Buying Hearing Aids from Overseas
Thinking of Buying Hearing Aids from Overseas?
Before purchasing hearing aids from overseas...
- How reputable is the vendor?
- How do you know the hearing aid is genuine, and not a fake or a cheaper model re-labelled?
- How do you know it’s new, and not second-hand?
- How do you know the hearing aid is suitable for your loss? What if it’s not programmed correctly?
- What if you want to return or exchange the hearing aid?
Hearing aids purchased from overseas vendors or via auction sites, such as eBay, may initially appear ‘cheaper’, however...
- Your hearing aids will not be fitted and programmed by highly trained Audiologists
- There is no service included – most Australian hearing clinics will not fit hearing aids purchased outside of Australia because the integrity of the hearing aid, which is a medical device, cannot be verified - there is simply too much risk to the clinic if the hearing aid is unsuitable and causes damage to your hearing
- The hearing aid model may not be available in Australia, and therefore local hearing providers will not have compatible equipment to adjust or service these hearing aids
- There is no trial period if the hearing aids are unsuitable
- There is typically no product warranty for defects, loss or damage
- There is no local service for repairs — you will be without your hearing aids for weeks to months
- You may not be eligible to claim private health insurance rebates
- There is no Government contribution for Pensioners & Veterans or NDIS participants
- You will need pay for each appointment, with no certainty of a satisfactory outcome
At HEARING SAVERS you will always get...
- The latest, genuine models from leading hearing aid manufacturers
- Best prices in Australia on all hearing aids, batteries and accessories
- Highly skilled and experienced Audiologists to select and fit the most appropriate hearing aids for your hearing loss and listening needs
- A 30-day money-back trial period to ensure complete satisfaction with your new hearing aids
- No charge for consultations for first 12 months after initial fitting
- Full manufacturer warranties, including minimum 3 years on parts plus 12-month cover should you accidentally lose or damage your new hearing aids
- All maintenance and cleaning on-site at no charge
- Full access to all hearing aid rebates – private health insurance, tax offset (if applicable) and government subsidies, including the Hearing Services Program
HEARING SAVERS is completely independent, which means we will always recommend the right choice and best value for you!
We recommend purchasing hearing aids from reputable Australian hearing providers
Did you know your investment in hearing aids will be for 4+ years?
Hearing aids are medical devices, and not simply off-the-shelf products, where it's important to get it right from the start - right model, right style, right programming.
Some of our clients who initially purchased from overseas suppliers, thinking they saved a few hundred or even thousand dollars, were later fitted with more suitable hearing aids at HEARING SAVERS. They incurred significant and unnecessary charges, time wastage and stress as they failed to get a satisfactory outcome buying from distant, overseas vendors.