The availability of hearing aids on the wholesale market especially places like eBay has made discount hearing aids available to a wider range of people with hearing impairments. I have placed links to eBay so you can take a look and see what is available.
With only about 20 percent of the population that need hearing help having or being able to afford hearing aids, the availability of discount hearing aids on places like eBay may help those who need a hearing aid find one with a cost within their budget.
As an eBay buyer you have so much flexibility. You can bid on items and wait to get a great deal or use buy it now. You can look at the buyers feedback left by other sellers. And just in case you feel like you did not get what you paid for eBay has a buyer resolution service. So it’ really a win win game for you.
About 10 percent of the population is in need of a hearing improving device, in the past the cost has been somewhat prohibitive to many of these people. Newer and better technology has brought prices down considerably for quality discount hearing aids but even with reduced costs, many are still unable to afford the devices. With the availability of discount hearing aids more people can again enjoy the sounds of the world around them. Larger hearing aid retailers have been able to purchase in bulk and resell at discounted prices and count on selling more at less profit to maintain the company’s income level.
If a discount hearing aid has been used or refurbished it cannot be sold as new. Potential buyers should be told of the history of any used merchandise, especially medical devices and not all sellers of discount hearing aids sell only brand new equipment. Ebay buyers can easily check on a sellers reputation or ask the seller a question.
Watch For Outdated Materials Used In Devices
There are some materials used in hearing aids that deteriorate over time and when buying discount hearing aids, especially when buying them sight unseen on the internet, it may be difficult to verify that the materials are in new condition and the unit itself has never been used. Ask the seller how old it is or any other concerns you may have.
All Class 1 medical devices, a classification that includes hearing, must carry an FDA approval. Not all discount hearing aids have been approved, although the company may have one or more models that have been approved. Every model must be approved by the FDA, not just one. There may be some wholesalers that use the FDA approval on one or more items at a higher price and then offer models without the approval selling as discount hearing aids. Look for name brand hearing aids like Audibel, Bosch, Beltone, GN Resound, Miracle Ear, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Rexton, SiemensSonic Innovations, Starkey, Wydex.
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