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Boots Hearing Aids & Boots Hearing Care

By: Paul Harrison Updated: 6th September 2021 in: Hearing Aid Retailers, Latest News, Articles
Boots Hearing Aids

Who are Boots Hearing Care?

& Boots Hearing Aids

Boots Hearing Aids - An Introduction

Boots is one of our main competitors in the industry and when people think about getting a hearing aid their mind may turn to Boots Hearing Care. Boots hearing aids are a popular place to get hearing aids from and there are almost 400 Boots Hearing Care shops nationwide.

Boots hearing aids are actually provided by a franchise called David Ormerod Hearing Centres, which is, in turn, a Sonova Group company. You might be wondering why this matters, but Sonova actually owns the hearing aid manufacturers Phonak and Unitron and back in 2013 Boots Hearing

Care acquired a 49% minority stake in David Ormerod Hearing Centres. Essentially what this means is that when you visit a Boots Hearing Care shop you are likely to leave with a hearing aid made by either Phonak or Unitron.

Now both of these manufacturers of Boots digital hearing aids make some great hearing aids, however, there are in fact 8 main manufacturers of hearing aids in the UK and so your choice of hearing aids from Boots is certainly limited to a fairly small portion of the hearing aids actually available.

 

Boots Hearing Aids and Prices

Another important question that people ask when looking for Boots hearing aid is ‘how much do Boots hearing aids cost?’

Boots hearing aid prices tend to be similar to many of the other large chains of private practice audiologists. However, the important term here is ‘large chains’. Boots hearing aids costs, as with all of the large chains, are almost always more expensive than those provided by independent private audiologists such as Hearing Aid UK.

By using an independent such as ourselves you are guaranteed that you will be getting the hearing aid that is right for you – without being influenced by “parent companies” and their “sales targets.”  

 

Boots Hearing Aids - Ranges

Boots hearing aid costs are divided into their Essentials range, where the hearing aids costs for 2 boots hearing aids can be up to around £2,000, or their Premium range where costs can reach up to above £3,000 for a pair of boots digital hearing aids. You can pay for your Boots hearing aids in one lump sum or monthly instalments.

But again remember that with Boots hearing aids your choice will be more limited and you are almost guaranteed to be paying a higher price for the exact same hearing aid than with Hearing Aid UK.

 

Boots Hearing Aids - 'Special Offers'

Also worth noting is that Boots Hearing Care (and other large chains) sometimes have special offers. If an offer seems too good to be true, be sure that you possess full knowledge about the hearing aid that you are being sold. 

Most hearing aid manufacturers update their ranges every two to three years, so if you see a sale for Boots invisible hearing aids, or any other boots hearing aids with price reductions, they are likely to have been reduced because there is a newer model due out soon and they are trying to get rid of existing stock to help out their parent companies.

It is very rare that buying an “old technology” hearing aid is actually a good deal as a less expensive current technology aid will usually outperform it.

 

Boots Hearing Aids Batteries & Boots Hearing Aids Accessories

Boots Hearing Care supplies Rayovac batteries for both their own brand of hearing aids and other manufacturers, which are available in the usual sizes - 10, 312, 13 and 675.  They also offer a range of hearing aid accessories within their stores, but these are mostly Phonak branded devices - therefore limited.

 

Boots Hearing Aids and Tests

Before this Boots hearing aids rebranded and started trading as David Ormerod Hearing Centres they did originally provide their patients with home visits. Due to the growth of the audiology industry and Boots hearing aids increased marketing presence – it has resulted in Boots having to reduce their level of the service offered to consumers.

To reflect this they now only provide in-store appointments and do not offer Boots hearing aids home visits or hearing tests at home.

 

Boots Hearing Aids Alternatives

Other than independent hearing aid dispensers like us - The hearing aid alternatives to Boots Hearing Care are Specsavers Hearcare, Amplifon, Hidden Hearing, Bloom Hearing and Scrivens.

 

Boots Hearing Aids Reviews

Find out the differences between independent retailers and those of the highstreet and how hearing aid wearers ranked all hearing aid dispensers in the latest Which? Report - including Boots hearing aids here

 

Want to know more about Boots Hearing?

At Hearing Aid UK, we promise to always offer you the full range of hearing aids that are available and to ensure that you are in possession of all necessary information about any new or upcoming models before you make your hearing aid choice, whilst also offering lower prices.

For more information and advice about your hearing requirements and about the full range of hearing aids that are available, and to book your free hearing test, contact Hearing Aid UK on 0800 567 7621 today.

 

Boots Hearing Aids - Additional Information

 

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This article was written by audiology expert Paul Harrison

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Managing Director & founder of Hearing Aid UK, with over 20 years of audiology experience and a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists Council (BSHAA) between 2015-2020.

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