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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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Voice Assistants Could be a Godsend For Hearing Aid Users

Many older people are a little afraid of their mobile phones, but with the rise of virtual voice assistants, using them has become as easy as speaking a command. As the connectivity of hearing aids increases and changes along with Bluetooth LE Audio, voice assistants could be your best friend as a hearing aid user.

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I said I'm sorry but am I really?

We are forever apologising for things that we aren't actually sorry about. And things we should be sorry about. Which obviously leads to the response that I'm sure we've all said many many times: "I'm sorry, I didn't hear that, can you repeat it?"

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Headsets and Hearing Health

In our increasingly digital, increasingly remote world, headsets are an essential tool for doing business. Unfortunately, not all headsets are equal. You must be willing to invest the right amount of money, and not just so you can come across loud and clear to clients and colleagues.

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You'd Have Thought I Would Have Learnt My Lesson by Now

I'm forty six years old, was diagnosed with a hearing loss when I was five and started wearing hearing aids full-time when I was nineteen. You would have think I would have learnt my lesson by now. What's more, you would think I would listen to my own advice. But no.

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Widex Moment A Whole New Astonishing Sound

I get to review a lot of hearing aids on Know and they generally are exceptionally good at what they do. The Widex Moment is no slouch, but the sound is different than anything I have ever tried before. They were the very first hearing aids I ever tried that I had to keep checking they were on, they really and quite astonishingly sound that natural.

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The Pharmacist Who Wouldn't Speak Up

I had to go to our local pharmacy to pick up a repeat prescription. I knew it was going to probably be a difficult hearing situation as the ladies serving usually talk quite quietly, I guess because people are ordering their drugs and discussing treatments and they try not to broadcast to the whole shop that Bruce has a nasty rash where the sun don't shine.

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My experiences with the IQbuds2 Max, pretty good devices

I have tested several NuHear devices over the last few years and each rendition is just that little bit better. The new IQbuds2 Max are no different, fantastic sound, really good noise cancelling and better than ever support for hearing loss in tough sound situations. Getting them out of the damned case is an exercise in gymnastics and swearing. Okay, maybe I exaggerate, but there was a lot of swearing! That is actually pretty much the only fault I found with them really. They provide really good support in varying sound situations for someone with a hearing loss and are at least as good, if not better than modern basic hearing aids and probably represent a lot of value for a little over 300 sterling. They are situational though, they are never going to be a replacement for hearing aids, however, for someone who wants simple situational help, they might just be the ideal thing.

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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.

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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

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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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