At Gold Country Hearing, we receive many calls from people who want to know more about the different hearing aids available on the market.

With a Costco not too far from us, we are regularly asked: 

“What’s the difference between Costco and Gold Country Hearing?”

From warranties to insurance and price, this article will help you to make an informed decision on who you should choose to partner with to achieve better hearing.

Choosing the right provider for your needs and lifestyle is important for ensuring that you get the most out of your device and receive the maximum benefits.

What’s The Main Difference?

What makes this comparison so difficult is that Costco and Gold Country Hearing work very differently.

When you visit Gold Country Hearing, we will treat your hearing as a comprehensive journey, monitoring your progress every step of the way.

You can go to many other large distributors of hearing aids, but you won’t receive the same award-winning service that you will get at Gold Country Hearing.

Think of it like your dental health. You could get a teeth whitening kit at home, but it wouldn’t compete with the expert service you would receive at a dentist.

To help you understand more about the decision you are making, we have outlined a comparison chart highlighting all the things you should keep in mind.

In our first comparison, we consider the type of hearing assessment each provider offers to its customers.

At Gold Country Hearing, we will always start your journey with a comprehensive hearing assessment.

Our comprehensive hearing assessment begins with a physical examination of your ears, using a range of expert tools and equipment to assess the degree of your hearing loss.

While Costco wins on price, they do not offer comprehensive hearing assessments that identify the exact cause of your hearing loss and how to treat it, which is one of the most important steps in your hearing journey.

When it comes to repair warranty, both providers offer 3 years of protection for your device, ensuring you are covered in any moments of crisis.

You can also be comforted by Costco’s loss and damage warranty, which has you covered for up to 2 years should your hearing aid become misplaced or damaged.

On the other hand, Gold Country Hearing goes the extra mile by offering a 3-year loss and damage warranty and fully managed insurance benefits.

With one quick phone call, you can be put through to our insurance expert, who will talk you through your benefits and check your entitlement.

If you’re tight on time and find it hard to keep an appointment, you may benefit from Costco’s flexible opening hours, which include weekend appointments.

At Gold Country Hearing, weekend hours are by appointment only, but our Curbside appointments offer a revolutionary way for you to get your hearing health care without having to leave your car.

In addition, our virtual appointments offer an alternative way for you to get your patient care through video conferencing. This service aims to minimize contact at your greatest convenience. Many of our patients favor this service, as it cuts out both the travel and time.

Wherever you decide to start your journey, the most important thing is that you are taking the first step toward treating your hearing challenges.

In over 70 years of practicing, the biggest lesson we have learned is that preventative care and timely action are the best mitigators in preventing hearing loss.

What’s Next?

If you have any questions or would like to know more about anything you have read in this article, then our team of experts is here to help.

You can call your local office by clicking here, or you can request a callback by clicking here.

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Dr Kimberly Bonney Au.D.

Dr. Kimberly Bonney Au.D., graduated with her Master’s Degree in 2001 from CSU Sacramento and worked at a non-profit hearing center in Sacramento. She then began working as an educational audiologist in Placer and Nevada County schools where she found working with children who were deaf and hard of hearing to be very rewarding. After she graduated from Salus University with her Doctor of Audiology degree, Dr Bonney bought the first Gold Country Hearing location.