On Mon, 29 Sep 1997 23:05:28 UNDEFINED, gandalf at aud.org wrote:
>>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.
>We have about 10 customers who come from Canada to purchase aids from
us because of our selection, service and (if you can believe) price.