12 Oct 2019, 2:00am
Hearing aids: is going private really better than the NHS?
A hi-tech device could set you back £5,000, while NHS models are good and free When Alan Wright* decided to take the plunge and spend £2,800 on new hearing aids, he thought he was buying a significant upgrade on his old NHS-provided models. The 70-year-old, who had largely given up going to the theatre and other similar activities due to being quite deaf in one ear, hoped that by spending the money he would be able to start going out again. Like