World hearing technology update

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chris and grant

Keeping in line with our promise to our patients we have travelled to San Antonio Texas to attend the worlds biggest conference on hearing technology.

Hoping to build on the success of previous trips Chris and Grant will be finding out the hottest trends in digital hearing tech.

Watch this space for updates on our trip and please feel free to send us a message if there is anything you'd like us to help with!

The hearing aid technologists have been hard at work designing smaller, better performing devices which can connect you back into a wonderful world of rich and finely balanced sound.

The latest devices link you directly to your iPhone so you can take calls, listen to travel directions or stream your music... Never missing a beat!

We are proud to offer an impartial service at The Hearing Clinic Uk and offer the widest range of hearing solutions in The Uk today.

Our latest range will push your hearing abilities so much closer to the natural hearing you remember.

As with all of our devices you can try before you buy and experience the difference you can receive in our state of the art "sound lounge", a unique room which we can fill with the sounds of your most challenging environments.

Your success is paramount to us and there are several key reasons that over 98.5% of our patients would recommend us to their family and friends. (Survey of 138 patients conducted in March 2014)

It's no surprise that we achieve such happy results as we invest heavily in our staff, their training and use the latest testing and fitting equipment available today.

If you'd like to find out more please call our friendly team of Bex and Catherine who will gladly book you an appointment with one of our specialists.

Better hearing starts with The Hearing Clinic UK


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3 things you could learn from a 7 week old baby

Learn from a baby? Yep, you read that right!

Have a watch at this little boy, Lachlan hearing for the first time:

https://youtu.be/UUP02yTKWWo

 

Now for the breakdown:

1. Experimenting with the new

Although babies are very early on in the learning and development process, the speed at which they learn is extremely fast. Their curiosity allows them to try new things and reap the rewards for doing so.

As we become older we tend to 'get comfortable' with what we have got - even though what we've got may be in a gradual decline over a long period of time so much that we don't know what we have lost.

We need to look at our situation as if we are at the beginning, all of the time.

Ask yourself: "If this is what I've got, then what would I do right now?"

In fact, an even more important question may be: "What have I actually got?"

Understand where your current levels of health are at and consider experimenting to reap your own rewards.

2. Adjustment time

In the case of Lachlan here, he adapted very quickly to his new hearing aids, but as we noted earlier, when you know something so well that any change can be unfamiliar, then it is going to feel a bit awkward to start off with.

When we realise that the familiarisation phase can take a bit of getting used to, you will be able to reap the long term rewards of a better life.

Everything takes a bit of getting used to and hearing aids are no different, but by choosing the right fit for you, you can reduce the time it takes to get the sensation you want most.

3. Embracing new feeling

Did you notice the moment in the video after Lachlan has an initial struggle to grasp with the new feeling of wearing hearing aids that he suddenly opened his eyes in awe of what his ears could do.

In a similar way, we need to realise that being given these new sounds again can really change the way you live your life. Hearing a vastly wider range of tones can give you more scope of understanding emotion that your friends and family are conveying to you in a conversation.

AND SOMETIMES, like Lachlan, hearing these voices properly for the first time can be a bit emotional.

If you would like to get more sound out of your life, then please do get in contact. We are here to help.

Call us today on 0333 320 7788


Why quality hearing is a lot like a good diet.

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Why good hearing is a lot like a good diet.

Interesting opening statement, but please allow me to explain...

One of my regular patients, a nutritionist, had been in to see me on an aftercare visit - you know, the regular service they get at least twice per year to make sure their hearing aids are still working to their best possible level.

Well, he and I were having a discussion about food and its nutritional content, but what really struck me was how well it paralleled to the world of hearing.

He opened up about this culture that we have fallen into of eating food on the go.

Chomping things down as quickly as we can without much regard for what the food contains. Of course, the food must contain some form of energy (otherwise it wouldn't be food). However, what we really need to start considering so that our health does not fall into disrepair is the energy vs nutrient intake ratio.

Please bare in mind, this discussion went pretty DEEP into nutrition and culture - but, I'm summarising the most valuable aspects that you can use.

Energy Vs Nutrient Intake Ratio

Now, the energy vs nutrient intake  ratio may sound complex, but in fact it is really simple. If you think about all of the things you've eaten in a day and add up its energy content - low and behold, you have your total energy intake.

Next, is slightly more difficult, but nonetheless still entirely possible to attain figure of your nutrient intake from these foods. Nowadays, it is a lot simpler to get a hold of these statistics since the invention of google and the nutritional information on almost every food packet. After you have all of these, you add them up and there you have your nutrient intake.

You can create a percentage figure from the two (nutrient intake divided by energy intake X 100) and you'll have your energy vs nutrient intake ratio.

What you need will vary depending upon your sex, weight, height and many other factors, but the main thing is you can get a crude idea of whether your overall diet is healthy or not.

I can hear you saying right now:

"What could this possibly have to do with hearing?"

Just like with your eating habits, you can also monitor the quality of your hearing.

To put this into context, if you are having a conversation with a friend - then what is the percentage of words that you hear versus the number that you understand with clarity. And, just like our crude food monitor we talked about earlier, our loud vs clear metric also does a great job of giving you a better understanding of your hearing health.

Although we have been doing this form of consultation for a long time, we have found some particular screening techniques to be much more accurate in giving you the information you need to understand better and therefore, make a better decision.

This way, we don't just give you not just louder sounds, but a more plentiful and clear sound quality that you can enjoy.

Interesting isn't it?

Get your own speech mapping analysis from our experts free of charge by calling 0333 320 7788


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Top 3 things to consider when buying a hearing aid

Number 1: Make your own decisions. Don't be seduced by cheap offers that don't deliver.

There are advertisements all over the place these days.

"Buy hearing aids cheap"

"Get 2 hearing aids for the price of 1"

"Free gadgets when you buying a hearing aid"

For a piece of equipment that you are going to integrate with your body, these messages are pretty daunting aren't they?

Imagine you needed an organ transplant. Maybe it is a kidney or liver. How would you feel if the person providing it started to sell it to you with cheap sales talk like this. How would you feel about the kidney? I don't know about you, but I'd start questioning its quality. I'd consider why they are using such pushy tactics to get me to buy their offering.

I say enough of these cheap sales slogans. Enough of trying to push people into decisions with these practices that only result in hearing devices being unused and put away in cupboards and drawers.

How about, people get to choose for themselves what they would like?

I can't stress enough to you the importance of understanding for yourself your own hearing levels. Monitor them regularly. Compare the results to the last time you looked at them. Ask for a speech analysis assessment with a friend so that you can gauge what you are missing. Discuss your lifestyle and your needs. Don't just go for what is on the shelf. Insist on getting a solution that fits you perfectly.

Number 2: Trying before you buy

After you are fully aware of your hearing loss and an expert has talked through your hearing loss, you should be able to try a few different options.

There are two types of hearing aid dispensers out there: those that let you try them on first and allow you to make decisions for yourself and those that insist that you put your money down first.

Make sure you get to try yours on first and that they are tuned to your ears as best as they possibly can be. There is nothing worse than a hearing aid that is out of sync with the tones that you need. Don't accept sub-standard care. If the devices aren't giving you the sounds you need, make sure that you see your specialist as soon as possible so that you can hear the sounds you need again.

That brings me onto my last point. Care.

Number 3: Make sure you are looked after

I would actually say that aftercare is the most important aspect of wearing a hearing device. Ears have a habit of changing their needs - at least once per year depending on the person and up to four times if your ears are particularly sensitive to changing environments. However, no hearing aid in the world is advanced enough as of yet to interpret on an ongoing basis the sounds that you need and constantly update itself. That's why you need to be able to call your specialist at the drop of a hat and get them to make adjustments if necessary.

To download a full buyer's guide to hearing aids, click here.

Alternatively, if you would like a paper copy posted out to you, feel free to call our priority number on 0333 320 7788 and one of our friendly staff will be happy to arrange this for you.


Outer Ear

Ever wondered what causes hearing loss? Read on.

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What causes hearing loss?

Have you ever found yourself asking people to repeat? Or perhaps you know someone who does?

It's frustrating isn't it?!

That dreaded phrase. "What did you say there?"

Sometimes it is a command  "Say that again."

We even get the less structured, but still understandable "Catch you say what?"

So annoying that it makes your blood boil. Missing out on conversations particularly those with people who deserve the most care such as close family. Why should they have to suffer from the hearing loss too. Some relatives we know have even lost their voices from all that yelling.

Well, it's time that we at least learn about these hearing losses. What actually causes them? And, what can you do about it.

Nobody wants to suffer in silence.

"What causes hearing loss?"

That's the first question we always get. Many people come to speak to us and tell us they are having trouble hearing. We then have a look inside their ears and low and behold there is a huge dollop of ear wax. There we have our cause number 1.

Cause 1: Ear Wax.

"What is ear wax and why do I get it?" I hear you say? (okay I didn't hear you say that, but let me explain anyway)

Ear wax is a protective yellow substance that is excreted from your outer ear (also known as your ear canal).

The reason ear wax builds up is that that your ears, like any part of your body is always growing and changing. It gets rid of the old and brings in the new. And, in this case the old is skin cells and dirt inside your ear canal (see circle 2 in the photo below). Those old skin cells need a place to go and your body's intention is to get them out. What ingenious idea did it come up with to rid itself of these? Two words. Ear. Wax.

The ear wax is excreted from your ear canal and catches and sticks to the waste that your body wants rid of. It then slowly runs down your ear canal to freedom (the bottom of your ear canal where a typical shower or bath will get rid of this).

This sounds great! Ear Wax is good now right? Well sort of...

The problem with Ear Wax.

Although the purpose of the ear wax is too remove the wastage, sometimes there is a bit of a blockage.

If I was to use an analogy, think of ear wax as the bin bags in your home. You put all of your waste in the bin bags and then they get removed. BUT, if you forget to take them out then your home gets a bit messy. Imagine you ignored taking out your bins for years - you would struggle to walk through it all!

That is exactly what some people do when it comes to cleaning their ears. When they don't take out their bin bags (have a professional clean their ears), there is a big blockage and it makes it difficult for the sound to get through.Ear Buds No

There we go - our first cause of hearing loss is quite simply having ears that are blocked with wax.

In order to solve this, a lot of people use ear buds. They stick them into their ears and after seeing that they get a little bit of the wax, they think it does them good. However, in fact it really just pushes the wax in deeper - not what you want.

Another method that is often used and often referred to is called syringing. You may have heard of it before as it used to be the most common method used by doctors to remove ear wax.

However, in the past few years it has been discovered that the force of the syringe can cause perforations in the ears and as a result, many doctors are now reluctant to use this type of treatment.

Fortunately though, ear wax removal treatment has evolved. The use of a video otoscope and ear wax microsuction tool can safely and gently remove this wax without the need to use excessive oil.

Clicking here to find out more about Ear wax Removal.

Noise Scale

Cause 2: LOUD NOISES!

Ever been to a music concert where the noise feels uncomfortably loud? While you are there, it doesn't feel that bad. All of the people around you don't seem too bothered, so you carry on partying.

The next morning is a different story though. That ringing sensation is no coincidence.

Have a look at this guide on the right on the right and you'll be able to see what noise levels are healthy for certain time periods.

It is quite astonishing to see that disco and rock concerts are so high up there and the advised length of time to be in those situations where it can be deemed unsafe - causing sometimes permanent damage to the tiny hair cells in your Inner Ear.

Also notice other environments such as the use of heavy machinery for long periods of time that can also cause this damage too.

If in the past you have worked in a loud factory then this may also have caused a degree of loss too.

Cause 3: Illness

As we noted earlier, loud noises can cause damage to your Inner Ear hair cells, but that isn't the only way in which you may may suffer from additional damage.

Another case is through illness and there are a few of these that can cause significant damage which I will discuss below.

Otosclerosis

The first illness which we will go into is called Otosclerosis which affects the Middle Ear (number 4 for reference at the bottom of the page).  Otosclerosis affects the ability of the Middle Ear bones to conduct sound from your Outer Ear and is most often treated through surgery.

Ménière's disease

This is a rare disorder that affects the Inner Ear with symptoms that may include vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss and a feeling of pressure inside the ear.

The disease often goes through various stages with sudden and unpredictable attacks of vertigo, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It is not uncommon to feel a loss of balance before or after these attacks happen. Permanent hearing loss and tinnitus may also develop as a result of these attacks.

At later stages, these episodes of vertigo may tend to occur less frequently, however the tinnitus and hearing loss often become worse.

Although the cause of ménière's disease is unknown, it is thought that it is related to a problem with pressure deep inside the ear.

Possible options for treating ménière's include:

  • Medicines to stabilise the attacks
  • Changes to your diet
  • Balance training
  • Relaxing treatments
  • Surgery

Ototoxic medications

Although the intention with some types of medicine is to provide you with an overall benefit to your health such as to rid your system of certain toxins, they can also have a detrimental impact upon other areas of your body such as your ears. The following medicines are examples of such medicines:

  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics
  • Salicylates in large quantities (aspirin)
  • Loop diuretics
  • Drugs used in chemotherapy regimens (cisplatin, carboplatin, or nitrogen mustard)

Cause 4: Head Trauma

There are a variety of incidents that can cause hearing loss. The most typical of which is a perforation in the eardrum which we discussed earlier can be caused by such treatments as syringing.

Cause 5: Aging

The most common form of hearing loss (and one that affects everyone over a given period of time) is aging.

The fact is that as you grow older, all of your cells in your body won't rejuvenate and repair as readily as they used to which is completely natural.

I like to relate hearing health in aging to going to the gym.

When you are in your 20s and 30s, your body feels it easiest to get into peak physical condition. It can repair muscles, take more strain and get back to a comfortable, healthy level even through periods of inactivity.

However, as you get older your body finds is less able to repair and when it hasn't exercised certain muscles in a long time, they will grow weaker - your ears are very similar to this!

A John Hopkins study found that without giving your ears the practice they need, that ears that have a slight loss will tend to fall down much further if they are not given the exercise required.

The Moral of the Story

We recommend a hearing consultation and check at least once per year to monitor where you are at so that you do not unknowingly lose out on the sounds you need to keep you hearing at your best.

Consider this:

A lot of people go to their optician every year or sometimes more often to monitor and maintain their eyesight, but they forget the importance of monitoring their hearing - a sense that you use just as much as your eyes and often more to communicate with others.

From my perspective, communication is one of the most important things that you can do in life. Many people talk, but few really LISTEN to others and when you don't listen, you can't interpret the tones that other people use when talking to you and therefore miss out on a huge amount of what they are actually saying.

I can't stress this enough, but getting an annual consultation and hearing check is so positive.

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How Your Ear Works And Hearing Loss Causes


Friends

Worried about a relative’s hearing?

Here are some tips and suggestions to allow them to get the most out of life:

It’s their hearing loss, but you are both losing out

Think of your relative and the problems that they suffer from when it comes to their hearing:

  • Do they often ask you to repeat yourself?
  • Do they turn up the television louder than it should be?
  • Do they get lost in conversations at times?
  • Do they complain that people are mumbling?
  • Do they find it difficult when people are talking behind or around them?

While the hearing loss itself is a noticeable symptom, people forget that when you cannot communicate with one another clearly, you lose out on something so much more important. The connection you have between one another. You could argue that this is one of the most treasured and special things that you each share. So why let that treasure be spoiled?

Although they may not notice the hearing loss, they may need re-assured that it is very present.

The first step in treating hearing loss is acknowledging that it exists. FriendsTalk with them about the hearing loss and times that it has caused you both frustration. This is not an easy discussion, but a necessary one. Let them feel re-assured that they are not alone in the UK when it comes to hearing loss as it affects one in seven people and after treatment, their quality of life has improved substantially. The Hearing Clinic UK alone treats thousands of people per year.

The cause of the hearing loss may not just be related to noise exposure, it could also have come from many other sources such as aging, infections or just common illnesses.

A hearing safety check

Now that they know that they have an issue with their hearing and it is not just affecting them, but their relationship with you and others it is time to come along together to your nearest Hearing Clinic for a hearing safety check to give you both a full understanding of where you are at. This will involve a speech mapping analysis to see what words that they could be missing out on from your voice specifically when you speak.

The check is free and there is no obligation to buy anything. You can even request a demonstration of some of the latest solutions available.

If you need any more advice or support, we are always happy to answer questions.

Call our priority booking line now on 0333 320 7788 to organise your complimentary hearing check.

 


Hearing Assessment

3 Reasons you need to get a hearing health check

Hearing AssessmentDon't let your hearing fall into disrepair

Over the past 13 years of my career as an audiologist, I have realised the most important thing when it comes to hearing health is to get regular health check ups. Like any part of your body, when you leave it unmaintained, then it can fall into disrepair and hearing is very much the same.

 

Reason 1: Understanding what you've got

As the old saying goes, you never really know where you are going until you know where you are.

A hearing health check will allow you to see your hearing mapped out right in front of you; frequency by frequency. You'll be able to easily understand what frequencies still work well and also which ones have fallen down.

Not only that, but if you bring in a friend or family member who you speak with regularly, you'll have a chance to find out which words that you are hearing clearly and those that you aren't quite getting through an advanced speech mapping analysis.

The Hearing Health Check Report that you take away will allow you the understanding that when you do ask people to repeat, you'll know exactly why - is it their mumbling or is it your ears?

Reason 2: Knowing where you are goingHearing Map

Forecasting where your hearing is going is incredibly important. By attending an annual hearing check, you can chart the direction of frequencies that will be available in the future. Although everyone's hearing tends to come down as they get older due to noise exposure, illness and ageing, this analysis allows you to find out if the loss is at a worrying level.

As we mentioned earlier, a hearing check allows you to identify where you are. This is great, but even better is a forecast. Just as a captain of a ship will read their map to navigate away from rocks and icebergs that fall upon their trajectory, your hearing healthcare professional will point out to you where you are going so that you too can avoid losing the important sounds in your life.

Reason 3: Finding out what you can do to hear better

Many people are frustrated by the fact that they can't hear. They say "Oh, it's my hearing. It's come down a bit over the past few years". They can't hear the television clearly. They can't hear their partner, friends and family. They miss out on group conversations due to background noise, BUT they don't realise that there are options out there to allow them to re-engage in ALL OF THOSE SITUATIONS. Often these symptoms can be remedied very easily using a ear wax microsuction cleaning treatment, other times more assistance is required.

The most important thing though is to know for yourself and stay in control of your own health habits.

If you feel that you or someone you know could benefit from a hearing health check, then call us today and we'll be happy to see you.

Just call 0333 320 7788 and one of our friendly staff will talk you through the options available.


How I tackled 3 New Years Resolutions in 30 mins

Another new year is among us and trying to shoot for our Resolutions again. I thought I'd share how I conquered a huge part of them within 30 minutes.

1. 'Listen more to others'new-years-eve-2015-583216_1280

Many people I know opted for 'Listen more to others'. This is frankly my favourite one as I have been having memory issues recently. According to some sources I have read, by being more considerate and listening with more intent to the colour of peoples' conversations, the increased depth of your experience will cause a more memorable experience.

2. 'Improve my health'

I have thought about this one and decided that the best way to work on this is to get more fresh air. Going out for a healthy walk has made me feel great and I've been sharing that with a friend too in the evenings to have a good chat too.

3. 'Appreciate great music'

This New Years resolution isn't so popular, but I remember listening to lots of music when I was younger. I remembered dancing about looking ridiculous in the house and getting caught. Then, my partner would join in. It was a great laugh. Anyway, I wanted to get back into the swing of things so bought a new audio player, speakers and a whole bunch of my favourite music too.

The 30 minutes that helped with all of these

I was thinking to myself this Monday about my Resolutions and thought to myself "How can I get through all of these in a oner?"

I did a self-assessment and quickly realised that one aspect of my life linked all of these; my hearing! If I could hear richer sounds, I would remember things better. I would also enjoy conversations more and that would encourage me to go out for walks with my friend more. Lastly, if I enjoyed my music more, then I would listen to it more.

A little help from Martin Stone, my audiologist

I called my audiologist Martin to have a chat and see if there was anything he could do to help me achieve my resolutions as soon as possible. Although he was busy helping his patients,  the girl who answered the phone fit me into a slot  which was very convenient for me.

After a cup of coffee, in his clinic we were blethering away about the holidays. He told me that his brother was in South Africa soaking up the sun with his wife and her parents.

"What a way to escape the winter", I thought.

Martin then had a look in my ears using his video otoscope - I could see inside my ears too as it was on a big screen and there was a whole load of wax there which would explain a lot of things. I remembered that I was asking people to repeat a lot lately.

Completing his prognosis, he informed that wax was naturally occurring in my ears and is in fact a good thing for getting rid of dust and bacteria that collects in my ears. However, that when there is too much, it can cause some blockages.

My ear wax microsuction experience

Martin put on a special headset that had a light on the front and a magnifier so he could see in my ear canals clearly and turned on his microsuction machine. I heard a whirring noise as the suction began and he used a cone shaped piece to keep my canal open. After a few minutes on each ear they were both clear. He pulled out huge chunks of wax and I was astonished!

I could hear his voice much clearer now. Other noises sounded better too. I could hear the buses outside. I could hear some music that I liked playing in the reception. I was even tempted to dance!

The difference this made was incredible. I appreciated my partner's voice when we got home much more and we had a long discussion about where we would go on holiday next.

I am coming back at least every year now to make sure I am always hearing at my best.


NHS Hearing aids

Are you affected by NHS hearing aid cost cutting?

NHS Hearing aid cost cutting?

After austerity measures from the UK government, there are many departments which will be feeling the pinch.

Since 2011, ministers have demanded that £20bn in cuts be made over a 4 year period to reduce the UK's economic deficit. However, as we have come to find out, this has had a detrimental impact on the NHS's ability to deliver, particularly the audiology department that dispenses their NHS Hearing aids.

It has been reported that NHS patients in Devon who are looking for hearing aids will not longer get access to devices on both sides, limiting their dispensing to one side.

This decision has been made by the local NHS group as a second hearing aid was not seen as been cost effective enough.

Dr Tim Burke, chair of Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, said “second hearing aids show far lesser cost effectiveness than the first."

One ear or two?

Like our vision, our hearing mechanism relies on input from both ears to locate sound sources. One ear simply cannot do the work of two. To achieve the most natural hearing experience, it is vital that both ears work equally well.

Two-ear hearing is called binaural. Recent studies show that those wearing two instruments understand more clearly and enjoy better sound.

The balancing act

Two ears make our hearing more balanced and enable us to determine which direction a sound is coming from, like the location of an oncoming car or the position of someone speaking to you.

Hearing with both ears is far more comfortable too. With both ears working together, less amplification is needed to hear everyday sounds and lower volume means less distraction background noise.

Seven reasons why people find two hearing aids better than one!

  • Better understanding in speech
  • Better understanding in a group or even in a noisy situation
  • Better ability to tell which direction sounds are coming from
  • Better sound qulity
  • Greater listening comfort
  • Hearing is less tiring and more pleasant
  • Keeping both ears active preserves speech understand in both ears

If you would like to discuss the full range of hearing device options with our experts, feel free to give us a call on
0333 320 7788


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Future of hearing aids

Do you remember the days when the mobile phone came out?

It was this big clunky thing that looked a lot like a brick...

mobile phone vs brickSeriously, it really did!

The advantages that these mobile devices brought them were tremendous at the time - being able to talk to your friends and family from anywhere. It was a bit of a revolution. BUT, and it's a pretty big but, they looked dreadful. I mean, really awful. That's why they didn't take off all of a sudden.

Nowadays though, as technology has advanced, mobile phones have gotten a lot smaller and sleeker - well, let's just say most designs. The point is though that these are now mass market because they look good, they do what they need to (plus a lot more) and they make peoples' lives much more pleasant and efficient. Now that this technology has reached the advanced level, it leaves little place to go - it can get slightly smoother or faster, but each year the products tend to be quite similar.

Although the mobile phone revolution may have settled, there is a new series of device that is making incredible headway in the lifestyle market - the hearing aid.

The name itself is where a bit problematic in itself. 'Hearing Aid' - I need help with my hearing. Let's think back to the mobile phone. Did we ever call it the mobile communication aid? No. It's just your mobile. Alas,' Hearing aid' is the name that stuck and is most widely recognised by everyone. However, we see it as so much more.

At The Hearing Clinic UK, we have been part of the revolution of hearing aids for over 60 years. It's crazy that it's been that hearing canlong. My grandpa, Bert started offering hearing services in 1958 and the kind of devices he had in stock were, to be frank, BRICKS.  People had to literally wear the microphone around their waist in order to pickup sounds, and the receiver (the part that goes in your ear) wasn't much better either.

Now though, the revolution is well and truly upon us. Hearing devices are now slick - most, you can barely see; the quality of sound is superior and there are features that can be added that make your experience futuristic. You can even link your hearing device to your mobile phone wirelessly to process your calls. The best bit about this is that because your hearing device includes a microphone and a receiver already, the sound component of the call can all be processed through the hearing device.

Not only that, but the level of service that is available has completely changed. Would you expect a full consultation with an audiologist, a cup of coffee and luxury chocolates while you discuss your needs? This is the future.

If you would like to experience the future of hearing aids, please don't hesitate to call us on 0333 320 7788