Severe

Mild to severe and profound

Mild to severe

Style

Behind-the-ear and in-the-ear

Behind-the-ear

Behind-the-ear and in-the-ear

Behind-the-ear and in-the-ear

Behind-the-ear and in-the-ear

Behind-the-ear

Color Options?

Yes: 9

Yes: 8

Yes: 7

Yes: 8

Yes: 9

Yes: 13

Bluetooth / Wireless?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sound control with app?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Price range

$1,349 to $2,399

$1,599 to $2,399

$1,399 to $2,899

$1,699 to $2,299

$1,699 to $2,399

$1,699 to $2,399

Phonak

Phonak is a leading hearing aid company and introduced its first hearing aid with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in 2017. In 2018, Phonak created the first hearing aid with full Bluetooth features. Named the Marvel, it uses Bluetooth to stream audio in stereo from a Bluetooth-enabled device or cell phone. In August of 2020, Phonak went one step further and designed the Paradise hearing aid that pairs with up to eight Bluetooth devices at the same time.

The myPhonak app comes with a full interface of controls and adjustments, and the myCall-to-Text phone app provides text captions for those who struggle to hear phone calls.

Oticon

Oticon’s hearing aids include a vast range of features and choices to fit customers from young children to seniors. In 2016, the company developed and introduced hearing aids made for use with an iPhone. It referred to these as the first wireless internet-connected hearing aids. After years of advancements, Oticon introduced the Oticon More in 2021, which was enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). The integration of AI helps to improve speech understanding for people with hearing loss.

The Oticon ON app allows the user to control hearing aid settings and features and allows the Oticon hearing aid to hook up to other devices and services.

Starkey

While many hearing aid companies are located in other countries, Starkey is the only U.S. hearing aid company to be listed in the “Big Five,” the top hearing aid companies controlling approximately 80% of global hearing aid sales. Starkey was one of the first to create invisible hearing aids by using advanced miniaturization designs. In 2018, Starkey developed a sensor in its hearing aids to recognize falls and alert medical responders. Starkey’s Thrive app allows the user to control hearing aid settings, follow health statistics and see their Thrive Wellness Score.

Signia

Signia, formerly Siemens, was a pioneer in analog hearing aids and one of the first companies to manufacture and sell digital hearing aids. Signia also contributed to creating miniaturized hearing aids that fit deeply in the ear. Signia first designed and offered wireless ear-to-ear connection options to balance and level sound input between two hearing aids. Signia provides an app acting as a remote and directional hearing control. The app includes telecare functions and settings for connectivity and streaming settings.

ReSound

ReSound transitioned the world from analog devices that amplified sound to electronic hearing aids. These new electronic hearing aids offered users more than just increased hearing. Consumers now have choices for music streaming, phone calls and other connections. Before releasing hearing aids to use with an iPhone, ReSound pioneered 2.4GHz wireless streaming in its assistive devices. This technology eliminated the need for devices worn on a neck loop by the user to transmit audio to the wearer’s hearing aid. ReSound’s hearing aid app includes controls and settings for the many included with its hearing aids.

Widex

Widex is an innovative hearing aid company providing advanced development with machine learning and rechargeable battery technology. It’s also known for its Zen Fractal Technology, which provides sound therapy to treat conditions such as tinnitus. Widex’s Zen Fractal Technology can be included in all its hearing aid models. Most musicians who need a hearing aid turn to Widex because of its natural-sounding music amplification. Widex provides its Moment app to control its hearing aids. The app includes Widex’s machine learning technology, SoundSense. Users can create personal programs and save them for use in different hearing environments.

ZipHearing’s Warranties and Return Policy

Warranties

Each hearing aid offered as part of the ZipHearing network comes with a manufacturer’s warranty ranging from one to three years. Manufacturer warranties typically cover hearing aids damaged by normal wear and tear, loss, theft or damage. Depending on the brand of hearing aid, other situations may be included in the warranty. If a hearing aid is lost, stolen or badly damaged, a $350 deductible is required for the hearing aid provider.

Return Policy

Purchasing a hearing aid is a personal and costly decision, and consumers want to know they’ve looked at all their options. Sometimes, even with all the research, planning and customer service, the perfect hearing aid may not fit their needs.

ZipHearing provides a risk-free 45-day trial for purchased hearing aids. All appointments with local providers during the 45-day trial are free of charge. If the hearing aid is returned within the trial period, ZipHearing refunds 100% of the cost.

Ziphearing connects shoppers to its partners networked around the country. Still, these local businesses don’t handle the actual product sales and returns. ZipHearing takes care of the purchases and returns of all its hearing aids. Customers contact ZipHearing to work with its representatives who arrange all the details and the refund.

ZipHearing’s FAQs

How does ZipHearing offer such deep discounts?

ZipHearing works with provider partners around the country, offering big savings on several big brands. Large-scale purchasing allows ZipHearing to benefit from competitive prices it can then pass on to its customers.

Is ZipHearing a legitimate hearing aid company?

Because ZipHearing isn’t a hearing aid manufacturer, its prices may seem too good to be true. However, ZipHearing is an authorized dealer for all the hearing aid brands it carries. Being authorized provides many extra benefits for customers. Other hearing aid companies that offer lower prices may not be authorized dealers.

Is it difficult to order from ZipHearing?

ZipHearing offers an easy-to-use website with a simple layout. It’s effortless to find menu items, and the homepage opening video is open-captioned for customers with hearing loss. The ordering process connects customers to a friendly representative who provides them with the contact information for a partner provider in their area. The representative discusses hearing aid options, brands, and the customer’s needs to help them decide which model hearing aid works the best for them. ZipHearing customers can ask questions or get any additional information they need by calling its toll-free number throughout the entire purchasing process.

Does ZipHearing sell high-quality hearing aids?

All brands offered by ZipHearing are cutting-edge products made by manufacturers with the best track record. Only companies using the most current hearing aid technology and best manufacturing practices get to work with ZipHearing.

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