The NHS tends to provide hearing aids from a smaller range than are available privately and so there is less of a choice.
The NHS provide hearing aids for patients that have been referred by their GP and they tend to offer BTE or Behind the Ear type hearing aids.
There are benefits of getting a hearing aid on the NHS such as the fact that they are provided for free as a long-term loan. Batteries are also free, but you may be charged if you break your hearing aid and it needs to be replaced. You also do not have to pay if you need follow up appointments or aftercare.
Should you require greater choice, more personal after care and the ability to benefit of the latest in hearing aid technology it might be a good idea to make an appointment to see a private audiologist such as Steven Hale.