We are an Independent Private Audiology Practice.
We supply: Beltone, Oticon, Phonak, Unitron, Signia (previously Siemens), Starkey, and Widex hearing aids and accessories.
Hearing aids come in different sizes and types, ranging from Sitting in The Ear (ITE) to Behind the Ear (BTE).
Hearing aids should be selected and fitted depending on the type of hearing loss, the degree of hearing loss, and the configuration which are determined by the diagnostic hearing test.
Important factors when selecting a hearing aid include: individual listening needs, lifestyle factors, size/cosmetics, budget, sound quality and whether you require rechargeable hearing instruments?
Discussing benefits and realistic expectations of hearing aids determine the appropriate selection of a hearing aid.
The results indicate whether hearing aids would be beneficial
Bluetooth and Wireless Connectivity
There are numerous wireless connection options available. These enable the hearing aid to connect wirelessly to a television, cellphone, personal amplifier, iPod, or iPad and other devices.
Repairs and Servicing of Hearing Aids
Just like your car, a hearing instrument needs to be cleaned and serviced annually.
If your hearing instrument does not seem to be working as it should, it may be time to send it in for a service or repair.
Electronic Drying Systems
Prolong the life of your hearing aids by absorbing moisture from the device.
Size 10, 312, 13, and 675 batteries for hearing aids.
Rechargeable options available in zinc iron or lithium
Noise Plugs and Swimming Plugs
Noise plugs are a form of hearing protection that are inserted into the ear canal to prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
Silicone swimming plugs and custom-made swimming plugs are available to prevent water getting in your ear canals.
Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs)
Assisted listening devices can be used on their own or in conjunction with a hearing aid to assist with communication, watching TV, listening to music, talking on the telephone and detecting environmental sounds such as a doorbell.
Personal frequency modulated systems are designed to carry sound from a speaker directly to the listener by minimising or eliminating environmental noises. These can be used in classrooms, in meetings, and even restaurants.
Television Listening systems
The most common is an infrared system that transmits infrared light waves from the television to a headphone without affecting the volume set for the television for family members. There are many options available and they can be connected to headphones or an induction loop and can be used with or without a hearing aid.
Loop systems are another option that entail looping an area in the room with a magnetic field that transmits the sound to the receiver.
These systems provide visible, vibrating, or amplified audible signals.
There are devices that are available for doorbells, smoke detectors, and shake awakes for alarm clocks.