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.
What Can We Help You With?
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
Bluetooth Hearing Aids 2022 What Do You Need To Know
Bluetooth hearing aids have been with us for many years now, and they are becoming ubiquitous. But not all Bluetooth hearing aids are the same; the different protocols provide different capabilities. The new Bluetooth 5.2 protocol will eventually make this article meaningless, but until then, this is what you need to know so you can decide what flavour of Bluetooth is right for you.
Signia AX Hearing Aid Features Explained
The explantion of hearing aid features never fails to amuse me, more often than not deep gobbledy gook full of insider phrases. Anyway, I decided to have a go at translating the features available in the new Signia AX range into plain English, you can thank me later.
Signia Expands The AX Hearing Aid Range
Signia introduced the rechargeable custom hearing aid on the AX range at the beginning of November, they also introduced some other models including a new smaller Styletto, and a host of CROS styles. It is interesting to see that nearly all the models are rechargeable, with one lone Pure 312 powered by zinc-air batteries. Rechargeables are hugely popular in the marketplace, maybe we are seeing a drop in demand for traditionally powered hearing aids.
ReSound Announces Hands-Free Calls for One Hearing Aids
Hands-free phone calls with hearing aids have been unique to Phonak and Unitron up to now. But ReSound has just announced the introduction of the feature for their ReSound One hearing aids connected to iPhones and iPads. It's an exciting development and it provides One users with a whole new level of convenience
What can you expect from Phonak ActiveVent Receivers?
The ActiveVent is a fantastic idea, the concept makes total sense for people with good low-frequency hearing. It is an active feature during any sort of audio streaming and in very noisy situations. I have been wearing ActiveVents receivers for a couple of weeks now, first with instant fit tips, and then with custom made titanium tips. Here is what you need to know.
Meet Tuned Care, An Online Hearing Care Marketplace
I came across a really interesting company and website recently called Tuned Care. They offer remote sessions with registered hearing care professionals to answer questions and give advice. The site also offers a marketplace where consumers can purchase situational solutions for differing hearing issues. The key thing is that the consultation services are separated from the marketplace, so none of the hearing care professionals profit from the sales of the devices. So that is virtual hearing care sessions where the professional is not invested in the sale of a device. It is a fascinating premise and nearly the same in concept as Steve has discussed here on Know. The key to their success will be how you, the consumer, will react to it.
Android Audio Streaming Upgrade For Widex Moment
After what seems like a very long time, Widex has introduced Android audio streaming for the Moment platform with the release of the 1.4 Moment App update. Knowing Widex as I do, they probably spent the longest time making sure it actually worked and offered stability, they can be quite pedantic like that.
Own an iPhone & Looking for Help in Noisy Situations?
The explosion of non-traditional tech designed to help people hear better in the last year or so has fascinated me. It seems that more players are considering the wider needs of an underserved population who might want to hear better sometimes, without using hearing aids. Noopl is one such device, an iPhone peripheral that uses directional microphones and Chatable's AI to help people hear better in noisy situations. The device is fascinating, it can be used with either Airpods Pro, which will automatically steer the directional microphones or Made For iPhone hearing aids. I recently gave it a whirl, let's talk about my experiences.
Our Take on the Changing Landscape of Hearing Technology
The guys at Hearing Health and Technology Matters asked us to contribute to a new podcast series they are running on the changing landscape of hearing technology. I have to say, both of us quite enjoyed the conversation and it helped us realise a couple of things about the service we offer on Know. Anyway, here is the podcast details, it is split into two videos on Youtube or, you can download an audio version.
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?