Our hearing aid prices are amongst the lowest you will find anywhere in the world and there are no hidden extras. The price you pay includes:
Wondering how accurate a hearing loss test at home is? Quite a lot of people we speak to think that home hearing tests or audiograms are not as accurate as the ones operated in clinics. This is not true.
Around half of all hearing tests done in the UK are home visit-based. As a heavily regulated profession, audiologists will not do a hearing test if it might be inaccurate. Soundproof booths are simply there to allow hearing tests to happen in places that otherwise would be unacceptably loud, such as busy high street locations or hospitals.
For fitting and follow-up appointments, the home is usually the best atmosphere to program your hearing aids in as this is naturally the place where you will spend most of your time, so it helps us to make sure the sound quality is clear and natural.
Audiology equipment these days is small and portable so our audiologists bring all of the equipment they use in their own practices and clinics to the home visit. The equipment they use is both professional and accurate, which ultimately results in you receiving the right hearing loss diagnosis and hearing solution for your wants and needs.
We are a network of independent audiologists and have several audiologists in every area. This means we can look after your hearing healthcare needs locally. In the unlikely event of any of our audiologists cease to operate for whatever reason then your service would continue with one of our other audiologists at no cost to yourself.
1. CONTACT ONE OF OUR AUDIOLOGISTS
Fill out the form at the bottom of the page or call us free on 0800 567 7621 to speak to one of our professional audiologists, who will establish your hearing needs and based on those needs, will put you in touch with the right audiologist locally.
2. CONSULTATION AND HEARING TEST
Your local audiologist will contact you personally and arrange a consultation and hearing test - either in their clinic or in the comfort of your own home - at your convenience and completely free.
3. HEARING AID SELECTION AND ADVICE
Using your hearing test, your audiologist will go through all the hearing aid solutions available to you with your hearing loss level, connectivity needs, lifestyle and much more in mind.
4. THE RIGHT HEARING SOLUTION AND FIT
Once you have found the right hearing solution with your audiologist - they can fit your new hearing aids in clinic or at home. They will also go through everything you need to know about your device and how your hearing loss can benefit from the features available.
5. WEAR YOUR NEW HEARING AIDS!
Enjoy your new soundscape and along with support, guidance and aftercare from your local audiologist - learn how to get the most out of your hearing aids and enjoy the sounds of life again!
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Read the other common hearing aid questions below. call us free on 0800 567 7621 for more advice and support.
If you have a significant hearing loss in both ears, you should be wearing two hearing aids. Here are the audiological reasons why:
Localisation. The brain decodes information from both ears and compares and contrasts them. By analysing the miniscule time delays as well as the difference in loudness of each sound reaching the ears, the person is able to accurately locate a sound source. Simply put, if you have better hearing on one side than the other, you can't accurately tell what direction sounds are coming from.
Less amplification required. A phenomena known as “binaural summation” means that the hearing aids can be set at a lower and more natural volume setting than than if you wore only one hearing aid.
Head shadow effect. High frequencies, the part of your hearing that gives clarity and meaning to speech sounds, cannot bend around your head. Only low frequencies can. Therefore if someone is talking on your unaided side you are likely to hear that they are speaking, but be unable to tell what they have said.
Noise reduction. The brain has it’s own built in noise reduction which is only really effective when it is receiving information from both ears. If only one ear is aided, even with the best hearing aid in the world, it will be difficult for you to hear in background noise as your brain is trying to retain all of the sounds (including background noise) rather than filtering it out.
Sound quality. We are designed to hear in stereo. Only hearing from one side sounds a lot less natural to us.
For most people, the main benefit of a rechargeable hearing aid is simple convenience. We are used to plugging in our phones and other devices overnight for them to charge up.
For anybody with poor dexterity or issues with their fingers, having a rechargeable aid makes a huge difference as normal hearing aid batteries are quite small and some people find them fiddly to change.
One downside is that if you forget to charge your hearing aid, then it is a problem that can't be instantly fixed. For most a 30 minute charge will get you at least two or three hours of hearing, but if you are the type of person who is likely to forget to plug them in regularly then you're probably better off with standard batteries.
Rechargeable aids are also a little bit bigger and are only available in behind the ear models.
Finally, just like with a mobile phone, the amount of charge you get on day one is not going to be the same as you get a few years down the line. Be sure to ask what the policy is with the manufacturer warranty when it comes to replacing the battery.
For most people, the answer is yes. But it's never that simple.
The majority of hearing problems affect the high frequencies a lot more than the low ones. Therefore open fitting hearing aids sound a lot more natural and ones that block your ears up can make your own voice sound like you are talking with your head in a bucket. Therefore in-ear aids tend to be less natural.
However the true answer is we can't tell until we have had a look in your ears to assess the size of your ear canal, and until we have tested your hearing to see which frequencies are being affected.
People with wider ear canals tend to have more flexibility, also there are open fitting modular CIC hearing aids now that do not block your ears.
There is also the age old rule to consider, that a hearing aid will not help you if it's sat in the drawer gathering dust. If the only hearing aid you would be happy wearing is one that people can't see, then that's what you should get.
Most people can adapt to any type of hearing aid, as long as they know what to expect. Have an honest conversation with your audiologist as to what your needs are.
Generally speaking, six or more. Unless it's none at all.
The number of channels a hearing aid has is often a simplistic way an audiologist will use to explain why one hearing aid is better than another, but channels are complex and it is really not that straightforward.
Hearing aids amplify sounds of different frequencies by different amounts. Most people have lost more high frequencies than low and therefore need more amplification in the high frequencies. The range of sounds you hear are split into frequency bands or channels and the hearing aids are set to provide the right amount of hearing at each frequency level.
Less than six channels and this cannot be done with much accuracy, so six is the magic number. However, a six channel aid is typically very basic with few other features and is suitable only for hearing a single speaker in a quiet room. The number of channels is not what you should be looking at, it's more the rest of the technology that comes with them.
As a final note, different manufacturers have different approaches. One method is not necessarily better than any other. For example some manufacturers have as many as 64 channels in their top aids. Most tend to have between 17 and 20. One manufacturer has no channels at all.
Hearing aids are easily lost, misplaced or damaged and typically are one of the most expensive personal possessions an individual can own. We offer hearing aid warranty cover for £80 per year per aid. Find out more here
All our audiologists use the very latest technology and provide the full range of tests to accurately measure your hearing for free. Find out about what we offer all our customers here
Hearing Aid UK offers all their customers free home visiting services and home visits for hearing aids - Including hearing tests, fittings, maintenance, check-ups and much more in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience. Find out more information here
Here, at Hearing Aid UK, we are dedicated to offering low hearing aid prices. We achieve this by having no head office and low marketing costs. Our hearing aid prices are amongst the lowest you will find anywhere in the world.
Do not spend hundreds of pounds without getting a second opinion from us.
When we refer to a product as 'Latest Launch', we mean it is the latest to be released on the market.
When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is the newest hearing aid model on the market.
When we refer to a product as 'Superseded', we mean that there is a newer range available which replaces and improves on this product.
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.