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  • How To Support Someone With Hearing Aids

    Hearing loss can go undetected for years. It can be so gradual that the person suffering from it barely notices the decline. Often, it becomes more noticeable to family and friends. Certain give away signs include:

    • The TV volume always seeming to be abnormally loud.
    • You have to regularly repeat what’s being said.
    • the person doesn't respond unless they are facing you.
    • You’re accused of mumbling and asked to speak up.
    • Storylines aren’t followed in the cinema or at the theatre.
    • the person may start avoiding socialising in noisy environments.

    If this is the case, there may well be a hearing loss issue that needs addressing. In an era where hearing technology has become more and more sophisticated, connecting up to the hearing world can be a life enhancing experience.

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  • Why Are Hearing Aids So Difficult To Compare?

    You may count yourself amongst many who find learning to live with a hearing loss a difficult hurdle to overcome. Thanks to continued technological advancement, there are now numerous ways to help compensate for this loss and many devices available to connect you successfully to the hearing world. When you...
  • Bringing Up The Topic Of Hearing Loss With An Elderly Parent

    Hearing loss in elderly people happens in both ears and affects many over 60 years of age, which makes it the most common condition to affect those over 65. If your elderly parents have hearing loss and it's affecting their social life, then how do you talk about it with...
  • How To Clean Your Ears

    Why should I Clean my Ears? Ear wax can build up in your ears over time and can cause a blockage. You can get an ear infection if the wax isn't cleared and may have increasing difficulty hearing due to the blockage. In this post we tell you how to...
  • Why a Hearing Aid Makes Static Noise

    The main function of a hearing aid is to the help hard of hearing to improve their lives while allowing them to recognize and hear sounds and voices they were previously unable to due to their condition. Hearing aids use digital sound processing to reproduce sounds and deliver them to the ear as naturally as possible.

    However, sometimes the hearing aid picks up not only the sounds that the wearer wants to hear but noise and feedback that are unpleasant to the ear. Many modern hearing aids have multiple features for suppressing background noise and eliminating feedback. Occasionally though, we cannot prevent such noises or occur due to problems with the electronics, poor maintenance or signal intermittence. An example of such undesired noise is static noise.

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  • Where To Find Hearing Aid Advice

    Many people suffering from hearing loss and their friends and relatives sometimes find difficulty in obtaining enough relevant information about hearing impairment, types of hearing loss, hearing aids, assistive hearing devices, etc. It is very important for everyone who has some kind of a hearing problem to be well informed...
  • Hearing Aids For The Elderly

    Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss in the western world. A person's hearing abilities can start to diminish early in life (between the age of 30 and 40).  It is usually a slow and constant process that might take a while for the...
  • 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...
  • Dispensing With Tradition

    HD 430 Digital Hearing Aid I had two interesting conversations with customers in the last few days which started me thinking about the variety of consultation approaches adopted by private hearing aid dispensers in the UK. Whilst there can be no doubt that there are some excellent dispensers providing good...
  • What Does 'Hearing Aid Compatible' Mean?

    We list some Assistive Listening Devices or ‘ALDs’ on our website as being ‘hearing aid compatible'. But what is the meaning of 'hearing aid compatible'? Assistive Listening Device is the industry term used to describe any product which provides extra amplification for specific environments – such as hearing better on...

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