With the average cost of a hearing aid falling around $2,400, many people with hearing loss are asking, “Can a PSAP help my hearing?”.

Personal sound amplification products (PSAPs), are low-cost hearing devices that can range from just $10 to $500 and can be purchased without a prescription or even a hearing evaluation. They are sound amplifiers that are not tailored to an individual’s specific hearing loss.

However, many people with hearing loss are turning to PSAPs for help. And it’s understandable. The PSAPs on the market today look identical to hearing aids, are marketed to those with hearing loss just as hearing aids are, and are often much less expensive.

For those looking for low-cost hearing aids or those that don’t think their hearing is “bad enough” to warrant a hearing aid, it is understandable why a PSAP is being utilized instead.