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  • Buying Hearing Aids Online

    I have recently read an interesting study from the USA which looked at the sale of hearing aids and personal hearing amplifiers (which are hearing aids but for the name and called such to avoid falling foul of FDA regulations governing the sale of hearing aids in the US). In...
  • I Need The Loudest Phone You Have!

    If you’d like to ask us this question this blog is for you… We currently stock two options that offer exactly the same level of amplification for sound on incoming calls. Geemarc’s Amplipower 50 and Amplicom’s PowerTel 60 both state an amplification level of up to 60dB (decibels). In case...
  • Here We Go Loop The Loop

    Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid or from a device that claims to connect with one. In many instances, customers are vaguely aware that the hearing aid they obtained from the NHS or bought privately...
  • Motorcycle Riders and Hearing Loss

    Excessive noise can lead to noise-induced hearing loss, one of the main causes of hearing loss in the western world. Motorcycle riders, such as yours truly, are at particular risk unless adequate protection is used and sensible judgment is taken. Whether you are a weekend only rider or a rider...
  • The Stigma Of Wearing Hearing Aids

    The stigma of wearing hearing aids recently came to light when the New York City Police Department decided to ban the use of hearing aids by its officers. Even by those whose hearing loss was caused in the line of duty through noise exposure (such as when patrolling the noisy...
  • New Hearing Aid News

    Today sees the introduction of two new and exclusive hearing aids to HearingDirect.com. Over the last few months we have been gathering feedback from our customers with regards to the choice of hearing aids we have and their experience with the models available. Through this process, we established the need...
  • Information Technology and Hearing Aids

    Over the weekend we have had some problems with the website and its performance – the primary cause of this is being hotly debated by our IT team as I write this; needless to say, it is complicated. We know this problem was only present from Monday afternoon but this...
  • The Latest Hearing Aid Technology

    Modern hearing aids are so packed with technology, it is almost hard to believe how they may accommodate further features. The hearing aids’ design has also significantly changed over the years and such that devices look implausibly small. Can technology get better? Recent innovations demonstrated by the leading manufacturers prove...
  • How A Hearing Aid Works

    HD500 At its most simplistic there are four major electrical components of a modern hearing aid.  They are: 1) The Microphone This may be a single microphone with a single port which would not enable the hearing aid to have a directional function.  It could be a single microphone with...
  • Hearing Aid Manufacturers - Overview and History

    A quick overview of the world’s major manufacturers of hearing aids.  Organisations listed in alphabetical order: GN ReSound GN Resound Dot 10 A Danish company based in Ballerup.  Founded in 1943 by Gerd Rosenstand as Danavox which was acquired in 1977 by GN Store Nord.  Store Nord later acquired US...

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