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Consumer Reports: Hearing Aid Shoppers Pay High Prices, Get Mediocre Fittings
Date:6/1/2009

>5. At home. Adjusting to a new pair of hearing aids can take quite a while. Consumer Reports notes that individuals can join a support group with other hearing-aid consumers during this period of adjustment and beyond. In addition, practice using the hearing aids in different environments. Consumers should return to their provider for at least one follow-up appointment. Twenty-six percent of survey respondents never had a follow-up appointment, even though most providers include that service in their fee. Dissatisfied consumers shouldn't just leave their aids in a drawer and forget about them.

Survey Methodology

In February 2009 members of an online respondent panel were invited to participate in a survey designed by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The survey targeted individuals who purchased a newly fitted prescription hearing aid no more than 3 years ago and no less than 3 months ago. A total of 1,100 respondents, with 66 years old being the mean respondent age, completed the survey.

JULY 2009

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