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maybe someone can help me out my father is 55 yrs old not too old but not young either but recently his hearing has been horrible we went to the doctor and he has 40% hearing in his left ear and 20% in his right remaining. For hearing aids he got quoted $5000, my question is if anyone knows why they are so expensive and if anyone knows were we can get them cheaper. We live in nj and i just want to buy it for him because his insurance does not cover it and i just want him to be happy he is always walking around pissed cause it is bothering him. & it makes me sad to see him like this.... thanks in advance
Hearing aids are incredibly expensive. They can require a lot of customization and fittings and are programmed for the individuals hearing loss. 5000k is a alot of money, I'm assuming that is for both ears. What I suggest you do is call Dr. Lawrence Meiteles 914-242-8111, he is in Westchester NY. And make an appointment for your father.
Anyway call up make an appointment with him, or make an appointment with the audiologist they have there... he sells hearing aids and seems to be a nice guy. I'm waiting till before I go off to college to buy 2 hearing aids.... Anyway do your dad a favor and call Dr. Meiteles' office and make an appointment.
Best of luck, I know first-hand how much hearing loss sucks.
Originally Posted by MrFlippant
It puts the Valvoline on it's skin or else it gets the hose again!
I'm not sure where in Jersey you are located, but have you looked into medical colleges like Penn. State and Rutgers?
They offer services to the community at much lower costs. Yes there are students and residents, but under direct supervision of a physician.
Talk to your family about this idea, and let me know if you have any questions or would like more information.