Costco is a membership-only global warehouse club with stores in eight countries

11%

Costco’s market share of the U.S. market

Founded in 1976 under the name Price Club, Costco is known for its careful selection of quality products while also keeping costs down for its members.

In addition to food, drink, and household electronics, Costco has branched out with great success in several other areas, including travel, rental cars, pharmaceuticals, and hearing aids. As of 2019, Costco was the largest private provider of hearing aids in the United States, capturing 11% of the U.S. market. In part, this is due to low Costco hearing aid prices, especially for the company’s Kirkland Signature hearing aids.

Costco Hearing Aid Features

Costco’s most significant selling feature is the price. While most hearing aids cost an average of $2,000 per ear, Kirkland hearing aids cost as little as $1499 for a pair and come with free warranties and loss/damage coverage, as well as a free Costco hearing test, free hearing aid cleanings, follow-up appointments, and checkups.

Costco also carries a selection of hearing aids other than Kirkland hearing aids. In most cases, these hearing aids are less expensive than average. The necessary trade-off is that you get a functional hearing aid without higher-end options and features. 

Costco Hearing Aid Reviews

Kirkland Signature 9.0

Kirkland is Costco’s house brand and used for products as varied as coffee, fresh produce, and hearing aids. Kirkland hearing aids are manufactured by Sonova International and use the Sonova Sword chip, a wireless chip that makes the hearing aid Bluetooth compatible.

The Kirkland Signature 9.0 is a reliable hearing aid if somewhat stripped of extra features. The hearing aid is a receiver-in-ear model that auto-adjusts program settings to match the surrounding environment. A pair of hearing aids can share information through binaural signal processing.

Kirkland hearing aids can connect to televisions, music players, and phones. The hearing aids can automatically distinguish between music and conversation when streaming audio, and they support hands-free phone use. 

The Philips HearLink 9010

Also offered by Costco, the behind-the-ear Philips HearLink 9010 makes use of Oticon Open Hardware and offers more features than Kirkland hearing aids, including:

  • Multichannel directionality
  • Binaural noise management
  • SoundMap noise control
  • SoundMap feedback canceller
  • Made of iPhone functionality
  • Airplane mode

The downside is the price. While Kirkland hearing aids cost $1499 for a set of hearing aids, the Philips HearLink 9010 costs $1249.00 per hearing aid. 

The Rexton Adore iX

The Rexton Adore iX for Costco is an in-the-ear hearing aid, but it’s also a ‘click-and-fit’ aid. That means it doesn’t require an impression to be taken of your ear. Instead, it comes with varying comfortable soft tips that provide a quick and easy fit. Like the Kirkland Signature 9.0, it’s a basic hearing aid without many extra features. The Adore iX offers automatic voice detection and a directional microphone.

Pros and Cons

As we’ve noted, the biggest advantage of Costco hearing aids is price. If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive, bare-bones hearing aid, Costco may be the solution you need. If you’re looking for more advanced hearing aids, you may want to look elsewhere.

None of the three hearing aids discussed above have tinnitus features, and only one – the Philips HearLink – offers the convenience of rechargeable batteries. Kirkland hearing aids lack telecoils, a feature in many other hearing aids that allows users to listen to audio broadcasts in airports, auditoriums, and other public places. 

The biggest advantage of Costco hearing aids is price

Costco Hearing Aid Prices

Kirkland Signature 9.0: $1499 for two hearing aids
Philips HearLink 9010: $1249.99 per hearing aid
Rexton Adore iX:
$1249.99 to $1499.99 per hearing aid

The Costco Hearing Test

Convenience is a large part of the Costco hearing aid experience; you can get a free Costco hearing test, try out hearing aids, and then go shopping. While Costco does hire some audiologists, most staff members conducting hearing tests are hearing aid specialists.

Even if you choose to purchase your hearing aids through Costco, it’s recommended you speak to a licensed hearing care professional for your hearing test. They can provide the best possible evaluation of your hearting and help you choose the best hearing aid for you and your lifestyle.

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Models

Kirkland Signature 9.0

Phonak Brio 4

ReSound Preza

(LiNX Quattro 9)

Rexton Adore

Average Price

Starts at  $1,500

Starts at  $1,250

Starts at  $1,250

Starts at  $1,250

Model Type

Behind-the-Ear

Behind-the-Ear

Receiver-in-the-canal

Behind-the-Ear &

Receiver-in-the-canal

Batteries

Battery Size 312

Battery Size 312

Rechargeable (Lithium-ion)

Battery Size 312, 13,

Rechargeable (Lithium-ion)

Bluetooth

Depending on the model

Android / iOS compatibility

Android & iPhone Compatibility

Android Compatibility

iOS and Android* Compatibility

iOS and Android* Compability

Tinnitus Relief

Water Resistant

Produced in

2020

2020

no information found

no information found

  • Kirkland Signature 9.0

    • Average Price

      Starts at  $1,500

    • Model Type

      Behind-the-Ear

    • Batteries

      Battery Size 312

    • Bluetooth

    • Android / iOS compatibility

      Android & iPhone Compatibility

    • Tinnitus Relief

    • Water Resistant

    • Produced in

      2020

  • Phonak Brio 4

    • Average Price

      Starts at  $1,250

    • Model Type

      Behind-the-Ear

    • Batteries

      Battery Size 312

    • Bluetooth

    • Android / iOS compatibility

      Android Compatibility

    • Tinnitus Relief

    • Water Resistant

    • Produced in

      2020

  • ReSound Preza

    (LiNX Quattro 9)

    • Average Price

      Starts at  $1,250

    • Model Type

      Receiver-in-the-canal

    • Batteries

      Rechargeable (Lithium-ion)

    • Bluetooth

    • Android / iOS compatibility

      iOS and Android* Compatibility

    • Tinnitus Relief

    • Water Resistant

    • Produced in

      no information found

  • Rexton Adore

    • Average Price

      Starts at  $1,250

    • Model Type

      Behind-the-Ear &

      Receiver-in-the-canal

    • Batteries

      Battery Size 312, 13,

      Rechargeable (Lithium-ion)

    • Bluetooth

      Depending on the model

    • Android / iOS compatibility

      iOS and Android* Compability

    • Tinnitus Relief

    • Water Resistant

    • Produced in

      no information found

*Android connectivity requires an external streamer

Prices can be subject to discounts

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