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
UBHearing is here for the community during the lockdowns that may be implemented by the Provincial Government in managing the spread of COVID-19.
As an Essential Service provider, we have taken extreme measures in both our professional and personal lives to ensure the safety of our community. We are committed to continuing to do so throughout the pandemic.
To learn more about how we continue to operate within Public Health guidelines to deliver low-risk care, click here...
At UBHearing, we receive calls from people in the community who have been told by others that they are "Due for new hearing aids." What does this mean and is it true? Read on to learn more....
Aside from the challenges of hearing speech through a face mask, hearing aid wearers are also prey to easily losing hearing aids when removing their own face mask. Particularly with behind-the-ear styles. UBHearing is keen to share tips and strategies to help you avoid losing your hearing aid when wearing a mask.
UBHearing is leading the charge in innovative ways to provide safely delivered, quality hearing care. We continue to evaluate and integrate new service delivery models, without compromising our reputation as the highest quality, best-priced clinic in Ontario.
We have implemented significant physical and process-related enhancements in our clinics. UBHearing complies with all Public Health guidelines in delivering the essential service of hearing care in a low-risk environment. (As of March 16, 2021, staff have received their first COVID-19 vaccines.)
***UPDATE, April 21, 2020: UBHearing closed our offices on Thursday, March 19th and are actively working to reopen with revamped processes and safety measures in place. When we re-open, clients whose appointments were cancelled due to our temporary closure will be contacted first and offered the option to re-book, before new client appointments are booked. Please check back here or on our Facebook page for further updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we make difficult business decisions with community safety in mind.***
Is it real? Is it magic? How can UBHearing prices be so much less than expected? Our average price for a hearing aid last year was $525 - about the price of glasses, and thousands less than the competition. Our prices are even lower than "big box" hearing aid retailers and online retailers.
It sounds too good to be true. How can one small, independently-owned hearing clinic in Quinte offer renewed hope for those living with hearing loss while, at the same time, providing top quality products and best-practice services? Finally, behind-the-scenes UBHearing secrets are revealed! Watch how we magically transform a hearing solution that typically costs $4000 into a pair of hearing aids anyone can afford.
Targeted online hearing aid advertising seems all pervasive, especially if you’re over 65 years of age. Ads on social media and other sites promise low-cost, discreet “hearing aids” that are suitable for anyone. That's not surprising considering 10% of the population has hearing loss and 80% of those with hearing loss have yet to purchase hearing aids. That's a big market to tap into and there are plenty of people trying to cash in.
We have always maintained that we are doing something pretty special at UBHearing by improving both hearing aid outcomes and lowering prices. One of the ways we know we’re onto something, is that we have been receiving a growing number of referrals from area doctors throughout the Quinte Region.
There’s a popular saying that often holds true; “You get what you pay for.” At UBHearing we turn that old adage on it’s ear! Our lower prices actually result in higher satisfaction. It sounds impossible, but it’s true. We’ll tell you how.
At UBHearing™, we talk a lot about Transparency. We talk about Needs Based Pricing and Fair Pricing. But what do those terms actually mean, and why are they the cornerstone of how we operate at UBHearing™?
Transparency, in plain, simple, dictionary language, means, "The quality of being transparent." See-through. Nothing hidden. Everything out in the open. In the world of business, it means the full, timely, and accurate disclosure of information.
UBHearing is proud to offer a wide selection of quality, German-made, rechargeable hearing solutions for a never-seen-before , affordable price. These hearing aids are ideal for those with common mild-to-moderate, age-related hearing loss who want to experience the comfort and style of behind-the-ear hearing aids, high-level clarity, and the convenience of long-lasting lithium rechargeability.
“I have to be honest with you,” said Rochelle. “I’m already wearing demo hearing aids from another clinic that tested my hearing last week and, honestly, if this is what hearing aids sound like, I’m not interested.”
Rochelle had a unique hearing loss, dissimilar to the typical, age-related results that make up 80% of hearing clinic clients. Treating her as though she is “typical” instead of unique would not bear fruit for her or for her clinician.
“The clinic I went to last week told me that these are the kind of hearing aids I need and that they cost $5,000.00. But they sound awful. I wouldn’t pay $500.00 for them.”
It's a term bandied about as a joke, used to describe the seeming inability of others to hear us speaking. Often, these "others" are our nearest and dearest. Children. Partners. Students.
We refer to it as "Selective" hearing because it does, indeed, seem to be sporadic. Sometimes they hear us. Sometimes they don't. If we ask our teenager to take out the garbage, they don't hear us. If we ask them whether to buy dill pickle chips or sour cream and onion, they are quick to reply, "Both!". Interesting phenomenon, eh?
I love being a part of the hearing aid business. Particularly as a part of UBHearing. I love that we help people to hear.
Every now and again a viral video will make the rounds on social media showing something profound - like people who have never heard before hearing for the first time thanks to the technology available via cochlear implants. What we do is not so dramatic. But we know the dramatic impact of doing nothing.
At UBHearing, we’re thrilled to report that business is shaping up to be an unrivaled success.
Aside from great sales figures, the lowest prices in Ontario, and high satisfaction rate, we haven’t had to sacrifice our ninety-minute Advanced Hearing Tests, which enable us to program your hearing aids better than you’ve ever experienced them before. What makes UBHearing different from all other hearing aid providers? What's the secret to our success?
UBHearing is proud to be the very first clinic in Canada to publish real brand-name hearing aids for "actual dollar-figure" prices. That makes our recently published ad, above, with actual prices for certified hearing aids an historic one.
Not only do we have the lowest everyday prices for hearing aids in Ontario at $199/aid* and, perhaps more importantly, the lowest everyday average price at less than $500/aid, we have hearing aids to fit every budget and hearing loss need. Our volume of sales and rate of satisfaction, since we opened in Trenton and Stirling in March 2018, are proof positive that we are on the right track.
We don't do "50% off" or "$2000 off" promos. Our everyday prices are better than their "limited time offers". At UBHearing we always give you the straight goods.
Contact us today to book your FREE hearing test to purchase your own pair of best-value hearing aids.
*price for qualifying residents of Ontario only when purchasing a pair
“You’ll never believe it!” Clint laughed. “I thought there was something wrong with my car!”
While trying free hearing aids for a week, Clint had noticed a lot of sounds he hadn’t heard in awhile. Some of them were more mysterious than others.
“After golf on Tuesday, I asked the guys to go for a quick drive with me in my car, so they could hear the sound my car was making. I’d never heard anything like it before. So, a couple of guys piled into the car and we drove around the block and, sure enough, there it was! The mysterious sound! Tick! Tick! Tick!
The phone rang a few weeks ago and the caller cut straight to the chase. “You got them hundred and ninety-nine dollar hearing aids?”
We love getting calls asking about our $199.00 hearing aids!
“Yes we do! Would you like to come in and give them a try?”
“Can I tell you a story?”
We love your stories at UBHearing!
Dan, a farmer, had been trying a pair of hearing aids from our Hearing Aid Library for a week. We don’t believe in having you buy before you try, so we happily loan hearing aids to clients for a week, after their hearing test, to see how they may improve their quality of life.