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RSiegel663 rsiegel663 at aol.com
Wed Jun 25 22:06:49 EST 1997

I can see by your response that we both appear to be slightly askew in our
The Widex Senso has a number of models; CX ITE, ITC, Half Shell, Mini
Canal, the new CIC, C8 BTE, and C18 BTE.  Widex also has a suggested price
The aids come with a one year loss and damage and second year repair
You have the option of second year loss and damage as well aas a third
year repair warrenty, which can be added to the aids within the first 90
days after purchase.  The cost of the units to the dispensing facility
will vary by model and the suggested prices range over $1000 range from
the least expensive to the most 

Many people are more concerned with $$$$$$$ rather than , as you so
accuratly stated, a combination,  full service facility with a specialist
that had the reputation and experience to make you feel that you were in
good hands.  Many of the horror stories start from bargan hunting( not
informed consumer) for the best bartered price ( not  the best technology
at the price that is in the range of your pocket).

I may have been a little flip with my apples to .....chickens but it is
not like buying a set of tools.  There is a lot of counselling and
followup to success in fitting properly.

You are not buying just the manufactured product, you are getting into a
relationship with a professional that may last a lifetime and you do not
want to be handled by old technology or theories of treatment.  You want
to have confidance in your dispenser.

Bob Siegel M.S. CCC-A, BC-HIS
Private practice dispensing audiologist

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