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Hearing Aids and Hearing Therapy

More than hearing aids

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A holistic approach to hearing. You may have encountered one of these problems:

  • A hearing loss too small to qualify for an aid
  • A hearing loss too great for an aid to resolve
  • Being refused a hearing aid even though you need one
  • Sudden unilateral or bilateral deafness that you struggle to cope with.
  • An ineffective hearing aid
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We offer support that includes...

  • Fitting of hearing aids
  • Listening assistive devices
  • Lip reading training
  • Auditory training
  • Guidance for those struggling to adapt to an aid
  • Information on Access to Work
  • Advice on Cochlear Implant referral suitability

Listening assistive devices...

These can improve your home, work and social life:

  • Telephone aids
  • TV adaptors
  • Flashing/vibrating doorbells and alarms
  • Baby alarms
  • Loop systems
  • FM systems
  • Hearing dogs
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If you experience abnormal sensitivity to sound, hearing therapy may improve your quality of life. If your needs are not fully appreciated by your family, we can help the situation by setting up a discussion between you, your family and a hearing therapist.

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FAQ

Will hearing aids help with tinnitus?

Possibly. If you have an ear infection, cold, wax blockage, or have been near loud noises lately, then tinnitus is likely to settle. However, if you have been hearing the same noises for quite a while, then it’s very possible you will notice an improvement shortly after wearing hearing aids.

When tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, the brain is searching for the sounds that are missing and it fills this gap with tinnitus noises. When fitted with an appropriate hearing aid to effectively meet your hearing needs, the brain will then have other environmental sounds around you to focus on. For many people this can help to reduce the awareness of tinnitus.

How much do hearing aids cost?

We offer hearing aids from the full range of manufacturers available, starting at £1800. We advise upon the most suitable and appropriate hearing aids depending on the degree and nature of the hearing loss and the individual needs of the people under our care.

What type of hearing aids do you sell?

We are an independent provider of hearing aids and therefore offer the full range of manufacturers available. Different models of hearing aids are more suitable for specific needs and levels of hearing loss. Our four top manufacturers are Oticon, Phonak, Widex and GN Resound — all who receive great user feedback.

We tailor our recommendations based on the degree and nature of your hearing loss and what you require from your hearing aid. We provide hearing aids that are a custom fit completely in the ear canal or a small external part that sits behind the ear. Both options are very discreet and the benefits of each type of hearing aid for your individual hearing profile will be discussed with you.

Can I try a hearing aid for free?

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer trial hearing aids for you to take away with you. During your hearing aid consultation with our highly qualified Audiologists, you will be able to see and feel different hearing aid options that are most suitable for your hearing needs. If you don't get on with a certain type of hearing aid then we'll be happy to try another with you.

How long does the hearing aid battery last?

We provide both rechargeable and battery powered hearing aids. The rechargeable hearing aids require nightly charging with power to last throughout a full day. The battery powered hearing aids can have varying sized batteries depending on the necessary power. The batteries will need to be replaced every 3-7 days depending on how many features are in use by the hearing aid and how loud it needs to be.

Can I play sports with a hearing aid?

Yes, almost all. You will be able to play most sports, but it's advisable to avoid contact sports such as boxing as they could be damaged.

Additionally, avoid use of hearing aids during water sports due to the risk of water damage. There are specific aids that cope with moisture from sweat better than others and this will be considered by our Audiologists during your hearing aid consultation.

How do you take care of your hearing aid?

Firstly, make sure to avoid water, hairspray, and hairdryers when wearing hearing aids. Cleaning can be performed with a face wipe to remove wax and the filters or wax guards will need replacing regularly.

Our Audiologists will show you how to most effectively clean your hearing aids during your fitting appointment.

What are the products for cleaning the hearing aid?

The hearing aids should be cleaned daily. Ear wax and dirty hands are a hearing aids’ worst enemy. Make sure that your hands are clean and that you remove wax from the hearing aid as regularly as possible.

You should replace the tiny white wax filters every few weeks to avoid issues with sound. There is a range of cleaning tools available for different models and types of hearing aids — all of which will be discussed during your hearing aid fitting appointment.

Does hearing loss get worse if you don't wear a hearing aid?

We know that hearing is likely to decrease gradually over time due to wear and tear for everyone. When we have hearing loss it means that the hearing related part of your brain is not as stimulated so you will not hear certain sounds around you.

Wearing a hearing aid that has been effectively fitted to meet your needs ensures that you keep the hearing part of your brain as stimulated as possible. This will not impact your natural levels of hearing, but it will help with brain health, fatigue and memory. Although wearing a hearing aid will not slow down any hearing deterioration rate, your quality of life will increase dramatically.

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