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Best hearing aid providers

Specsavers Hearcare review

By Joanna Pearl

Article 5 of 7

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Specsavers Hearcare promises to 'tailor your hearing care to your individual needs' and provide 'great value'. But does it live up to these claims? 

Specsavers Hearcare is a major hearing aid provider in the UK, with 138 dedicated hearing centres and 586 optical stores that provide hearing-care services. 

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 Specsavers Hearing Centres.

Which? members can log in now to unlock the scores and ratings in the table below and see how Specsavers Hearing Centres 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 Specsavers Hearing Centres 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.

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

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 Specsavers Hearing Centres compares with other retailers, visit our best hearing aid providers overview page.

Specsavers hearing aid prices

You can find out the average price paid by Which? members for Specsavers Hearcare 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.'