The desire to save a few Pounds pushes us to be tempted by well-set up shop windows and advertisements online and on television. Everything is fine, however, as long as it is not a question of taking care of your health, including that of your ears: in this case it is advisable to be well informed on how and where to buy a hearing aid, because a product that is not suitable for our needs risks worsening the situation, rather than improve it. So let's see what are the differences between a hearing aid purchased in a pharmacy and in a specialized centre.
This is the question often asked by those who are tempted by the possibility of buying a hearing aid in a pharmacy, at a cost of a few tens of Pounds. The answer deserves an in-depth analysis that starts from a fundamental assumption: in pharmacies they sell amplifiers and not hearing aids. Until a few years ago these instruments were widely used and in fact the shop windows of pharmacies were full of offers related to this product: in recent years, fortunately, the awareness of customers about the difference compared to hearing aids has increased, as well as the specialized centres that are able to provide customized answers to different needs.
However, it is still possible to buy amplifiers at the pharmacy, which are not harmful tools in themselves, but cannot be compared to actual devices. Let's see below the differences in both technology and prices, in order to better evaluate where to buy a hearing aid.
The differences between hearing aids and amplifiers are essentially three:
The purchase of a new hearing aid is an important decision, which can be quite challenging. Hearing health should never be underestimated, thinking you can solve the problem independently by going to the pharmacy. Contacting a specialized hearing centre such as Amplifon centres means:
Book an appointment and come and visit us at one of our Amplifon centres, our hearing care professionals will be ready to answer any of your curiosities about the world of hearing and to show you our range of Amplifon hearing aids.