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
Apple Introduces Hearing Aid Functionality to Airpods Pro
As reported by our friends at Hearing Tracker, Apple has introduced hearing aid like features to their Airpods Pro devices with the release of their latest IOS. I think it is a really interesting development and the beginning of a wider change to audio delivery in technology. I wouldn't be throwing my hearing aids away just yet but they could easily end up as a situational solution for people with mild or even moderate hearing loss. Let's take a look at this and some other recent developments that point the way forward for customised audio and help for people with hearing loss.
KS 9 Hearing Aids Firmware Update Deliver Roger Direct
I reached out to Costco about the firmware update for the KS 9 hearing aids and they came back to me. The new firmware update is being pushed out and it offers the same functionality as the Marvel 2.0 update including the Roger Direct functionality
The Costco Ks9 hearing aids get a telecoil option and new upgrade?
We spoke last year about the new Ks 9 hearing aids from Costco and how they were based on the Marvel technology. A couple of things have happened since then that passed us by I am afraid, the first is that the Ks 9 now has a telecoil option. That's great news for people with hearing loss as loop systems are ever growing in popularity in the US. The second is that there are rumours that the Ks 9 is getting a software upgrade that appears to be similar in nature to the Marvel 2.0 upgrade.
Problems hearing in noise? The Chatable App is for you
I have followed the fortunes of the Chatable app for a while and have been quite impressed with the testimonials about it. I was in contact with the team recently to get the low down on how it works and what underlies the success the seem to be having. The app represents a whole new way of thinking about the problem of hearing speech in noise that is right on the cutting edge of neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Our opinion is, you need this app in your life, let's talk Chatable.
Eastenders to show special episode about hearing loss
A popular UK TV show will soon be showing an episode from the perspective of someone with hearing loss. The BBC show Eastenders will air a special episode that puts viewers in the shoes of someone experiencing hearing loss.
Signia Introduce New Complete Remote Care System For Hearing Loss
Signia has moved forward with a brand new remote care system that offers everything from a hearing test, through hearing aids to aftercare virtually. Let's take a look at it and what it means for consumers moving forward.
Hearing Professionals in The UK Begin to Re-open
New guidance has been released for hearing care professionals in the UK and many of the clinics are beginning to re-open and offer services. In general, the services are being offered under new conditions and procedures. One example of a clinic working to keep them and their customers safe is Lanarkshire Hearing Centre. Here is what they are doing and why it matters to you.
Have You Got Starkey Livio and Need Remote Support During COVID-19?
If you have Starkey Livio hearing aids and you need support but are afraid to leave the house, there is still an option for you. Starkey have now made remote care available across all Livio hearing aids, this is how it works
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?