I just ordered a pair of hearing aids for eleven thousand dollars.
Your hearing is all right... I really said it... eleven thousand dollars.
They're really nice. They are adjusted to your personal hearing loss in discrete steps. They discriminate noise from speech, and cancel the noise. They are tiny sub-miniature devices that fit behind the ear. They make understanding speech easier. They are costly.
But not as costly as stated. According to AOL you could buy TWO NEW CARS (In India) for that price. The wacky way is works is this.
The hearing aid dealer bills my health insurance co the $11,000. They naturally say "Whoa, That is ridiculous. They are only worth HALF of that..."
"Furthermore we pay only 80% of the cost." So, if they agree, they send the dealer a purchase order for whatever 80% of half of $11,000 is.
Then the dealer discounts the price by 20%, and I end up paying only for the ear molds... $250.
Wacky? I love it.... if it works. Stay tuned.