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Major corporations take advantage of our fragmented audiology community. United will can bring change.

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Buying Groups.

Referral Services

Our Private practices.

Other manufacturers.

Finance our trade 

      organizations

Finance our Trade 

       Publications

Compete against us.

 

Outrageous!

 

It's time to wake up and   UNITE!

CAN PRIVATE PRACTICE SURVIVE?  ONLY WITH UNITY!


 

wholesale prices for our members

UNITY:  A Volunteer effort!
To Pool the purchasing power of 1000 in private practice. 

 

Register today!

UNITED:  The buying power of the big box retailer

 

 

Oligopoly - An oligopoly is a market form in which a market or industry is dominated by a small number of sellers (oligopolists). Oligopolies can result from various forms of collusion which reduce competition and lead to higher prices for consumers.  With few sellers, each oligopolist is likely to be aware of the actions of the others. The decisions of one firm therefore influence and are influenced by the decisions of other firms. 

 

Join UNITY 

today and
lend your support to
1000 private practices
united


 

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 (Play Video) GN Resound - AAA Party

"Phonak Brio is marketed for Costco to provide a level of brand name protection to our independent hearing healthcare providers by not allowing consumers easy price comparisons across different retail or independent practices."  

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UNITY


 

It's NOT the American Way!

 

We want to be able to compete with Costco. Go Unity! John R

 

Wholesale pricing for our members!

 


 

  UNITY
     members own unity.

     No Annual Dues
     No minimum purchasing requirement
 
 

Bring a Change

The Harlem Shake.  The High Cost of Hearing aids & the services we don't need. The "perks" we don' want! and their preferred customers pay about $350.00 per aid (premium).  It must be all the parties they're throwing for us.

Unity was formed in response to the troubling conduct of hearing aid manufacturers.

 

1000 Audiologists United

GN Resound, Phonak and other major manufacturers partner with
COSTCO

Bring a Change


 

The High Cost of Hearing Aids, The Perks, Parties, Secret Payments and other inducements (inappropriate in hearing health care?): "marketing funds such as coop, or practice development, nor do they allow for meals and entertainment". Read More

REMAINING TRUE TO THE PEOPLE WE SERVE.


 

54%

Hearing Health Care vs. Hearing Aid Sales

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Manufacturers have chosen

Consumers Speak Out

 

 

 

 

a cost structure designed to 
CONTROL THE MARKET


 

KILL PRIVATE  PRACTICE AUDIOLOGY.

collateral damage

PARTIES, GIFTS AND INCENTIVES. THE "PERKS" MANUFACTURERS OFFER. Undermining Hearing Health Care & POTENTIALLY ILLEGAL!

 

FAIR Dealings
FAIR Pricing
Transparency

For Private Practice

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Wholesale Prices for Private Practice Audiology!

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Why Private Practice Audiology is Important to the Public

UNITy: DEDICATED TO PRIVATE PRACTICES ACROSS AMERICA

MANUFACTURER PRACTICES ARE
MONOPOLISTIC AND ANTI COMPETITION. 

 

Not in the interest of the consumer.

 

A Few large Hearing Aid

manufacturers own

 


 

Wholesale pricing for our members!

WHY DOES THIS MATTER? 

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ETHICS AND HEARING HEALTH CARE

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WHO ARE THE CONSUMERS?

COST TO MANUFACTURE A HEARING AID?

Hypothetically, of course. What if manufacturers only offered their latest technology through their preferred distibution channels, e.g. Beltone (GN Resound), Connect (Phonak), or a BIG BOX RETAILER and REFUSED to offer it to you?

 

UNITE.   JOIN TODAY. MAKE IT MATTER

 

JOIN UNITY FOR FAIR PRICING & FAIR COMPETITION With the
BIG BOX RETAILERS!

GN Resound, Phonak...

Big Box Retailer

It's time for us to Choose

COSTCO

sells the same or similar hearing aids to their customers for about $2,600.00/pair.

 

Private Practices pay the manufacturer up to $3,000.00 for a pair of Hearing Aids (premium)

Cost to manufacturer a Hearing Aid: Est. $100.00-150.00?

 

CAN'T HAPPEN?  Think Again! You already don't get the pricing of the Big Box Retailer. AND The hearing aids sold through Costco are blocked by the manufacturer, so that you can't program them.

 

PREVENTING PATIENTS FROM

COMING TO YOU. CHOOSE UNITY!

 

Manufacturers say our cost is much higher because they offer private practices inducements - meals and entertainment, marketing dollars, and other payments.  Manufacturers overcharge private practice audiology and then redistribute the bounty.  It's party time.

 

Resolve to do business with manufacturers who support private practice audiology. Do business with manufacturers who support our core values. Stand together CHOOSE UNITY!

Kickbacks, inducements and secret payments for the sale of hearing aids. QUESTIONABLE INVOICING.

 

Bring a Change in Hearing Health Care
 

Wholesale prices for our members!

 

Do we continue to support manufacturers who promote the Death of Private Practice for financial gain?

Unity for an alternative to the status quo. We band together to bring a change. For better hearing aid pricing. For fair competition. For the preservation of private practice.  Unity to balance the equation.

Consider this!

Owned by GN Resound:
Beltone
Interton
Otometrics
King Hearing Aid Centers
You will find GN Resound Hearing Aids in Costco

Owned by Sonova (parent company of Phonak):
Connect Hearing
Newport Audiology
You will find Phonak Hearing Aids in Costco

Owned by William Demant Holding (parent company of Oticon):
Avada  
Hearing Life  
Accuquest
Bernafon – Find in Costco

Yr.         Hearing Aid Sales    

2012     $202million               469 stores

2013     $                               502 stores

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How much do you pay the MANUFACTURER for the same or similar hearing aids?

Manufacturers Betray
Private
Practice Audiology

Hearing Care vs. Hearing Aid Sales.

Do we partner with manufacturers who place financial gain over hearing health care? Do we continue to support manufacturers who promote the death of private practice for financial gain? Do we continue to support manufacturers who have forgotten why they make hearing aids? Do we continue to support manufacturers who compete directly with private practice? Do we continue to support manufactaurers who undermine private practice by supplying hearing aids to competitors for a fraction of our cost?  Do we support manufacturers who partner with Costco at the expense of private practice?

Band together for an alternative. Band together for better pricing.  Band together to promote fair competition. Unite to bring change.

COSTCO

 
"We are now one of the largest - if not the largest hearing-aid distributors in the market,  but I really don't want anyone to know that."

 Richard Chavez
 Sr. V. P. Costco

 

 

Training 125 employees to become Hearing Aid Dispensers

 

 

Audiology Private Practice is at Risk!

HEARING AIDS

Hearing Aid market manipulation Fraud monopoly in hearing aids oligopoly
Hearing Aids Hearing Aid Sales Hearing Clinics Hearing Centers

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HEARING AIDS

 


Private practice
MARKET SHARE by year:

2004: 46%

2011: 23%

2020: ????

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Call the manufacturer and ask for a price match
GN: 800-248-4327,  Phonak: (800-777-7333).  If they REFUSE:  REGISTER Today .  OUR VOICES HEARD!

For years they told us that the Big Box Retailer was getting LESSER TECHNOLOGY.  They Lied!

It's party time for the manufacturer!  Play video.

Help make the world of audiology & Hearing Health Care a better place!
Join us!

 

Hearing Aid market manipulation Fraud monopoly in hearing aids oligopoly

Preferred customers

pay about $350.00 per hearing aid (premium)

Manufacturers still need private practices. They may not in a few years. They have made their choice. You will need to do the same. They are consolidating distribution, manufacturing and you are essentialy working for them. Time to change things!        

 

Join Unity.

 

1000

Audiologists

United