Advanced Hearing Aid Technology for less than $200

by Bonnie_Clyde 5 Replies latest social family

  • Bonnie_Clyde

    Hope I'm not out of line asking this question...just want to know if anyone has had any experience with this.

    I just saw an ad in Popular Mechanics about "MDHearingAid". It says it uses the same kind of technology that costs thousands more and is less than $200. It's "high-quality FDA-registered, is medical-grade offering sophistication and high performance, and works right out of the box." The prices I've heard up till now are over $2,000, and I haven't felt that we could afford it. Clyde has needed one for quite awhile, and I might too.

  • LV101

    I'd be skeptical. My friend took her husband to an ear, nose, throat, specialist, and he referred them to a high end audiologist who fits people for the latest type that fits down into the ear -- invisible from the outside of the ear and they were at least $7,000. I don't think they work as effectively as the normal type where there's visible wires/apparatus showing, but I may have misunderstood.

    It's a problem. A lot of people go to Costco that has a really good hearing aid company selling hearing aids at good discounts -- many different brands/prices to choose from but not the type I referred to above.

    Good luck.

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    Costco was also recommended from someone that got it there. I think my dad fell for a deal that was cheap and it didn't really work because we found it in a pile.

  • HappyDad

    I know I need a hearing aid but from everyone I know who has had one or had a family member who needed one....they are the biggest rip off of our time. The ones who had one eventually lost it or just put it in a drawer. Who the hell can afford several thousand dollars out of their pocket to make up the cost that their insurance or medicare doesn't cover?

  • SadElder

    Took my 88 year old mother to get hearing aids. Of course she needed the $5,000 a pair kind per the so called doctor of audiology.After 2 weeks and three trips for adjustments, she took the things back. Fortunately in our state they are required to give you a 30 day tryout. Cost me $200 for the "doctor".

    I wouldn't expect much from a $200 set.

  • Giordano

    This looks like a good site to use for reviews etc. It even specifies different countries.

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