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This entry was posted on 20th October 2018 by Gary.
Hearing aid insurance is always something to bear in mind when it comes down to new or current devices. After all, it is another cost you should consider.
In this blog post, we highlight potential insurers, and how to tell if you re already covered.
Privately bought hearing aids can be very expensive items. In many cases, they can cost four-figure sums, and that's per hearing aid! In fact, some come at a price per pair equivalent to a small family car. Whilst we are legally required to insure vehicles, other expensive items do not always get or require the same cover or protection. Digital hearing aids are decidedly easier to lose or damage than a car and perhaps, therefore, we need to think seriously about properly insuring them. For example, we regularly purchase insurance for gadgets, phones, and watches. Yet it's very easy to forget about insuring your hearing aids.
Fortunately, hearing aid insurance is easy to come by and is no different from covering any other assets. It is always best to check your current contents policy. Furthermore, if not already covered, you should be able to add it in without any qualms. In addition, specialist insurers exist and may be your preferred port of call for protecting your hearing device.
In conversations with customers over the years, the subject of lost or damaged hearing aids is a topic that is prevalent. This can be even more of an issue if out of warranty. Many people assume that their household insurance will cover them as part of the contents insurance. Often this has turned out not to be the case and end up on the receiving end of an expensive replacement or repair bill. For example, one insurer currently covers hearing aids damaged by fire or theft under their household insurance contents while you're at home. If you leave home or lose or damage them then you need extra insurance, and this is only covered up to £2000. Luckily this does easily cover all our Hearing Direct Hearing Aids. Other insurers offer cover from £36 per aid per year.
A quick Google search will bring up a number of potential insurers. Some of the most recognised names include:
It is always well worth checking with your insurance policy terms and conditions or speaking with the company directly to check if they are covered. Often single items in excess of pre-determined amounts need to be specified under the policy to qualify and may not be covered for certain losses such as accidental damage. A separate cover can be sought for hearing aids although it is worth comparing the premiums for this with any cover offered with conditions by your contents insurer.*
*The advice in no way constitutes insurance advice and you should speak with your insurance company or qualified advisor before drawing any conclusions.
If you do find yourself in the unfortunate circumstances of uninsured hearing aid loss or damages, you may need to explore other avenues. Depending on the extent of the issue, you may have to:
If you are unsure about your own possible hearing aid insurance, it is always best to check your policy with the provider.
Hearing Direct has a 30-day money back guarantee and a 12 month warranty on our hearing aids.
Sometimes, when looking at new digital hearing aids, the price tag can be frightening. Premium devices can set you back thousands, but of course, they come with the latest technologies and a big brand name. But what about those on a budget? Our hearing aids start at unbelievably low prices.
One of our most popular models is actually the HD 250. It is fully loaded with some of the most up-to-date hearing aid features so you can see an instant improvement in your ability to hear. It's small, lightweight, and we can preprogram it to match your audiogram results. Furthermore, we have cheaper models available, as well as more advanced devices for the ultimate listening experience.
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This entry was posted in Hearing Aids, Hearing Information and tagged hearing aids, hearing aids cost on 20th October 2018 by Gary.
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