You could get more than you bargain for if you accept a 'free hearing aid trial' offer...
You’re likely familiar with the ads you’ve seen in newspapers, magazines, radio and perhaps even as a flyer shoved in your letter box: Free Hearing Aid Trials! We need 25 people to trial the latest hearing aid technology! Blah! Blah! Blah! Free Hearing Aid Trials are used prolifically in the hearing aid industry to attract
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There’s no getting around it. Hearing aids are expensive. Depending on the level of technology, the price difference between base models and the top of the line can be many thousands of dollars. It’s no surprise that people ask the question – why are hearing aids so expensive? There are a number of different factors
No matter how cheaply you can purchase a hearing aid, they are still a significant investment in yourself, costing thousands of dollars for a good quality set.  Not only are they an investment in financial terms, but also in your health as new research suggests they might be able to cut your risk of dementia
Competition in the hearing care market is becoming fierce and the smell of desperation is in the air. Don’t get me wrong, healthy competition in the marketplace is fantastic for you, the consumer and drives innovation between competitors.   My concern is that some of the competition are using unfair tactics, that not only affects
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How to avoid becoming caught up in misleading practices   There has been a lot of talk lately about how the hearing industry is unregulated and how some clinics are rorting the system and making exuberant profit out of unsuspecting client with hearing loss. Some of these claims are unfortunately true, but this has now
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Hearing The “Truth”

Unregulated, Unqualified and Misdiagnosed. Morgan, Elysse. ‘Privatising Australian Hearing Will Exacerbate ‘Cowboy’ Industry’. ABC News, 2015. Web. 7 Oct. 2015. –http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-06/privatising-australian-hearing-will-exacerbate-cowboy-industry/6829216 This seems the undesired future of the Australian Private Hearing Aid market and quite possibly the future of Australian Hearing. Seemingly the concept of Business Ethics and a Good Deal, has gone out the
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On the 30th of November 2014, the ABC’s Radio National Background Briefing ran a piece called “Have I got a hearing aid for you!” It exposes the poor practices in the industry and is a good listen for those hoping to avoid being taken for a ride. The key takeaways from this piece: Check if a retailer
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