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Hearing Aids

Hearing aids

Hearing aids come in a range of styles to suit your lifestyle, budget, and level of hearing loss. We aren’t tied to one manufacturer so our highly qualified audiologists can help you choose the device that is right for you.

Your new hearing aids will make a huge difference to your quality of life, but it can take a while to get used to them and that is why expert fitting and guidance  is required from a fully-qualified audiologist. To help make your adjustment as smooth as we can, we offer advice, post-fitting fine-tuning, and a 60-day, money-back guarantee.

Technology in hearing aids

Choosing more advances hearing aids gives you better sound quality and the aids are more intuitive and easy to use. They can be customised to suit your hearing needs and many will automatically adjust to different environments.

Modern hearing aids also tend to be smaller, more comfortable and more discreet. Most use automatically activated, adaptive directional microphones to determine where sounds are coming from. Being able to sense where sound is coming from makes it easier to interact with people in a crowd.

The better the technology level, the more superior to the sound quality and the more we can customise the hearing aids to your hearing needs.

Technology that adapts to you

Linking your hearing aids to other devices can make your life easier. Modern hearing aids can connect to compatible phones, TVs and music devices using Bluetooth and associated apps. When connected to one of these devices, they act like headphones, streaming sound directly to your ears. This means the sound signal is clearer and you can control the volume of the TV or music to suit you, without affecting the people around you.

Styles | Behind the ear (BTE)

BTEs with ear moulds are comfortable, easy to use, and work for most types of hearing loss. BTE models are curved to fit behind your ear, delivering sound through a plastic tube and custom-made ear-piece.

Open-fitting and receiver-in-the-ear (RIE) hearing aids are small, effective and discreet. Open-fitting aids look similar to BTEs but they do not block your ear entirely. Because of this, open-fitting deliver the most natural sounds of all hearing aid options.  also offer excellent sound quality. They are similar to open-fitting devices but include a small speaker which sits inside the ear canal making them less suitable for those with a tendency towards ear wax build-up.

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Styles | In the ear (ITE)

ITE hearing aids have a customised shape to fit inside your ear.

If you have problems with dexterity, ITE devices could be a good option. The electronics are housed in a custom-made shell which sits in your outer ear.

In the canal (ITC) hearing aids are easy and comfortable to wear, and fit right inside your ear canal.

Smaller still, complete-in-canal (CIC) devices fit entirely inside your ear canal, and are very discreet. The small size of these devices mean that they are less powerful so are only suitable for some forms of hearing loss, and often some features are unable to be included due to their size.

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Hearing aid care and maintenance

Dilworth Hearing audiologists can give you advice and information about caring for your hearing aids, and you can bring them into us for repair if you have any issues. Most hearing aid manufacturers offer a generous warranty period as well. These care tips will help you keep your hearing aids working effectively for longer.

Storage

  • When your hearing aid is not in use, open the battery door to prevent draining the battery unnecessarily and to allow airflow inside the device.
  • Dilworth Hearing provides silica gel Dry Kit in which to store your aids.

Cleaning

  • Wipe the ear piece and hearing aid with a dry tissue every time you remove it.
  • Clean the hearing aid housing, switches, battery compartment and microphone screen with a soft brush at least once a week.

General Care

  • Have your ear canals checked for wax every three to six months.
  • Visit your Audiologist for annual hearing aid reviews.  Your first one after 12 months of wearing hearing aids is free of charge.

Contact our team today to find out how we can help care for your hearing aids.