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How much would you be happy to pay for a hearing aid?

These days, advancements in technology have spread to almost every aspect of our lives – this includes hearing aids. 

They can range from a basic digital aid to the most sophisticated currently available with features such as Bluetooth connectivity, responsive background noise reduction and being able to make and receive calls directly to your hearing aid.

The price of such products is usually determined by the type and number of features, not the severity of your hearing loss so the type of hearing aid to suit you (and its price tag) would depend on your lifestyle.

Some are specifically designed for complex sound profiles such as large groups, concerts or outdoor activity and with it carry a more significant cost than other models designed for more basic lifestyle situations such as watching TV and one to one conversations. So if the outdoors are your second home or you love a bustling farmers market, a more advanced and intuitive hearing aid may be more suitable to significantly improve the clarity of each sound in these environments.

With this in mind, what would be considered to be ‘good value’ in terms of hearing aid tech? In particular, how much would you be happy paying for a pair of hearing aids regardless of the severity of hearing loss?

How much would you be happy to pay for a hearing aid?

Less than £500 for a pair
0%
£500 - £1000 for a pair
0%
£1000 - £2000 for a pair
0%
£2000 - £3000 for a pair
0%
£3000 - £4000 for a pair
0%
£4000 and above
0%
Based on 65 public votes.

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MrsPat
16th Oct 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
My husband paid over one thousand pounds for his hearing aids and I think they were from Specsavers. It's changed his life as he can now hear clearly especially the TV. The old ones he had where NHS and very good but he says not so crystal clear.
Janeet
15th Oct 2018
2
Thanks for voting!
I have National health hearing aids which aren’t bad. I read information about the latest aids but am worried in case I paid thousands for them then found them no better than those I have. It would be good if it was possible to rent them, to try out different types. They are improving all the time and most people couldn’t afford to pay out thousands every few years.
Marley444
15th Oct 2018
3
Thanks for voting!
I have been doing a bit of research recently for my husband who is in denial about his hearing, or lack of. I can see that the newest hearing aids look similar to the design and colour of iphones, so I am guessing this is how fast technology is moving. As he is technically minded and uses an iphone, I am keen for him to see if there is something to suit him. Hearing aids seem so much smaller now and if you can control them from your phone too then it may well be worth paying a bit more. You get what you pay for.
Wilf
15th Oct 2018
3
Thanks for voting!
My hearing is getting gradually worse as I get older. To be able to hear clearly again I would probably pay at least £1,000 per ear

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