Hearing aids aren't about getting old, they're the key to staying young!
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The Hearing Healthcare Information You Need
“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.
Latest News & Information From Our Blog
Want to know what the best hearing aids are in 2021?
2020 was an interesting year for a whole lot of reasons, in the hearing aid space we saw the introduction of the Edge from Starkey, ReSound One, Widex Moment and Phonak Paradise hearing aids. We also saw a huge expansion in remote support for hearing aids and the willingness to use it. So what can we expect for 2021, what will be the best hearing aids available?
Why do people with hearing loss not use hearing aids?
Steve has written a couple of articles recently that focus on the possibility of self-fit hearing aids, one of the articles detailed the reasons why some people with hearing lossdon't wear hearing aids. The biggest reason was cost and that is what spurred him to explore a different way that we might access hearing aids. I would like to address a couple of things and I would like to dig deeper into those reasons and explore them.
Hearing Aids Aren't Special
Hearing aids aren't any different to other great tech products out there. The latest MacBook Air is hugely impressive, smartphones are amazing technology and a huge leap from the old bricks that people used to carry around in the 1980s. High-end technology is all around us.
Hearing Aid Industry Needs a Netflix
The hearing aid industry needs a Netflix to come in and shake it up, to give people options about how they want to buy and use their hearing aids. If you look back to the earliest articles on Hearing Aid Know (going back 15 years now!) I was probably moaning about this back then, but change is slow...
Hearing aids aren't about getting old, they're the key to staying young
I was thinking recently about why some people take such a long time to get hearing aids when they need them. It struck me that actually, it's partially the fault of people like me, we haven't communicated the true value of hearing aids. We haven't communicated what I would call the overarching truth. We have tacitly gone along with the concept that hearing aids offer solutions to older people who have problems. In the main, that's correct, they are devices that provide a solution for problem areas with hearing. But there is a much greater truth, one that really only occurred to me the other night. Hearing aids aren't about getting old, they truly help you to stay young. Let me explain.
Oticon Introduces New More Hearing Aid Platform
Oticon has announced the introduction of a new hearing aid platform, and not to be outdone in the stupid naming category, they are calling it More. In fairness, I can see the evolution of that name in the marketing department. So what do we know about More hearing aids and when can we expect them to be launched?
Get your entries in for the 7 wonders of sound UK competition
I am judging the seven wonders of sound competition in the UK this month, so get your entries in to have a chance to win some prizes.
A Review Of The Sound Selector From Nuance Hearing
I came across an attractive remote microphone accessory recently that could be used by people with mild hearing loss and without hearing aids. It could also be used for children with attention difficulties in the education setting. The device was designed by Nuance Hearing who were collaborators with Starkey on their table microphone. Nuance has a strong background in microphone beamforming technology, among other audio-based manipulation, so I expected the devices to be pretty good. They were kind enough to send me a test device, and I was not disappointed, it was excellent.
Innovative new directional microphone accessory to aid listening
I came across an interesting little device from an Israeli company recently that is designed to help people without hearing aids to hear better in complex sound situations. The device is a directional microphone accessory that uses beamforming and some pretty cool automation to allow you to hear the people you want to, over the noise that you don't.
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.Learn More
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
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.
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
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
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?