Are hearing tests free? What are the benefits of home visits?
These are common questions when searching for a local audiology home visiting service, whatever the reason. Hearing tests can be done at home and come at no additional cost.
Hearing Aid UK has always offered 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.
We hope you find some helpful information about common questions, misconceptions and worries about hearing healthcare. We cover topics like home hearing tests, which hearing aid retailers do home visits, hearing aid fittings at home and hearing tests for the elderly at home.
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Like home visits for hearing aids & much more
Our network of over 200 audiologists provides professional nationwide coverage. This means that wherever you live, there is always one of our independent audiologists covering your area and ready to assist all your hearing healthcare needs.
We continue to being dedicated to giving our customers flexibility in the way they receive their hearing healthcare and whilst our audiologists can operate in shops, clinics or day centres - there are a lot of benefits to our home visiting services too.
In fact, some people prefer them and in some cases, it can be a lifeline to others due to their health limitations or various personal circumstances.
Hearing tests home visits
Along with our audiologists, we cover the whole of the UK. So, if you have a busy lifestyle, don't want to miss work, have logistic problems or need a little more privacy - we can come to you.
Hearing test for the elderly
We also assist the needs of the elderly with their hearing loss - either at home or in assisted living accommodation. We believe that no one should be restricted to hearing the sounds of life.
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Which hearing aid retailers in the UK do home visits?
You'd be surprised how many highstreet retailers don't offer home visits in any capacity - or if they do the service is very limited or chargeable. Hearing aid dispensing started as a tailor-made home service, but today's audiology prefers to operate their services in their clinics or practices. This has always surprised us, as most people with hearing loss tend to be the most vulnerable and need such bespoke services.
NHS hearing aids home visits / NHS hearing tests home visits
Like NHS hearing aid drop-in clinics, the NHS service can organise hearing healthcare home visits, but this sometimes depends on what area you live in. If NHS hearing test home visits and hearing aid services are available locally, then chances are you'll be waiting weeks for an appointment.
Boots Hearingcare Home Visits
Before this company rebranded and started trading as David Ormerod Hearing Centres they did originally provide their patients with a home visiting service. Along with the growing audiology industry and their 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.
Specsavers Hearing Home Visits
Specsavers Hearingcare is quite accommodating if you are unable to visit the store, for whatever reason - they will book an appointment at home for you. We think that this service is limited to hearing tests and fittings, we are unsure as to whether they can provide maintenance or adjustments when needed.
However, we do know that an at-home visit, with Specsavers, will cost you approximately £100. This may be due to the number of services they attend and supply hearing devices for the NHS in the hearing loss community. In result of this, charging ensures the at-home service is warranted.
Hidden Hearing Home Visits
With this company having locations in both England and Wales, so Hidden Hearing can cater to those who require a home visiting service at no extra charge.
Bloom Hearing Home Visits
Similar to Hidden Hearing, Bloom Hearing can also accommodate their patients with an at-home service for their hearing loss needs for no additional fee.
Amplifon Home Visits
Currently, Amplifon does offer a home visiting service, but this is a chargeable service at around £30. It is important to know that they are unable to provide this service nationwide - please check whether your location is covered.
Scrivens Home Visits
Scrivens is a small audiology company and does not at this time provide any home visiting services - whether this will change, we are unsure. No matter who you book with - always check if there is an additional fee before arranging an appointment to avoid any surprises.
We provide free hearing aid home visits near you
As we mentioned earlier, we offer a full and completely free home visiting service for all your hearing loss needs. Due to our coverage being nationwide we can offer all our patients this convenient service.
Our audiologists will plan, advise and support you through your hearing journey with the right hearing solution. They will also arrange any future check-ups, maintenance visits, adjustments and annual hearing tests so you don't have to manage your appointments.
So, you've chosen your audiologist and have arranged for a hearing test. After analysing the results of your audiogram, your hearing loss needs, your lifestyle, the technology you require and how much connectivity you would like - you're ready to be fitted with the right hearing aids for you.
But what exactly happens at your hearing aid fitting? What should you expect and how are the hearing aids programmed?
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What to expect from a hearing aid fitting at home
What is a hearing aid fitting?
Hearing aid fitting and programming
Is a home hearing aid fitting the same as one carried out in the clinic?
Want to know more about hearing care home visits?
Below are a few more links to find out more information or call us free on 0800 567 7621 to speak with one of our audiologists who can support you further.
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