New hearing aid technology can help you hear again
It's estimated that while approximately 2 million people across the United Kingdom have a hearing aid, only 1.4 million use them on a regular basis*.
There are various reasons why this might be the case. Someone could have an older model of hearing aid that they feel is too large and uncomfortable to wear, while another person simply hasn’t received an accurate or thorough hearing assessment and as such, has been wearing the wrong type of hearing aids to correct their hearing loss.
Fortunately, ongoing advancements in hearing aid technology mean that modern hearing aids are more discreet, compact and technologically effective than ever before; packed full of useful features designed to make hearing easier and more convenient for you.
*Statistics from Action on Hearing Loss.
'On behalf of my wife and myself I would like to express my appreciation of the care and attention you have given us in the prescription and fitting of our hearing aids. I, particularly, have had a hearing aid for over 30 years and your prescribed one is easily the most effective I have had in that time.'
Mr J Stevenson
Battling hearing loss with advanced technology
Examples of just some of the hearing aid technologies available for modern models include:
Directional microphones – These microphones provide improved pick-up of sounds coming from in front of you, with some reduction of ‘background noise’ coming from behind or beside you.
Rechargeable batteries – Being able to recharge your hearing aid batteries reduces the need to regularly change the battery.
Telecoils – Telecoils make it easier to hear when talking on a telecoil-compatible telephone, eliminating sounds from your environment and only picking up sounds from the telephone.
Wireless connectivity – Some models can wirelessly connect with Bluetooth-compatible devices, such as mobile phones, music players, and TVs.
Direct audio input – This allows you to plug into audio from a television, computer or music device with a cord.
Remote controls – A remote control enables you to adjust features without touching the hearing aid.
Environmental noise control – Some hearing aids offer noise cancellation or wind noise reduction, to block out background noise.
Variable programming – This feature allows the hearing aids to store several pre-programmed settings to suit various listening environments.
Synchronisation – For an individual with two hearing aids, the aids can be programmed to function together so that adjustments made to an aid on one ear will also be made on the other aid.
The best hearing aids on the market – and they won’t break the bank
One of the most common misconceptions surrounding hearing aids is that the smaller the model, the more they’ll cost you. However, that's no longer the case; some of the tiniest, almost-invisible, top-rated hearing aids are only becoming more financially accessible.
The priority at UK Hearing Care is improving your quality of life. They make sure that, within a chosen technology, your hearing aid costs the same whether it fits behind your ear or right inside your ear canal. They'll help you choose the right hearing aid for your needs as soon as they carry out a deep assessment of your state of hearing and how to improve it.
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