Determine Your Hearing Needs

Everyone has different degrees of hearing loss. Some people have problems hearing in groups, others when they are talking to a single person. 

Choosing your hearing aid

Where are you experiencing difficulty?

Your lifestyle can also have a great impact on how you need to hear.

I will customise your hearing solution to match your hearing ability AND your lifestyle. As an independent practitioner in private practice, the instruments I recommend are not available through the NHS.

In determining the best choice of hearing instruments for you, I will consider the following

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Things to Consider

Hearing Aid Styles

Choosing the right hearing aids for your individual needs comes down to a number of issues: your hearing loss, the features and look you prefer and your lifestyle. There are many products from which to choose, each with its own unique features and advantages. It’s not a case of what’s the best style of hearing aid, more what’s the best solution for you.

Invisible In Canal (IIC)

Invisible In Canal (IIC)

This custom-fitted style is inserted farther into the ear canal than other styles, so it's completely invisible when worn. IIC hearing aids are designed to be removed daily to promote good ear health. For mild to moderate hearing loss.
Completely-In-Canal (CIC)

Completely-In-Canal (CIC)

CIC hearing instruments are custom-made to fit completely in the ear canal. Only the tip of a small plastic “handle” shows outside the canal, which is used to insert and remove the instrument. For mild to moderate hearing loss.
In the Canal (ITC)

In the Canal (ITC)

ITC hearing instruments are custom-made to fit in the ear canal with a smaller portion of the hearing aid showing in the outer ear. For mild to mildly severe hearing loss.
Completely-In-Canal (CIC)

In-The-Ear (ITE)

ITE hearing instruments are custom-made to fit within the outer portion of the ear. For mild to severe hearing loss.
Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)

Barely visible when worn, the RIC style is an instrument in which the receiver, or speaker, is inside the ear canal. Thin electrical wires are used instead of a plastic acoustical tube, reducing distortion. RIC hearing aids provide a comfortable, open fit. For mild to moderate hearing loss.
Behind the Ear (BTE)

Behind the Ear (BTE)

The hearing technology is housed in a casing that rests behind the ear. A clear plastic acoustical tube directs amplified sound into an earbud or a customized earmold that is fitted inside the ear canal. For moderate to severe hearing loss.
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