The audiologist at my Costco told me she’s happier working for Costco than she was in a private practice because she no longer feels like a used car salesman. I didn’t quiz her on further details but assumed she worked in an established practice and maybe it was on commission.
I originally went to Costco (after one discouraging experience at a private clinic) when my regular doctor told me of his patients who wear hearing aids, those who got them from Costco were the most satisfied. I’ve wondered if this is in part due to if something isn’t perfect but you don’t feel robbed over it, you’re aren’t as p.o.‘d. I’m pretty content with my Rexton Trax 42s, but if I’d paid $7,000 for them, some of the things I wish were better, like being able to understand someone trying to talk to me from 20’ away, might annoy me more.