Essential hearing aids feature basic technology to assist with your hearing loss. At a minimum, each hearing aid has 4 channels, feedback cancellation, basic directional microphones and noise reduction. These aids are most suited for a quiet or relatively inactive lifestyle, and are more appropriate for a flat hearing loss configuration, as normally less adjustment is required for these hearing losses.
Essential hearing aids are generally a level above the free hearing aids offered to eligible pensioners and veterans through the Office of Hearing Services in Australia (Unitron Quantum E hearing aids are equivalent to the free aids).
Prices for these hearing aids range between $1100 and $1500.