The Hearing Clinic UK expanding into other markets

Serving our patients better is our never ending mission!

With a bigger and better clinic being developed for our Glasgow City Centre operation, there will be much more space to offer fantastic new services.

We will soon have a further 2 multi function clinical rooms with shared reception area and reception team and would like to reach out to our network to find wonderful new partners to link up with.

If you treat similar patients to ours and simply need a place to practice from we may have the space for you!

Or, if you would like to explore how an investment from The Hearing Clinic UK in terms of additional capital or support would help we are all ears… (pardon the pun!)

In particular we are keen to discuss link up/partnership/acquisition opportunities with these specialisms

  • Nutritionists and dietitians 
  • Podiatrists and chiropodists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists 
  • Cosmetic specialists – (injectables)
  • Skin specialists
  • Orthopedic specialists
  • Hair loss specialists
  • ENT specialists

Please get in touch if you would like to work with an exciting team who are really going places! With recent publicity in major news outlets including The Scotsman and BBC reporting Scotland we are making waves and want to keep the momentum going!

Call Chris on 0333 320 7788 or email chris@thehearingclinicuk.co.uk

we are expanding


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Best hearing aids 2016

Best hearing aids 2016 - what to look for

I know its very early in the year for a post like this but we are very often asked what is the best hearing aid on the market... and its a very difficult question to answer given that there are so many factors to consider.

What I can say with absolute certainty is that a hearing aid will never give back perfect hearing (contrary to what the marketing pieces will tell you!), but some features in 2016's line up will recover much more than previous generations and do a simply stunning job of recreating sounds in a manner very similar to the way the human ears hear naturally.

Natural hearing through a hearing aid? surely not

Let me explain, your ears are designed to work as a pair. we can only locate sounds correctly when we hear in a balanced fashion. older hearing devices worked independently of one another which meant the left one might go into noise reduction independently of the right, throwing the wearer off balance in the noisy situations where its most essential that they stay in tune.

The latest hearing devices can communicate to each other across your head and are constantly checking the sound environment so their adaptive features work together and ensure you hear in a finely balanced manner... the result, clearer and more natural hearing.

So what really goes on that makes the difference?

Here is the techy bit....  but before I get to it I cannot stress how essential it is that your new hearing aids are fitted and tuned by an expert with the right equipment. there's no use buying a second-hand set on-line and just popping them in... also there little use in buying the latest hearing devices from a low-cost  (or an expensive) retailer and not have them tuned properly from the start.

The secret to getting maximum success from your hearing aids is to have them fitted to international tuning standards using probe microphones which sit close to your eardrums. it's the only way to know that the sound you should be receiving is actually making it to your eardrums correctly.

We use a scale for sound levels called the decibel scale, and in a normal hearing ear this ranges from 0 decibels (barely audible) to 100 decibels (almost painful). it's not uncommon for a person with a hearing loss to have a reduced range of hearing which is restricted to as little as 10 or 20 decibels.

This gives us very little room to play with and sounds will go from inaudible to painfully loud in an extremely short space.

Some hearing care professionals don't care much about the accuracy of the fittings but we do, this is because we know each decibel improvement we can give our patients can offer up to 3% better speech clarity, and also just a few decibels of a difference in each ear can throw out the important balance we need to hear well in background noise, places such as restaurants, cars, or out in the street can be extremely hard to hear in to start with, let alone with badly tuned hearing aids.

At The Hearing Clinic UK  we don't just use probe microphone measurements as standard, we go a whole leap further in our exclusive Sound Lounges.

Have a look at our unique sound lounge experience here http://exclusive Sound Lounge Experience

Imagine having your audiologist sit with you in that place you find the most difficult to hear in.... be it the car, or at the golf clubhouse, fine tuning your hearing aids in real-time. making tiny but very significant tuning adjustments to squeeze every last bit of clarity from your ears that they can.

Then imagine switching again to your favourite piece of music and having it surround the room whilst your new music setting is adjusted to the exact tone you love the most....

This is all possible and more.

So back to the best hearing aids of 2016... what should they have in them to bring back the most natural hearing possible?

Essential features for 2016 include

  • Ear to ear wireless communication to ensure perfect balance
  • Binaural beam forming to help in background noise
  • Adjustable noise reduction so you can tailor the right amount to help you hear more when you need to and less when you don't
  • Adjustable compression - essential to help you hear well in the most challenging environments (fast gives better speech clarity - slow is more comfortable)
  • iPhone or smart phone compatibility and adjustability - remote control from your phone and get the best from your hearing aids
  • Wireless communication with your phone for taking calls, listening to music and hearing voice prompts
  • Wireless communication to your other devices such as TV's, computers, radio's

Why trust our opinion?? we are an independent hearing care practice and have fitted hearing aids on thousands of patients over the years.

Introducing the ReSound Linx squared 9

Nothing in the market comes close to offering all these features across more products and styles than ReSound - their latest version of the Linx hearing aid is simply stunning.

The Linx range is one of only two that offer direct to iPhone compatibility meaning you don't require any inbetween devices to carry on your person. The Linx is also available from ultra small invisible in the canal sizes (not bluetooth compatible due to size) all the way through to super power behind the ear styles.

Our expert panel of clinicians rate the devices 5 star and the patient feedback is undoubtedly the best we have ever received.

Small Hearing Aids by The Hearing Clinic

Introducing the Phonak V90

The flagship product from the Swiss manufacturer Phonak is a triumph of technology!

This latest offering has an incredible artificially intelligent microchip and advances software allowing a tremendous range of features to help the hard of hearing in difficult environments.

In particular the Autosense feature blends a number of these sound enhancement features into specific settings which makes speech clear and background noises less obtrusive.

Again like the ReSound devices the Phonak are available from the smallest invisible in the canal devices to the super high power versions.

phonak logo

 

Also available from the Phonak family is the latest version of the worlds smallest hearing device, the Lyric

A world of invisible hearing

With Lyric, there are no batteries to change, no maintenance is needed, and no daily insertion or removal is required. Users need only visit their audiologist every few months, whereupon Lyric is quickly and easily replaced with a new device.  Using a magnetic adjustment tool, users can adjust the volume themselves and turn the device on and off.

It is the go to solution for patients looking for the ultimate in discretion coupled with excellent sound quality.

learn more here

The Lyric Hearing Aid

Introducing - Widex Unique 440

The Unique 440 is the latest in a long line of super advanced hearing devices from one of Denmark's finest manufacturers.

Sound Processing

The Unique 440 uses Widex's new U-platform chip which processes sounds across 15 channels. Using "Sound Class Technology" the hearing aid classifies what kind of environment you are currently in out of a choice of nine possible and adjusts itself accordingly to maximise your ability to hear speech sounds clearly. The 440 has the most channels in the range and also has a "High Frequency Boost" feature that isn't available in the lower models to give additional clarity when needed.

Wind noise attenuation

One claim that Widex can make is to have industry leading wind noise reduction. The Unique 440 can attenuate more wind noise than any other hearing aid out there, no matter the direction the wind is coming from, even from directly ahead

Introducing - Starkey Halo and Z Series

Starkey recently introduced one of the first Made for iPhone hearing aids, the Halo. At the time of release, it was only available in a RIC style. Now Starkey has released Halo in a behind the ear style. It still has all the great features of the original Halo, with two style choices, Receiver in the canal and behind the ear.

Halo is now compatible not just with apple technology but also select Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S 5.

Starkey also recently launched their Z Series, which features their BluWave 4.0 operating system and the 900sync Technology. This technology allows for a more robust wireless system that is virtually drop-free connectivity, with increased streaming range and less susceptibility to interference.

starkey logo

To find out more call one of our friendly specialists at The Hearing Clinic UK today 0333 320 7788 

http://www.thehearingclinicuk.co.uk/


Best hearing aids 2016

Best hearing aids 2016 - in review - what to look for

Best hearing aids 2016 - what to look for

 

We are very often asked what is the best hearing aid on the market... and its a very difficult question to answer given that there are so many factors to consider.

What I can say with absolute certainty is that a hearing aid will never give back perfect hearing (contrary to what the marketing pieces will tell you!), but some features in 2016's line up will recover much more than previous generations and do a simply stunning job of recreating sounds in a manner very similar to the way the human ears hear naturally.

Natural hearing through a hearing aid? surely not

Let me explain, your ears are designed to work as a pair. we can only locate sounds correctly when we hear in a balanced fashion. older hearing devices worked independently of one another which meant the left one might go into noise reduction independently of the right, throwing the wearer off balance in the noisy situations where its most essential that they stay in tune.

The latest hearing devices can communicate to each other across your head and are constantly checking the sound environment so their adaptive features work together and ensure you hear in a finely balanced manner... the result, clearer and more natural hearing.

 

So what really goes on that makes the difference?

Here is the techy bit....  but before I get to it I cannot stress how essential it is that your new hearing aids are fitted and tuned by an expert with the right equipment. there's no use buying a second-hand set on-line and just popping them in... also there little use in buying the latest hearing devices from a low-cost  (or an expensive) retailer and not have them tuned properly from the start.

The secret to getting maximum success from your hearing aids is to have them fitted to international tuning standards using probe microphones which sit close to your eardrums. it's the only way to know that the sound you should be receiving is actually making it to your eardrums correctly.

We use a scale for sound levels called the decibel scale, and in a normal hearing ear this ranges from 0 decibels (barely audible) to 100 decibels (almost painful). it's not uncommon for a person with a hearing loss to have a reduced range of hearing which is restricted to as little as 10 or 20 decibels.

 

This gives us very little room to play with and sounds will go from inaudible to painfully loud in an extremely short space.

 

Some hearing care professionals don't care much about the accuracy of the fittings but we do, this is because we know each decibel improvement we can give our patients can offer up to 3% better speech clarity, and also just a few decibels of a difference in each ear can throw out the important balance we need to hear well in background noise, places such as restaurants, cars, or out in the street can be extremely hard to hear in to start with, let alone with badly tuned hearing aids.

At The Hearing Clinic UK  we don't just use probe microphone measurements as standard, we go a whole leap further in our exclusive Sound Lounges.

 

Have a look at our unique sound lounge experience here http://exclusive Sound Lounge Experience

 

Imagine having your audiologist sit with you in that place you find the most difficult to hear in.... be it the car, or at the golf clubhouse, fine tuning your hearing aids in real-time. making tiny but very significant tuning adjustments to squeeze every last bit of clarity from your ears that they can.

Then imagine switching again to your favourite piece of music and having it surround the room whilst your new music setting is adjusted to the exact tone you love the most....

 

This is all possible and more.

So back to the best hearing aids of 2016... what should they have in them to bring back the most natural hearing possible?

Essential features for 2016 include

  • Ear to ear wireless communication to ensure perfect balance
  • Binaural beam forming to help in background noise
  • Adjustable noise reduction so you can tailor the right amount to help you hear more when you need to and less when you don't
  • Adjustable compression - essential to help you hear well in the most challenging environments (fast gives better speech clarity - slow is more comfortable)
  • iPhone or smart phone compatibility and adjustability - remote control from your phone and get the best from your hearing aids
  • Wireless communication with your phone for taking calls, listening to music and hearing voice prompts
  • Wireless communication to your other devices such as TV's, computers, radio's

Why trust our opinion?? we are an independent hearing care practice and have fitted hearing aids on thousands of patients over the years.

 

Introducing the ReSound Linx squared 9

Nothing in the market comes close to offering all these features across more products and styles than ReSound - their latest version of the Linx hearing aid is simply stunning.

 

The Linx range is one of only two that offer direct to iPhone compatibility meaning you don't require any inbetween devices to carry on your person. The Linx is also available from ultra small invisible in the canal sizes (not bluetooth compatible due to size) all the way through to super power behind the ear styles.

Our expert panel of clinicians rate the devices 5 star and the patient feedback is undoubtedly the best we have ever received.

 

Small Hearing Aids by The Hearing Clinic

Introducing the Phonak V90

The flagship product from the Swiss manufacturer Phonak is a triumph of technology!

This latest offering has an incredible artificially intelligent microchip and advances software allowing a tremendous range of features to help the hard of hearing in difficult environments.

In particular the Autosense feature blends a number of these sound enhancement features into specific settings which makes speech clear and background noises less obtrusive.

Again like the ReSound devices the Phonak are available from the smallest invisible in the canal devices to the super high power versions.

phonak logo

 

Also available from the Phonak family is the latest version of the worlds smallest hearing device, the Lyric

A world of invisible hearing

With Lyric, there are no batteries to change, no maintenance is needed, and no daily insertion or removal is required. Users need only visit their audiologist every few months, whereupon Lyric is quickly and easily replaced with a new device.  Using a magnetic adjustment tool, users can adjust the volume themselves and turn the device on and off.

It is the go to solution for patients looking for the ultimate in discretion coupled with excellent sound quality.

learn more here

The Lyric Hearing Aid

 

 

Introducing - Widex Unique 440

The Unique 440 is the latest in a long line of super advanced hearing devices from one of Denmark's finest manufacturers.

Sound Processing

The Unique 440 uses Widex's new U-platform chip which processes sounds across 15 channels. Using "Sound Class Technology" the hearing aid classifies what kind of environment you are currently in out of a choice of nine possible and adjusts itself accordingly to maximise your ability to hear speech sounds clearly. The 440 has the most channels in the range and also has a "High Frequency Boost" feature that isn't available in the lower models to give additional clarity when needed.

Wind noise attenuation

One claim that Widex can make is to have industry leading wind noise reduction. The Unique 440 can attenuate more wind noise than any other hearing aid out there, no matter the direction the wind is coming from, even from directly ahead

 

Introducing - Starkey Halo and Z Series

Starkey recently introduced one of the first Made for iPhone hearing aids, the Halo. At the time of release, it was only available in a RIC style. Now Starkey has released Halo in a behind the ear style. It still has all the great features of the original Halo, with two style choices, Receiver in the canal and behind the ear.

Halo is now compatible not just with apple technology but also select Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S 5.

Starkey also recently launched their Z Series, which features their BluWave 4.0 operating system and the 900sync Technology. This technology allows for a more robust wireless system that is virtually drop-free connectivity, with increased streaming range and less susceptibility to interference.

starkey logo

 

To find out more call one of our friendly specialists at The Hearing Clinic UK today 0333 320 7788 

 

http://www.thehearingclinicuk.co.uk/


98% of our hearing aid wearers achieve success... find out how

Learn how

  • To save thousands ££££'s on your hearing healthcare

  • Achieve better outcomes in the short and long term

  • Ensure you make the right decision for your hearing healthcare

  • Save yourself years of receiving poor results

"Why is it that some hearing aid wearers get great results and the rest don’t?? And, how can you guarantee success with hearing aids when I know people that can’t stand theirs?”

Great questions! And questions I would be sure to ask if I was in the patient seat!

 

After working in private practice for over 16 years it becomes very clear that some providers do things differently to others, and in the long run they achieve very different outcomes. In the hearing aid market there are many providers –hospital departments, independent retailers, online sellers, national chains.

I've had the benefit of having worked within most of these and I was sick of seeing patients with hearing problems sold or provided with solutions that everyone knew wouldn’t work. Unsurprisingly the patients would come back and report that the problems they were having were unresolved and that the hearing aids provided were not doing their job.

In many cases a less than satisfactory adjustment was made, or in the worst cases, patients were told that they would simply have to manage with the solution as it was. In other words “you’ll just have to live with it as that’s the best they can do”.

It’s no wonder patients felt let down, mis-sold, badly advised – and the devices would end up in a sock drawer or in the bin. If you read enough on-line reviews and its clear to see the pattern of complaints that are commonplace amongst hearing aid wearers.

Here are some of the comments we have heard over the years that motivated us

  • "I bought hearing aids just last year, they cost me several thousand pounds – I went back for a routine tune up and the salesman said they were at their limit and tried to sell me a similar pair again at an even higher price"
  • "I can’t wear my hearing aids as they were never tuned right from the first day I got them, I told the audiologist but they didn’t care and sent me away"
  • "I have trouble in background noise and need a solution for conferences I attend, the devices I received have absolutely no controls and are way too loud"
  • "Mum was recommended a basic pair of devices that were on special offer and bought them without me being there, but we both knew that her hearing needed something more sophisticated so she now has to get a new pair and can’t send the others back for a refund – what a waste of money"
  • "they were uncomfortable in the beginning but persevered... unfortunately it just kept getting worse, and now I simply cant wear them"

At The Hearing Clinic UK we were saddened by these stories and felt there must be a better way.

better way image

After a 12 month review period where we surveyed and questionnaire many hearing aid wearers, travelled the globe to speak with industry experts, and spend countless man hours researching and reviewing the practices of our peers we created our world class “Hear For Life Programme”.

 

Recent reports found that patients who rate their satisfaction with their hearing aids as being "happy" or "so happy Im recommending them to friends" achieved success in over 80% of their areas of trouble.

* The Hearing Clinic UK uses this as a guide and we strive to achieve this level of success with each and every patient who we are honoured to assist

 

What exactly is the “Hear For Life Programme”?

It actually began back in the early 1950's when my grandfather started to provide private hearing care in the UK. He separated himself from other retailers and providers by offering a truly world class service to his patients. We have taken his program and developed it for the 21st century. Now it has become an exclusive program which enables our hearing aid wearers to explore the right options for their hearing loss before they purchase them, ensures that they will achieve maximum benefit for their hearing loss, ensures that the solution will continue to work for the full manufacturers recommended lifespan and is backed up with the best guarantees in the market today.

Put simply its a system to ensure you get results.

happy patient

 

We set out our criteria based on the problems we were trying to solve

  1. Successful outcomes - to achieve the best outcomes for more patients

  2. Offer the optimal hearing solution – stock the widest range of hearing solutions on the market

  3. Transparency - Allow patients to feel they have made the right choice for their hearing needs

  4. Peace of mind - Offer a complete try before you buy experience

  5. Accuracy - Test, fit and fine tune hearing devices with the latest equipment to ensure accuracy

  6. Long term benefit - Offer unlimited follow up opportunity

  7. Guarantee success - Offer the longest Full Money back Guarantee in the market

  8. Complete care - Offer a complete hearing care solution which includes microsuction ear hygiene service, additional rehabilitation services, and offer these in our centres of excellence, local partner sites and home visits

  9. Reliability - Offer the longest manufacturing warranties in the market

  10. Make better hearing affordable

 

How We Guarantee Success
How We Guarantee Success

 

Our Exclusive “Hear For Life Programme” carries some significant benefits

  • Patients get better outcomes both in the short term and in the long term

  • 100 day full money back guarantee on all hearing devices

  • 5 year manufacturer warranty on hearing devices

  • Unlimited ear hygiene appointments using microsuction earwax removal - click here for more information on microsuction

  • 5 year batteries for your hearing devices

  • Full use of our exclusive SoundLounge rooms in our Centre's of Excellence - click here for more information

  • Patients save thousands of pounds by helping them make the right buying decision for their exact situation – this saves them having to re-purchase early in the lifecycle of their hearing devices

  • 98% of all patients who go into and follow through the steps outlined in the “Hear For Life Programme” achieve success rated as great or outstanding

  • We use the latest technologies in our testing, fitting and follow up sessions to ensure you achieve maximum benefit for your hearing situation

  • Patients can come to see our specialists free of charge for the entire life of their hearing devices irrespective of age

  • Interest free payment terms

  • Over 20,000 happy patients since “hear for life” began to take shape

How we achieve success - our extraordinary patient journey "Hear For Life"
How we achieve success - our extraordinary patient journey "Hear For Life"

To find out how The Hearing Clinic UK can help you to hear more more please contact us on 0333 320 7788 and speak with one of our friendly experts!

or email us at info@thehearingclinicuk.co.uk


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Your personal invite to a world class hearing aid technology days!

Don't miss out - November Hearing aid Tech Days

If your hearing problems are getting you down and want to find out about the latest developments in technology you wont want to miss this event.

The Hearing Clinic UK will be hosting a world leading specialist Helen Whipday on the 3rd and 4th of November.

Helen works around the globe for a world class manufacturer, Starkey Hearing Instruments. She will be available to discuss the latest breakthroughs in technology - and you can try out their latest range of devices on the day.

what you can expect

  • Free hearing assessment 
  • Free Video Camera check of your ear canals 
  • Free Microsuction wax removal worth £50 (if there is a treatable blockage)
  • Discussion of your hearing needs
  • Listen to the latest hearing solutions

Spaces are very limited so please contact the clinic on 0333 320 7788 to reserve your space


Update on tinnitus research

Research by Richard Salvi and colleagues in China and Canada may provide insights into how tinnitus may develop and be sustained.
Research by Richard Salvi and colleagues in China and Canada may provide insights into how tinnitus may develop and be sustained.

 

Tinnitus is largely a mystery, a phantom sound heard in the absence of actual sound. Tinnitus patients "hear" ringing, buzzing or hissing in their ears much like an amputee might "feel" pain in a missing limb. It is a symptom, not a disease, and though exposure to loud noise may cause it, some cases have no apparent trigger.

Existing treatments, meantime, are unreliable, either not working at all or varying greatly in effectiveness for those who report some relief.

But a global research effort involving investigators from the University at Buffalo; Southeast University in Nanjing, China; and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, have made a major breakthrough that provides new insights into how tinnitus, and the often co-occurring hyperacusis, a condition that causes sounds to be perceived as intolerably loud, might develop and be sustained.

click here for more information


trouble hearing in background noise?

Difficulty hearing in background noise can be frustrating. New research into the issue is revealing the secrets

Is this the real reason you can't hear conversation round the dinner table? ...even though the standard test says nothing is wrong with your ears

  • Pure tone audiometry test suggested Diana's hearing was normal
  • Then she heard about emerging phenomenon 'hidden hearing loss'
  • Decided to try very different type of hearing test using series of electrodes

Do you struggle to understand the person next to you above the background chatter at dinner parties? Or fret at the prospect of an evening in a pub that insists on blaring out loud music?

You're not alone - surveys suggest that more than a quarter of us have great difficulty deciphering speech in a noisy environment.

In my 20s, going to bars or restaurants with background music meant a stressful night of straining to work out what anyone said over the din. But when my GP referred me for a hearing test around five years ago, aged 29, I was surprised to receive a clean bill of health. 

Surveys suggest that more than a quarter of us have great difficulty deciphering speech

The standard hearing assessment, known as the pure tone audiometry test - where tones of varying volumes and pitches were played to me through headphones while I pressed a button to indicate I had heard them - suggested my hearing was normal.

Then I heard about an emerging phenomenon known as 'hidden hearing loss', and wondered if this could apply to me.

Coined in 2011 by researchers at University College London, hidden hearing loss refers to the kind of difficulties not detectable via standard hearing tests, says David McAlpine, a professor of auditory neuroscience at the UCL Ear Institute in London.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3217425/Is-real-reason-t-hear-conversation-round-dinner-table-standard-test-says-wrong-ears.html#ixzz3kZinpHWh

click here for more information

 


Your chance to win £6,000 hearing aid package

Its that time of year again where we place a top of the range pair of hearing aids up for grabs.

This competition is simple, in 500 words or less we would like you to tell us why you or a loved one would like to WIN a pair of the latest iPhone compatible fully digital hearing aids?

hear in full colour

 In 500 Words Or Under - tell us what it is that you'd like to be able to Hear in Full Colour and you'll have be in with a chance to WIN the latest digital hearing aids from The Hearing Clinic UK!

 Get all the benefit of the latest digital hearing aids.

Whoever tells us the best story will WIN a pair of the latest digital hearing aids worth £6,000.

Send your entry to info@thehearingclinicuk.co.uk and don’t forget to add your name and contact details so we can get in touch with you with the results.

Put pen to paper now and be in with a chance to change your hearing life!

You can even apply for a loved one - just let us know what you would like for them to Hear Again in Full Colour!

Closing date for entries is 1st of October 2015 - the winner will be announced on the 30th October

Last years winner Yvonne MacLeod tells us “I was amazed that they picked me! I’ve never been lucky enough to win anything and what a great surprise to receive the call! The new devices are simply stunning! They are tiny – and the sound quality is seamless, the most natural sounding hearing aids I’ve ever worn!”

 

 

winner of hearing aids 2014
winner of hearing aids 2014

 


Clinics Right Across Central Scotland

NHS Hospital hearing aids VS private.... I'm told they are the same... why pay when they are handed out free?

NHS hearing aids OR Private... what's the real difference???

When should I consider going through the NHS and when would private be better???

Great question!

which hearing aid? NHS or Private
which hearing aid? NHS or Private

We are often asked this question, and find it rather challenging to answer, but read on and ill explain the key differences.

let me first have you answer a few questions

  1. Are you asking people to repeat more often?
  2. Do you find it challenging when people speak quickly?
  3. Is the volume up louder on your TV?
  4. Are you ready to find a solution to your hearing problems?
  5. Do you have trouble hearing in company?
  6. Are you finding background noise interferes with sound and makes words hard to catch?
  7. Is it difficult to hear well in the car, (if you cant see the person speaking)?
  8. Do you pull out of conversations when in company?
  9. Have you tried hearing aids before but felt let down by their performance in background noise?
  10. Do you think your hearing aids should have been set up using the exact sound situations you struggle to hear in?
  11. Are you worried your hearing problems will require visibly noticeable hearing aids and would prefer something invisible?

if you answered YES to questions 1 - 4 and NO to the other questions (5- 11) then you should go through the NHS and speak to their team about your hearing problems as they have excellent solutions that will help you well.

If however you answered YES to any of the questions 5-11 then you should consider the private market as NHS solutions may struggle to offer you the improvement you are looking for.

A recent study into satisfaction found that patients who are either "so happy they would recommend their hearing aids to others" or "Very happy with their hearing aids" found that these patients had success in 80% or more of their areas of trouble.

Below this 80% scoring the other patients were mediocre, unhappy or not wearing their devices any more.... (what a terrible waste of time and money).

 

98% achieve success with their hearing aids through our exclusive "Hear For life Program"
98% achieve success with their hearing aids through our exclusive "Hear For life Program"

 

So how do we get great success... well I'd love to say its easy but actually there are lots of things to get right!

To help you and your hearing best we need to first understand it properly, this happens through our 11 step hearing assessment which not only looks at your ears but your lifestyle, your dexterity, your cosmetic preferences and any budget considerations that you may have.

Only once these are understood can we get to the best bit... finding out if there is a solution for you and all the situations you find challenging.

At the Hearing Clinic UK we are the only hearing care specialists that use full surround sound technology to assess if any potential hearing solution will help you in your exact problem areas.

Imagine sitting in the restaurant you have trouble in, and then having your new hearing aids tuned exactly as you need them... (before you leave the clinic).

Or how about having the hearing specialist switch on the difficult car noise you find so challenging... then balancing out the tone to lift the speak and reduce the annoying background noise.

"So I have hospital hearing aids, surely they are the best available... I was told there's nothing better"

This all depends on your individual hearing situation and the solution you've been wearing. Its easiest answered by finding out for yourself... what I mean by that is that you will never know unless you look around and see what's possible.

Remember there are providers and there are providers...

Which? magazine quotes...."Choosing the best hearing aid retailers makes a difference"

It's crucial to choose a trusted retailer to ensure you optimise your chances of getting the best hearing aid solution for you.

The difference between a good and a bad hearing aid solution is not just in the aid itself. It's more to do with the professional fit, follow up and aftercare service given by the provider.

It can take time to fit and adjust a hearing aid correctly so that it's working to maximise your hearing. Without a patient and attentive fitting service, you could get frustrated and give up on your aid, consigning it to the back of a drawer forever."

If you want to see if you are getting the best hearing back that you can, there's no better way to find out than in the Sound Lounge.

 

The Sound Booth in Glasgow - The Hearing Clinic
Explore your hearing further with a unique SoundLounge experience at The Hearing Clinic UK

 

Come along and find out if you have more hearing ready to be restored with a FREE sound lounge session (normally £175).

 

Our friendly hearing care experts will assess your hearing and measure any hearing aids you currently have to see if you are receiving the maximum benefit possible.

If you are happy with your current solution but know of a friend, family member or loved one who may benefit please pass on this message!

 

Please call our team on 0333 320 7788 to arrange an exclusive Sound Lounge appointment