Serving Quinte region for three years, UBHearing has saved clients over one-million dollars on hearing aids. “And that’s only part of the reason why we’re here,” says Jon Elliott, owner and specialist at UBHearing, along with his wife Kristin Maillard, clinic manager.
“Between the two of us, we’ve been in this industry for over fifteen years and it became clear, early on, that the number of people that require hearing aids but can’t afford them is a real problem,” Maillard commented. “We have been able to lower prices significantly by cutting standard clinic fees and by sharing any purchasing discounts we receive. By charging less, we’ve been saving folks not just hundreds of dollars on a pair of hearing aids, but often thousands.”
At UBHearing the cost for a hearing aid starts at $199*. They sell all levels of technology, from basic hearing aids for mild to moderate age-related hearing loss, to high-power options for those with more challenging losses. The average price for a pair of hearing aids comes in at $1,100 per pair with rechargeable options starting at $999 a pair.
“When someone has to put off the decision to get hearing aids because they are too expensive, there is still a cost to be paid,” says Elliott. “Studies show that untreated hearing loss is linked with negative impacts to health and well-being including cognitive decline, depression, and reduced ability to understand speech.”
With careful management of time and resources, UBHearing is able to deliver new, brand-name, certified hearing aids to clients for a fraction of the price of other clinics. But they also want the public to know that they are not just selling “cheap hearing aids”.
Maillard comments, “Price is easy to advertise, but quality is more difficult to convey through traditional marketing. Our client satisfaction rate has exceeded even our own initial expectations. People are so happy that they are telling everyone, even their family doctors, who have been sending clients our way too. Doctors like results!”
Experienced hearing aid wearers can’t help singing their praises. “I’ve had three pairs of hearing aids over the years and the ones from UBHearing are, by far, the best,” shares Robert. “My old hearing aids cost me $4,000 and I never wore them. They made noises louder, but I still couldn’t hear people talking to me. At UBHearing I spent only $500 and, man, what a transformation! I tell everyone, if you have an issue with your hearing, call these guys. You can’t believe how thorough they are, and they set you up with great hearing aids for a price you can’t believe!”
Elliott comments that, in his professional experience, lower satisfaction rates are often the result of rushing the process of testing, selection, and hearing aid programming. “When a specialist spends the time to gather more information during the test, and when they really listen to the client, satisfaction with hearing aids is possible for almost everyone.”
UBHearing offers a 90-day trial period after purchase, industry leading repair warranties, and free replacement if hearing aids are lost within the first two years.
UBHearing credits the Quinte region with enabling their success. “Word of mouth referrals have been keeping us very busy,” says Maillard. “80% of the people we meet have been sent our way by happy clients. It’s such a compliment. It’s so rewarding to know we’re making a difference for people.”
With the lowest average price in Canada UBHearing offers unbeatable prices on hearing aids and exceptional results. And they delight in turning old adages on their ear.
“You get what you pay for? Not necessarily.” Elliott smiled.
“Too good to be true?” quips Maillard. “Come and see us and find out!”
*per hearing aid cost when purchasing a pair