Hearing aid performance

The technology inside the hearing aid is what makes the difference. The more advanced and sophisticated the technology, the richer and more rewarding your hearing experience will be but it comes at a higher price.

Which Performance Level is Right for You

Hearing aid manufacturers generally have three-to-four performance levels across their range of hearing aid models.

The performance level chosen will depend on your hearing loss, your listening needs, your lifestyle and most importantly your budget.

  • Basic level, $1500 – $2000 per aid
  • Mid Level, $2000 – $3000 per aid
  • Top Level, $3000 – $4900k per aid

Environment Versus Performance Level

Below are examples of environments and situations different hearing aid performance levels best operate in. Our audiologist takes into consideration your lifestyle when recommending which hearing aid is best suited to your needs.

Premium
Designed for active and social lifestyle, where speech needs to be enhanced in dynamic environments
One-on-One conversations
Watching TV
Theatres, lectures and movies
Mobile phone
Small group conversations
Busy restaurants
Large gatherings | Big crowds
Parties
Work
In significantly challenging, noisy environments such as shopping centres and outdoors.
Advanced
Designed for active lifestyles with frequent communication.
One-on-One conversations
Watching TV
Theatres, lectures and movies
Mobile Phone
Small group conversations
In moderate, noisy environments such as cafes.
Essential
Designed for people who socialise once a week and mainly operate in quiet environments.
One-on-One conversations
Watching TV
Movies
In environments with mild background noise.
Entry Level
Designed for people with quiet lifestyle.
One-on-One conversations
Watching TV
In environments with no background noise