i know that my Audiologist & ENT are selling me a phonak naida 5 for $2000 even that includes my fitting and 45 day trial and dont pay a thing untill after the trial period and 4 years free of adjustmants and minor repairs and any factory returns are free as well as a years supply of batteries. im not sure if thats great or just ok or what but when quoted by the local Beltone dealer they will charge me $3,600 For a beltone one with a 30 day money back (minus a $400 fitting fee) with free adjustmans for a year.
now to me it seems my aduiologist is giving me a better deal… just to check with other beltone dealers and it actuallt sounds like my particular local beltone dealer is charging alot more than others that are 100-200 miles away.
i was quoted by a beltone dealer 2 hours drive away for same thing for $2,300 with 30 day money back trial (minus $250 fitting) and 1 years free adjustmans and 6 months of batteries free. So at least with beltone there can be a wide arangement in prices and service… you may want to look around at some places farther away you may find better prices and service than just the local.
ive read about alot of horror stories about buying online… from what i gather while buying online is cheaper… most companies dont service online purchases and all you get is the initial factory setting set to your hearing type.
So its probably best to get the hearing aid somewhere that you can get it adjusted and fined tuned in person over the big online savings.