One Size Does Not Fit All - Why a Walmart Hearing Aid May Not Be What You’re Looking For

Written by the Nano Hearing Aids Team
Reviewed for Accuracy by Leah Ritz-Kartz.

One Size Does Not Fit All - Why a Walmart Hearing Aid May Not Be What You’re Looking For

When it comes to one-stop shopping, many people are drawn to the ease and convenience of a big box store like Walmart. Walk into this wonderland and you can buy groceries, tires, gardening supplies and televisions all under one roof. Sure, that may make things easier on you and your list of errands, but when it comes to quality, do you know if you’re getting the best that’s out there? 

If you or someone you love is suffering from hearing loss, you might be tempted to add Walmart hearing aids to your shopping list. But when it comes to your precious sense of hearing, you might prefer a more personalized approach from a company that cares about you and your hearing – and that’s our mission at Nano Hearing Aids. Sure, buy your school supplies and your fishing rod at Walmart, but leave your hearing to the experts at Nano Hearing Aids

Sound Amplifiers vs FDA Registered Hearing Aids

One problem with buying a hearing aid from Walmart is that it will be difficult to discern the good from the bad. When you walk into the store and see the Walmart hearing aids, you will need to do some research to make sure you’re buying the right product. This can be overwhelming to do in a big box store, and finding a hearing aid expert among the aisles at Walmart may be difficult – or impossible. Instead, you will need to study all of the products they have available, which is not something that everyone has the time, ability or interest to do. 

Woman shopping for Walmart hearing aids

Sure, some Walmart hearing aids are FDA-registered, but many of them are merely sound amplifiers. Depending on your particular hearing needs, you will need to pay careful attention to what you are buying. All FDA-registered hearing aids should be labeled as such, and price is also an indicator of quality. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Products that are cheap are likely only sound amplifiers, as it is just not possible to make a bona fide hearing aid under a certain price point. 

Generally speaking, hearing amplifiers will augment all frequencies of sound – both necessary and unnecessary – while hearing aids work carefully to optimize only the sounds that you are having trouble hearing.

And, if you want a more personalized hearing aid that will help alleviate your particular problem, it’s best to work with a company that takes a more customized approach. 

Over the Counter

There is just something disconcerting about purchasing a hearing aid that is over the counter. Walmart hearing aids subscribe to the idea of one-size-fits-all. Unfortunately, your hearing needs are extremely individualized, and you can’t just pop something off the shelf and expect it to solve your particular problem.

Over the counter hearing aids are also only geared toward adults with mild to moderate hearing problems, so clearly Walmart hearing aids are not for everyone. If you are shopping for a child or someone who has more profound hearing problems, a sound amplifier will not help you, and you will need a more intricate hearing aid solution.

Our Story: Nano Hearing Aids

While you might be tempted to buy Walmart hearing aids, remember that big box stores don’t have the expertise, care or passion that specialized companies like Nano Hearing Aids do. In fact, Nano Hearing Aids came about because of an experience that our founder had with his grandmother at Christmas. When he realized that she was having trouble hearing, despite the fact that she had very costly hearing aids, he wanted to do something about it. With engineers on his team and a desire to cut out the middle man, Nano Hearing Aids was founded with the goal to bring a positive hearing experience to those experiencing hearing loss. And so, what was born from one man’s love for his own grandmother has now become an amazing business that is helping people solve their hearing issues worldwide. 

Nano Hearing Aids

How We’re Different: These are Not Your Walmart Hearing Aids

Since 2017, Nano Hearing Aids has helped over 200,000 Americans recover from their hearing loss difficulties. At Walmart, you are left to your own devices to research and understand the products they offer. But at Nano, we are with you every step of the way, 24/7. Here are some other important details about our products: 

  • Each of our Nano devices are FDA registered as Class 1, meaning they are real hearing aids and not merely amplifiers. 
  • Each hearing aid has a variety of settings to augment your hearing in just the way you need it to be done.
  • You do not need a prescription or an audiogram (hearing test) to purchase our hearing aids.
  • Our technology allows for different modes and volumes to find the perfect sound combination for you. 
  • Although there is no physical store, your device will come with several sets of domes to find the perfect fit for you. Over 95% of people find a perfect match. 
  • Our hearing aid specialists will help you every step of the way. By calling (619) 391-4268, you will be connected to a hearing expert who will have you hearing in no time.
  • Your hearing aid order will be fulfilled in 1-3 business days.
  • We offer a full line of hearing aids and accessories that will meet all of your hearing needs. 

    As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. Walmart hearing aids might offer you convenience and a cheap ticket price, but you really have no way of knowing if they are offering the quality and technical elements that you need. At Nano Hearing Aids, we are working hard each day to make your personalized hearing aid affordable and applicable to your particular hearing loss situation. Don’t trust your precious sense of hearing to Walmart hearing aids. Choose Nano Hearing Aids so that you will experience hearing relief at a reasonable price, and with hearing aid specialists who will help you on your journey.

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