3 Biggest Lies In The Hearing Aid Industry And Why They Should Make You Angry

3 Biggest Lies In The Hearing Aid Industry And Why They Should Make You Angry. Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem Arizona, discusses the Lies you need to look out for when buying hearing aids.

My Website: http://www.AppliedHearingSolutions.com

There is not doubt that there are certain things in any industry that are said to encourage consumers to buy their products. The hearing aid industry is well known for unscrupulous dealers of hearing aids and there are some common lies that are told to get you to buy now.

Lie #1. “These hearing aids normally cost $12,000, but I can sell them to you for only $6,000.” First of all, nobody pays $12,000 for hearing aids and if you do, you just got ripped off. This is a tactic that clinics use to make you think you got a great deal. However, you can bet that a clinic like this is more concerned with SELLING hearing aids than TREATING Hearing Loss.

Lie #2. “Buying hearing aids online is the same thing as buying them in a clinic.” While these devices can be similar, the performance of these hearing aids will not be the same. For hearing aids to function to their maximum capabilities, they must be programmed and verified in a clinic. This is something that can’t be done over the phone or by email. Want to save money buy buying online? Go ahead. Just don’t let them convince you that you will benefit just as much as buying them in a clinic.

Lie #3. “Real Ear Measures are not required because hearing aids are WAY more advanced today.” To be fair, there is a possibility that your hearing care provider is not up to speed with research over the past 4 decades, but most often, they are lying to you. Real Ear Measurement (REM) continues to be the Gold Standard of hearing aid programming verification. Even the manufacturers of these “more advanced” hearing aids recommend that their devices be fit with REM. Want to learn more about Real Ear Measurement? Then watch my video here:

At the end of the day, there are a TON of great hearing care providers who don’t lie to their patients. You just have to make sure you see through the lies to find one.


Streaming Sisters says:

Your videos are so amazing and educational for people that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. I hope you continue to make these videos. People need to be informed about hearing aids and your channel is spot on!

Julie Murray says:

Thank you so much for your videos. I was diagnosed with SSHL 4 months ago. I could not understand speech at all; therefore, I was not a candidate for a traditional hearing aid. I have been fortunate enough to regain some word understanding, and I was fitted for my hearing aid 2 days ago. You have really educated me so that I knew what to expect. My hearing aid technician used REM, but I could not tolerate my prescription. It was just too loud. I am hoping at my 1 week appointment I will be comfortable with my prescription. Thank you so much for bringing knowledge to people who suffer hearing loss. I will continue to watch your videos to gain further knowledge.

Shirley Davis says:

Your videos are always educational and eye-opening. I always share them with my Audiologist!

LokoSound says:

Personal, I made a video of Rem of Death Note in soccer, watch

Parth Pandya says:

out of 3 points 3rd point is blunder for hearing aid purchasers not only US every country;s majority healthcare provider/aud. tells REM not required and never do. aad 4th point moreover even they are not advanced enough to update on optimum venting options. and they tell you need venting or occluded but never determine mm of venting 5th repair after purchase at aud. diagnosing is poor with some audiologist. i had microphone cracked from beginning of purchase i have to sent it 2 time and after recording sound and video how it sounds and got to gently touch and recognise without opening Hearing aid haha

Wildrizos says:

what’s a range fair price for hearing aids?

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CryptoDeaf says:

Real hearing aids are just far too costly, it’s quite pathetic. Why don’t insurance companies provide coverage for hearing aids?

kavya gupta says:

Can you make a video on how to an otoscope and the how to diagnosis conditions with it with examples?

Mahmoud Kharsa says:

As I was searching about REM, Signia agent said that they have a test called insitugram which should be able to give me closer result. Not sure about that.

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