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When hearing aids aren’t enough

Hearing aids are exactly what they declare – aids. They do not declare themselves as cures. No two people have the same hearing loss or affliction, and one size most certainly does not fit all. So, whilst the problems are infinite, currently the solutions are finite – alt0ough there is now a tremendous range of […]

When hearing aids don’t help

Wrong device – or wrong advice might be to blame. You may be at the end of your tether – confused even – wondering why the hearing aid that you have invested in doesn’t seem to be helping you. Sometimes, the hearing aid that you have been prescribed is simply not the right one for […]

Will hearing aids stop the ringing in my ears?

There is no cure for tinnitus. However, don’t despair, there is still some help available to you. Using hearing aids if you have an underlying hearing problem can help to drastically reduce your tinnitus. Ringing, buzzing, humming or whooshing sounds in the ear is commonly, and medically, known as tinnitus. This is an affliction that […]

Will hearing aids cure tinnitus?

There is currently no known cure for tinnitus, however, there are some hearing aids that will reduce the impact that tinnitus has on its sufferers. It is estimated that 7.1 million adults in the UK are currently living with tinnitus – following lengthy research, this figure has increased from 10% to 13.5% recently. Tinnitus is […]

Will hearing aids reduce tinnitus?

There is no known cure for tinnitus but wearing a certain type of hearing aid will reduce the symptoms people suffer from. The dictionary definition of tinnitus is: “A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus”. Tinnitus can appear over a long period of […]

Will hearing aids stop ringing in the ears?

There is no cure for ringing in the ears but hearing aids can help. Ringing in the ears is often referred to – and diagnosed as – tinnitus. This is a perception of noises in the ear/head that sound as if they’re internal, rather than coming from an outside source. Tinnitus may begin suddenly or […]

Will hearing aids help vertigo?

Yes, it is possible that a hearing aid will help with vertigo. Vertigo is the sensation that you or your surroundings are moving or spinning or whirling. Balance disorders are those feelings of dizziness and unsteadiness that often occur if you stand up too quickly or are standing on the edge of a high point. […]

2020 Steven Hale looks back – and forward

Here we talk to Steven Hale about hearing health, Covid, and looking forward to the joy of socialising again. Steven, how has your year been so far? “This year has undoubtedly had its challenges, its changes and its triumphs, all of which I have been determined to react positively to.” When lockdown happened in March, […]

Which hearing aids have Bluetooth?

Hearing aids with Bluetooth connectivity are quite common these days. These hearing aids have been designed to use Bluetooth low energy (BLE) which reduces the amount of energy being taken from your hearing aid battery allowing for longer use and preventing sound delay. Bluetooth allows devices to connect wirelessly and can be a great way […]

Which hearing aids are made for iPhone?

There are many hearing aids made for iPhone and Android devices now on the market. A growing range of hearing aids which have been developed to be compatible with iPhone are now available, these are call Made for iPhone hearing aids (MFI).  But, whilst it extremely convenient to have connectivity to digital devices, the most […]

How hearing aids are made

Following a thorough hearing assessment, a hearing prescription and if you require In the Ear Hearing aids we take ear impression moulds.  These are then sent to the hearing aid manufacturer. Once at the manufacturer, the ear impressions are scanned by a digital 3D scanner. This is then processed by a skilled “modeler” who designs […]

Which hearing aids do the NHS provide?

Hearing aids are available from the NHS. The NHS tend to offer a small, restricted range of hearing aids. These tend to be the BTE – Behind the Ear type. Your GP can refer you to an NHS provider once it has been established that you do need a hearing aid. The waiting time for […]