09 September 2016 - 1919 Views
I cannot personally vouch for Blamey Saunders products, but here's what I was able to dig up on the internet:
"Australia Hears is now known as Blamey & Saunders. Their aids are made by America Hears, who happen to use ADRO which was developed by a company started by Blamey. The CEO of America Hears is listed as a team member on the Blamey & Saunders web site. So, there's a relationship and technology transfer, but I don't think one is just a branch office of the other." - Source
More information from The Australian Financial Review Magazine
"Available online and in their Melbourne Blamey Saunders Hears shopfront, the IHearYou-supported hearing aids make use of bionic ear technology, which their inventors claim is not always utilised in other options within the same price bracket - about $2250 a pair for the basic model, and $3675 for the more advanced.
The programming system means that for many users, getting the sound right in their hearing aids could be as simple as listening to four different chimes on their PC, then adjusting their volume so they all sounded the same, Saunders says.
All the company's research and design is done in Melbourne. Its hearing aids were designed by freelance medical jewellery specialist Leah Heiss (although they are manufactured in Thailand) while BRW Most Innovative company Planet Innovation collaborated to design the latest IHearYou system, which incorporates a smartphone app and a Bluetooth-enabled programmer. (The collaboration has been entered in the 2015 Good Design Awards.)" - Read more
Purchasing an off brand hearing aid like this would limit your choices for getting help from an audiologist. Hearing aids need to be professionally cleaned to keep them working well. Not sure how they program these aids but always nice to have an expert helping you out. I really believe the audiologist you purchase from is the most important factor in your satisfaction with any hearing aid. You need to find someone you trust and is knowledgable.
It appears that it is a small company. I only fit the major manufacturers because they can be fit anywhere in the world. Just keep in mind that if you purchase an off brand of aid, you will need enough clinics to fit it, because if there is only a couple that fit that brand, if they go out of business you cannot have the hearing aid serviced.
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