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Will private hearing aids be better than my NHS ones?

I have 60% hearing loss in both ears in the lower register. I at present have an NHS hearing aid but the amplification is mainly in the upper register where I still have reasonable hearing. Are there private aids which might help and if so what as a ball park figure would they cost.

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All hearing aids are individually programmed to the wearer's hearing loss following a full assessment of their hearing. If you have a primarily low frequency hearing loss, the hearing aids should be programmed to produced more amplification in this area and less in the high frequency range. If you are unhappy with your current aids, you should contact your audiologist in the first instance to see if any adjustments can be made. If this does not prove satisfactory, you may then want to explore a private option. Prices at Specsavers start from ?495 for a pair.

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