Originally Posted by hohpolice
I really don't want to bring up the health care issue, I know you guys are battling with it, but my ha's cost $4700 here in Canada. They are paid for. Plus, all batteries, adjustments, visits, etc., paid for. I get new hearing aids every 5 years....paid for, for life.
Yeah, but aren't you police? I would have thought that your union would have negotiated all that if your hearing loss is work related or whatever?
I'm from New Zealand and unless you are covered for work related issues from a noisy industry etc you have to pay for yourself. However, as I say that my daughter got her's free because she was a full-time student and needed them for learning. If you work over 20 hours you can also get them free. For the life of me I couldn't get them free as a CS operator for a newspaper cause I only worked 15 hrs per week. Now tell me why I shouldn't qualify at all??
I bought mine off HearingPlanet.com here in America and they cost me half the price as from an audiologist. I also had to go to a hearingplanet referrred audiologist before I could get them. So I want to debunk this myth I've seen on this site that buying from the internet is bad. These companies do make you go to an audiologist and the costs for visits and fittings were paid for through the hearingplanet people.