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Hearing aid prices

Eric Smith eric at Primenet.Com
Wed May 17 23:35:23 EST 1995

>  The Oticon E34 Suggested Retail Price is $1200 monaural and 2200 Binaural.
>  That should include the external microphone.
> For those who still need a body aid, the P11P is very durable and only about
> the size of 1-1/2 Tic Tac boxes

Thanks.  Now I have some more questions.  But it would be nice if
others would answer some of them too, because I don't want to keep
bothering the same person with more and more questions.

Is the P11P, mentioned above, an Oticon too?  What price is it?
Is it about the same power and gain as the E34 or E34P?

Is the E34 the same price as the E34P?

I especially want to compare it with the Danavox DFS 145, which
has "digital feedback suppression" to avoid the need for a separate
microphone or body aid.

I think the dealer cost for the DFS is $475, but I'm not sure.  I
assume the dealer cost for the Oticon E34P would probably be $600,
assuming it's the same as the E34, and assuming a 100% markup from
dealer cost to suggested retail price of $1200 mentioned above.

Assuming the $475 and $600 figures are correct, can anyone explain
why the E34 would be $125 more?  It doesn't have "digital feedback
suppression", which is the stated reason for the relatively high
cost of the DFS compared to other aids.

Or if the $475 and $600 figures are not correct, can anyone supply
the correct figures?

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