There are two ways to purchase a direct-to-consumer hearing aid from Audicus: Pay the entire cost to own the devices or lease them in monthly installments via the Audicus Premier membership plan. The company runs periodic sales, which may knock as much as $400 off the price of a pair of hearing aids.
The starting price for a pair of hearing aids costs:
- Mini (CIC): $4,590
- Spirit 1 (RIC): $3,990
- Spirit 2 (RIC): $4,790
- Omni 1 (RIC): $5,590
- Omni 2 (RIC): $5,990
The Audicus Premier membership program starts at $99 per month, but it also requires a $249 one-time fee. Membership for the top-of-the-line Omni Series 2 model costs $199 a month, plus the $249 upfront fee. Audicus Premier includes the rental of the hearing aids, replacement devices every 18 months, an unlimited warranty, free cleaning services (which otherwise costs $100), cleaning and maintenance supplies (otherwise $12 per month), and loss and damage protection (otherwise $249 per pair).
For those who purchase their hearing aids outright and want to get a new pair, the company provides a $50 to $100 trade-in value per unit, even if it’s damaged.
Customers can also purchase a remote control for $299 to self-adjust the volume on Spirit and Omni models.
Though many Medicare Advantage plans cover hearing aid exams and offer discounts for devices and maintenance, most other health insurance policies, including Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance, don’t cover the cost of hearing aids.
How to Save Money on Audicus Hearing Aids
Hearing aid users can save money on Audicus hearing aids by enrolling in the company’s Audicus Premier monthly membership plan. Premier members gain access to hearing aid upgrades every 18 months, unlimited access to hearing aid specialists, insurance and hearing aid supplies. However, Premier membership is only available with the purchase of Spirit Series 2 and Omni Series 2 models. Premier membership costs $99 to $199 per month.
Those with a Medicare Advantage health insurance plan may be able to receive full or partial coverage for their Audicus hearing aids. Check with your insurance provider to determine whether hearing health benefits are included in your plan.
Eligible veterans and active duty military personnel may also be able to get their hearing health costs (including hearing aids) covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Additionally, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) classifies hearing aids, batteries, repairs and maintenance as medical expenses that can be included as deductions on your tax return. You can also pay for hearing aids and other related costs with HSA and FSA funds.