Some time ago, I talked about beginning the practice of separating the hearing aid from the professional services I provide. It took a lot of work, but now I’ve reached a stage where I can offer an unbundled program for better hearing.
All quality hearing aid manufacturers have a line of hearing aids that range in price from the low hundreds to well into four figures for each device. This is the price paid by audiologists and hearing aid dispensers. The provider (me) has to find a complete hearing solution for the client (you) while also making enough to pay the manufacturer and stay in business. I’ve chosen to do this by giving the client a treatment plan that clearly shows the client’s cost for the device and services.
At the low end, the client’s cost for the device is significantly less than the cost for my services. I can’t quite compete with Costco on total price at the low end, but I can when you compare quantity and quality of services. At the high end, the client’s cost for the device is quite a bit higher than the cost for my services. I would be very surprised if you find a better overall price that includes high-end technology anywhere in Tidewater Virginia. Please see The Hearing Journal article where this topic is discussed. You’ll find interviews of me and several fellow audiologists.