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Best hearing aid providers : How to get the best hearing aid

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

What's in this guide

What is hearing loss?

What are the different types of hearing loss, and are hearing aids the answer for you?

Which is the right hearing aid for me?

Find the right type of hearing aid for you - from invisible to behind-the-ear hearing aids.

Should I get an NHS hearing aid?

Find out about getting your hearing aids from the NHS, including the pros and cons.

Should I buy a hearing aid privately?

All the information you need about buying your hearing aids privately.

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 tested, 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.

My hearing aids are causing problems

Common problems with hearing aids, and what you can do.

What if I'm unhappy with my hearing aids?

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