First he is forgetiing or conveniently leaving out the fact that hearing aids last any where from 5 to 10 years and almost all providers offer FREE lifetime service, cleaning, adjustment, re-programming, etc. With 4 free check ups per year on an 8 year hearing aid life, that's 32 office visits for which your Dr.
would charge you $80 to $100 per visit just to walk in the door. That would equal at $100 per visit, $3200 worth of service that the patient is getting free....all included in the hearing aid price.
Also, our company (one of the largest in the world) spends $80 million dollars per year on research and developmnet to provide the patient with the best hearing technology available.....This is not just an amplifier. I could go on and on but I don't have time...I have to take care of another patient free of charge.
Professional Dispenser, Board Certified, Audioprosthologist.