In article <3vqjk0$3pt at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, soundhrg at aol.com says...
>>One more thought on used parts...
>>If I remember correctly, those hearing aids that we send back for credit
>aren't totally trashed. Many of the parts go back into a hearing aid that
>has been sent in for repair. So when you send in your 2 week old hearing
>aid in for repair because the receiver fizzled out, you may get a 3 month
>old receiver that has been in an ear full of cheese. Those used parts are
>keeping the already outrageous prices down a bit.
I once fit a woman with binaural hearing aids and she returned them for a
refund thirty days later. When your brother (President of a hearing aid
manufacturing company) opened up the returned hearing aids, he found little
worms crawling around. Should the parts in those hearing aids be reused?