Hearing aid prices are sky high: is my realative being ripped off?
January 16, 2014 10:16 AM Subscribe
I have an elderly relative living in Florida who has serious hearing loss. She just scrapes by on Social Security, and her hearing aids cost a fortune. How come?
posted by Right On Red to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
For the second time in about seven years, she has had to pay more than $4200 for a pair of hearing aids (Miracle Ear 5100XP). On the one hand, she'd say any cost is worth it to hear better, but on the other, this is a huge chunk of her overall savings and I am concerned that perhaps some unscrupulous dealer is taking advantage of her.
Can these things really be that expensive? Is there a better way to purchase them, other than from retail stores? Does the Hive Mind think this sounds about right, or does it sound like someone is taking advantage of her. If so, what is my next step if I want to try to help?
I've searched here for more insight, and did find this helpful answer
from several years ago. What else can you tell me?