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Buying and Selling Used Hearing Aids

By February 24, 2009

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A frequently asked question I get (especially these days) is, "Can I buy or sell a used hearing aid?" Is it legal? Turns out the answer is yes, and at the same time, it is not that simple.


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February 24, 2009 at 8:43 pm
(1) 45hot says:

where you get that from of this pic? actually new technical hearing aid.
i wonder where you hear this information news from ?

February 24, 2009 at 9:37 pm
(2) Deaf Pixie says:

My opinion that deaf or hearing loss knew nothing about being new hearing aids seller by business. My friend told me when she bought a hearing aids for many years for long time and discovered she could not buy from her favorite place which they fraud to sell hearing aids. Customer were not very happy with their service.

So similiar if you do buy through online. I dont recommnended you to buy used or new hearing aids. It is bad idea to use on online. I disagree with about that, it is possible fraud business or fraud by person as scammer.

Not worth to use on online and looking for a business licensce! Go and find hearing aid and audiologlist recommened you better to purchase and hearing loss are varitity of reason to too loud it might not good for you.

Think twice about scammer and fraud. I am surprised it is not legal?

October 24, 2009 at 5:45 pm
(3) warren says:

i am not trying to scam anyone……my mother died after using….truly using her digital aid infrequently…..not trying to sell but will donate same if allowed

February 12, 2011 at 11:45 am
(4) NATE says:

Risky.It costs the manufacturers about $50-$75 to make a hearing aid. They sell it to a vendor at 7 to 10 times that, around $500 each. Then the vendor sells them at 5 to 7 times that . From $2500 to $4500 each. It is a real racket to exploit the hearing impaired and rip them off royally and they know they can do it so pay the price or be deaf. Period. a used aid can not have the right frequencies, they can be on their last stroke and then you have to find someone who is willing ti send them in for repair, and thenm the parts may not be available depending on their age. Then there are vendors who will sell you an aid that profits them the most and not benefit you the most, so you have to be on guard. Take Abbott. They sell aids. If you need a 20 channel to hear well, they don;t have a 20 channel so some offices will sell you what they have and you don’t hear well, so you must find an honest vendor who will rip you off in pricing but not in quality. Still a bad deal for hearing aids. It is unregualted and the government doen’t care if this market takes advanges of the disabled if it is hearing loss. sad but true. SO, bite the bullet and get new ones. Get on the internet, do your research. I suggest Starkey and Phonak for quality if you are profoundly deaf with much loss. If you have a medium loss and can for a lower channel aid, Costco just may be youe best deal, well worth buying the membership. Many aids are junk. There may be some others but you best find that honest vendor who will rip you off with prices , but the pprice is the standard rate, it is just a ripoff and is really discrimination of the disabled who are near deaf. It s like selling a wheelchair for 15 thousand dollars. Eyewear for $3000 per pair. If you go used. try the Lions Club, buy from from, if they will ever answer the phone or return your call when you leave a message. All true facts based on 35 years experience. If you need more details you can email me at isee17clearly@yahoo.com .

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