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.
SO, NHS HEARING AIDS - ARE THEY ANY GOOD?
Below is a quick reference to some of the CONS 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.
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 (2021) from patients in regard 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.
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. But what are the pros and cons to both private and NHS hearing aids?
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 and our honest NHS hearing aids review.
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.
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.