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Table 2 Breakdown of the direct medical cost incurred at the MHC for 5 years

From: Cost-utility analysis of hearing aid device for older adults in the community: a delayed start study

Cost Type Description Estimated Cost (SGD) Frequency Subtotal (SGD)
Consultation HA evaluation 99.50 Once in 5 years 99.50
HA fitting 75.00 Once in 5 years 75.00
HA follow-up (non-subsidised) 50.00 Twice for first year; once for subsequent years 300.00
Rehabilitationa (optional) 62.00 5 sessions 0
Hearing test 33.00 Once in 5 years 165.00
Consultation (non-subsidised) 100 Once in 5 years 100.00
Device cost HA device 3000.00 Once in 5 years 3000.00
HA maintenance and repair 200.00 Twice in 5 years 400.00
HA consumables (batteries/drying capsules etc.) 134.00 Once per year 670.00
Total     4809.50
  1. a Rehabilitation costs were not included in the final cost as it is considered as optional
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