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How to get the best hearing aid

  • Expert advice by Which? and Action on Hearing Loss on getting the right hearing aids
  • Understand hearing loss, testing, and NHS vs private
  • Choose the right aids at the right price, without unnecessary expensive features

What's in this guide

What is hearing loss?

What is hearing loss, and are hearing aids the answer? Plus some myths about hearing aids.

Which is the right hearing aid for me?

Find the right type of hearing aid for you, and what to expect from the NHS and private companies.

Where should I get my hearing aid?

Where to get your hearing aid, including the pros and cons of NHS and private aids.

How to buy your hearing aids

How to buy hearing aids, including what you'll pay, what to ask and things to watch out for.

What's a good hearing assessment?

What to expect when your hearing is assessed, and what happens next.

Hearing aid features explained

Explaining features you'll be offered, and using your hearing aids with other technology.

Once you've got your hearing aid

Making the most of your hearing aid, including maintenance and follow-up.

What if I'm unhappy with my hearing aids?

How to deal with problems - from hearing aids not working well to a poor service.