Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. Hearing aids Shop

Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer.

With over 2,500 stores in the UK, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.

Boots in numbers

Boots are the largest pharmacy health and beauty chain in the UK and are at the heart of community-based health and beauty. Here are some of the key numbers from across our business:

  • Boots have over 2,200 stores, 550 Boots Opticians practices, and 533 Boots Hearingcare locations
  • 85% of the UK population is within 10 minutes of a Boots store
  • Boots employ around 51,000 Boots UK team members
  • Over 20,000 of our team members are healthcare professionals, of which around 5,600 are registered pharmacists
  • 11.7 million active Boots Advantage Card holders

Only at Boots

Boots are committed to offering our customers innovative and fantastic products such as our own brands No7, Boots Brand Healthcare, Boots Soltan, Botanics, YourGoodSkin, Sleek MakeUP and Soap & Glory, together with ’only at Boots’ exclusive products including Smashbox and Champneys.

Boots also continue to meet the changing needs of our customers by adding exclusive new ranges as well as successfully launching exciting own brand products including No7 Protect and Perfect ADVANCED Serum, the clinically proven skincare product which provides genuine long term anti-ageing benefits.

Almost all of our innovative, unique products are developed in our in-house product research and development testing and customer evaluation facilities in Nottingham, UK.

Boots Hearingcare

Boots Hearingcare is the leading private hearing care provider in the UK with hearing care services in 533* locations.

With over 40 years experience in providing expert hearing care, Boots Hearingcare offers a large range of products in varying styles and price.

Bluetooth hearing aids

Connect your hearing aid directly to your smartphone for hands-free calling or, use your Bluetooth hearing aid like headphones for TV and music without need to remove the hearing aid.

Technology has come on in leaps and bounds with regard to hearing aids, and Bluetooth models serve as just one example of that fact. Now, because more and more Bluetooth hearing aids are hitting the market, multifunctional help no longer seems a stretch for hearing loss sufferers looking for an all-round solution to their needs.

Boots Hearingcare takes a look at the phenomenon that is Bluetooth hearing aids and shows just how they can help not only promote better hearing health but also increase overall quality of life…

What are Bluetooth hearing aids?

It wasn’t long ago that bulky hearing aids were the standard solution for almost all hearing loss sufferers. However, things are changing with the advent of Bluetooth technology being included in current hearing aid models.

Put simply, Bluetooth hearing aids are digital devices with incorporated Bluetooth connectivity for streaming. Discreet, smart, wireless and with great capabilities, they enable you to connect with various electronics and other everyday wireless accessories. If you have a hearing impediment and enjoy staying up to date with what’s trending, a Bluetooth hearing aid could be right for you.

How does Bluetooth hearing aid technology work?

Able to communicate across different electronics, a Bluetooth hearing aid allows you to be more connected than ever, streaming sounds from compatible wireless tech directly into your ears. Whether you own an Apple or Android smartphone, it is now possible to get sounds from these devices transferred to your hearing aids, meaning you no longer have to worry about inconveniences caused by earbuds ever again.

Bluetooth hearing aids have greatly enhanced the overall user experience and enable hearing aids to function as highly personalised devices. It just goes to show what’s achievable by offering today’s wireless technology as a modern solution for hearing aid wearers.

  • Starkey livio
  • Phonak Paradise
  • Audionova DX

What are the benefits of Bluetooth in hearing aids?

Bluetooth hearing aids afford hearing impaired individuals the chance to enjoy things that many of us usually take for granted. They’re all about making life easier for sufferers of hearing loss, providing a much-needed solution to symptoms that often cause pleasant everyday activities to become extremely frustrating.

Some of the main benefits that are enjoyed with Bluetooth hearing aids include:

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Watching TV: Did you know that those with hearing impairments often understand the TV better with headphones? This being the case, by streaming TV audio directly to your Bluetooth hearing aids, you’ll not only eliminate any reverberation that may occur between the TV speakers and your ears, but also the need for headphones altogether! You may even be able to adjust the hearing aid volume from an easy-to-use App instead of directly via the TV.

Having phone conversations: Phone calls with hearing aids can be difficult. And it isn’t always comfortable either, as you usually need to make sure the speaker is right near your device’s microphone. Also, some low-tech models tend to feedback an annoying whistling sound, whereas most Bluetooth hearing aids making talking on the phone easy and stress-free!

music in ear icon Listening to music: With Bluetooth hearing aids, users can enjoy having their favourite tunes streamed directly to their devices, without needing to wear uncomfortable, obstructive headphones!

The possibilities are practically endless with Bluetooth hearing aids. From clearer calls to custom sound filtration, they make wearing a hearing aid entertaining as well as practical.

invisible hearing aids

These custom-made hearing aids fit directly into your ear canal, making them very discrete. With fully automated technology, there’s no need to manually adjust invisible devices.

A lot of hearing aid wearers worry about their devices being overly conspicuous – and we’re ready to address this concern. Looking after your hearing should be top priority, but unfortunately many of us have experienced the self-consciousness that comes with wearing a hearing aid. However, with the availability of invisible hearing aids, you can easily solve this problem and put your hearing health struggles behind you.

Boots Hearingcare looks at some of the main features of invisible hearing aids and shows how they might just be the best thing for your long-term hearing health…

What are invisible hearing aids?

Invisible hearing aids are so small that they cannot be seen on the outside of the ear. Instead, they fit neatly into the ear canal and are often custom-fitted to your individual hearing requirements and/or ear shape. Inconspicuous and lightweight, you’ll likely forget you’re wearing one!

Can you tell me about the benefits of invisible hearing aids?

For those who wear hearing aids, invisible devices can be a very attractive option. They allow people to go about their everyday activities without drawing attention to themselves, thus eliminating the past stigma linked with using hearing aids.

Some of the additional benefits of invisible hearing aids include:

Convenience: Along with discretion, invisible hearing aids tend to be extremely efficient. Because they’re placed much closer to the eardrum than other hearing aids, invisible models don’t require as much power or sound output to reach the same level of loudness for the listener. They can also reduce the likelihood of experiencing feedback, particularly while on the phone – a big issue for many hearing aid users.

Comfort: Invisible hearing aids provide superior comfort in two main ways. First, they usually sit much deeper in the ear canal than other devices, creating less internal vibration and helping to limit the impact of unnatural sound distortion. Second, typically being much shorter as well, invisible hearing aids often make it easier to release or vent low-pitched sound waves to the outer ear, thereby causing wearers less irritation on a day-to-day basis.

Natural sound quality: When you wear invisible hearing aids, there are rarely any wires or tubes that get in the way, and more sophisticated placement may even increase your ability to localise or determine where sounds are coming from – as opposed to doing a certain amount of guesswork.

With plenty of perks to offer hearing loss sufferers, it’s easy to see why so many people are looking to make the switch to invisible hearing aids.

  • Phonak Virto Titanium
  • Phonak Virto M

Are invisible hearing aids right for you?

If you have mild or moderate hearing loss, invisible hearing aids can help.

You won’t find any advanced features like powerful speakers or strong processing power included in your device; it’s so small that these cannot be added. Also, please remember that if your ear canal is too narrow or the fit is incorrect, then you won’t be able to fully benefit from invisible hearing aids – what with them needing to be placed quite deep inside. A final point of consideration: placing your invisible hearing aid in the right area every single time can prove difficult for patients with vision-related issues, so bear this in mind before you choose your model.

However, if you’re still unsure about which kind of hearing aid you should use, book a free appointment and come and see an audiologist at Boots Hearingcare and discuss your symptoms.

There’s no substitute for having your hearing health evaluated on a consistent basis by a qualified hearing healthcare professional. Boots Hearingcare is pleased to offer first-rate service, support and equipment at our centres across the UK.

Using an invisible hearing aid can enhance your confidence as well as your general hearing health. Schedule in a time with one of our expert audiologists to assess your hearing and get instructed on the best course of action…

Rechargeable hearing aids

The latest rechargeable models offer an environmentally friendly solution as well as powerful battery technology, meaning you never have to worry about buying and changing batteries again.

One of the biggest annoyances of having a hearing aid is needing to change the battery again and again – especially at the most inconvenient time.

At Boots Hearingcare, we know how important it is to find a great device that suits all your needs, and our expert audiologists are trained to help guide you with this selection. If you’re looking for long-lasting, effective hearing help, they may point you in the direction of rechargeable hearing aids.

We take a look at some of the key aspects of rechargeable hearing aids and show how they can help you on your way to better hearing health…

What are rechargeable hearing aids?

In contrast to traditional hearing aids with disposable batteries, rechargeable devices have built-in power units that do not require regular removal. All you have to do is dock your model each night on a charging unit – similar to the way you would charge an electric toothbrush, say, or power up your smartphone – and it’ll be refreshed and ready to go by morning.

What are the benefits of rechargeable hearing aids?

As hearing aid technology continues to evolve, we are seeing numerous improvements and features on devices that support the general wellbeing of users. Rechargeable hearing aids are an excellent option for people who have less dexterity in their hands and would rather not change batteries themselves.

In addition to this, some of the other benefits of rechargeable hearing aids include:

Small and discreet: Depending on what model you pick; your rechargeable hearing aid is likely to be inconspicuous and fit cleanly inside the ear without any hassle. This is because the most up-to-date hearing aid technology is usually accompanied by more efficient, user-friendly designs.

Durability: With technological advancement comes greater battery life. Current rechargeable hearing aids usually hold their charge for up to 30 hours, lasting up to six years before they need to be replaced*.

Safety: While it’s unlikely to occur, disposable button batteries have proven to be extremely dangerous if accidentally swallowed by pets or children. Rechargeable hearing aids do not pose this problem.

*Accelerated capacity lab testing at room temperature

A selection of our rechargeable hearing aids

  • AudioNova DX
  • Marvel Rechargeable
  • Starkey LivioStarkey

Which of these hearing aid styles do you like best?

Tips for living with rechargeable hearing aids

At first, switching to a rechargeable hearing aid can seem strange. Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can take to adjust and enjoy your new device, while at the same time ensuring it’s properly looked after:

Keep rechargeable hearing aids in their charging ports if you’re not using them. Don’t worry, they cannot overcharge.

Clean rechargeable hearing aid pads and base slots with a suitable brush and a clean, dry tissue. Avoid using any liquids for cleaning.

Make sure to maintain your device, so you can benefit from it fully. And if there are ever any problems with your rechargeable hearing aid, get them sorted immediately.

For those of you experiencing hearing trouble, it’s vital you have the right hearing aid to help improve your general well-being. Visit Boots Hearingcare to see which device can benefit you in providing a better quality of life.

If you think you could do with a rechargeable hearing aid, then help is at hand. Book an appointment with Boots Hearingcare…
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