DEKALB & DEERFIELD, ILLINIOS — Walgreens and Lexie Hearing today announced Lexie Lumen hearing aids will be available OTC at Walgreens stores nationwide for adults ages 18 and older with mild-to-moderate hearing loss starting October 17.
This announcement follows the passage of the OTC Hearing Aid Act by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which allows consumers to purchase hearing aids directly at retail stores and online, without a prescription.
“Walgreens is committed to breaking down barriers to offer convenient access to affordable health and wellness solutions. Together with Lexie Hearing, we are making it easy for customers nationwide to purchase high-quality hearing aids directly from their neighborhood Walgreens, both online and in-store.”
–Luke Rauch, SVP and Chief Merchandising Officer, Walgreens
Approximately 37.5 million American adults report some trouble hearing,i yet only about 20% of those who could benefit from hearing aids have used them.ii
“We believe hearing health should be available to all people, not only those who can afford it,” said Nic Klopper, CEO and founder of Lexie Hearing. “That’s why we’re excited to work with Walgreens to make affordable, audiologist-quality hearing aids more accessible to communities across the country.”
Lexie Hearing Aids Coming Soon to Walgreens Store
Starting October 17, Lexie Lumen hearing aids can be purchased at Walgreens stores nationwide, including Puerto Rico, for $799. Previously, the company offered devices at Walgreens stores in a handful of states.
Consumers can also purchase them online through Walgreens Find Care for $39 per month for 24 months. Each purchase includes a pair of hearing aids, all the batteries and accessories that are needed to set up the hearing aids, and a 45-day money back guarantee. Walgreens customers can also save money on this purchase if they are enrolled in the myWalgreens loyalty program or use the myWalgreens Credit Card.
Once purchased, Lexie Hearing offers customers a complete hearing solution, including a professional-quality hearing check, hearing aids customized to their unique hearing profile, and access to hearing experts through video or voice calls. With smart technology and remote care, Lexie Lumen hearing aids deliver the quality and features expected from premium hearing aids, at a greatly reduced cost.
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About Lexie Hearing
Lexie Hearing, an innovative game-changer in the U.S. hearing aid market, is on a mission to make better hearing affordable and accessible to everyone. The team at Lexie is passionately committed to helping people enjoy healthy hearing without having to spend thousands of dollars, recognizing that too many people do not wear hearing aids because they are so expensive. That’s why Lexie Hearing is changing the industry. They’re bringing a great experience to customers with high-quality hearing aids, a customer care program that proves that people with hearing loss are at the heart of everything they do, and smart technology that gives customers control of their hearing experience.
Lexie was developed by hearX Group, an impact-driven company that has provided over 1.5 million hearing tests in 191 countries globally. hearX takes pride in providing an entirely new way to overcome traditional barriers to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disabling hearing loss.
i Blackwell DL, Lucas JW, Clarke TC. Summary health statistics for U.S. adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012 National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 10(260). 2014. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_260.pdf.
ii Based on calculations by NIDCD Epidemiology and Statistics Program staff using data collected by (1) the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) annually for number of persons who have ever used a hearing aid [numerator], and (2) periodic NHANES hearing exams for representative samples of the U.S. adult and older adult population [denominator]; these statistics are also used for tracking Healthy People 2010 and 2020 objectives. See also Use of Hearing Aids by Adults with Hearing Loss (chart).
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