Any other sellers besides Audicus and Costco to save money?

For my column on seniorplanet.org I’m writing about what I learned on this forum. As far as saving money I learned that Audicus and Costco seem to be the most recommended options. Is there anything else? What should you avoid? What are the most common ripoffs for people looking for bargains.

There’s also hi HealthInnovations, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, the provider of UnitedHealthcare insurance plans.

Thanks for the link. The Health Innovations model seems different since there are audiologists supplying the aids. Do you know anything about the hearing aids they sell?

if they are veterans they should check the VA

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if they are veterans they should check the VA

Thanks for that tip as well. I assume everyone is just on Medicare like me.

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Thanks for that tip as well. I assume everyone is just on Medicare like me.

A national information resource is the Hearing Loss Association of America at www.hearingloss.org. they provide information and resources useful for nongeeks.

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A national information resource is the Hearing Loss Association of America at www.hearingloss.org. they provide information and resources useful for nongeeks.

The hearing aids are manufactured by IntriCon.

http://www.intricon.com/products/hearing-health/systems/

yes, go to this link, http://www.discounthearingaidsofamerica.com/oticon-hearing-aids.htm

The best prices I have found, saved me $3100. on my Oticon Alta’s

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yes, go to this link, http://www.discounthearingaidsofamerica.com/oticon-hearing-aids.htm

The best prices I have found, saved me $3100. on my Oticon Alta’s

JRJ, those are some really good prices! How was the service and communication with them after you purchased? Was browsing all the aids and definitely a lot less money than I was quoted at local places in New York.

However, I did find less expensive but it isn’t an online store. I paid $1,299 for the Phonak Audeo Q70 and $899 for a CROS. I bought it from http://hearfine.com/hearing-aids/hearing-aids-international/

I’ve had a few questions since, and I’ve gotten quick responses via e-mail, with offers to call me.

Again JRJ, good site with all the manufacturers. Glad we could both share these places.

Does anyone else have any experiences with Discount Hearing Aids of America? I like the layout of their prices.

ziphearing.com. They post great prices for all major brands and then refer you to a local dispenser that’s joined Zip Hearing’s network. You have to call to get a referral as I suspect that’s how they protect their commission. So since their network participants aren’t listed I don’t know how extensive the network is. I used them for one referral but I have not done a transaction yet.

http://www.connecthearing.com/ is apparently owned by sonova and is willing to price match with costco. but you can get the newer lines like phonak venture for possibly just a few hundred above costco’s price. However, I only recommend this network of stores for those who are long time users who either do well when their aids only have the default settings and those who know how to program their own aids.

Please note, people with unusual loses (reverse slope, severe losses) should not imo be using these sites your first go round. these people need a specialist with experience fitting their loss.

I live in Alberta, and I needed to get a hearing aid for my mother in BC. Long story short; My family is not well off - period. I called Hear Fine and asked point-blank - I need to know your lowest price on a brand name hearing aid. I got a Bernafon Inizia 1 for her for $600. Couldn’t be happier. I also felt a real peace of mind that within 2 years I could use the $400 Loss and Damage no questions asked. I feel guilty for saying this but I’m already thinking of using it.I’ve told other Albertans about the company and I’m glad someone else is getting help from them (Apple72). It was also nice that after my purchase I received a follow up call to make sure everything was alright and if I had any questions.

J Mac

If Medicare is your primary and a you have a secondary insurance coverage, TruHearing is certainly worth checking out.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st_price-asc-rank?fst=as%3Aoff&keywords=psap&qid=1430762665&rh=n%3A3760901%2Ck%3Apsap&sort=price-asc-ranksomeone on here referred me to Amazon and Costco

http://hearingrevolution.com/ has great prices on major manufacturers and they offer a great support package included. Their customer service has been excellent.