The best value
Any quote above this will typically be from a
company that does not list prices on the internet
(or elsewhere) and therefore should be viewed as
excessive. Regional variations do occur as well,
however reasonable prices can be found in most
After a consultation and a hearing test, hearing
aids will be provided that will be programmed to
your hearing loss. A degree of ongoing after care
will be included in the price of the aids to allow for
alterations in the future.
The internet allows even a small independent
audiologist to appear quite prominent. Be aware
and check your chosen provider’s credentials…
How long have they been there? Have they any
personal recommendations? What are the conditions
of trialling / testing hearing aids before buying?
All providers include some sort of return period.
Obviously, you should try to obtain a free trial before
paying anything, followed by a 100% money back
period over at least 30 days…but 60 day periods
are easily obtainable. Any retained fee for returned
aids should be very low, especially in the current
The most satisfactory hearing aid outcomes are
those where a good long-term relationship exists
between hearing aid dispenser and the patient.
Take time to evaluate the advice you are given.
Most internet prices quoted will be for ONE hearing
aid, whereas most of us need TWO. One should
expect to pay FROM about £600 for two hearing
aids provided from a branch, or around £800
for two provided by way of home visits, with the
average price being around £1600 per pair and
up to around £4000 for top of the range hearing
aids with accessories.
Some larger providers have altered manufacturer
and / or model names to give themselves an
exclusive brand (or potentially to confuse the
switched-on consumer). The simplest way to
spot these tactics is to get more than one quote,
and also ask the question “Can I have these
reprogrammed elsewhere in the future?”
If you spend
£500 or under you’ll get a pair of hearing amplifiers sold through
the post / over the counter where there is an absence of direct advice
from a professional.
£500 to £1500 will allow you to hear well, so long as you have
a supportive and helpful professional to assist you.
£1600 to £2600 will buy you a pair of hearing aids of very
£3000 to £4000 should buy you the best technology available.
Over £4000: exactly the same products that we supply, but in
excess of our pricing.