01491 577555

NHS Hearing Aids

Currently in the UK there are two options for hearing aid provision. The NHS and private market, are two distinctly different avenues.  Approximately 80% of hearing aids fitted in the UK, are fitted by the NHS. Some patients are satisfied with the ‘free at the point of service system’ offered by our wonderful UK hospitals. However, a significant proportion of this population have individual requirements that unfortunately can not be met by NHS hearing aid departments. Choosing private hearing aids for some people is the best option for improving their hearing. Some of the reasons that people choose private hearing healthcare include:

  1.   Wider range of hearing aid choice
  2.   More personal service
  3.   More cosmetic options for hearing aids
  4.   Improved sound quality and hearing aid performance
  5.   Better feedback/whistling cancellation
  6.   Improved handling size, for patients who have handling issues
  7.   Better connectivity to electronic devices such as mobile phones, television and home alert system
  8.   No waiting lists or delay for appointment
  9.   Home visits
  10.   Local premises in the community
  11.   More time assigned to clinical appointments
  12.   Access to additional services and testing

8 out of 10 of our patients have worn NHS hearing aids previously, all of them now enjoy an improved hearing experience! If you are struggling with your hearing and/or digital hearing aids then please contact us and let  Hearing Clinic Henley  make a difference for you today.

In light of the latest lockdown restrictions in the UK we are changing the way will be providing hearing aid and ear wax removal services until further notice. Given the current infection rates locally we are limiting all face-to-face contact to by-appointment only.

There is a social responsibility for us all to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary, until at very least the end of January. Please do not attend the clinic without an appointment or without contacting us prior to attending, emergency appointments will only be provided once we have triaged your need by phone.

Where we deem it an emergency, we will assign you a specific appointment time, any bookings will need to be paid for prior to attendance. Subsequently any cancellations are subject to our 72-hour cancellation policy.

Appointment times have been further lengthened in order to allow us time to complete our additional safety procedures. We have introduced the use of fogging equipment between appointments in order to disinfect all surfaces and air completely, to ensure the maximum safety for our patients and staff. Emergency wax removal appointments are therefore subject to a temporary price increase to take into account the additional safety measures required due to the aerosol generating nature of microsuction equipment.