What Clients Say.......
"I would highly recommend this professional service provided to clear my ears of a build up of wax. It was not hurried and completed over 3 appointments at no extra cost.
The insight and information shared with me, helped me to appreciate the importance of ‘ear maintenance’. Afterwards the hearing test confirmed that I need to consider hearing aids, but no pressure was placed on getting them, but an approach to retest in the next two years suggested, to evaluate the hearing loss.
Sarah was very personable and helpful in advising me following the procedures. A 5 star rating from me"
Helping you understand your hearing Loss
We believe that understanding your hearing loss is the first step to hearing better and being able to communicate more easily. Before making any recommendations we will complete a full hearing assessment and talk you through the results. If you decide to try hearing aids we will use the results of the hearing test to program hearing aids specifically to your loss and perform several tests to ensure they are set up correctly to allow you to hear as well as possible. The process of fitting a hearing aid successfully involves several follow up appointments all of which are included in the cost.
Hearing loss can be catagorized into 3 main types;
Sensorineural hearing loss – this is the most common type and is often related to wear and tear/age related loss, it can also be caused by noise damage. It occurs when the hair cells in the inner ear/cochlea become permanently damaged and cannot transmit the sound signals to the brain.
Conductive hearing loss – this often occurs when something is blocking the sound such as wax or an ear infection. It is caused by sound waves being blocked as they try to pass through to the ear drum and the bones of the middle ear.
Mixed hearing loss – this is when there is a combination of both conductive hearing loss and a sensorineural loss.
So you've made the decision to purchase hearing aids for the first time, or maybe you want to upgrade, now what? There's so much choice available, it can be confusing to narrow down the options to suit you. Let our experts help you decide what you need by recommending relevant products suited to your hearing loss, lifestyle and ability.
Hearing Aid Types
Ric (Receiver in canal)
This type of hearing aid has a slim piece
that sits behind your ear with a wire and
dome on the end. They are rechargeable
(although battery powered is still an option
if you wish)
A more natural sound and rechargeable while still being small
You may want to consider.......
This style does mean you have something behind your ear which for some people can be difficult whilst taking reading glasses on and off
CIC (Completely in the Canal)
This type of hearing aid is made from a
bespoke mould of your ear canal and
fits inside your ear.
Discreet and nothing behind your ear
You may want to consider........
Cic's do come in a rechargeable option but this can make the aid bigger in size which some patients find uncomfortable in their ears.