Why purchasing a hearing aid is a consumer nightmare

RSiegel663 rsiegel663 at aol.com
Fri Sep 26 00:30:31 EST 1997


>Subject: Why purchasing a hearing aid is a consumer nightmare
>From: keskritt at SPRYNET.COM
>Date: 23 Sep 1997 18:38:38 -0700
>Message-id: <199709240138.SAA26926 at m1.sprynet.com>
>
>I have been following this thread for a while, but the last response from 

>jbell at barint.on.ca has made me unable to sit back and just follow along...

>The reason Widex Senso's and other hearing aids are priced differently here
>in 
>Ontario has to do with whether or not the device is funded by the ADP
>program.  
>If it is, and the Widex Senso falls in this category, then the government 
>stipulates that the dispensing fee for that device must not exceed the
>published 
>fee schedules of either AHIP (for dispensers) or OSLA (for dispensing 
>audiologists).  So, that is why the SENSO costs less in Ontario...because it
>is 
>partially funded through the Ministry of Health's ADP program.  Not because
>the 
>individuals here are any more or less ethical than our American counterparts.
>
>
>Just so you don't think the Canucks are any more righteous, eh?
>
>K. A. Eskritt, M.Cl.Sc., Reg CASLPO
>Audiologist
>
>

Thank you for you input I was trying to find out this information on my
own but was unable to.  I hope this answers John's questions.


Robert B. Siegel M.S. CCC-A, BC-HIS
Family Hearing Centers
2001 Lincoln Dr W.   Suite E
Marlton, NJ 08053-1531





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