I stumbled on to this article from CBC, our publicly funded broadcaster in Canada. It is 6 years old, but I suspect prices of HA’s have decreased if anything in the last 6 years. So what do they cost - in what I suspect is $US on average?
Manufacturer’s cost - $150 each
Price to Audiologist - $500 each
Audiologist price to customer - $2000 each
It is no wonder that Costco that drives a hard bargain from suppliers can sell a premium level model for $800 each. They are probably still marking up by 100% or more.
Something to keep in mind when shopping for hearing aids and wondering what you pay for…