I’ve been shopping around for hearing aids for some time and have the option of purchasing a Widex hearing aid from HearUSA for approximately $4,000 versus paying about $6000 at a large hospital from an audiologist.
I’ve learned from my experience that it’s pretty important to have a good rapport with your hearing care provider and who can address your needs properly. After visiting several clinics, I felt like I would get the best care from the large hospital.
I didn’t feel too confident in the way HearUSA conducted their hearing test and didn’t seem very thorough. However HearUSA is still offering virtually the same hearing aids for $2,000 cheaper so the price is very enticing.
My previous hearing aid was Resound from Costco and I really didn’t like my experience with them so needless to say I feel pretty apprehensive about “chain dispensers.” Also the professional I saw at HearUSA tried to push me pretty hard into making a purchase and gave off a very strong “salesperson” vibe.
So in conclusion, I didn’t feel too confident in HearUSA’s ability to properly fit my hearing aids. I’m wondering what other people’s experience and opinion on them is? Am I being too paranoid? Or is it the wise decision to pay an extra $2000 for that confidence of care?