common questions - Hearing Aids

Widex Evoke Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Here are some common questions regarding hearing aids.

If you have a question not covered here, please let us know.

Why go Private?

Choice.  One of the main differences and advantages of Private Hearing Aids versus NHS provision is the vast amount of choice on offer now.  There are different styles and technological features for all degrees of hearing and lifestyles.

How long do Hearing Aids last?

All hearing aids are supplied with a manufacturer's warranty, which can be from 2 to 5 years.

Hearing aids can be repaired or adjusted outside of the warranty so can last well past this.

Most people upgrade their hearing aids ever 3 to 5 years.

Lifespan of the hearing aids are affected by multiple factors, how often you wear them, where you use them, model type, general maintenance etc.

What do hearing aids cost?

Our Price range for a pair of Hearing Aids starts at £860 and goes up to £2875.

Prices include 

  • a pair of Hearing Aids
  • manufacturer's warranty
  • 60 day trial
  • Aftercare Service
  • Six monthly check up

Why is the range so big?

As an Independent Company dealing with all the  major manufacturers we have a huge list of available hearing aids.  

This includes different sizes, styles, features and  technology levels.  Generally the more advanced the technology and features, the more expensive.

During the assessment we will discuss your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate solution for your needs.

Why should I come to an independent Audiologist?

There are numerous places to get hearing aids from in the UK.  The NHS, big national optical chains, national companies  and Independents.

Being an independent means that you have no ties to any of the Hearing Aid manufacturers but have accounts with all of them so can choose whichever solution is the best for each individual patient.

All have there strong points but here are some things to consider:

  • Vertical Integration - some Hearing Aid manufacturers are part of groups that also own high street shops.  There is nothing wrong with this but you may not have as much choice to chose from.  Ask the Audiologist which Hearing Aid manufacturer they are connected to.

  • National chains - other national and regional chains are not owned by a manufacturer but will only have contracts with two or three so will only be able to offer you hearing aids from these makes.

  • Own brands - larger national high street stores have there own brand available alongside other manufacturers.  These will often be cheaper so will appear quite attractive.  These own brand hearing aids are not made by the high street chain but by the existing hearing aid manufacturers and are usually older technology.    These can be a good option if budget is your main concern but be aware this locks you into to this particular high street chain as another Audiologist, independent or at another chain, cannot access the software to make adjustments.

  • Continuation of care - one of the benefits of seeing an Independent is that you will see the same Audiologist throughout your journey, from the initial assessment, fitting to follow up appointments.  We believe this is one of the single most important aspects to achieve success with hearing aids.  Seeing a different person each time and having to start from explanations from scratch can be frustrating.