Independent Hearing Aid Provider in Brighton
There are several brands of hearing aids on the market, and as an independent provider of hearing aids, It allows us access to all of these, so we can discuss not only the best option for you and your hearing.
The Best Hearing Aids From World Leading Brands
In general, I use three hearing aid brands as our suppliers of equipment. However, if you don't see the brand you are interested in here, just contact us. I have agreements with the leading hearing aid brands so I will be able to fulfil your needs.
Hearing Aids That Offer Everything
The reason that I concentrate on three specific hearing aid brands is that they provide us with everything that I need to treat almost everyone with hearing loss. Our arrangement means that no matter what you need to hear better, I have a solution that will fit both your lifestyle and budget.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Rechargeable hearing aids have increased in popularity over the last few years and all the brands have now introduced them. I provide both Lithium-ion powered rechargeable hearing devices. Most of the brands have now switched to, or are in the process of, switching to lithium-ion as it has proven to be the most reliable of systems. They do still offer non-rechargeable so there really is something for everyone.
Invisible Hearing Aids
I also provide the ever popular invisible hearing aids.
The introduction of new invisible hearing aids means that they fit more people than ever, not to mention there are options that are rechargeable or can come with wireless capabilities.
Oticon Hearing Aids
Oticon is a Danish hearing aid manufacturer and is arguably one of the biggest hearing aid companies in the world. Their focus is on allow people to live a life unhindered by hearing loss. Their latest hearing aids are REAL. Reviews from users and professionals are excellent and the hearing aids are proving exceptionally popular. They have embraced how your brain listens and with their hearing aids using Brainhearing technologies, makes the results we see some of the best. Learn More.
Resound Hearing Aids
GN ReSound is also a Danish hearing aid manufacturer that have become some of the world's biggest suppliers of hearing aid technology. They were first to market with a made for iPhone hearing aid. Their latest offering is Omnia and they have their unique mic in the ear technology which is generating a lot of excitement. Learn More.
Signia Hearing Aids
Signia is the new brand name for Siemens hearing aids. They have quickly built upon the legacy of Siemens hearing aids offering ever more innovative hearing aids with fantastic sound quality. Their new IX range hearing aids are some of the most popular we have seen, from small instant fit rechargeable to discreet behind the ear, patients have been thrilled with them. Learn More.
Starkey Hearing Aids
Starkey who are the largest supplier of hearing aids in America, and have built a reputation for great sound quality and innovative technology. Their latest Genesis technology pushes the boundaries of what you can expect your hearing aids to achieve. With a whole host of features and connectivity, they allow users to engage with the world around them while staying in control. Learn More.
Providing the Most Suitable Hearing Aid For You
The most suitable style of hearing aid, and which model is best, depends on a variety of factors. The type of hearing loss, the degree of hearing loss, lifestyle environmental conditions, social conditions, your dexterity and budget, are just a few of the factors that I consider in the selection of an appropriate hearing aid for you. As an independent audiology practice, you can rest assure that the hearing aids I recommend for you will not be influenced by manufacturer contracts. I will recommend the product that we feel is best for you, your particular hearing needs, and your lifestyle needs.
Your First Appointment
At your first appointment I will discuss any concerns that you have about your hearing. I will then conduct a FREE hearing assessment and a FREE hearing health check. Once completed I will explain your results, what this means for you and discuss what solutions are suitable and if a device is needed. Guiding you through the options I will take into account your loss, lifestyle and budget when recommending any hearing device, you will also be offered a no obligation FREE 7-day trial.
Hearing Aid Types
Behind The Ear Hearing Aids
Behind The Ear or BTE hearing aids are the more traditional hearing devices. The difference between them and the newer receiver in canal devices is the fact that the receiver (the speaker) is contained within the body of the hearing aid. These devices are reliable and many of the hearing aid brands have introduced more discreet but powerful models over the years.
BTE devices sit behind your ear and are joined to your ear with a traditional type tube and mould or, more commonly, a thin tube and some sort of custom tip that sits in your ear canal. The thin tube option is as discreet as a RIC device, but it may not be suitable for everyone. It depends on the hearing loss involved.
BTE devices are very reliable hearing aids and rarely break down.
Receiver In Canal Hearing Aids
Receiver In Canal (RIC), or sometimes Receiver In The Ear (RITE), depending on which hearing aid brand it is, are hugely popular devices. In fact, a large proportion of hearing aids sold privately are RIC devices. Their popularity is driven by their versatility and size; they are very discreet devices but can deliver a lot of power, which means they are suitable for even the most severe hearing losses.
RIC devices separate the receiver from the rest of the workings of the hearing aid; this allows the devices to be small and low profile at the top of the ear. It also means that the hearing aids can be used with receivers with different levels of power, making them suitable for more people.
While RIC devices are reliable, the Achilles heel is in the receiver placement in the ear canal. It means that every user needs to take care of the receiver following a daily clean and care ritual. Time spent on care and cleaning will ensure that your receiver does not fail. RICs are not suitable for everyone; if you have problems in your ear canal or middle ear issues, a RIC device might not be the best option for you.
In The Ear Hearing Aids
In The Ear (ITE) hearing aids are pretty much any type of hearing aid that completely sits in your ear. There are several types:
- Full Shell - which fits into, and completely covers, the bowl of your ear
- Half Shell - which fits into, and covers half of the bowl of your ear
- In The Canal - which sits in the canal but extends out into the bottom of the bowl of your ear
- Completely In Canal - the ever popular Invisible In Canal which sits deep within the canal and isn't visible at all
ITE hearing aids are not suitable for everyone, like RIC devices they are not suitable for people with ear canal infection issues or middle ear issues.