AUDNET Hearing group is a uniqe concept in group purchasing strategy. Established by the merger of two storied national group purchasing entities (AuDNet, Inc., and Marcon Hearing Group), our mission is to a) represent as many independent hearing care practices as possible to secure the best possible product costs so that those practices can effectively compete in a market where unequal cost-of-goods is uniquely burdening those practices, and b) to speak nationally to those with hearing concerns about the value and imporance of professional care.
LEVERAGING KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
HAVING WORKED IN PRIVATE PRACTICES, MANUFACTURING AND NATIONAL BUYING BUSINESSES, OUR TEAM HAS THE INSIDE TRACK ON WHAT DRIVES PRACTITIONERS AND SUPPLIERS.
This knowledge goes a long way in helping members and partners make the right decisions when it comes to sustaining independent, autonomous practice in the United States. Lower operating costs increases value. Couple that with nationally recognized professional care excellence, and our members have a valuable path to success.
The need for lowering costs and building a strong consumer-pointed identity has never been greater. Merging buying power is the key to lowering costs. And, building a strong consumer identity can only be accomplished through a coordinated effort nationwide.
All independent practices must recognize that it is essential to leverage their buying power as productively as possible. Merging groups maximizes that productivity. And, having a meaningful stake in the success of the group builds the long-term commitment needed to sustain that success.
AHG represents a new era in collective purchasing for the hearing industry. This is a vital business strategy needed to keep independent practices competitive in an environment where cost is being characterized as a justification to bypass important professional care.
It is time that independent business unite in a meaningful way not only to level the cost playing field, but to advance the professional care message. This is more than just a profesional issue. It is an economic issue that can only be effectively tackled by leveraging our collective economic power. AHG is a key step in that methodology.
David Smriga, M.A.
Vice-President, Corporate Communications
With a strong passion for helping independent practices, AUDNET Hearing Group puts their energy into securing great prices, thus helping member practices succeed.
Through the combined corporation that is now AHG, we promise to be an invaluable partner to our friends/members as together we successfully navigate the challenges - and opportunities - of this ever evolving hearing care marketplace.