Norway 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 Norway, hearing aids are primarily dispensed through the public healthcare system, with a portion of the hearing aids sold through the private retail sector. Given the reduction in reimbursements, patients that want to receive higher-end hearing aids must pay the remaining cost. Those receiving hearing aids at private retail stores do not benefit from reimbursement, although they may be able to acquire higher-end hearing devices.