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.
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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.
Latest News & Information From Our Blog
Starkey announces introduction of Evolv AI platform
Starkey announced the introduction of their latest platform of hearing aids they are calling Evolv AI on a virtual launch recently. The Evolv AI range will now include a Bluetooth CIC device and the renderings show it as a true CIC. While that in itself is exciting, they say that they have further refined their Edge mode and reduced the impact of noise with their latest strategies
Oticon extends the More range and adds a new charger
Oticon appears to be drip feeding the market with model types for the More range, they have now announced the introduction of a zinc-air powered mini-RITE-t device. That's a Receiver In The Ear hearing aid with a telecoil onboard powered by a 312 battery. They have also announced that they are introducing a new CROS device and a charger that provides mobile use and has a couple of charges onboard.
Meet The Audeo Life,Waterproof Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Phonak has announced the introduction of a new hearing aid model, the Audeo Life. The new model is re-designed slightly with a new case, but the big news is that it is both waterproof and rechargeable. The Audeo Life will be available on the Paradise range and it is coming soon.
Want to know who owns who in hearing aids?
There are so many hearing aid brands and hearing aid retailers across the world, but many of them are actually owned by some of the big hearing aid players. For instance, Connect Hearing in Canada and the US is owned by Sonova, the corporation that owns Phonak amongst other brands. Hidden Hearing in the UK is owned by Demant, the owner of the Oticon brand. Hearing Tracker, a website in the US has published a map of the industry with all the pertinent details for a couple of years now. They have just released a newly designed up to date version on their website and it will help you to understand who you are dealing with and if they are owned by a hearing aid manufacturer.
Not Ready For Hearing Aids? We May Have a Solution
Are you having problems hearing clearly in certain situations, maybe when you are in a noisy restaurant or in a meeting? Just occasional problems from time to time but they are irritating right? But you aren't ready for hearing aids, you don't see the benefit to investment ratio. Well, there is an ever growing list of products that offer you a possible solution, let's talk about the ever growing list of situational solutions and what they can offer you.
A Review of The Signia Active Pro Hearing Aids
I have been recently wearing the new Active Pro devices from Signia. The devices are an interesting departure from the form factor of traditional in the ear aids, designed to look more like wireless earbuds than hearing aids. I see one issue with them but I am not sure if the target market for the devices will care. While they are really decent hearing aids, they don't compare well to wireless earbuds, let me explain what I mean.
Jabra Enhance Plus Earbuds provide Hearing Enhancement
I have said more than once that I can't understand why GN hasn't delivered a hearable up to now, it is probably the one company with the experience and product offerings to make it a no-brainer. They have the hearing aid legacy of ReSound and the huge audio legacy of Jabra, I always believed that they could leverage both to deliver a hearable type device that would be world-class. Anyway, they have finally done it, a collaboration between Jabra and the hearing aid division will see the release of the new Jabra Enhance Plus wireless earbuds later this year. They promise to be outstanding wireless earbuds with self-customised hearing enhancement for people with mild to moderate hearing loss, lets' talk Jabra Enhance Plus.
Phonak introduces Paradise CROS and ActiveVent
I think many professionals and users will be happy. that finally after years of drought, Phonak has finally introduced a new CROS that will work with the Paradise platform. They have also introduced a new rather interesting receiver for the Paradise RIC platform. While a new receiver may seem like something that isn't usually celebrated, their new ActiveVent is a sea change intelligent vent receiver. Of course, as with any tech, it has some pros and cons.
Phonak Has Introduced a New Roger Device, The Roger On
The Roger devices from Phonak are truly outstanding at what they do, if you have real problems with speech discrimination in noisy situations, they are a god send. Phonak has now introduced a new Roger device that blends the best of their Roger Pen and Roger Select in one device. Roger On will allow you to use it either as a pointing device or a desktop microphone depending on the situation you find your self in. Let's talk about Roger devices, why you might use them and what benefit you can expect.
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Independent advice guide
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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
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
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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?