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The history of hearing aids is surprisingly detailed and stretches further back than you might think. It started with a trumpet or horn, evolving over the years to a cumbersome transistor device that would be strapped around the body. In recent decades devices fitting behind-the-ear became common, which have since become smaller and smaller. Now hearing aids can fit inside the ear canal and are almost invisible. Continue reading →
This entry was posted in Hearing Aids and tagged hearing aids, Fun Facts on 19th October 2020 by Gary.
How does a hearing aid work? Hearing aids come in many shapes, sizes and colours. They all have very similar technology, although some are more advanced than others. Learn more about the components and what they do...
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This entry was posted in Hearing Aids and tagged hearing aids, Fun Facts on 24th April 2020 by Gary.
Finding out that you need to wear hearing aids can be a daunting prospect. Not only is there the social stigma to overcome but it's easy to imagine hearing aids being similar to a pair of glasses, inconvenient at times, but restoring your hearing perfectly. Unfortunately this is not the case, even with top of the range hearing aids. But don't despair, some basic knowledge will equip you to get used to hearing aids quicker. Read on for more details.
This entry was posted in Hearing Aids and tagged Hearing loss, hearing aids, help & advice, Socialising on 23rd April 2020 by Gary.
The difference between RIC and BTE hearing aids is very small when you look at them. They both have the main body of the hearing aid fitting behind the ear and have a wire going into the ear. The difference between them is that RIC hearing aids have the receiver chip (or speaker) actually inside the dome which goes into the ear, whereas BTE hearing aids have the receiver in the main body behind the ear and the sound is sent down the tube. Learn more about advantages and disadvantages.
This entry was posted in Hearing Aids and tagged hearing aids, NHS hearing aids, help & advice on 17th April 2020 by Joan McKechnie.
This entry was posted in Hearing Aids and tagged hearing aids, NHS hearing aids, hearing aids cost, UK, help & advice on 9th April 2020 by Joan McKechnie.
NHS hearing aids are available for everyone in the UK with a hearing loss problem where hearing aids are the best treatment. We give detailed advice on the process you need to go through to obtain NHS Hearing Aids as well as advice on batteries and links for further reading.
This entry was posted in NHS Hearing Aids and tagged hearing aids, NHS hearing aids, hearing aids cost, UK on 25th March 2020 by Joan McKechnie.
The NHS is able to provide a number of hearing aid types and models for free on a loan basis. In this blog post, we run-through which hearing aid types are available from the NHS. We also offer affordable alternatives to NHS for hearing aids and you can order digital hearing aids online directly from our website.
This entry was posted in NHS Hearing Aids and tagged hearing aids, NHS hearing aids, UK, help & advice on 24th March 2020 by Joan McKechnie.
Why should you buy a hearing aid from a private company when the NHS provides them for free? What's the result when you compare NHS vs private hearing aids? This blog post looks at the service and the quality of the hearing aid you get from both the NHS and private Hearing Aid suppliers.
This entry was posted in Hearing Aids on 24th March 2020 by Joan McKechnie.
There are several other types of hearing aid that help people with conditions where normal hearing aids won't work. These include Bone Anchored hearing aids (BAHA Hearing Aids), Bone Conduction hearing aids, CROS and BI-CROS hearing aids and Cochlear hearing implants.
This entry was posted in Hearing Aids and tagged Hearing loss, hearing aids, NHS hearing aids, help & advice on 16th March 2020 by Joan McKechnie.
Buying a hearing aid is a very important and often substantial investment. Most people are aware that it is crucial to choose the right type and model in order to perfectly correspond to their individual condition and requirements. However, regular cleaning of your hearing aid is vital if you really want to prolong the life of your hearing aid as much as possible.
This entry was posted in Hearing Aids and tagged hearing aids, help & advice, Hearing Aid Accessories, Hearing Aid Cleaning on 13th March 2020 by Gary.
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