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Siemens / Digital hearing aid rip-off

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My dad has used a pair of Siemens digital in the ear hearing aids for the past year and they have been a disaster. I was with him when he got the sales pitch from his audiologist and they seemed like a great idea. Instead they are so poorly designed that the battery has gotten stuck inside several times this past year needing a trip to the audiologist each time. It's unbelievable that something costing several thousand dollars can be so flimsy in construction. They are certainly not built for elderly hands to be able to easily change the battery (which needs to be done weekly). They are now out of warranty after a year and useless as the battery is stuck inside again. Dad's going to get a free Veteran's Administration hearing aid instead.

There is no excuse for charging so much for such a poor product. Siemens should be ashamed to be taking elderly people's money!


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