Austria Market Report for Hearing Aids 2016 - MedCore
The total hearing aid market includes both manufacturer revenue and retail revenue. The manufacturer hearing aid market segment represents the revenue generated from manufacturers selling their hearing aids to retailers. The retail hearing aid market segment represents the revenue generated from retailers selling hearing aids to end users. This approach was taken in order to do a comparison of the market revenue of the manufacturers of the hearing aid devices versus the retail hearing aid sales.
In Austria, hearing aid patients benefit from a public reimbursement system where the National Health organization subsidizes patients up to €720 for the purchase of a hearing aid and the fitting. However, due to a fixed reimbursement, patients must pay the remainder of the cost. They must purchase their own hearing aid batteries, for which there is no available reimbursement.