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Clearcut i24NEWS

via Startup Disrupts Pricey Hearing Aids Market

“The cost to make a hearing aid is less than $100 dollars but…because of the middlemen who are in the process, the cost of the product ultimately becomes up to $2,500 per ear…The audiology stage of the delivery model makes ultimately the process so expensive.”

Built In NYC

via Meet Audicus, the DTC startup making healthtech more accessible

The online hearing test is just one aspect of Audicus, a startup that makes hearing aids more accessible and affordable. Freuler launched the company in 2012 after noticing a gap in the industry.

Crain's Business New York

via Online hearing aid company makes a loud and clear disruption

Patrick Freuler, founder and chief executive of the hearing aid company Audicus, went into business after being confronted with prices and inefficiencies that seemed out of step with today’s technology-driven, consumer-oriented world…Audicus, based in Chelsea, is part of a wave of companies capitalizing on the shift toward what Freuler calls DIY diagnostics. Anyone with a mobile phone can track their blood-glucose levels, take a vision exam or even attempt to self-diagnose a skin condition. Why not take a hearing test?

Alley Watch

via This NYC Startup Makes Hearing Aids Accessible to Everyone

Audicus is selling simple and affordable, German-manufactured hearing aids. It is one of the first startups that offers an Online Hearing Test that is accurate enough to program your hearing aids, which eliminates the need to seek a clinical audiogram. This direct-to-consumer startup radically reduces hearing aid costs and ensures that hearing aids are customized and tailored to the client’s requirements.

Oklahoma's News 4

via 4 Seniors: How to cut your hearing aid costs

Hearing aids that are sold at an audiologists office are expensive, and usually range from $1,000 to $4,000 per ear. They are often sometimes not covered by private insurance or traditional Medicare.

CBCNews

via ‘An absurd system’: Ottawa woman sounds off on $5K hearing aids

The cost to manufacture a single hearing aid — not including fees for testing and programming and other services — is only $50 to $200, said Freuler.

“I think at some point, what will happen [is that] we will make the market bigger, because we will attract people who will not go to the audiologist because it is so expensive,” Freuler said.

Racked

via Why Can’t Hearing Aids Be Stylish?

Perhaps the closest thing to “a fashionable hearing aid” happened in 2015, when Audicus partnered with Advanced Style for a line of devices in leopard print, glitter, polka dots, and hologram. They’re actually really cool — and the campaign video, starring the impossibly glamorous Joyce Carpati, is serving very good octogenarian style icon vibes.

PRWeb

via Groundbreaking Technology Tests Hearing From Home

The Audicus web-based hearing test provides a national solution to this by providing free tests and education tools to the greater population, upending antiquated testing methods.

Tech.Co

via 5 Startups Providing Aid for Deaf or Hearing Impaired Individuals

Audicus’s new hearing assessment tech will allow users to check up on their hearing online, for free. It’s a great first stop for anyone concerned about their hearing.

Episode 19: The BOOST Podcast

via Episode 19: Disrupting the Hearing Aid Industry with Patrick Freuler

Ultimately, Audicus is all about bringing people together by taking a consumer-based focus to their branding. Patrick also shares how they aim to educate their consumers to take healthcare decisions into their own hands to have a drastic improvement in their quality of life.