Walmart Now Offers Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids To Help Customers Hear and Feel Their Best
Walmart | October 17, 2022
Starting October 17, Walmart will offer over the counter (OTC) hearing aids to help their customers live better and healthier lives at affordable prices they can count on. For the first time, hearing aids will be available in the U.S. to customers who are 18 years and older with perceived mild-to-moderate hearing loss without a medical exam or fitting adjustment needed by an audiologist. Walmart is excited to offer customers a broad assortment of high-quality hearing aids at a more affordable price, helping to deliver on their goal to be the primary shopping destination for shoppers.
Walmart will offer an assortment of OTC hearing aids, ranging from $199 - $999 per pair. Options will include top brands like Lexie Hearing, with hearing aid models powered by Bose, and Go Hearing that will offer cutting-edge technology like Bluetooth and self-tuning app capabilities and discreet, sleek designs at everyday low prices.
Nearly 30 million American adults could benefit from using hearing aids, making them an essential part of many Americans’ health care priorities.1 People with hearing loss are more likely to suffer from social isolation and depression, are three times more likely to be at risk of dementia and have an increased risk of falling and hospitalization.
With 150 million customers passing through our doors each week, Walmart is in a unique position to provide quality, affordable health and wellness services to all Americans where they live and shop. To help make it easy for customers to understand their OTC hearing aid options and Walmart’s offerings, Walmart is providing additional resources online to help customers find the right device for them.
Additionally, customers can also easily access a full range of health care services to address their “whole health” and proactively manage their health through preventative care at our Walmart Health Centers. These state-of-the-art Walmart Health Centers offer hearing tests and other health care services for customers with a team of qualified medical professionals that can help them assess potential hearing loss, rule out underlying medical conditions and determine if a hearing aid is right for them. Walmart is on a mission to transform the cost and convenience of health care in the communities we serve. Ninety percent of the population is located within 10 miles of a Walmart, which puts us in a unique position to provide health and wellness services to all Americans.