Amplifon UK, who have had a presence in the UK hearing aids market for several years now, have achieved their position in the UK market by purchasing the Ultravox Group, who traded under the names of Amplivox, Ultratone, Sietech, Ingrams and Hearing Health.
The U.K. Head Office of Amplifon is based in Manchester, not far from the airport and they are one of the largest national hearing aid retailers in the UK with around 143 branches throughout the U.K. and over 5,600 over the world.
You may find on your hearing test appointment that Amplifon UK more often tend to offer or recommend resound hearing aids, although most other hearing aid manufacturers products can also be quoted for upon request.
It is not an uncommon practice within any industry for companies to have ” majority supply agreements” with a single manufacturer, in order to gain higher discount rates. However these “majority supply agreements” could become a contentious issue, either for the customer or for the dispenser who supplies them, if they genuinely feel that another manufacturers products may have provided a more suitable or even a better solution.
Choosing which hearing aid provider to invest your money and faith in to improve and help preserve your hearing is a very important and difficult decision to make. It is difficult firstly because of the immense number of manufacturers and products that you can choose from and secondly because of the elasticity in hearing aid prices that you can pay.
Please be aware that many of the National hearing aid companies often use “half price or 2 for 1 offers” to attract the interest of potential buyers. Applicants to these offers have told us that these offers seem only to apply to back cataloged hearing aids, often containing older and less effective technology. The best available solution for your hearing loss surely must be the latest hearing aid models designed to do a better job. If you have any doubt, ask the manufacturers directly.
For more information about buying your private hearing aids, call us on 0800 0304 542