When many people think about getting a hearing aid their minds will turn to Boots Hearing Care. Boots is a popular place to get hearing aids from and there are almost 400 Boots Hearingcare 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 Hearingcare 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.
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 – and 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 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.
Also worth noting is that Boots Hearingcare (and other large chains) sometimes have special offers on. 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 Hearingcare supply 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.
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.
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 here
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.
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When we refer to a product as an 'Older Model', we mean that it is has been superseded by at least two more recent hearing aid ranges.