If you struggle to keep up with conversations in crowded places, against background noise or over the phone, and you can’t remember the last time you heard the birds sing, don’t suffer in silence. If a simple hearing test suggests that the kind of hearing loss you’re experiencing can be improved with hearing aids, then talk to us.
The hearing aids we prescribe, fit and help you live comfortably with, come in a range of shapes and sizes. Once we know the level of your hearing loss and you tell us about your lifestyle, we can recommend the type that will be most suitable for you.
The choice is yours
Hearing aids work by incorporating an in-built microphone that amplifies and clarifies sound, enabling you to hear better or more clearly.
Rather than just amplifying, digital hearing aids use tiny computers to process sound, which means we can customise hearing aids to your individual needs. As well as being less likely to give feedback or cause whistling, they can have different settings for different situations, enabling you to reduce background noise when using a phone or automatically adjust to help you hear in quiet rooms or noisy environments.
There are three different types of hearing aids (digital and analogue), each with different styles and options:
- In-The-Ear (ITE) – designed to fit the shape of your ear canal for greater comfort and almost total invisibility
- Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) – worn comfortably behind the ear, but smaller and more discrete than standard behind the ear devices
- Behind-The-Ear (BTE) – traditional style hearing aids suitable for all degrees of hearing loss when worn behind the ear
With all three types, you can add different features depending on your lifestyle requirements, and, if you decide to go-ahead, we’ll explain all of these to you to help you make your choice.