Best Tips to Buying Hearing Aids On eBay: What to Look Out For

Best Tips to Buying Hearing Aids On eBay. Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and Founding father of Utilized Listening to Options in Arizona, reveals you what to look out for when shopping for listening to aids on eBay.

Best Tips to Buying Hearing Aids On eBay

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There are dangers concerned when buying any product on-line. Medical units aren’t any exception. Listening to aids are one thing you should purchase on Ebay, however you must be careful for a number of issues.

1. Listening to Amplifiers are listed as listening to aids. A Private Sound Amplifier (PSAP) will not be a listening to support. It’s designed for people with regular listening to, to amplify sounds so that they grow to be louder. Lots like turning up the amount on a TV. This may be harmful in the event you improve the amount too excessive. Don’t be fooled by the time period “amplifer” these will not be listening to aids.

2. Listening to aids offered on-line don’t include a guaranty. Regardless of claims of 2-3 yr warranties on merchandise bought on eBay, producers is not going to honor warranties except the product is bought by an permitted retailer or physician.

3. You should buy used listening to aids on-line. You simply need to remember that you’ll want to pay to have them programmed and match to your ears. I extremely suggest contacting a number of clinics in your space to see if they’d be keen to do these companies for you, for a price in fact.

4. Many listening to aids on eBay are counterfeit. Nearly each listening to support model is counterfeit and offered on eBay. These listening to aids can’t be customized programmed in an audiology clinic. Do not fall for these scams. All authentic units are serial numbered and could be verified by calling the producer.

Shopping for a listening to support on eBay is dangerous enterprise. Generally you’ll get fortunate, however most instances you can be shopping for an inferior system with no chance of getting the listening to support serviced or customized programmed.

For those who do purchase listening to aids on eBay and will not be glad, do not quit on therapy. Even the perfect listening to aids on this planet might not give you the results you want except they’re programmed to your listening to loss prescription by a listening to care skilled utilizing Actual Ear Measures.


17 thoughts on “Best Tips to Buying Hearing Aids On eBay: What to Look Out For”

  1. I looked on ebay and yes, there are many hearing aids that look too new, but how about used hearing aids, that someones father used and is selling for a hundred dollars. and here is something I read on one product According to the FDA, it is in your best health interest to obtain a professional medical evaluation before purchasing a hearing aid and you are encouraged to do so before bidding on this item. If you choose to not obtain a medical evaluation before purchasing this item, I am required by law to provide to you and obtain from you a signed written waiver of the medical evaluation, and I am required to provide to you a copy of the User Instruction Brochure for a hearing aid, review the contents of that brochure with you, and afford you time to read the brochure. You must provide to me either a signed statement from a physician or a signed waiver before I will deliver this item to you. Upon your request, I will also provide to you a copy of the User Instructional Brochure for the hearing aid or the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor from whom a User Instructional Brochure for the hearing aid can be obtained. " I suppose anything online could be fraud, but is there no way to guard against it?

  2. I get the dangers of buying online for new hearing aids like you described, but I have seen used hearing aids for $250 that are described as used but functional. If I buy them and they don't work, can't I use the eBay money-back guarantee?

  3. I have two Signia Fun p hearings aids from ebay for 2 problems so far..had hearing tested at connect hearing ..tried a set of phonak aids for a while…signia seem to be just as good…that said really enjoy your videos..most on you tube..Thank You

  4. After watching and commenting on a previous video, I saw this one & it answered some questions about the buying online.
    I'd still like to have "the manufactured date" and how long a HA can last, question answered!!
    Thanks again!♥️

  5. You obviously can't buy a proper set of hearing aids on Ebay. Maybe you can, but most ENT doctors don't typically adjust brands they don't sale.. I live in Connecticut, and my ENT doctor is Yale ENT, and I have a second brand from a different company , and they will not adjust them at all!

  6. Initially I had my hearing tested by a local dealer. They suggested Ric style hearing aids. Blown away by price an return fees. Didn't go through them. Should have went to different providers. Looked a long time on eBay stayed away from ones that had custom molding and overseas. Found some Starkey z series i110. From someone that upgraded to a different pair. Asked a ton of questions. Paid $600.00 For them. Found a different hearing aid provider to set them up for me. Very pleased with them. Still can't find anyone who does REM yet. I passed up on a lot of hearing aids because I didn't feel comfortable buying them. Shop around shop different dealers. I even bought a surflink mobile 2 to go with my aids on eBay. I understand they have a business to run. I really can't afford even a low end set hearing aids. All in I spent maybe a $1000.00. And I made sure everything had a 100% return policy.

  7. Cannot afford a new set of aids but have the opportunity to purchase a Beltone set from a widow , used less than a year, verified her identity ( I'm a retired cop ) . Tried calling two centers so far for an appointment for a test and program these, both refused,. Another set is Starkey Muse I 2400 , center receptionist refused and hung up on me in the middle of a question. New to the market, saved some cash but not enough to purchase new. Any advice ? SE Ohio . I see many similar brands on ebay but like you say, buyer beware !! Thanks for all your information, what a learning curve. I have had a test done by my doc 10-17 and offer to send the results, no one wants them. Beltone wants my DOB, wifes name , asks if she will be with me at appointment,, worse than car salesmen 🙂

  8. Please tell us more about counterfeits. Are there any legitimate sellers on eBay? I think I have bought a pair from each kind of seller. Information about counterfeiters has been very hard to find. Thank you!


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