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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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We've been writing articles about hearing aids, hearing loss, tinnitus, wax removal and all other ear-related things for over 15 years.

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My Experience With Jabra Enhance Plus

I got a hold of a pair of Jabra Enhance Plus earphone hearing aids quite a while ago. Because of a series of events in my personal life they never got reviewed, which was a shame, because they aren't bad at all. So, I am finally fixing that.

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Phonak Introduces a Paradise Slim-RIC Style

Slim-RICs were first introduced by Signia with their Styletto model. The audiological world was divided, some liked it and some hated it. Obviously Phonak considered the model type as a winner because they have just introduced their own type of Slim RIC for the Paradise platform

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Meet The New Phonak Audeo Paradise Fit

One of the more fascinating devices recently introduced by Phonak is the new Audeo Paradise Fit. The devices will work with a special receiver with a heart rate sensor embedded in it. Not only will it help you hear better but it will also help you track your activity and heart rate.

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Phonak Introduces New Rechargeable Audeo Paradise Models

Phonak announced the introduction of three new models to the Paradise range. While they had already discussed their new waterproof rechargeable device, the new Fit and Slim models were kept secret up to now. The models represent a step towards Phonak hearing aids being more holistic health devices, one of them also represents the first hearing aid with in-ear sensors for bio readings.

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A quick round up of hearing aid events

I have been very quiet on here since December 21, and almost non-existent during February and March. Unfortunately, there are reasons for that which I will explain, I will also give a quick round-up of what has been happening while I have been gone.

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BT 5.2, LE Audio, LC3, What The Hell Does it All Mean?

Had a nice chap from Iowa ask a question about the latest Bluetooth version, he had been doing some reading and he had seen several terms mentioned. There was BT 5.2, LE Audio and finally LC3, he was struggling to work out whether it was all the same thing. So spoiler alert, two of them are pretty much the same thing and one is something that works with it. So let's talk Bluetooth.

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Jabra Enhance Plus Earbuds Get FDA Clearance for Self Fit

Jabra has received 510K clearance from the FDA for their Enhance Plus earbuds. It means that the devices can now be sold as self-fit hearing aids in the US. The press release says that the devices will be sold in the offices of hearing care professionals for $799, which doesn't include any professional services. It is just another example of the expansion of hearing aid provision that we expect to see explode this year.

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Signia and Oticon announce hands-free calls capability

Hands-free call capability for Apple products is beginning to expand across the hearing aid manufacturers. ReSound, Signia and Oticon have all made announcements in relation to the roll out of the feature to their latest hearing aids over the last few months.

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ReSound Introduce BTEs to The One Range

ReSound has announced the expansion of their One range with two rechargeable Behind The Ear hearing aids. The devices offer the One technology to people who prefer BTE styles over receiver in canal devices.

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Consumer hearing aid advice book

The Authors of The Little
Book of Hearing Aids

Independent advice guide

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

Simple Honest 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 Essential For Hearing Aids

Gold Standard 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. 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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Hearing Test Consultation

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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Widex hearing aids

Widex models including the Unique and Evoke Range

Unitron Hearing Aids

Unitron models including the Tempus and Max Range

Starkey hearing aids

Starkey models including the Made For iPhone Range

ReSound Hearing Aids

Resound models including the Linx 3D and Quattro Range

Oticon Hearing Aids

Oticon models including the new Opn S Brain Hearing Technology

Signia Hearing Aids

Signia models including the Styletto Connect and Nx Made For iPhone Technology range

Bernafon Hearing Aids

Bernafon models including the amazing Zerena range

Phonak Hearing Aids

Phonak models including the Belong and Marvel Range

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