They frequently cost thousands of dollars and are only available via prescription. They’re now as little as $199 at Walmart.
Today, Americans can purchase less expensive hearing aids for mild-to-moderate hearing loss without a prescription from a variety of common retailers, including Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and Walmart plus. Making critical health devices more affordable and accessible to the estimated 28.8 million adults who could benefit from them.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the modification might reduce the average cost of acquiring a hearing aid by up to $3,000. The White House said on Monday that Walgreens is now offering an over-the-counter type identical to hearing aids that cost $2,000 to $8,000 per pair at specialist merchants for $799 per pair on its shelves.
Similarly, Walmart said today that it is now selling over-the-counter hearing devices priced between $199 and $999 per pair, which are equivalent to prescription hearing aids that cost between $4,400 and $5,500 per pair.