Are hearing aids cheaper abroad?

It will surprise most people, that Hearing aids cost less in Ireland than most other European countries. And certainly less than in the USA.

There is no VAT on Hearing Aids in Ireland, VAT is now charged at 20% in the UK and Northern Ireland. You must remember that the Hearing Aid is only a part of the service that you are buying. Hearing Aids need adjustment over their life, and the regular cleaning and servicing required are provided by the dispenser as part of their service.

Some people who have purchased a Hearing Aid overseas, when visiting family for instance, thinking they would save money, have found out to their cost that they had to pay for the services they needed. Hearing aids are not like glasses or other things that you can save money on. It is important to have local support for hearing aids.