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Our mission is to offer clear, honest advice on hearing care, earwax removal and hearing aids. We have extensive experience with both the hearing aid profession (Hearing Aid Dispensers) and the hearing aid industry (Manufacturers). We want to make this experience and knowledge available to you. We will provide information on Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals and the hearing aids and hearing care they provide.
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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Confused about buying a hearing aid?
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
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With speech understanding on par with normal hearing, you won't need to worry about keeping up with the conversation, try it for yourself at your nearest hearing aid centre
With a complete 360 degree sound experience and speech understanding on par with normal hearing, you can get on with enjoying lifeTry The Opn S Yourself
Helping You Understand Hearing Aids
Simple Honest hearing aid 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 Imperative For Hearing Aids
Gold Standard Hearing Aid 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 hearing aids. 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?
The Best Hearing Aids
The latest hearing aids from the best hearing aid brands
Signia Hearing Aids
The latest Signia Hearing Aids including the Styletto Connect and Nx Made For iPhone Technology range
Latest News & Information From Our Blog
Costco adds Phillips hearing aids to their line-up
Costco recently added the HearLink range from Phillips to the their hearing aid offerings. They have been pretty aggresive with the pricing and they appear to be betting on the brand recognition. There has been a little bit of confusion about the Phillips hearing aids, with some thinking that they are the Oticon Opn in disguise. They aren't, although they use the same hardware, they don't use the same features. Let's talk about Costco and Phillips HearLink
Meet the Ponto 4, the smallest Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Ever
Oticon medical has just announced the launch of their new Ponto 4 BAHA system which they say is the smallest Bone Anchored Hearing Aid ever. The Ponto 4 will use the new Velox S chip and the famous Opn Navigator, more than that it will offer direct connectivity to iPhones and internet connectivity. Let's take a look at the Ponto 4
Modern hearing aids and built in Real Ear Measurements
A reader informed us recently that an audiologist had told them that modern hearing aids have real ear measurements built in so they wouldn't need to do probe microphone measurements. Yes, about that, that's complete and utter bullshit and here is why. Let's talk
Apple Watch adds decibel monitoring to check noise levels
Apple Watch adds decibel monitoring feature so you can take care of your hearing before it's too late. Great health benefit from a smart watch.
Hearing Aids and Music, Do They Work?
Hearing aids are designed primarily to deliver speech clarity, which means that the re-production of music can be problematic. In this article Tim Husband explores music and hearing aids, detailing the outcomes and the possible pitfalls.
What are hearing aid verification measures and why are they important?
Hearing aid verification measures can be subjective such as the COSI or aphab questionnaires, or objective measures such as speech mapping or aided speech testing. They are important because they measure how well hearing aids are working for you, but it is important to understand the differences between them.
Phonak Roger, Overcoming The Limitations of Hearing Aids
Unfortunately for some people, hearing aids still have limitations in what they can help with, Phonak Roger systems may help over come those limitations. When hearing aids aren't enough, you need to follow other strategies, the Roger system is an excellent example of that.
Telling People About Your Hearing Loss
Many people aren’t comfortable in putting out personal health issues for public knowledge. They consider their hearing loss to be on a needs-to-know basis. This is understandable from a privacy point of view, but not all health issues should be kept under wraps.
Bernafon Has Launched The New Viron Range in The UK
Bernafon has launched the Viron range in the UK, the range will be made up of four hearing aid models over three technology levels. The Viron range will also include their first ever lithium-ion powered rechargeable hearing aid. Here is what you need to know.
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Whistling hearing aids are a thing of the past, try it for yourself at your nearest hearing aid centre
Simply put, no more whistling, so you can get as close as you like without worrying about the embarassing screech. And with a new lithium-ion rechargeable option and speech understanding on par with normal hearing, you can get on with enjoying lifeTry The Opn S Yourself