Hearing Aid Ads – Are They for Real?

by Mary on October 31, 2008

I was reading a local newspaper paper that had a page called “Health View” – which is actually  an advertisement page. Of course they make it look like it is part of the editorial copy – even though there is fine print that says “paid advertisiment”

In the article, someone asked if hearing test are really free. The answer was : “Yes hearing test
are really free.”
I know a lot of seniors who have had free hearing test.
But I must say, I know none who got free hearing aides.
I always enjoy the “studies”. This one read 2/3 of the population 70 and older can be helped by some type of hearing instrument. We all know our hearing could use some help after 70, as well has our eyes, our sense of smell, yes and other things.
I wonder if anyone over 70 has been told, your hearing is fine, we don’t need to sell you
hearing aides. Probably not.
This is a pretty good check list to reference too:
 
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