How to Choose the right hearing aid

How to choose the right hearing aid ?

Finding the right hearing aids can seem difficult at times, we are here to help you choose the best suitable hearing aid solution for your level and type of hearing loss.

Deciding on the right type of hearing aid can be a daunting task as there are so many choices out there i.e. different technologies, different styles and different price points.

This is why we offer a free hearing aid test in Frinton on Sea, Essex. Please call us today for further information.

Our hearing aid consultant, Pamela Sithole BSc Audiology Hons) and MBA is an expert in advising and supplying private aids. She has over twenty years of experience working both in the NHS and the Private sector, teaching and training. She is passionate about evidence- based practice and has worked with one of the leading hearing aid providers doing pilot studies on hearing aids and assistive listening devices. She is patient, caring and professional.

The hearing assessment is FREE of charge, she will then advise you on the best hearing aid option for you.

We also offer Tinnitus assessment and Management.

We can help:

We specialise in finding the right hearing aid for you by matching your cosmetic needs, lifestyle, and budget with the available products and technology. We will carry out a full assessment and provide you with advice detailing a range of options and suggest the best match for your needs. As an independent provider we are not tied to any hearing aid manufacturer therefore you are guaranteed an impartial and unbiased advice.

We pride ourselves in good customer service and great patient care, no long waiting times for appointments, our Audiologist is easily accessible when you come across problems. We offer a thirty-day money back guaranteed on all our hearing aid products.  

Everyone experiences hearing loss differently and its impact thereof, so no two solutions will be exactly the same.

In the ear and half-shell hearing aids

In our new normal of wearing masks, behind the ear hearing aids can be cumbersome and uncomfortable because we have to fit our glasses, masks and hearing aids behind our ears, so in the ear hearing aid can be a solution.

In The Ear aids offer a good compromise for people who don’t want to wear a hearing aid behind the ear, but still want an aid that is easy to handle. They are generally more powerful than smaller aids and can benefit from technologies such as directional microphones. They can be provided with adjustable volume control and program selection or set up to work fully automatically. They are easy to operate, even for people with dexterity problems.

in ear half shell
In ear half shell hearing aid

Behind the ear

Behind The Ear aids fit behind the ear and are connected to an ear mould designed to deliver sound into the ear. They are available in a range of styles, colours and technologies.

Partially in the ear canal

Partially  in The Ear Canal aids are small and easy to use. They can be provided with adjustable volume control and program selection or set up to work fully automatically. All the electronics are housed within the bottom third of the ear.

Completely In The Canal

These are the most discreet hearing aids, they fit deep in the ear canal and are the smallest aids available. In some cases, they can be almost “invisible” provided a deep enough fit can be obtained.

completely in ear hearing aid
completely in ear hearing aid

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

These are very small behind the ear aids which connect to the ear by means of a very thin tube. The receiver (or hearing aid speaker) is housed in the ear canal. This allows a much more natural resonance of sound. The physical separation of the hearing aid microphone and the receiver allow a greater margin for feedback so the ear can be left un-occluded. They are particularly suitable for high frequency hearing losses and provide a very good cosmetic solution.

behind ear hearing aid
behind ear hearing aid

All types of hearing aids are available in rechargeable option. No fuss with charging or buying batteries, simply pop your hearing aid in the charger overnight.

Contact details for our audiologist Pamela Sithole BSc Audiology.