HEARING AIDS - ANALOGY OF BRANDED PRODUCTS - CARS & HEARING AIDS - General Motors,Ford,Chrysler &
Analogy can be described as "resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike".
To whose advantage would it be, if when you bought a Car and could only have it serviced by the Corporate Francished Dealer?
What if only a Factory Authorized Mechanic, employed by the Restricted Car Dealer, because of Special Designed Tools, could be the only one that could work on your Car?
What would the prices be? For Service & Parts?
What would the Service levels be?
Who would need Who and Who would know that?
The above analogy is an accurate description of what happens when you buy any Private Labeled or Restricted Labeled Hearing Aid, such as: BELTONE,MIRACLE-EAR,NuEar,AUDIBEL,SONUS,HEAR/x, or any other hearing aid being sold as NEW but not of a readily available and openly distributed Hearing Aid Brand such as REXTON,SIEMENS,STARKEY,PHONAK,OTICON,WIDEX,RESOUND,BERNAFON,SONIC INOVATIONS, SEBOTEK,VIVATONE,UNITRON, and MANY OTHERS.
When the Consumer is denied Freedom Of Choice, of either Purchase or Service, it is without exception, to the detriment of the Consumer.
Before buying any Hearing Aid, the Consumer should seriously study the Prices,Policies,& Procedures, of both the Manufacturer and the Hearing Aid Provider, which is usually identified as a State Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser.
All of those engaged in the manufacture and sale of Hearing Aids have to comply with both very stringent Federal & State Laws.
It is the Consumers responsibility to be familiar with such laws and to be sure they are adhered to by those Manufacturing and Dispensing Hearing Aids.
The same Common Sense approch used in every other Human Experience, should be applied in the Acquisition of a Hearing Aid.
All Principals are the same:
MOST OF ALL....INTEGRITY