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You are judging someone on a topic you are ignorant about. This is supposed to be a place to comment.
The piece was about the real cost of hearing aids. Think what you like but It is not your place to judge. Every time a client walks into buy hearing airs they are robbed. The audiologists are the thieves.
Seniors get no benefits from Medicare for hearing aids. There were 3 senior people with limited resources there who were trying on each other's old hearing aids to see if the would fit and if they could hear with them when I was there getting mine. What an extremely sad situation. The thieves are the people who retail the hearing aids.
If you don't have an extra 1800 for a hearing aid, you can't hear. Is that fair? All of the people were low income as was I. If you have bad hearing and you don't stimulate the brain hearing center, you lose your hearing which declines with age when you're hearing impaired.
I just paid $4600 for a new pair. I could not hear in my right ear which is my good ear bc I did not have the money to replace a broken one for a year. I lucked out bc Someone helped me. Audiologists are well aware of these issues.
There are also 3 grades of hearing aids. The least they could do is discount the price on the lowest to seniors with limited incomes on a sliding scale.