NHS HEARING AIDS COMPARED TO PRIVATE
Thinking about NHS hearing aids? Or not sure whether going private would be better? Here we have compiled a brief informative page to help you make the right decision for you, your lifestyle, your needs and the level of your hearing loss.
NHS HEARING AIDS - ARE THEY ANY GOOD?
Below is a quick reference to some of the disadvantages of NHS hearing aids in the UK. The PROS of these hearing aids, as well as other information, can be found further down the page.
Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on the right and one of our audiologists will be happy to answer any of your questions on hearing healthcare or hearing aids.
Questions like: Do NHS hearing aids have Bluetooth? How much do NHS hearing aids cost? Or are NHS hearing aids any good?
If you think your hearing has changed, then you must get your hearing checked as soon as possible. Your local GP or Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) centre can detect any problems like hearing loss, infection or illness. Hearing tests are free on the NHS, but if you need specialist treatment – your ENT department will undertake this for you.
Comparison Means Confident Decision Making
It is here you can also discuss the hearing healthcare options available to you from the NHS, as well as the NHS hearing aids currently on offer. Like with all things there is always value in comparisons. Explore the private hearing healthcare route, as we feel it is always beneficial to compare services with a second opinion to make a more valuable and confident choice for your hearing future.
We know that independent audiologists, like us, were rated 86% this year in the 2021 Which Report? by patients in regards to the service and hearing aids purchased. We also know, from experience, that patients feel less like a number and more valued as an individual when they opt for private care.
Every hearing loss is different
Your hearing loss is just as unique as you and deserves the right treatment with the right hearing aid provider. However, we understand that each and every person is different and what might suit someone might not be right for the next.
There are so many factors when considering private or NHS hearing aids - you just have to weigh up what's the most important to you in regards to your hearing.
Want more information about NHS vs Private hearing healthcare?
The below link is a great source of reference if you are wondering simple things like what do NHS hearing aids look like?, what is the NHS hearing aids eligibility? and more. Because quite a lot of our patients come to us after wearing NHS hearing aids we can also give our honest NHS hearing aids review from our audiologists.
This page is designed to just give you a taste of information surrounding NHS hearing aids and private hearing aids and healthcare - there is so much more! Click on the following link to read our article that talks about this topic in more in-depth detail.
It is important that you receive the right information from the start when you are researching who to purchase your hearing aids from. From experience, before our appointments with our patients, we ask them to write down any questions or anxieties about their hearing, hearing aids or future hearing care.
You might even want to bring along a friend or family member to support you during this process and any decision making. Like we said previously, it is always beneficial to see what the NHS and private services have to offer you - then you can make a more informed choice.
NHS hearing aids not working?
Wherever you live, there will be an NHS hearing aid centre local to you that can help you repair your devices. To find out where your nearest resource is, head to the NHS website for more information.
What can my local NHS hearing aid provider do for me?
The NHS provides a commendable service to the hearing loss community and during your appointment they can give you information such as:
Do not spend hundreds of pounds without getting a second opinion from us.
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.