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Hearing aids: finding the right device for you

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Quality hearing aid solutions at Hidden Hearing

We offer a range of modern digital hearing aids. And with our 60-day money-back guarantee, you can try them at home, risk free. 

Everyone’s needs are different, and our hearing care experts are here to help you choose the best hearing aid for you. They'll even adjust it specifically to suit your lifestyle.

 

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What is a hearing aid?

Hearing aids are small, high-tech devices that help you hear if you suffer from hearing loss. They amplify your surrounding sounds (such as conversations, TV shows, or the radio) to help you communicate and participate in everyday situations.

Digital hearing aids

How does a hearing aid work?
Sound is carried across three different components:

  1. Microphone - receives sound waves and converts them into electrical signals
  2. Amplifier - increases the strength of the audio signals and sends them on to the ear
  3. Receiver / speaker - converts the amplified electrical audio signals into sound and sends them further into the ear canal
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4 popular types of hearing aids

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Invisible hearing aids
The most discreet hearing aid models are in-the-ear (ITE). They’re almost invisible.
In-the-ear hearing aids
Most popular hearing aids
Versatile hearing aids 
Behind-the-ear (BTE) models are available in various sizes and colours. They’re suitable for different levels of hearing loss.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids
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Rechargeable hearing aids
Many modern hearing aids include rechargeable batteries with no compromise in sound quality or processing power.
Rechargeable hearing aids
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Bluetooth® hearing aids
Bluetooth® hearing aids allow you to connect to other devices, such as smartphones and TVs.
Bluetooth® hearing aids

Hearing aid types comparison table

There’s more than one factor to consider when choosing a hearing aid. To make sure you get the one that’s right for you, you’ll need to consider a few things, such as the severity of your hearing loss, ear canal shape, dexterity, lifestyle, your budget and other personal preferences.  The guide below will help you get to grips with the differences between the main types of hearing aids.

  Invisible-in-the- canalInvisible-in-the-canal Completely-in-the-canalCompletely-in-the-canal In-the-canalIn-the-canal Half/Full shell in-the-earHalf/Full shell in-the-ear miniRITE (Receiver-in- the-ear)
miniRITE (Receiver-in-the-ear)
miniRITE R (Receiver-in- the-ear)
miniRITE R (Receiver-in-the-ear)
Behind-the-ear Plus Power
Behind-the-ear Plus/Ultra Power
Most discreet - - -
Bluetooth connectivity  - -
Long battery life - - -
Easy to adjust volume and programs - - -
Exchangeable battery -
Rechargeable battery - - - - - -
Mild to moderate hearing loss -
Severe hearing loss - - -
Profound hearing loss  - - - - - -

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6 benefits of wearing hearing aids

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1. Hear clearly in most situations, and enjoy life more
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2. Be able to participate in every conversation
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3. Avoid stress and discomfort caused by impaired hearing
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4. Avoid having to ask people to repeat themselves
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5. Hear phone conversations effortlessly
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6. Listen to TV at the same volume as other people around you

Sandra

“Embracing my hearing has been one of the best things for me, my family and my career.

It’s just improved year on year since I’ve had my new hearing aids.”

 

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My hearing loss came when I was 38, it was quite a shock really. Sandra is walking through a reception area.
My husband at the time kept saying to me, “I’m talking to you, you’re not listening to me.” Sandra is shown sitting against a wall with a flowered pattern. She looks into the camera and is laughing.
And it started off as a mild hearing loss but in the last 20 years now it’s literally gone like that [motions a steep decline with hand]. I wanted to train to be a teacher. I’d gone back to do an IT access course. I couldn’t hear what the teacher when they were writing, when he had his back to me writing on the board, or any of the students in front of me, so I had to change tack.

It affected my family life, I think… the children – especially my middle son, he’s got such a soft voice. One of the things I used to despair at more than anything was when you had to ask them to repeat themselves and they’d say, “It’s alright Mum, it’s fine, doesn’t matter.” Well it does matter, you do want to be part of their conversation and I used to find that very upsetting. I’ve done a lot of nodding in the right places and sometimes you get caught out because it doesn’t always work.

I wanted to go to a networking meeting, but the thought of doing… They used to do these “you have to talk about yourself for a minute”. I couldn’t make out what the lady was asking me in front.
Sandra is now sitting on a sofa in a grand reception room while she is talking to us.
I thought: “there’s got to be something better out there that can help me,” and that’s where I discovered Hidden Hearing. Sandra is engaging lively conversation. She is sitting across a table from another lady in a dining room.
I think the service and support that I’ve got from Hidden Hearing has been first class, explaining why you should wear you hearing aids every day, and they check to make sure you’re getting on with them, if there’s anything that might need tweaking. Sandra is sitting in the grand reception room.

Sandra is again show engaging in conversation in a dining room. 

Being told that you need to wear hearing aids every day for your brain to adjust and get used to them. Sandra is laughing at what is being said by her companion in the dining room.

Sandra is again sitting in the grand reception room.

Well the hearing aids that I wear now are Oticon Opn and they’re more discreet, you’ve got tiny, tiny tubes that run down the side here [motions to ear]. For the first time ever I now wear my hair up so, you know, I can literally wear my hair up and I don’t feel ashamed. I used to feel ashamed of big thick tubes, so they’re quite discreet and the clarity’s wonderful with them. The camera is now focusing on Sandra’s hair from behind. She is pulling her hair up into a ponytail. Holding her hair with left hand, she is motioning to her right ear, gesturing to where the tubes on her old hearing aid would have been on the outside of her ear.
 With my hearing aids and my mobile phone – I absolutely love it – the fact that it’s all Bluetoothed into your ears. Embracing my hearing has been one of the best things for me, my family and my career. It’s just improved year on year since I’ve had my new hearing aids. I’ve now gone from a team of - I had three, I think, three years ago to, I think, we’re up to 67. The best thing about switching my life on with my newfound hearing is I’ve got my confidence back. I’ve got my wiggle back – that’s how I see it – and I’m loving life again. Sandra is sitting in a dining room, talking with a male and female companion. 

Sandra is sitting in the grand reception room.

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Hearing aid brands and models

There are many high-quality, reliable hearing aids on the market. Each brand or model is unique in its own way, and it can be difficult knowing where to start. We’ve brought together the most important information about the brands and models we offer at Hidden Hearing. This way, you can get a quick overview of all your different available options. 
Hearing aids brands and models

Latest hearing aid technologies and features

Hearing aids have gone through major technological innovations during the past decade. Today's digital hearing aids deliver better sound quality and can make your life easier through intelligent, high-tech features.

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BrainHearing™ technology
Hearing aids from Oticon with BrainHearing™ technology deliver more sound to the brain that's much clearer, all while improving speech understanding and reducing listening effort.

BrainHearing™

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Bluetooth® connectivity
Bluetooth® hearing aids allow you to wirelessly connect to a range of devices. You can hear music, take phone calls, and listen to TV audio, either directly from your hearing aids or via a hearing aid app.

Bluetooth® hearing aids

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Rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries are good for the environment and your wallet when compared to disposable batteries, which you need to buy and throw away more often.

Rechargeable hearing aids

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Tinnitus support
People with hearing loss can also experience symptoms of tinnitus. Hearing aids can provide tinnitus relief by sending relief sounds to the ears, which help to decrease the annoyance of tinnitus.
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Feedback reduction
Feedback (often experienced as a whistling sound) in modern hearing aids is much less common due to new feedback reduction technology which helps to prevent the feedback sound.
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Smartphone applications
Digital hearing aids can be connected to your smartphone and other phone apps, allowing you to manage hearing device settings and receive notifications on your smart device.
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What is the best hearing aid on the market?

Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all solutions. We want to help you find the best hearing aid, one that’s tailored to you. To do this, we’ll help you carefully consider the following:

  • Your hearing ability
  • Hearing aid type & technology
  • Comfort
  • Price and quality
  • Your lifestyle and listening situations
  • Your dexterity, vision and other individual needs

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Hearing aid prices and financing options in the UK

The prices of hearing aids can vary depending on where you live and what product you choose. In general, the more advanced the technology and features, the higher the price. Our hearing care experts are skilled in balancing your hearing needs with your budget to find the right solution for you.


Insurance plans and medical coverage can also have an effect on the final price of the hearing aids. The more advanced technology and features a hearing aid offers, the higher the price. Finding the right price point for you is a matter of weighing the costs and advantages of hearing aid features and technologies – and then matching these with your needs and budget.

Hearing aid prices

Hearing aid finance & payment plans

You don’t need a referral from a doctor to receive a free consultation or to purchase a hearing aid at one of our clinics.

We are happy to help you understand the different payment plans and funding options that are available to you.

Hearing aid finance

FAQs about hearing aids

Ash Tulley
Ashley Tulley, Hearing Aid Audiologist and Member of the Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (MSHAA)

Ashley has worked at Hidden Hearing for 14 years, and has been fully qualified for 11 of those. He started out as a fitter in both the Stockport clinic and in the wider North West region before going on to become a full-time hearing aid dispenser. He is now currently the hearing aid dispenser in the Stafford clinic. He has been a practice educator and mentor to Hidden Hearing's new dispensers for the last 10 years. He has a foundation degree in hearing aid audiology.