My local audiologist quoted $1900 each for a pair of Siemens Artis 2 BTE’s.
Openfit.com offers them for $1100 each, a huge savings.
I know that you usually get what you pay for, but if people have had good experiences with openfitonline, maybe I’d give it a shot.
I realize there are other hassles of going with an online store (such as having to find a local dispenser to properly fit them, etc. and paying a small fee for that service), but at a $1600 savings, I might be willing to live with some hassles.
Also, in the board’s collective experience, does a reputable audiologist typically negotiate from the stated price? In my case, I’m going to ask the audi to come down off the $1900 price but am wondering if I’m probably wasting my breath.