Around 10 million people in the UK, equivalent to one in six people, have some degree of hearing loss, according to figures from the BBC. The main causes of hearing loss are exposure to noise, trauma, ear disease, age and hereditary factors. But while your risk of hearing loss may increase as you get older, there are things you can do about it and help avoid the serious consequences of leaving your hearing loss untreated. Hearing aids are an effective way to improve not just your hearing, but your overall quality of life.
Some people don’t get treatment for their hearing loss because they simply haven’t realised that their hearing ability has changed. Gradual hearing loss can be particularly difficult to spot as our brains become very used to having to compensate for it. Some warning signs that your hearing may have declined include:
If you can relate to any of these factors, then you may need hearing aids. It’s a good idea to schedule a hearing evaluation as soon as possible.
While prices of hearing aids can range from £395 to more than £1,995 for one hearing aid, how much you pay depends on where you buy the hearing aids from, the brand, type of hearing aid you choose, technical features and functions, its size and fit. But the price you will pay covers much more than simply the hearing aid itself. You also pay for:
Some hearing aid providers will separate or ‘unbundle’ these elements to enable you to pay for them separately as you go along.
Average retail price £2,560 (pair)
The Virto Belong has been designed for mild to moderate hearing loss and is calibrated precisely to your specific ear anatomy for improved hearing performance and a comfortable fit.
Average retail price £3,345 (pair)
The Livio AI provides great sound quality and its artificial intelligence and integrated sensors enable the hearing aids to accurately track the wearer’s physical and cognitive activities.
Average retail price £2,995 (pair)
Designed for active lifestyles, the Xperience 7X has 3D acoustic-motion sensors that enable you to enjoy crystal-clear sound wherever you are.
Average retail price £3,395 (pair)
Average retail price £2,795
This is Resound’s premium hearing aid and an update on its previous LiNX models. The increased dynamic range of this hearing aid ensures that loud sounds are less distorted, clearer and more comfortable to hear.
The world is full of different sounds which you could easily miss out on if you leave your hearing loss to continue untreated. If you are living with hearing loss, then hearing aids are an important investment to enable you to continue to do the things you enjoy and protect your health and relationships.
It's time to finally treat your hearing loss. Sign up for a free consultation with a licensed hearing care professional today to determine if you have hearing loss. It’s the start of your journey towards better hearing.