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Loaner/Rental hearing aids

Terri Siegel artemis at mindspring.com
Sat Jul 29 20:39:33 EST 1995

      With regards to charging for loaner hearing aids while a patient's aid 
is being repaired... I personally don't think that it's a good practice.  
Charging money for someone to use a hearing aid won't encourage them to buy a 
new hearing aid.  Loaning them a state of the art programmable for a week or 
so will.   At the same time, you are generating  good will and giving the 
patient a demo of what a really good hearing aid can do for them.      
               If people are holding on to hearing aids past the time they 
should be returned, you could insert a statement into the loaner agreement 
charging a daily fee for not returning the aid within a few days of 
notification of the returned repair.  Don't look at loaners as an 
inconvienence, but as an opportunity to educate and to demo new technology.

Terri in GA

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