The price of hearing aids can be an important factor when selecting the best solution for you. At Hearing Aid UK we offer low prices on the full range of commercially available hearing aids and we publish our prices for all to see. Our prices include all testing, fitting, programming and aftercare for the life of the hearing aids.
So why are hearing aids so expensive? When you purchase a hearing aid through Hearing Aid UK you are not simply purchasing a consumer product. You are also employing the services of our audiologists for the life of those hearing aids at no extra cost. This is commonly referred to as “aftercare”. Aftercare includes the likes of periodic hearing tests and assessments, reprogramming of the hearing aids, rehabilitation of the client and much more. A hearing aid should last about 5 years if taken care of properly and perhaps much longer.
Most of the hearing aids listed on our price list are actually “ranges” of hearing aids. This means that they are available in many different shapes and sizes. Contrary to most people’s belief, the physical size and shape of the hearing aid bears no relation to the cost. The price is determined by the level of technology contained within the hearing instrument. Here is a list of the most commonly used styles of hearing aids in order of size – starting with the smallest first:
There are six major hearing aid manufacturers namely Oticon, Widex, ReSound, Phonak, Starkey and Sivantos (Signia). Interestingly, the first three are Danish companies. Each manufacturer has its own unique technology and provides a different client experience. It is therefore in the interest of the client to be able to have access to all products available.
Most audiologists in the UK have affiliations with certain manufacturers or offer a limited price list. Hearing Aid UK is able to choose from all commercially available hearing instruments. When our audiologists recommend a hearing instrument then you can be assured that it has been selected from the widest possible choice.
When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is new to 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When we refer to a product as 'Superseded', we mean that there is a newer range available which replaces and improves on this product.
When we refer to a product as an 'Older Model', we mean that it is has been superseded by at least two more recent hearing aid ranges.