I went to an ENT recently who sent me for a hearing test in office in the same complex. My husband was with me and commented his hearing probably should be tested. My hearing is fine. We went back last Thursday to get my husband’s hearing testing.
After about half an hour of tests, the tester mentioned GN Resound hearing aids. His cost estimate was about $5800. He mentioned that includes fitting and a 3 year warranty that would include loss.
We told him we wanted to think about it. To our surprise his assistant called today to say they ordered the hearing aids which came in today and wanted to schedule fitting them. I told her we never ordered them but said we wanted to think about it. Then she called back stating her boss ‘forgot’ to write down that we wanted to think about it and decided to order them. She wanted to assure us that if we want them they are available etc. I find them to be very, very ‘hard sell’ so I suspect they might be very overpriced.
In two weeks we leave the US for 6 months in Mazatlan/Puerto Vallarta. I am wondering if it is just as easy to buy hearing aids there. My husband has been wintering in Mexico for decades and has relationships with many doctors.
When I googled GN Resound, I found prices starting at $969 on sale on up. But nothing near $5800.
Am I right to guess, that the place we went to might be overcharging hoping we don’t want to consider the options. We can easily afford $5800 but don’t like to be taken if it is better to check other places. We are also considering the local Costco.
Thanks for any advice