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Hearing Aid Pricing….Why are they so expensive?

Posted by Barbara Olson on

Just recently I bought a new wireless printer for my home office. It was only $69, works for all of our computers and mobile phones vs. our old wired model that cost $200 and only worked for one computer. Why have hearing aids become more expensive, while cellphones, computers, tablets, printers and televisions gotten cheaper? The reasons are pretty simple. In some hearing company business models, the company doesn’t even manufacture the products. They buy directly from a manufacturer, then resell the hearing aids to their franchisees or licensees. Obviously, both the manufacturer and company cover their costs and take...

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Digital Hearing Devices vs Analog Hearing Devices

Posted by Barbara Olson on

Hearing machines, hearing aids, hearing devices, types of hearing devices, amplifiers, amplification devices, digital vs. analog…there is SO much to learn and try to understand about hearing machines. Let’s start with the technology and try to understand the similarities and differences between analog and digital hearing aids or devices. Similarities between analog and digital hearing devices 1)      Both analog and digital devices amplify the sounds and voices so you can hear them. 2)      They have the same basic components:      - Microphone to absorb the sounds and transform them to the electric signal      - Amplifier that amplifies and manipulates...

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Hearing Aid Pricing….Why are they so expensive?

Posted by Barbara Olson on

Just recently I bought a new wireless printer for my home office. It was only $69, works for all of our computers and mobile phones vs. our old wired model that cost $200 and only worked for one computer. Why have hearing aids become more expensive, while cellphones, computers, tablets, printers and televisions gotten cheaper? The reasons are pretty simple. In some hearing company business models, the company doesn’t even manufacture the products. They buy directly from a manufacturer, then resell the hearing aids to their franchisees or licensees. Obviously, both the manufacturer and company cover their costs and take...

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