solune writes "Ipad 2 or 3: $399 or $499
Dell laptop computer: around $600
Smartphone, non-subsidized: $200 — $800+
Not to mention all the T.V’s, game consoles, etc, all around sub $1k prices...
Excuse me if I sound a little pissed, but it seems to me with the shrinking electronics, better capabilities, and technological advancements, not to mention the rapidly increasing potential user base, quality hearing aids should be coming in a *lot* cheaper than what we can find.
Adding fuel to my fire is the fact, a hearing aid will greatly improve my mom’s—not to mention millions of others out there—life a lot more. Currently she suffers from frustration and isolation with having to ask people to “speak up”, and nodding her head to things her kids and grandkids say.
We’ve tried the cheapies, and they’re fraught with problems.
So, can someone tell me why a hearing aid should be so expensive?"