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Since a good quality hearing aid costs $3000+ this leaves many people without. There is a big market in semi-useless devices that sell for $200-300.
These differences don't get talked about when comparing plans from different countries. Our plans are so irrational people don't even have a baseline on which to make sane evaluations.
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Add that to visits to audiology, new molds, new batteries, operations, all on the NHS. Despite delays, I really can't complain.
Even now as an adult, it's no lifestyle choice if I want to be employed and do my job well, and participate in society.
If I went for a $300 in the ear aid, it would be useless for me. I'd find it hard to afford $3000, but it would be worth the cost.
The knock on effect of deaf people without access to appropriate hearing aids, in a society that is largely inaccessible to deaf people, is far more costly than giving them hearing aids in the first place.
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