Wondering if you should buy hearing aids from Costco? Their hearing aids may be cheaper, but you get what you pay for. If you buy hearing aids from Costco, you always have to go to Costco to get them adjusted. The same for those franchise guys, Miracle Ear and Beltone. Miracle Ear hearing aids are no miracle, they are made by Siemens (now Sivantos). Beltone is made by GN Resound. When you purchase hearing aids at an independent office, you can take those hearing aids elsewhere to have them adjusted. This comes in handy if you are not fond of the hearing provider or if there is a change in providers at the place of purchase. Hearing providers in private settings are usually more flexible, unbiased and have a committed interest in you doing well with hearing aids.
Hearing Aids from Costco | What Consumer Affairs Blogs Have to Say
According to Consumer Affairs blogs regarding hearing aids from Costco:
- Complaints by consumers that phone calls for service are not returned for days.
- Large turnover with their employees. (I usually get an email from a Costco recruiter for a job).
- Delays on getting a service appointments. Service, Service, Service should be a priority for hearing aids.
- Beware of the fine print if you want to return the hearing aid.
Hearing Aids From Costco | Why Such Bad Service?
Some of the major hearing aid manufacturers are selling their hearing aids in the Big Box stores. Do you blame them? Costco is one of the largest U.S. distributors of hearing aids behind the Veterans Administration.
But are the hearing aids at Costco the same as the hearing aids purchase through an independent hearing aid provider?
The simple answer would be:
Do you think John Deere has the same lawn tractor in Lowes as they have in a private dealership.
Remember, most hearing professionals in a private practice are still there for a reason. Most of them will work on price with you. Independent hearing providers are invaluable to the successful fitting and rehabilitation of the hearing device. Big Box stores are really not worth the savings. Come visit my office or my website and I will show you why. Experience and convenience are 2 important things the Big Box does not have.
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