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Our mission is to offer clear, honest advice on hearing care, earwax removal and hearing aids. We have extensive experience with both the hearing aid profession (Hearing Aid Dispensers) and the hearing aid industry (Manufacturers). We want to make this experience and knowledge available to you. We will provide information on Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals and the hearing aids and hearing care they provide.

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“The information you need to make informed decisions about your hearing”

Struggling to hear people clearly, arguing over the volume of the TV? Avoiding going to places because it is too difficult to understand what people are saying? You are not alone, many people like you have similar problems, it's not about the volume, it's about clarity, and if people stopped damned mumbling you would be doing fine! Does that sound a bit familiar?

Being able to hear and communicate with ease makes a massive difference to our lives and our well-being, something that we do not realise until we have a problem. We believe that everyone should have the pleasure of hearing well and the benefits it brings to their lives. 

Finding out what to do about it is when the problems start. You are faced with a load of technical gobbledygook that you need to try to decipher before you can make decisions. We think we can fix that problem.

We have extensive experience in the hearing profession, one of us as a customer and the other as both a hearing professional and a sales manager in a hearing aid manufacturer. We want to share our knowledge so that we can equip people with hearing loss with the information they need to make good decisions about their hearing and their treatment. 

We also have extensive experience with Independent hearing professionals across the world; we want to share our knowledge of them, their commitment to delivering the best hearing aids and the best care. We think that they should be rewarded for their ethos and ideals and you need the information about professionals who are committed to their customers.

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Confused about buying a hearing aid?

Buying hearing aids can be quite a daunting affair, not least because understanding the choices and technology available can be difficult. I have set out to make the incomprehensible gibberish understandable, explaining the types of hearing aids, their pros and cons, their technology and features in clear language.

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Helping You Understand Hearing Aids

Simple Honest hearing aid Advice

The amount of information available around hearing aids can be confusing and overwhelming. Technobabble about technology levels and features can be hard to decipher and want to make you run into the street screaming. You just want a damned hearing aid that will help you hear! We want to help you find one with simple, clear and easy to understand information about the features and the benefits, and what you can expect

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Real Ear Measurements in hearing aid fitting

Real Ear Measurements Are Imperative For Hearing Aids

Gold Standard Hearing Aid Fitting

Real Ear Measurements, REMs or Speech Mapping are imperative for best practice hearing aid fitting. It is our best advice to you, to find a hearing care provider who does offer them when you are purchasing hearing aids. Ask any provider you deal with, do they offer probe tube measurements, if they say no, tell them you will go somewhere else.

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A Network of Hearing Aid Providers in The UK and Ireland

Independent hearing Aid Centres

You might not know it already, but finding the right hearing healthcare professional is important to the outcome of the process. We want to make sure that you don't find out the hard way. We are building a network of trusted Independent Hearing Aid Centres so you can easily get the care and attention of a skilled and committed pro

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A Network of Earwax Removal Specialists in The UK and Ireland

Independent Earwax removal Centres

We are building a network of trusted Independent earwax removal specialists so you can easily get the care and attention of a skilled and committed pro

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What is Microsuction Earwax Removal & Why Does it Matter?

Many Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals are offering Microsuction earwax removal, but what is it and why would it be better than other forms of ear cleaning?

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The Best Hearing Aids

The latest hearing aids from the best hearing aid brands

Widex hearing aids
Widex Hearing Aids

The latest Widex Hearing Aids including the Unique and Evoke Range

Unitron Hearing Aids
Unitron Hearing Aids

The latest Unitron Hearing Aids including the Tempus and Max Range

Starkey hearing aids
Starkey Hearing Aids

The latest Starkey Hearing Aids including the Made For iPhone Range

ReSound Hearing Aids
ReSound Hearing Aids

The latest Resound Hearing Aids including the Linx 3D and Quattro Range

Oticon Hearing Aids
Oticon Hearing Aids

The latest Oticon Hearing Aids including the new Opn S Brain Hearing Technology

Signia Hearing Aids
Signia Hearing Aids

The latest Signia Hearing Aids including the Styletto Connect and Nx Made For iPhone Technology range

Bernafon Hearing Aids
Bernafon Hearing Aids

The latest Bernafon Hearing Aids including the amazing Zerena range

Phonak Hearing Aids
Phonak Hearing Aids

The latest Phonak Hearing Aids including the Belong and Marvel Range

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Ruth Kirkham Talks About Her Experience With The Opn 1 From Oticon

Ruth Kirkham suffered a Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss a few years ago, since then she has tried hearing aids to help balance her ability to hear. Her experience has not always been great, recently, she has been trying out the Opn 1 from Oticon, here is what she has to say.

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Interesting Hearing Screening App Launched for Alexa by UK Provider

The Amazon Alexa has become a popular device for many across the world, interestingly, many older people have the devices or something like it. Amplify Hearing, a provider of hearing aids and hearing care in the UK decided that they would use its popularity to offer a hearing screening. They released the hearing screening app in July, here is what you need to know.

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Meet Marvel 2.0, more connectivity, more choice, more performance

Phonak has announced the release of Marvel 2.0, they say it will bring more connectivity, more choice and more hearing performance. The upgrade offers new Bluetooth connectivity opportunities as well as the RogerDirect capability. On top of that, there is a brand new app and finally, the Bolero hearing aid is released.

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The Changing Face Of Buying Hearing Aids, What Will The Future Bring?

The traditional model of buying hearing aids has been under pressure for many years. New business models and new players have shaken up the market, however, to now, the process really hasn't changed. It seems though, that the market is about to change dramatically as is the way you may purchase a hearing aid. Let's talk about the different pressures and business models we may see in the next five years.

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The HLAA is Striving To Loop America & The Have an Excellent Guide

Induction loop technology is not nearly as prolific as it should be in the USA, however, the HLAA and grassroots activists are working to change that. As part of their efforts they have an outstanding toolkit of resources for anyone who is interested in driving the change.

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Wear & Hear To Release New Hearing Aid Alternative BeHear Access

Wear & Hear have not rested on their laurels, they continue to introduce new products that are designed to attract people looking for an alternative to traditional hearing aids. Their latest, the BeHear Access will be introduced soon, it's an interesting device. The Access is similar in nature to the original products but they have added a telecoil function.

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Not ready for hearing aids, but still need help hearing sometimes?

We have spoken to many people on Know who have some problems hearing, but they don't feel the handicap is worth the expense of hearing aids. There are alternatives to hearing aids that may well help you hear better in some of the situations that you have a problem. They aren't hearing aids, they most definitely aren't a replacement for hearing aids, but nevertheless, they may well do the job.

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Hearing Loss, A Hidden Injury of Conflict

Hearing loss, a hidden injury for service men and women, as many as 300,000 ex-servicemen and women in the UK have hearing loss related to their service but there is help for them.

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New Hearing Aid Guide Released

We have released the Little Book of Hearing Aids for 2019, I have expaned the sections again introducing new sections on hearing loss and how to read the audiogram among others. Here is what you need to know.

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