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Gary Holland gary at gholland.demon.co.uk
Mon Feb 12 06:17:31 EST 1996

In article: <823880732snz at hana.demon.co.uk>  Marjory Groundwater <Marjory at hana.demon.co.uk> 
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> From: Marjory Groundwater <Marjory at hana.demon.co.uk>
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> Date: Fri, 09 Feb 96 15:45:32 GMT
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> Can anyone help me to find a small discrete hearing aid which does not break 
> the bank to buy?  
> I have been looking at a SIEMENS Cosmea CIC (completely in the canal) hearing 
> aid and was quoted 1600  ($2667) for the pair. The hearing aids are fine, but
> the price is not.  Does anyone know of a good aid at less cost?
> I am in the UK but could buy abroad.
> -- 
> Marjory Groundwater
> The Siemens Cosmea CIC instruments are amongst the most discreet available. They are also very 
reliable and usually come with an 18 month guarantee.

The price you have been quoted does not seem unreasonable for a pair of instruments, depending 
on the amplifier specification the suggested retail price is from around 1000UK pounds each.

I would suggest that the best advice would be to seek out a local INDEPENDENT hearing instrument 
specialist who will be able to offer the best advice with regards to instruments to fit your 

I would certainly not recommend purchasing from abroad as you will run into all kinds of 
problems when it comes to follow up visits and aftercare service.

If you wish to e-mail me privately I would be happy to let you have details of an independent 
specialist in your area.

Gary Holland
The Hearing Care Centre

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