Hearing aid technology has evolved drastically over the last 10 years. The latest digital hearing aids are tiny, super lightweight and run sophisticated microchips.
Although this new digital technology is extremely complex using these new hearing aids are super easy to control and many functions such as background noise filtering and connection to theatre systems all happens automatically.
Digital hearing aids usually consist of five main components: a microphone, an amplifier, a microchip, a receiver and a battery (possibly rechargeable). Originally hearing aids were amplifiers of sound simply making everything louder. Digital hearing aids are tiny super computers that process sound to make it as true-to-life as possible. They filter background noise to make sound clearer and you need less brain energy to process what you are hearing.
There are several types of hearing aids to choose from to suit your lifestyle and severity of hearing loss. In this page we provide descriptions of each plus their pros and cons to help you determine which is right for you.
As hearing aids all differ in size, appearance and functionality, it is important to choose the right type to suit your individual needs. An audiologist will discuss your options with you following your hearing consultation.
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A BTE with earmould hearing aid is suitable for those with mild to severe hearing loss. The case sits behind the ear and attaches to a tube which feeds into an ear mould. These hearing aids are fairly visible.
A BTE with open-fit hearing aid is suitable for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. The case sits behind the ear and attaches to a tube which feeds into a small, soft earpiece. These hearing aids are fairly visible but slightly less so than the BTE with earmould
A RITE hearing aid, also known as a receiver in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid, is suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.
RITE hearing aids can be made with a very small case behind-the-ear and the wire connecting to a receiver that sits in the ear. Although visible, they are more discreet than the BTE hearing aid.
With no noticeable change of your appearance. Our Invisible hearing aids fit completely inside the ear canal, people will never know you are using a hearing aid.
ITE hearing aids are custom made to fit within the external ear are undoubtedly the most popular style of hearing aid we recommend to our clients.
With hearing aid competition growing rapidly digital hearing aids prices have fallen over the last few years making them affordable for everyone. With prices starting from only £299 hearing aid packages can be personalised to accommodate every need and budget.
With so many digital hearing aids to choose form it is important you find the correct hearing aid to suit your own personal needs. Our comparison service helps you quickly book a hearing test with your local expert audiologist.
The cost of hearing aids differ to meet different customer’s needs. At Hidden Hearing, we offer a wide range of devices that aim to suit your lifestyle and budget. From traditional styles to more innovative designs that incorporate the latest tech, with in the ear and over the ear styles, Hidden Hearing aim to fulfil everyone’s needs.
There are a number of hearing aids available which are produced by various manufacturers worldwide.