A quick visit to the web address listed, reveals that “Florida Medical Hearing Centers” is part of the “Connect Hearing” network. Another quick look at their about page, reveals that “Connect Hearing” is a division of Sonova USA. That’s right, the same Swiss giant behind Hearing Planet, Phonak, and Unitron, is the company ultimately behind those four page, full color, bait and switch, low ball specials for hearing aids seen locally for months.
Sonova is the same company who also does business with dispensers, and audiologists through their Phonak, and Unitron labels. They do this while actually being behind a concerted effort to control the entire hearing aid delivery process from, manufacturer through to the consumer, through these proxies, and their online, sales through Hearing Planet.
This duplicity, is one of the major reasons we no longer recommend their gear.
We simply could see nothing fair about dealing with a company who was seeking our business on the one hand, while seeking to put us out of business with such tactics, as are obvious to any who see their advertising, on the other.
Obviously, their tactics were not working to Sonova’s satisfaction, or they wouldn’t be changing the name of their local proxy store.
We thank our patients for their trust, faith and continued business. We know we have the best patients in the known universe. We want folks to know we are happy for this change, as it will mean we will no longer be confused with this operation through confusion over our names.
Locally owned, and operated for over twenty-two years, from the heart of historic, downtown Melbourne Florida, it’s A Advanced Hearing Care, always Patient Centered, and Results Oriented.