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14 October 2020

Scrivens Hearing Care / The Hearing Company review

Scrivens Hearing Care says it provides the very best in hearing tests, digital hearing aids and local hearing care. Do its customers agree?
Scrivens hearing main 455755
Joanna Pearl

Scrivens Hearing Care is one of the main hearing aid providers in the UK, with more than 300 outlets. 

But is it the best place to go when you're looking for a new hearing aid? To find out, we've surveyed over 3,000 Which? members about their hearing aid, to calculate ratings and scores for all the major hearing aid providers, including Scrivens Hearing Care.

Which? members can log in now to unlock the scores and ratings in the table below and see how Scrivens Hearing Care was rated for its service, hearing aid prices, staff knowledge and more.

You can also see how its hearing aids are rated for comfort, appearance and value for money, and read comments from Scrivens Hearing Care customers. 

If you're not already a Which? member, you can join Which? now to get access to the scores below, plus reviews of thousands of products. Already a Which? member? Log in now to see the results of our customer survey in the table below.


Scrivens hearing aids customer ratings Star rating
Waiting times
Cleanliness of hearing test facilities
Comfort of hearing test facilities
Level of privacy
Professionalism and knowledge of staff
Dealing with questions or concerns
Clarity of verbal or written information
Quality of examination/testing
Overall customer service
Transparency of pricing
Range of hearing aids offered to me
Appearance of hearing aids
Comfort of hearing aids
Hearing aid suitability
Replacing lost or damaged aids
Dealing with repairs
Ease of booking follow-up appointments
Continuity of care
Follow-up service
Overall price
Value for money
Sample size
Customer score

Table notes

Scores and ratings are based on an online survey conducted in April 2018 of 3,183 Which? members who had obtained a hearing aid from Amplifon, Boots, Hidden Hearing, local independents, Scrivens and Specsavers within the previous five years.

Customer score
is a combination of overall satisfaction and the likelihood that the person would recommend the provider they used to a friend. 

Star ratings: staff is based on professionalism and knowledge of staff;
testing is based on thoroughness of examination and testing; product range is based on the range of hearing aids offered; hearing aid suitability rates the suitability of the hearing aids for the individual.

To find out how Scrivens Hearing Care compares with other retailers, visit our best hearing aid providers overview page.

Scrivens Hearing Care hearing aid prices

You can find out the average price paid by Which? members for Scrivens Hearing Care hearing aids - and the costs of different levels and brands of hearing aid - in our guide to hearing aid prices.

What do hearing aid customers think of the shop they bought from?

Below we've presented a mix of quotes from real customers about different hearing aid retailers. Find out which companies they were talking about by logging in:

'The hearing testing facility was cramped and noisy and for me to commit to three to five thousand pounds based on the results of these test results would have been a gamble in my opinion.'

'The audiologist has been extremely concerned about my problems and has done her best to improve things. After something like six visits, I now have hearing again in both ears.'

'Keenly priced; offer 60 day trials with no obligation; all follow-ups for fine tuning (as many as it takes) in quoted price.'

'Considering the price I did not feel that customer service was good enough. They seemed uninterested.'

'They provided me with hearing aids the same day. They were far superior to those previously provided by our hospital, and can be adjusted by an app on my smartphone. Appointments are available fairly easily. For me, this company is a wonderful discovery.'

'I had an excellent audiologist which is in my opinion a key requirement.'