WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE FOR HEARING AIDS NEAR ME?
Thinking about purchasing hearing aids? Not sure which hearing aids are right for you? wondering where you can access hearing aids and healthcare locally?
Wherever you live - we have around 2-3 professional hearing aid audiologists local to you and over 200 qualified audiologists across the UK. We can put you in touch with the right audiologist who can look after your future hearing healthcare and the most appropriate hearing solution for you.
SO, WHICH HEARING AID IS RIGHT FOR ME?
We have compiled a brief informative page below to help you make the right decision for you, your lifestyle, your needs and the level of your hearing loss in regards to finding hearing aids and audiologists near you.
Here is a quick reference to some of the main factors to consider when purchasing a hearing aid to give you an idea of what to look out for.
The audiologist is the difference
You might be here because you are researching the best place for hearing aids near me? When you are searching for hearing aid assistance near you it is important that you find the right audiologist that is local to you. In many ways, it is just as important as finding the right digital hearing aids and some would argue even more so.
In reality, you are paying for the audiologist's time and experience and not just your devices when you purchase your new hearing aids. Then after your initial consultation, you will benefit from a professional relationship built on trust and reliability - as well as aftercare that ensures you are always hearing at your best.
Family support is priceless
Choosing hearing aids is a daunting task with many factors to consider such as organising appointments, understanding information, making choices and implementing said information as well as maintaining your hearing health. Therefore, sometimes family support and involvement are often crucial.
Family or friends can relieve anxiety, support the decision-making process and help you feel more confident in your appointments. On another note, your family can observe the challenges of your hearing loss and learn to relate and know in which ways to support you better going forward.
Audiological Requirements: There are different types of hearing loss that require different fitting strategies. It is important that the hearing aids have sufficient reserve amplification so they will last for several years – not just one or two. Five years is about right.
Technology / Performance: This above all else determines the cost of the hearing aid. The higher the technology, the higher the price. This has nothing to do with the severity of the hearing loss, it’s about how well you want to be able to hear.
Size: As a general rule of thumb, the larger the hearing aid the more powerful it is. Smaller hearing aids have smaller batteries which could be difficult for people with poor dexterity. Smaller batteries don’t last as long.
Accessories: Some hearing aids have accessories that can be purchased. These include wireless transmitters that enable the sound from a television or telephone or another device to “beam” sound into the hearing aid. The need for certain assistance by way of accessories can heavily influence the choice of make/model of hearing aid required.
Style: There are many different styles of hearing aids. The two main categories are ITE (in the ear) and BTE (behind the ear). BTE’s are becoming increasingly popular as they can be extremely small and cosmetic.
Cost: Not everyone has the budget to purchase the top technology hearing and in reality, not everyone would need them.
Affordable hearing aids near me
Everyone has different needs and different budgets. You might want the most premium hearing aid on the market or you might want hearing aids at the most affordable price.
At the end of the day, it is important to not pay more than you need. We have added a section on our top 5 hearing aids of 2021 to give you a few examples of great technology at great prices here
Hearing aids near me cost
What is the cost of hearing aids near me? Without a doubt, the most common hurdle is hearing aid price.
As most people with hearing loss need two hearing aids - the price tag eventually becomes a huge factor in people deciding to get help or not. We have written an article explaining hearing aid costs, which you might find useful, here
Batteries for hearing aids near me
You might be wondering where you can source your hearing aid batteries after you have purchased your hearing aids. Most hearing aid brands include a packet of hearing aid batteries when you first buy your hearing aids. After that, you can buy them from your local audiologist or online easily.
Donate hearing aids near me
Most consumers choose to buy the rechargeable version of the modern hearing aids on the market, as they are more eco-friendly and more convenient.
However, those who wear hearing aids that require standard batteries need to recycle them correctly and not dispose of them with everyday rubbish.
There are now a few ways in which you can donate or recycle your hearing aids. Most local supermarkets now have battery recycling points for the disposal of hearing aid batteries and household ones too.
There are also various charities that will recycle and recondition hearing aids to send to those who need them and can't afford them or send them overseas.
Where to get hearing aids cleaned near me
Your local audiologist will take care of the repairs and maintenance of your hearing aids for the duration of the life of the device. They will also clean your hearing aids, but there are also hearing aid maintenance kits you can purchase online.
These will help to keep your devices in optimum condition. Ask your local audiologist to show you what options are available to you.
Hearing aid centers near me
All our professional audiologists are local. Some audiologists work from their own premises and some from various opticians. All of them offer a free home visit service if you would prefer at the most convenient time for you.
The hearing test is free as are all our other hearing healthcare services and aftercare. All you have to pay for is the cost of the hearing aid(s) plus the batteries - if they are not rechargeable devices.
We are lucky to have over 200 audiologists within our network - at least 2 in your area - and can support your hearing aids and hearing healthcare locally. Find out what makes us unique to the industry here.
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