Choosing the Right Hearing Aid for Your Needs
Choosing a hearing aid can be overwhelming and confusing. There are in excess of 300 different hearing aids available on the market and the cost of a hearing aid can vary significantly.
*Research from the NHS shows that for a single hearing aid you can pay anything from £500 to £3500 or more.
It is therefore important that you take time to research properly not only the type of hearing aid you should go for, but also the aftercare that you will receive.
A hearing system’s price will be dependent on the style, technological features and the needs required for professional consultation and rehabilitation services. But how much should a hearing aid cost? Generally, the cost of a hearing system increases as the technology becomes more sophisticated and smaller in size.
While purchase price is important, it shouldn’t be the only consideration. It is also important to recognise that the hearing loss of each person presents unique characteristics. The expertise of your hearing aid audiologist, product quality and your ongoing aftercare are also vitally important.
We’re Here to Help
At Bailgate Hearing our inclusive price list begins at £795 per aid with the most expensive being at £2695. There are no hidden costs, as independent specialists we offer the most comprehensive hearing assessments, diagnosis and aftercare in Lincoln. All of our aids are an inclusive price with unlimited lifetime aftercare.
Some private health care plans include cover for the costs of audiometric tests, evaluation for hearing aids and some contribute towards the cost of a hearing system. Contact your health insurance provider to find out exactly the audiology services your policy covers. It may be possible for you to include audiology services if they are not already covered.
When looking around at buying a hearing aid here are some things to watch out for:
- Online companies that falsely claim to be 50% cheaper than high street providers.
- Most national chains are often tied in to or owned by one particular manufacturer so can’t offer independent advice.
- Furthermore, national chains will often offer unbranded white label products which can’t be compared online.
- Some national companies in magazines/newspapers that disguise themselves as local companies. These companies may sell on your information for unsolicited correspondence.
- Companies selling old technology by disguising it as their own brand.
For unbiased, independent and friendly advice please don’t hesitate to contact us for a chat on 01522 275060 or book a FREE Hearing Health Check online.