How do I get a hearing aid through the NHS?
If you believe you may have issues with your hearing you will firstly need to see your GP. Your GP then can refer you to Alistair Kinsey Hearing your local NHS accredited provider if they believe you require a more complete hearing assessment. I am able to supply NHS hearing aids if you are aged 55 and over and have a hearing loss that would be helped by wearing hearing aids. Please ask you GP to check that your ears are clear of wax first, it’s a simple one but easily over looked.
Alistair Kinsey Hearing will fit the majority of patients on the same day as their assessment appointment, so most people can start benefiting from clearer hearing straight away. Experience the convenience of your local NHS hearing service, by the same Hearing care professional every time.
What do I pay?
NHS hearing aids are an NHS funded service. You will also receive a regular supply of batteries and any aftercare or servicing that may be required.
At Alistair Kinsey Hearing we can see people within one week of receiving a referral from their GP. In the majority of cases, the assessment and hearing aid fitting is carried out on the same day, everyone is offered a follow up appointment face to face within 2-3 weeks.
NHS hearing aids
NHS hearing aids are supplied as a Behind the Ear (BTE) style. This means they sit behind your ear, with a custom-made mould or slim tube directing the amplified sound into your ear canal.
Features of NHS hearing aids include:
- Easy fit behind the ear
- Personalised fitting
- Loop as standard
- Digital technology
- Custom-made mould or slim tube through which the sound is delivered
- Simple to use volume control
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NHS hearing aids used to be solely fitted and distributed through hospitals, but this is no longer the case. Alistair Kinsey Hearing contract with the NHS sets clear standards of clinical excellence that all providers must work to, regardless of whether you visit a hospital or a local community provider such as me. I am required to provide all patients with the chance to give us feedback on the service they receive, in order for us to continue to improve the work that we do.
If you would like more information on our NHS hearing care services, you are more than welcome to contact Alistair Kinsey for more information.