Yes, We Only Sell 100% FDA-Listed, High-Quality, Digital Hearing Aids
Designed by Doctors
Our devices are FDA-listed, safe, and effective. Our hearing aids are designed by IntriCon, our parent company in Minneapolis, with design inputs from their own on-staff doctor and audiologists. In addition, IntriCon receives frequent design input from its customers whom are doctors and audiologists dispensing IntriCon's digital hearing aids under several different brand names.
100% Digital Hearing Aids
Phones and televisions have come a long way in a short time - hearing aids are no different. Our digital hearing aids are not analog sound amplifiers, but rather state-of-the-art digital devices.
Based in the heart of the Midwest, we are proud to offer products and services designed, built, and fulfilled in the USA. Our parent company, IntriCon, a Class III medical device company, manufactures all of our hearing aid computer chips (and other components) at their headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.
Try Before You Buy
We'll include everything you need to start using your hearing aids right away. The first 21 days are the most important as your brain is adjusting to hearing new sounds again; so, at Hearing Help Express, you get a full 45 days to try our hearing aids in the comfort of your own home while experiencing real-world listening situations (going to work, restaurants, shopping, movies, coffee shops, etc).
We want to be your hearing health resource for life. That means getting you the correct hearing aid, then standing behind it with world-class support and a money-back guarantee.
Did You Know?
Recently, an independent study, including more than 2,000 Hearing Help Express customers, became the largest and most scientific study of direct mail hearing aids in the history of the hearing industry.
Dr. Sergei Kochkin, a renown hearing healthcare industry expert surveyed the entire hearing industry, including Hearing Help Express – the oldest and largest provider of hearing aids by mail. Click here to read the survey.
Dr. Kochkin compared consumer satisfaction, subjective benefit, and quality of life associated with traditional versus direct mail hearing aid use. Dr. Kochkin’s findings concluded that Hearing Help Express direct mail customers enjoyed similar hearing improvement and service to that received by people who had visited a local professional, but paid 80% less through Hearing Help Express.
QUALITY: Hearing Help Express’s devices are designed by our parent company, IntriCon, with American-made digital technology and manufactured to the highest quality level, adhering to the FDA’s most strict class III medical device inspection process.
SERVICE: Hearing Help Express’s staff of licensed hearing aid dispensers have a combined 120 years of experience. In addition, our large staff of hearing advisors have an average of 13+ years of experience working with consumers with hearing loss.
COST/PRICE: Starting as low as $299 for each digital, high-quality hearing aid, and Hearing Help Express’s 0% APR payment plan options, HHE truly provides the best hearing aid value on the market. Plus, we offer an unmatched selection of hearing aid sizes and styles. From in-the-ear (ITE) ready out of the box, to fully custom behind-the-ear (BTE) models, we have the perfect solution for you.
How the FDA Supports Hearing Help Express's Efforts
- Yes, hearing aids by mail, online, or via call center are legal, but only if they’re listed with the FDA. All Hearing Help Express hearing aids are listed with the FDA.
- The FDA regulates the hearing aid industry, and Hearing Help Express’s business model exists because of the regulatory actions the FDA has taken to promote the availability and accessibility of hearing aid devices to consumers. Click here for more information from the FDA on how they support our business.
- Historically, the FDA required a waiver to be signed by the consumer before he/she could purchase a hearing aid from a direct mail or online hearing aid company. In addition, Licensed Hearing Aid Dispensers are required to be on staff.
- In early 2016, the National Academies of Sciences published a report on hearing aid accessibility and affordability. Referring to hearing loss as a “significant public health concern,” they explained that if it were easier to get hearing aids, more people might try them.
- In December of 2016, the FDA dropped the waiver requirement allowing adults (over 18 years old) to access hearing aids without being seen by a hearing care professional.
Analog Versus Digital - Which Is Better?
Just like telephones and televisions, hearing aid technology took a huge leap when it moved to digital. But what’s the difference?
Analog is an older technology and analog devices amplify all sound and noise (good and bad). This is particularly troubling in a noisy environment such as a restaurant. In addition, the sound that is amplified is not improved, but can be distorted, leading to further misunderstanding of words.
Digital is the latest technology and is continuously improved to ensure that lower sounds are amplified, and that loud noises (such as crashing dishes) are minimized. In addition, sounds are “cleansed” as they are digitized, helping to reduce distortion and improve understanding of words (for example, digital technology blocks and “cleans” wind noise).
Unlike our competitors who sell analog hearing aids made in China, we only sell digital hearing aids manufactured with USA-made electronics.