Hearing aids

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Hearing Aids

Come in for clear, independent advice on hearing aids, in a completely relaxed atmosphere. If you have any kind of hearing loss we will let you know all the hearing technology options available to you.

We have been established on Harley Street for over 25 years. Our clinical audiologists are highly trained to ensure that you leave our clinic hearing to the very best of your ability.

Call for our next available appointment to suit your schedule.

As we are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council you do not need to be referred by a GP or ENT Consultant to see us.

For more information on the assessment and testing process click here.

The Benefits Of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids can significantly reduce the day-to-day impact that hearing loss can have on your life. They will improve your hearing at home, in the workplace or at busy social events, making it easier to follow conversations in background noise. With the help of hearing aids, your world becomes a lot clearer

Choosing the Right Hearing Aids For You

With many types of hearing aids available, choosing can be overwhelming. That is where our expertise is crucial; the relationship you have with your audiologist is just as important as the hearing technology itself.

As an independent practice we have a complete portfolio of hearing aids, and are not tied to one manufacturer like many high street providers. We carefully choose hearing technology made by every manufacturer so you can be assured that the hearing aids we suggest will be personalised to your own specific hearing needs.

Hearing Aids Cost

The cost of your hearing aids depends on the model; level of technology chosen and your budget. Your bespoke package with Harley Street Hearing includes on-going support, any necessary adjustments and fine-tuning, as well as complimentary annual reviews for the lifetime of your hearing aids.  We are always on hand for any cleaning or repairs needed.

Book Your Hearing Aids Consultation Today

For further information on our team see here. Our friendly staff are always happy to help at any stage of the process, whether that’s learning about the hearing consultation process, or maybe you need help choosing a hearing aid model that works for you. 

Call us or complete the form below to book a consultation with one of our highly trained clinical audiologists today.

HEARING AIDS FAQ’s

Wax is normally caused by one of two things.  Either wax in the ear canal, or an earmould that isn’t quite fitted correctly.  Both of which cause amplified sound to leak out of the ear canal and to be picked up by the hearing aid.  There’s not a lot that you can do at home so if you experience whistling we would advise you to book in with one of our audiologists to assess the issue.

This all depends on the hearing aids and the batteries that they use:

  • Invisible in canal (IIC) size 10 hearing aid batteries: 3-5 days
  • Receiver in the ear (RITE) size 312 hearing aid batteries: 5-10 days
  • Behind the ear (BTE) size 13 hearing aid batteries: 7-10 days
  • Phonak Lyric extended wear hearing aid: 2-3 months

A full charge takes 3 hours and will provide you a full 24 hours’ worth of battery life.  If you forget to charge them, a quick 30 minutes of charging will provide you with 6 hours of battery life.

First and foremost change the battery, followed by the wax filter if it still doesn’t come to life.  If it still doesn’t work then call the practice and we will book you in to see one of our audiologists to diagnose any issues with your hearing aid. If it can’t be repaired in clinic we may have to send it off to the manufacturers for repair, and we will loan you a hearing aid in the meantime.

Most hearing aids are water resistant but not water proof. So if your hearing aid does get wet we recommend placing it in a drying kit to allow the moisture to dry out. If this is to no avail come by the practice and we will organise a repair and loan hearing aid.

With Harley Street Hearing, part of your aftercare is a two years’ supply of batteries. Following this, you can purchase them through us. The batteries are universally colour coded, so if you are abroad you should be able to locate some wherever you are based.

They are, and we would advise these to be recycled as you would with ordinary batteries, in the battery recycle bins you often find at supermarkets. Alternatively, you can drop these into us and we can recycle them for you.

Your audiologist will go through the insertion process during your hearing aid fitting appointment, depending on your type of hearing aid, and this will be practiced at length within this appointment until you are confident with inserting the hearing aids yourself.

Your audiologist will show you the most appropriate way to watch the television with your hearing aids. Some hearing aids have Bluetooth connectivity and it is possible to stream sound from your telephone or television to your hearing aids.

Hearing aids come in various different technology levels, which revolve around the clarity that the hearing aids can provide, how well they cope in background noise, and the degree of automation that the hearing aids have. Your audiologist will go into detail on the ones that they feel are most appropriate based on your lifestyle and hearing test results.

Rechargeable options are often preferable for dexterity and ease, as well as from a cost perspective. They are often slightly larger in size however, albeit marginally so. As well as this there are currently no invisible in the ear devices that come in a rechargeable option, therefore this is something to bear in mind when discussing styles of hearing aids with your audiologist.

For your hearing aid consultation-contact us