I have recently had a 'free' hearing test and have been told I will need hearing aids. This was a free test in a well known High St shop.
I haven't had the final assessment yet but the price list shows that even level one aids will cost me over £1000.
I may be being cynical but no doubt I will be above level one and prices of the the levels above rise by a couple hundred pounds per level.
I am aware that my hearing is a bit down but I am certainly not anywhere near deaf - most of the time I hear fine but on odd occasions I can hear the voice but am unable to distinguish the words. I don't need the TV blaring or anything like that.
Does anyone have experience of buying basic hearing aids 'on line'? Browsing this afternoon I have seen some at half the price of 'shop' ones.
Our NHS is so overstretched and with long waiting lists etc. but would the NHS route be best?
Any suggestions or experiences GNetters have had would be much appreciated.
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