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More than 1 in 5 people in Iowa have hearing loss, according to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many can experience improvement by wearing hearing aids. The Sioux City Journal has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing consumer reviews, local availability and hearing aid styles of 26 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top hearing aid companies in Sioux City.

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Styles of hearing aids in Sioux City

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There are many different types of hearing aids available in Sioux City, ranging from larger, more noticeable models with strong amplification power to nearly invisible ones that sit deep in the ear canal. The style of hearing aid you choose should depend on your degree of hearing loss, your preference for certain features and your ability to manually handle the device.

Common hearing aids styles in Sioux City include the following:

  • Behind-the-ear hearing aids have all electronics in a plastic case that sits behind the ear. It connects by clear tube to an earmold or earpiece. BTE hearing aids improve all degrees of hearing loss, from mild to profound, are easy to clean and handle and are common choices for children.
  • Receiver-in-canal hearing aids, a type of “mini-BTE” hearing aid, have a smaller piece that sits behind the ear and a very thin wire that connects to a receiver in the ear canal. The earpiece is often open fit, meaning it doesn’t plug the ear like a traditional BTE hearing aid. RIC hearing aids are good for mild to moderate hearing loss.
  • In-the-canal hearing aids are custom-made to fit partly in the ear canal. ITC hearing aids are less visible than larger styles, but they are big enough to have some features, like volume control. Still, they may be too small for some people to handle. ITC hearing aids work for mild to moderate hearing loss.
  • Completely-in-the-canal hearing aids are the most discreet style of hearing aid. They are custom-made to fit entirely in the ear canal, but their small size means they can’t accommodate features like directional microphones, and their battery life is relatively short. CIC hearing aids are compatible with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Not all hearing aid features are available on all styles of hearing aids. In general, the smaller the hearing aid, the fewer the number of features it has. Popular hearing aid features in Sioux City include:

  • Directional microphones
  • Noise reduction
  • Telecoils
  • Bluetooth
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Remote control
  • Wind and feedback suppression systems
  • Volume and memory controls

How much do hearing aids cost in Sioux City?

The cost of hearing aids in Sioux City is between $1,000 and $4,000 per hearing aid. The price of hearing aids often includes your hearing evaluation, hearing aid fitting, the device, cleanings and adjustments as long as you own the aid and a warranty that usually lasts from one to three years.

Many Sioux City hearing aid stores and manufacturers offer financing options or discounts to make it easier to pay for hearing aids. Check with your health insurer or ask your audiologist or hearing aid specialist to contact your insurer to find out if your benefits provide any coverage for hearing care.

Sioux City hearing aid FAQ

How much does a hearing test cost in Sioux City?

Many audiologists and hearing care professionals in Sioux City offer preliminary hearing tests for free. If you are charged for a hearing evaluation, most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover the cost. If you do have to pay out of pocket for a hearing test in Sioux City, you may have to spend up to $250.

Do hearing aids come with a trial period in Sioux City?

Yes, most hearing aids in Sioux City come with a free trial period of at least 30 days so you can try them out. Ask your hearing care professional whether a trial period is included; if the answer is yes, make sure the trial period and return policy are clearly stated on the sales receipt, which Iowa law requires upon sale of a hearing aid.

What Sioux City financial assistance programs help me pay for hearing aids?

The Iowa Department of Human Rights has a list of hearing aid financial assistance resources for both children and adults, including the Iowa Able Foundation and the Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank.

Can hearing aids be donated in Sioux City?

Yes, the Sioux City Lions Club accepts used hearing aids for donation. Its website has a list of drop box addresses in Sioux City.

Sioux City hearing aid company information


Eargo offers free hearing consultations and evaluations, nearly invisible hearing aids and setup support. Sioux City customers get their hearing aids shipped directly to their homes. Devices come in multiple sizes. Eargo provides a 45-day trial period.

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Embrace Hearing

Embrace Hearing offers a simple hearing aid selection process with three different styles of aids. Before purchasing a hearing aid, send your hearing test results so your hearing aid can be programmed for your needs. All devices from Embrace Hearing include a 45-day trial period.

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Starkey Hearing Aids

Starkey offers a wide range of hearing aid styles, from behind-the-ear to invisible-in-canal, plus a wide variety of accessories like remote controls and musician-specific technology. Customers in Sioux City can complete an in-person hearing test with a hearing care professional to get matched with a product. All hearing aids include a minimum 30-day return policy and Starkey’s Worry-Free Warranty covering loss, damage and repair.

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Miracle-Ear Hearing Aids

With Miracle-Ear, customers have access to a wide range of hearing technology and styles including behind-the-ear and in-the-ear hearing aids. All hearing aids come with a three-year warranty with support and protection. Sioux City customers receive a free hearing test and free lifetime service. Get tests, fittings and other support at Miracle-Ear’s local office at 4129 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106.

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Sound Decision Hearing

Sound Decision Hearing is a local provider of Starkey hearing aids, offering devices in a variety of styles. Specialty items include musician ear monitors, custom earmolds and maskers. Each hearing aid comes with free fitting, programming and cleaning, plus a discount for those who buy online. Sound Decision Hearing is located at 4301 Sergeant Road, Sioux City, IA 51106.

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Siouxland Hearing Healthcare

Siouxland Hearing Healthcare offers comprehensive hearing care to patients of all ages and with all types of hearing issues. Its inventory includes a wide selection of hearing aids manufactured by several leading companies, including Phonak, ReSound and Starkey. All hearing aids come with a free 60-day trial with a 100% money-back guarantee. Siouxland Hearing Healthcare has a location in Sioux City at 2916 Hamilton Blvd., C Ste. 103, Sioux City, IA 51104.

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HearingLife is a nationwide hearing care company offering hearing aids from leading manufacturers. Hearing aid styles include BTE and ITE models. Sioux City customers receive a free hearing aid sample to test the fit. Residents can get their hearing tested at the local HearingLife hearing center at 3204 Singing Hills Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51106.


Hearing Specialists, P.C.

Hearing Specialists, P.C. offers a wide variety of hearing aid models from Signia. In addition to hearing aids, the company sells accessories such as noise protectors, swimming molds and hearing aid parts. Each customer receives a one-on-one evaluation with a licensed audiologist, who helps decide what style is right for their specific hearing loss and budget. Hearing Specialists, P.C. is located at 3535 Southern Hills Drive, Ste. D, Sioux City, IA 51106.

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