|Subject:||Acoustitone hearing aid on Amazon|
|Posted by:||Lono (londotpennel…@gmail.com)|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Apr 2011|
After a senior-citizen friend showed me her Kaiser audiogram (rolloff
above 1kHz down to -60 at 4kHz) I recommended - as Kaiser did - that she
visit an audiologist and go through the normal procedures. Her rebuttal
was a do-it-yourself solution promoted on Amazon.
That $160 aid is not identified as digital, and looks like a
conventional analog BTE with a manual tone switch.
What is astonishing is that an enormous number of people have rated the
aid very highly.
The vendor's website also sells an aid called the "max" at $120, but it
looks suspiciously like very cheap "hearing amplifiers" sold for $20 up
by various catalog sellers and website.
What's going on here? Does that outfit have any legitimacy? Can the
product be that good?