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Encouraging Transparency in Hearing Aid Pricing

Encouraging Transparency in Hearing Aid Pricing By Marla Dougherty Editor: Here’s more of our continuing coverage from the 2011 HLAA Convention. Thanks to the folks at NVRC for doing such a great job of reporting and for allowing us to share their information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 2011 This workshop was a continuation of the discussion about Consumer Reports research on hearing ...

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UW-Madison program provides reconditioned hearing aids

UW-Madison program provides reconditioned hearing aids September 2011 A hearing aid recycling program that helps provide services to low-income individuals is under way, led by the University of Wisconsin-MadisonDepartment of Communicative Disorders. “There are many people who need hearing aids who cannot afford them. Our program can help,” says Melanie Buhr-Lawler, audiologist and clinical associate professor in the department who ...

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Health Insurer to Provide Reduced Cost Hearing Aids

Health Insurer to Provide Reduced Cost Hearing Aids October 2011 hi HealthInnovations(tm), a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, today launched a suite of high tech, lower cost hearing devices for the 36 million Americans with hearing loss. An estimated 75 percent of people who can benefit from hearing devices don’t use them, largely due to the high cost. To view ...

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UK’s National Health Care Includes Siemens IMPACT Hearing Aides

UK’s National Health Care Includes Siemens IMPACT Hearing Aides Editor: It’s good to see that some people have access to good hearing aids through readily available health insurance. It’s unfortunate that the same can’t be said for folks here in the US. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ March 2012 Siemens Hearing Instruments has upgraded the company’s IMPACT range of hearing solutions and they have ...

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HearPO Extends Hearing Healthcare Benefits to Millions of Americans

HearPO Extends Hearing Healthcare Benefits to Millions of Americans Editor: Here’s yet another announcement of a hearing healthcare program that claims to offer hearing aids at significantly reduced prices. As always, I’m pretty skeptical and would love to be wrong. If you give this program a try, please be sure to let me know your experience. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ April 2012 HearPO, ...

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FDA Halts hi HealthInnovations’ Online Hearing Test

FDA Halts hi HealthInnovations’ Online Hearing Test April 2012 We reported last week that hi HealthInnovations had removed its online hearing test from its website, but had no idea why. It was, after all, one of the cornerstones of their hearing aid sales program. Now we learn that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a cease and desist letter ...

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Hearing Aid Industry

Hearing Aid Industry Hearing aids are big business! You’ve probably noticed that hearing aids areĀ  becoming VERY expensive, and that the industry is consolidating. Here’s your chance to learn about the hearing aid industry! April 2013 – Oticon’s Parent Buys Cochlear Implant Company October 2012 – Study Predicts Growth in Hearing Aid Sales Through 2018 October 2012 – Entire Sonova ...

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Can a Low-Cost Hearing Aid be Effective

Can a Low-Cost Hearing Aid be Effective? Editor: I’m a big fan of anything that will make hearing aids more readily available to the millions of Americans who need them. MDHearingAid has taken a major step in that direction, as the study described in this article confirms. You can learn more about their products at www.mdhearingaid.com Full Disclosure: MDHearingAid advertises ...

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Inexpensive Hearing Aid Available Online

Inexpensive Hearing Aid Available Online February 2013 There’s good news for people suffering from hearing loss. General Hearing Instruments, Inc., and major Texas retailers are teaming up to bring affordable hearing aids to American consumers. Over 350 major retail supercenters in Texas are now carrying General Hearing Instruments, Inc., products. This partnership brings together a large distribution network with a ...

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