Do you want the truth, the whole truth and noting but the truth? Ok, here it is. Partly because you the consumer does not do your homework. You buy from the first place you walk into. Please, I beg you, do not do this. All retail and wholesale hearing centers are not created equal.
First you need to look at the actual hearing devices just like home builders they can use cheap products or they can use high end products. So make sure you are getting a product that fits your hearing loss. It should be at least digital, programmable, have at least three automatic programs, volume control, background reduction and have a least eight adjustable channels.
Second look at where you are buying it. The more locations the more rent, phone bill, electric bill, advertising and more employees. Realize that all of those things have to be placed into the price of the hearing devise. Does the dispenser work on commission, if they do they are probably going to try to sell you something that is overkill or more than you need.
Third, customer service. Sometimes hearing devices breakdown or have defects. You need to have a dispenser that can get you back in the office in just a few days to get you up and running. Because once you have your hearing back, just like glasses, you don’t want to be without it.
If you want more information please let me know.