About Hearing Found

Hearing Aids Louisville Kentucky

Welcome to the site that once and for all gives consumers legitimate information about hearing aid designs and market prices. The principles behind the site are discussed fully in our on-line book “How to Win at Hearing Aids” (click on the Hearing Found logo to access the book from the home page), but to summarize – our mission is to create market transparency equal to that of other technology products like smartphones and flat panel TV’s, and thereby empower consumers to seek out and realize real value from a hearing aid purchase.

Though the business is plagued with a number of sales centered practices, none is more ridiculous than the unavailability of manufacturer’s suggested retail prices, or the universal dealer practice of not publishing or discussing their prices with prospective customers in advance of a hearing test (see Appendix B: “Price Double Talk”).

Don’t mistake the prices published at middle-men sites like Hearing Planet or Zip Hearing as dealer prices. Those middle-men prices are imposed on so called participating dealers who must pay a substantial share of their profit to the referring site if you buy. This means those prices are inflated by the amount of that referral fee.

Our “RIC Report” helps you defeat the referral fee by first identifying the industry’s most desirable models, and by publishing their current middle-man pricing. Use that knowledge to seek out local dealers directly and negotiate a lower fair price – the essence of smart money decision making.

About Our Dispensing Practice

Hearing Found has provided hearing aid fitting services to the residents of Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana since 2010. Initially those services were conducted under our retail brand “Show Me Hearing Centers.” Due to the intense price competition brought on by the entry of Costco and Sam’s Club, we’ve transformed from a store-front based business into a concierge class provider dealing direct with customers on a house-call basis. This allows us to continue fitting best-in-class product while remaining competitive with the big-box retailers.

As believers in market transparency, we detail every aspect of our products, prices and business policies within the “Our Dispensing Practice” section. As of November 1st, 2015, Hearing Found is the only dealer within Kentucky who publishes prices and policies.

We fully subscribe to the FDA’s position concerning medical conditions of the ear (see Chapter 2, “The FDA’s Advice to Hearing Aid Buyers”) and cooperate closely with all physicians specializing in the ear, internal medicine or family practice within our area.

If you would like to discuss your hearing concerns, please use the “Contact Us” section to request a phone call from one of our Kentucky or Indiana licensed dispensers, or call (502) 644-7991 to speak with the company owner.

Ownership Disclosure

Hearing Found, How to Win at Hearing Aids, Show Me Hearing Centers, The RIC Report and the “Ear Man” logo are all USPTO registered trademarks of our family owned sole proprietorship enterprise. We operate fully independent of any contractual agreements – or any other forms of influence – with any entities or persons whatsoever. Therefore, all viewpoints expressed here are objective honest opinions concerning the state of the hearing aid marketplace.

Privacy Policy

Hearing Found Privacy Policy and consent to use of data

By submitting personal data manually or in electronic form to Hearing Found and/or by using our website you give your consent that all personal data that you submit may be processed by us in the manner and for the purposes described below.

Collection and use of personal data

You may choose to receive material from us. If you request such material, we ask you for contact information like your name, postal address and e-mail address. The information you give us either manually or electronically is stored in our databases. The information will be used exclusively for marketing and sales activities.

Disclosure of personal data

Under no circumstances do we share your personal data with or sell and distribute it to unrelated third parties, including mailing agencies or the like.

However, we may transfer personal data to third parties handling sales, support, mailings, publicity or competitions on our behalf. Where required, before disclosing personal data to a third party, we will require the third party in writing to take adequate precautions to protect such data.

Furthermore, we occasionally transfer personal data to our distributors for the purpose of marketing and sales activities, but not by electronic media. Marketing material will only be transferred via electronic media provided that we or our distributor has obtained consent specifically for this.

Anonymous data collected through this website

In addition to the information collected as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, we use technology to track which pages on our website our visitors view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use. This technology does not identify you personally – it simply enables us to compile statistics on our visitors and their use of our websites.

We use this anonymous data to improve the contents and functionality of our website and our e-mail updates to better understand our customers and visitors and to improve the services we offer.

Links to other websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. We do not support the external operator, its website or the products and/or services offered and sold by the operator in question.

We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their data and privacy practices.

Data security

Access to the information provided is limited to employees who have a legitimate business need for such information.

We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal data in our databases and to protect the security of our databases.

We keep your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on us.

Data access and corrections

If you wish to know what personal data we currently hold about you, please contact us by e-mail or write to Hearing Found, 1860 Mellwood Ave, Suite 125, Louisville, KY 40206, attn: Webmaster.

You can also ask us to correct, amend or delete any personal data about you that is inaccurate.

Contact Hearing Found

If you have any comments about our privacy policy, practice for this website or the like, please feel free to contact us: info@hearingfound.com