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Hearing Aids.

Need hearing aids? Visit your local Audiologist and ask about their financing options, or simply apply for a loan, and we’ll take care of the rest!

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How Much Does It Cost To Get Hearing Aids?

The cost of an appointment with your Audiologist plus a pair of hearing aids can range from R 16,000 – R 90,000.

R 90,000

Pay with Cash

Not Covered

With Medical Aid

*R 4,891.21 p/m

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Please Note: The cash price is only an estimate. Ts & Cs Apply. Indicative repayment using assumed fixed interest rate, repayable over 24 months. Subject to credit and affordability assessment. Please use the Loan Calculator for more options, or contact us to speak to a consultant.

How It Works.

Applying is quick and easy! Need a hand?


Consult Your Doctor

Get a quote from your audiologist (or apply using an estimated procedure amount).

Gather your Documents

You will need a copy of your ID, proof of income (most recent salary slip), last 3 months’ bank statements and proof of residence (eg. a utility bill).

Apply Online

Apply online to check whether you qualify for a Medical Finance loan and send us your documents (See Step 2) via email.

Await Approval

We’ll get back to you within an hour.

Payment Made

Once accepted, we'll make a payment directly to your practitioner within 24 hours.

Where Can I Find An Audiologist?

Find a registered Audiologist near you! Or join our directory.

Distinct Hearing
34 Cathedral Street, George Central, George, George, Western Cape 6529

Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Aids.

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Will a hearing aid restore my hearing to normal?

No, hearing aids are designed to ease hearing, but they cannot restore the natural functioning of the ear. Hearing aids also cannot prevent the progression of hearing loss over time.

How long does it take to get used to a hearing aid?

Each person’s experience is different. Hearing aids help you hear sounds that you haven’t heard (or haven’t heard in years).

Relearning takes place in the central auditory system, where the brain takes time to classify all the new information that comes into the ear.

There is a 60-day trial period during which you can become accustomed to hearing aids and evaluate their usefulness. Programming changes may be made empirically to assist in the customization process.

There are so many different types of hearing aids! Which style is best?

There is no such thing as a single “best” style. Depending on your specific listening requirements, you’ll have a variety of alternatives to pick from. Your kind and degree of hearing loss, as well as your lifestyle demands, cosmetic preferences, and money, are all things to consider. Your audiologist will work with you to choose a hearing aid that meets your specific requirements.

Why do hearing aids cost so much?

One of the reasons is that the number of hearing aids sold is relatively low (about 1.7 million hearing aids for about 30 million people with deafness).

Manufacturers also spend considerable time and money on research and development. The purchase price also includes a one to two year warranty against loss and effort.

How do I take care of my hearing aid?

Hearing aids need to be kept dry. Methods for cleaning hearing aids vary depending on the style and shape. Other tips for taking care of hearing aids include:

  • Keep the hearing aids away from heat.
  • Batteries should be replaced on a regular basis.
  • Avoid the use of hairspray and other hair products when the hearing aid is in place.

Is there anything else, other than (or in addition to) hearing aids, that can help me hear?

Hearing aids may not be sufficient in some scenarios. When background noise, distance, and bad acoustics are concerns, assistive listening devices (ALDs) can give an extra boost. You may be a candidate for cochlear implants or bone-anchored hearing devices if you are profoundly deaf and traditional hearing aids are ineffective. You may also inquire about aural rehabilitation and communication tactics with or without hearing aids from your audiologist.

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