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Widex Senso Pricing

gandalf at aud.org gandalf at aud.org
Mon Sep 29 23:05:28 EST 1997

>I just purchased a Widex Senso hearing aid for my mom - total cost to
>me was $1229.85 Canadian dollars. This included audiogram, ear
>impression, 8 batteries, and dispensing fee. It works wonderfully.

I am happy for you.

>I suspect that the audiologists in the USA are naturally protecting
>their turf with the no price discusion rule. It appears that US
>customers are paying a much higher dispensing fee.

There may be market forces operating in the US that do not operate under the 
socialism of Canada. Our mailboxes don't blow up, we already fought off the 
desire to split into two nations, and some parts of our country are actually
warm all the time. So What? That doesn't make us better than you, just 
different. Neither does your socialist medical system make you better than us. 
For each Senso sold at cost, 5000 Canadians come into the US for their medical 

All things may not be exactly what they appear to be.


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