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A Guide to Hearing Aids

January 18, 2022

If you have been struggling with your hearing for some time and have been recommended hearing aids by your Audiologist, you may want some more information before making your choice. With our guide to hearing aids you can find all you need to know about wearing hearing aids and the different styles you can choose from. The team at London Hearing Specialist want to ensure all our patients are well-informed and walk away from our clinics happy with their choice of hearing aids.

 

Benefits of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids offer a number of benefits to those who have noticed they are experiencing gradual hearing loss. Although they will not make your hearing perfectly clear again, they will provide greater clarity, making everyday sounds louder.

Hearing aids will provide you with the ability to communicate again, socialising with friends and family will be much simpler as your hearing aid will improve your ability to partake in conversation. Whilst also making you feel much more confident talking to people in busy and loud environments, where before you may have felt isolated. For those struggling with gradual hearing loss, hearing aids will allow you to enjoy simple pleasures in life once more, such as watching tv and listening to music with ease.

To really benefit from wearing hearing aids, we urge patients to visit your local clinic as soon as you begin to notice hearing difficulties. The earlier you begin using hearing aids the greater the benefits will be.

 

Different Styles of hearing aids

When choosing your very own pair of hearing aids, there are several styles to choose from. At London Hearing Specialist we offer 4 main styles of hearing aids. These include:

Receiver in Canal

This style of hearing aid is designed to sit behind your ear with a small plastic wire transmitting sound into your ear canal through a small ear mold that sits within the ear.

  • Comfortable
  • Good natural sound quality
  • Best for those patients with subtle and gradual hearing loss

 

In the Ear

In the ear hearing aids sit completely in the ear canal.

  • Most discreet style of hearing aid
  • Suitable for those with severe hearing loss

 

Titanium In the Ear

A modern take on the traditional in ear hearing aid. Utilising the sturdy and durable material of titanium. This style of hearing aid sits within the ear canal just like traditional acrylic in ear hearing aids.

  • Smaller and more discreet device
  • Durable
  • A best choice for those with severe hearing loss

Cros

Cros hearing aids have been designed specifically for patients who have hearing loss in one ear only. The design allows for sounds from the non-hearing side to be picked up and transferred to the other ear via a tiny Cros transmitter.

  • Reduces the need for you to tilt your head to partake in conversations
  • Allows patients to hear from both sides

 

Hearing Aids appointment with London Hearing Specialist

During a consultation with your Audiologist at one of our practices, the team will help you in finding the right style for you. They will discuss your prescription with you, ensuring your understand what this means and how a hearing aid will improve your hearing. During your fitting appointment for your new hearing aid, your Audiologist will run a series of tests to ensure your device is working as it should be providing you optimum results. Using advanced software, we can also carry out fine tuning on your new hearing aids. With our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee we allow you time to be sure you are happy with your hearing aids, or we will offer you a full refund.

You can find out more about the brands we stock across our clinics here.

Omicron Covid-19 Update

We Are Still Open & Operating As Usual 

London Hearing Specialist take patient and staff safety very seriously. We have rigorous hygiene protocols in place which include full PPE for all staff, enforcing sanitation procedures after each customer appointment and providing disinfected, spacious waiting rooms. We do ask that patients wear a facemask on entering the practice and have spare facemasks available on request.