(Augmentics Ltd of Offenham,
RHAD C.Eng MBCS CITP
been set up by me, Richard Hathway, and my wife Karen.
I work most of my time as a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser in
I have my own dispensing practice and I specialise in supplying
fitting the latest top hearing technology hearing aids at fair, low
to becoming a
RHAD, I worked many years in various parts of the computer world.
My last such job was as "Senior Technologist" at the
mobile phone manufacturer Sendo. (The company was later bought by
This was an exciting senior and well paid role ... but one day I
suddenly notice that I was nearing 50 .. whilst almost everyone else
was in their 30s. This rang some alarm bells ... so I decided to think
of a Plan B.
I also felt that I should look for a new role where I
could work more with people rather than working
exclusively with computers.
or so I suddenly realised that digital hearing aids were very similar
to mobile phones in technology terms. I therefore looked into how I
could enter the world of digital hearing aids ... and my wife suggested
that I consider becoming a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser.
The retraining was horrifically expensive and I certainly didn't enjoy
the exams ... but I passed them with flying colours and completed my
post-exam training without any problems.
Several years on, I now have a vibrant digital hearing aid dispensing
practice and the world of mobile phones is just a dim memory!
I used to spend half of my life either commuting 32 miles to work or
sitting in aeroplanes - but now my commute distance is just ... ONE
best part of my new career is that I now meet so many nice people ... I
feel that have I wasted a big chunk of my life working almost
exclusively with computers.
Why I charge low prices
I became very disillusioned during my training - I couldn't
understand why elderly people were being charged so much for digital
Retired people are usually on fixed incomes, and have a fixed amount of
savings available. It simply is not right for such people to be
overcharged for hearing aids - or anything else for that matter.
I thought about this for a while and decided that I should put my money
where my mouth is, and offer good quality digital hearing aids at fair
This means that to offer low prices I need to have low
overheads. I achieved this by working from a nice
office with very low overheads rather than expensive
fancy town centre offices.
My low overheads mean that I can charge VERY
low prices whist still
Why have I set up www.HearingAidSpares.com?
I have been selling modern hearing aids at very low prices for some
I have never charged my customers much for batteries or hearing aid
sundries - but it is only recently that I noticed how much other
dispensers and suppliers can charge for these essential items.
It is simply not fair to overcharge vulnerable people who are often on
It therefore seemed simple common sense to attack the problem of
over-expensive hearing aid batteries and sundries with the same vigour
that I have been attacking the high prices of modern hearing
The only way to keep the prices down on these sundries etc is to be
VERY strict about keeping overheads low. In this modern era a website
is by far the best way to run a super efficient business ... so www.HearingAidSpares.com
Note: In my tradition of saving me - and you - money, my wife and I
built 100% of this website ourselves. This explains why it is a bit
'clunky' ... but it works reliably & securely!
you have any questions about me or my business, please email
me at email@example.com.
is a trading
of Augmentics Ltd
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