Turning up the volume: Increasing demand for hearing aids should support revenue growth

The Medical and Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry has endured tough operating conditions over the past five years. The NHS represents the industry’s largest source of competition, offering free treatments and products to qualifying patients. Furthermore, competitive threats from the private sector, pharmacy chains and dispensing chemists have persisted. Supermarkets and online-only operators have expanded their product offerings and captured market from specialist retailers. As a result, over the five years through 2018-19, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a modest compound annual rate of 0.5%, reaching £752.5 million, although this masks significant volatility. Revenue is forecast to increase by 0.7% in the current year...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The ageing of the UK population is expected to support demand for the industry’s products
  • Efforts to ease pressures on public health services have benefited industry retailers
  • Demand from patients discharged from hospital is expected to increase over the coming five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The regional distribution of retailers of medical and orthopaedic supplies is affected by population distribution. More specifically, it is affected by the age profile, healthiness and relative wealth of a region.The South East and the North WestAccording to the Office for National Statistics, the South East has the highest proportion of industry establishments (18.4%). The region is the most populated and accounts for approximately 13.8% of the UK population.The North West accounts for 12.7% of industry establishments, which is in line with population trends, as it account for 11% of the UK population. These areas are much less busy than the capital and it is likely that individuals aged over 65 will feel more comfortable living in these regions...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Effective product promotion
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 65 years and over and Real private consumption expenditure in the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry?

    Operators in this industry retail medical and orthopaedic equipment, including mobility aids, hearing aids and other orthopaedic equipment. Operators also test and fit customers with the products. This industry excludes wholesaling and optical product retailing and online-only retailers.

    Industry Products
  • Hearing aids and tests
  • Mobility aids
  • Orthotic and prosthetic equipment
  • Other medical supplies
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling mobility aids
  • Selling hearing aids
  • Selling other medical and orthopaedic equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from general medical practices
  • Total health expenditure
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile revenue
  • External competition
  • NHS competition
  • Industry assistance
  • Demographic trends
  • Technological advances
  • Market structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Mounting competition
  • Demographic drivers
  • Health inflation
  • Market structure and profit
  • Table: Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Medical Practices
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electromedical & Imaging Equipment Manufacturing
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Mobility aids
  • Hearing aids and tests
  • Orthotic and prosthetic equipment
  • Other medical supplies
  • Chart: Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged between 45 and 64
  • People aged between 25 and 44
  • People aged 24 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciation, advertising and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd, Hidden Hearing Ltd,
  • Table: Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Hidden Hearing Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A health-care professional that specialises in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the ear.
  • Clinical Commissioning Group
  • An NHS organisation set up by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to organise the delivery of services in England.
  • Orthopaedics
  • A branch of medicine that deals with preventing or correcting injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and the associated muscles, joints and ligaments.
  • Prosthesis
  • An artificial replacement for a body part.
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