Liverpool Hearing Centre News & Advice

Revolutionising Hearing: Discover the Signia Pure Charge&Go IX Experience

Exploring the Signia Pure Charge&Go IX, a Revolution in Hearing Aid Technology

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Liverpool Hearing Centre provides a unique combination of clinic and remote services that perfectly complement the advanced features of Signia Pure Charge&Go IX hearing aids. This hybrid care model ensures that you receive individualised support wherever you are, making the most of Signia's cutting-edge technologies.

 

The Pure IX, introduced by Widex in 2023, marks a substantial advancement in hearing aid technology, providing users with unrivalled sound quality, convenience, and connectivity. By selecting these hearing aids, you are improving not only your hearing but also your quality of life. Whether you're in a quiet library or a busy restaurant, the Pure Charge&Go IX keeps you involved in the conversation.

 

Liverpool Hearing Centre's considerable knowledge of Signia products, combined with the flexibility of remote changes via Signia Assistant and the Signia app, guarantees that you'll receive optimal hearing aid performance and convenience. The addition of remote care expands access to our support, making it easier for users to manage their hearing aids and alter settings to their preferences, resulting in a more seamless hearing care experience.


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Widex SmartRIC Hearing Aids: Revolutionary Design for Natural Sound

Introducing Widex SmartRIC: One Week Of Rechargeable Hearing Aid Power!

Liverpool Hearing Centre provides a unique combination of in-clinic and remote web services that perfectly complement the advanced features of Widex SmartRIC hearing aids. This hybrid care model ensures that patients receive individualised support, whether they are local or remote, making the most of Widex's cutting-edge technologies.

 

The SmartRIC, introduced by Widex in February 2024, is designed with a unique L-shaped design that optimises microphone angles to enhance directionality and speech targeting. This innovative design aims to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, particularly in noisy environments, by placing the device higher on the ear and aligning the microphones more horizontally. This feature is intended to help users focus on specific sounds or voices more effectively, enhancing their ability to engage in social situations and enjoy a more natural sound experience.

 

Furthermore, the SmartRIC introduces newly designed microphone inlets to reduce wind and touch noise, addressing common challenges faced by hearing aid users in various environments. It is also highlighted as Widex's longest-lasting rechargeable receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid, boasting up to 37 hours of battery life on a single charge. The device comes with a fast-charging case, Widex's first portable charging solution, offering convenience and mobility to users. This case can fully charge the hearing aids in just four hours or provide an eight-hour boost with a 30-minute fast charge, accommodating up to five full charges for extended use without access to power sources.

 

The centre's considerable knowledge of Widex products, combined with the flexibility of remote changes via the Widex app, guarantees that patients receive optimal hearing aid performance and convenience. The addition of remote care expands access to support, making it easier for users to manage their hearing aids and alter settings to their preferences, resulting in a more seamless hearing experience.


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Signia Styletto Review: Fashion Meets Functionality in Hearing Aids

Signia Styletto AX: A Deep Dive into the Fashion-Inspired Hearing Aids

Liverpool Hearing Centre offers a unique blend of in-clinic and remote online services, perfectly complementing the advanced features of the Signia Styletto AX hearing aids. This hybrid care model ensures patients receive tailored support, whether they're local or remote, maximising the benefits of Signia's cutting-edge technology. The Styletto AX, known for its sleek design and innovative features like AX Split processing for superior sound quality and motion sensor AI for adaptive hearing, aligns with Liverpool Hearing Centre's commitment to providing personalised, high-quality hearing care.

 

The centre's extensive experience with Signia products, combined with the flexibility of remote adjustments via the Signia app, ensures patients can enjoy optimal hearing aid performance and convenience. The integration of remote care broadens access to support, making it easier for users to manage their hearing aids and adjust settings to their preferences, ensuring a seamless hearing experience. This synergy between Liverpool Hearing Centre's service model and the technological advancements of the Signia Styletto AX represents a forward-thinking approach to hearing care, prioritising accessibility, comfort, and user satisfaction.


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Best Invisible Hearing Aids 2024

The Best Invisible Hearing Aid Technology for 2024

  • 100% Invisible Phonak Lyric: Explore the unique features and benefits of the Phonak Lyric, including its invisible design and natural sound quality.
  • World's First Instant Fit Rechargeable Signia Silk Charge&Go iX: Dive into the world of Signia Silk Charge&Go iX, with its ready-to-wear design and crystal clear sound quality.
  • Fully automatic Phonak Virto Titanium: Unveil the innovative aspects of the Phonak Virto Titanium, known for its custom-made titanium shell and advanced sound processing.
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Hello, and best wishes for 2024 from myself and the Liverpool Hearing Centre team. In this post, we will look at all of the top invisible hearing aids in 2024.

 

This is one of our most popular posts every year, and it is our personal pick for the finest invisible hearing aids for 2024. These are our most tried and tested hearing aids for 2023, and we predict a few more new hearing aid introductions this year.

 

It's also worth noting that no matter how great any of these hearing aids are, none of them are very good unless you get them from a hearing care professional who listens, understands your personal needs, and takes the time to ensure your hearing aids are perfectly set up for you.

 

Unfortunately, many hearing care specialists in the UK are not allowed enough time by their employers to give it their best. That is the main distinction at Liverpool Hearing Centre, where you will never feel like a number.


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Free Oticon Accessories In Jan/Feb 2024

Discover the Perfect Sound Experience with Oticon and Liverpool Hearing Centre's Accessories

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Key Point Details
Exclusive Offer Free hearing aid accessory with every purchase of Oticon Real 1 or Oticon Own 1 throughout January and February.
Featured Accessories ConnectClip, TV Adapter 3.0, and Remote Control 3.0.
Product Highlights Latest Oticon Real and Oticon Own hearing aids.

At Liverpool Hearing Centre, the only truly independent hearing centre in Liverpool, we're thrilled to announce an exclusive offer that's music to your ears! This January and February 2024, we're giving away a free hearing aid accessory with every purchase of a pair of Oticon Real 1 or Oticon Own 1.

 

If you would like a demonstration of any of the hearing aids below, we always have a pair or two at Liverpool Hearing Centre ready for a test drive.


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Best Hearing Aids 2024

The Best Hearing Aid Technology for 2024

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Hearing aid technology has come a long way in recent years, and as we move into 2024, it's evident that the future of hearing aids is brighter and more promising than ever before. In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve into the latest advancements in hearing aid technology, including key highlights from major players in the industry such as Oticon, Starkey, ReSound, Phonak, and Signia. We'll explore the features and innovations that are set to transform the lives of individuals with hearing loss. So, let's embark on this journey into the world of cutting-edge hearing aid technology.

 

If you would like a demonstration of any of the hearing aids below, we always have a pair or two at Liverpool Hearing Centre ready for a test drive.


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Hearing Aids: A Cure For Tinnitus?

Are Hearing Aids The Cure For Tinnitus?

Tinnitus, a condition that affects an estimated 450 million people worldwide, is often described as a ringing, buzzing, or humming sound that's perceived in the absence of any external sound source. For many, this phantom sound can be a source of significant distress, affecting sleep, concentration, and overall quality of life. But what if there was a potential solution to this pervasive problem? Enter hearing aids.

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Tinearity G1 Review: A Simple & Effective Tinnitus Solution?

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  • Uncover the groundbreaking technology behind the Tinearity G1.
  • Learn how the Tinearity G1 offers relief from tinnitus.
  • Explore the unique features that set the Tinearity G1 apart.
  • Hear an audiologist user about their experiences with the Tinearity G1.
  • Discover how the Tinearity G1 is transforming the lives of tinnitus sufferers.
  • Gain insights into the benefits of using the Tinearity G1 for tinnitus management.
  • Find out why the Tinearity G1 is considered a revolutionary solution for tinnitus.

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A Detailed Look at the New ReSound Nexia

A Comprehensive Deep Dive into the Future of rechargeable Hearing Aids with Auracast

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ReSound Nexia Hearing Aids Review

Unveiling the Future of Hearing: The ReSound Nexia Revolution

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Phonak Lyric Frequently Asked Questions

Exploring the World of Phonak Lyric: Answering Your Top Questions

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Tune Out Tinnitus with Signia Hearing Aids

Unique Tinnitus Therapies From Signia & Liverpool Hearing Centre

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Signia IX Live Demonstration

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Signia believes in the power of conversation, and here they are excited for you to discover the unique benefits of signia Integrated Xperience with real-time conversation enhancement.

Video Summary

In the video, the ground-breaking technology behind Signia's Integrated Xperience hearing aids is showcased. The video begins by acknowledging the challenges people, especially those with hearing loss, face in group conversations in noisy environments. To address this, Signia has developed the world's first hearing aid with a multi-stream architecture capable of real-time conversation enhancement. Through a live demonstration featuring a mannequin equipped with the hearing aids, eight loudspeakers simulating a noisy restaurant, and a custom app, the video illustrates how the device can accurately pinpoint and enhance the voices of multiple speakers, even as they move around or as the wearer turns their head.


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Signia Silk IX Hearing Aids Review - A New Era

The Revolutionary Rechargeable Signia Silk IX

Welcome to a new era of hearing solutions, brought to you by Liverpool Hearing Centre, your trusted independent hearing centre on Rodney Street in Liverpool. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service to our clients.

 

Today, we're excited to introduce you to the Signia Silk IX, a ground-breaking hearing aid that has redefined the standards of rechargeable hearing technology. This article aims to provide you with comprehensive information about this incredible device. So, let's dive in!

 

If you want to get the most out of your hearing aids, then come to Liverpool Hearing Centre.


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Best Bluetooth Hearing Aids for 2023

Top 4 Bluetooth Hearing Aid Brands of 2023: Comprehensive Review & Buying Guide

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Liverpool Hearing Centre presents our top picks for the best Bluetooth hearing aids for 2023. In this blog, we are reviewing what we consider to be the top four Bluetooth hearing aids currently on the market in 2023.

 

It does not matter how awesome any one of the Bluetooth hearing aids is that we talk about in this article if you have not had them fitted and programmed by a hearing care professional who is willing to spend the time required to set it all up for you perfectly and explain how it all works in detail.

If you want to get the most out of your hearing aids, then come to Liverpool Hearing Centre.

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Earwax Check-ups Before Travel

The Importance of Pre-Travel Ear Wax Check-ups for a Hassle-Free Vacation

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Liverpool Hearing Centre aims to keep you as informed about all things hearing as much as we are. People regularly come to see us before they go away, as they know how a blocked ear or ears can quickly ruin a summer holiday.

 

Planning for an upcoming holiday involves more than just picking your destination and packing your bags. One crucial step you may be forgetting is your pre-travel ear wax check-up. Why is it so important, you might ask? Well, let's dive into it.


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New Possible Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Hearing Loss

Exploring the Intricate Connection between Alzheimer's Disease and Hearing Loss

 

Liverpool Hearing Centre aims to keep you as informed about all things hearing as much as we are. We found this study fascinating and thought you might be interested too.

 

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Centre have discovered a potential connection between hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a ground-breaking study. This intriguing discovery provides valuable insights into the intricate connection between these two conditions and opens up new avenues for early diagnosis and treatment. In this article, we delve into the details of this study and explore the implications it holds for individuals affected by AD and hearing loss.


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Which Hearing Aid Technology Levels Result in the Best Hearing Aid Outcomes?

Premium vs. Basic Hearing Aid Technology Levels: Which is Better in 2023?

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 The hearing aid industry is rife with questions and debates, one of the most common of which is the comparison between premium and basic hearing aid technology levels.

 

This article aims to shed light on this topic, drawing from a video by Dr. Cliff Olson, an audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in America. Dr. Olson reviews a research study by Dr. Robyn Cox and colleagues examining which hearing aid technology levels result in the best hearing aid outcomes.


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Liverpool Hearing Centre: Your Gateway to a World of Clear Sounds

Hearing is a vital sense that connects us to the world

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Phonak Slim Lumity. Hearing Aid Fashion!

Phonak Slim Hearing Aids: Comprehensive Review and Prices*

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Liverpool Hearing Centre is the city's only genuinely independent hearing centre, so we may honestly evaluate devices from any manufacturer. In this post, we'll take a look at the Phonak Slim, one of the most anticipated new hearing aids of 2023.

 

Phonak is a leading global provider of innovative hearing solutions, focused on helping individuals with hearing loss lead fulfilling lives.

 

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Please be aware that no matter how good a hearing aid is, it will not function to its full potential unless a hearing care professional who has received direct training from the manufacturer fits and programs it. You want to get the most out of your hearing aids, and Liverpool Hearing Centre collaborates closely with all of the major manufacturers. You deserve to know what a difference excellent hearing care can make.


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Starkey Genesis Ai. A New Dawn In Hearing Aid Technology

Starkey Genesis Ai Hearing Aid Review & Prices*

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Liverpool Hearing Centre is the city's only genuinely independent hearing centre, thus we may honestly evaluate devices from any manufacturer. In this post, we'll take a look at the Starkey Genesis Ai, one of the most anticipated new hearing aids of 2023.

 

Starkey are a leading healthcare and technology brand with an excellent reputation worldwide and provide a range of hearing aids for all types of hearing loss.

 

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Preventing Dementia with Oticon Hearing Aids and HearingFitness

How preserving your hearing preserves your health

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As the only truly independent hearing centre in Liverpool, Liverpool Hearing Centre is able to review hearing aids from all manufacturers. In this blog, we are looking at the brain's important role in hearing and how together they can affect your overall health.

 

Oticon is a leading healthcare and technology brand with an excellent reputation worldwide and has long understood the relationship between your hearing, the brain, and general health.

 

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Oticon Real & Why It's A Worthwhile Upgrade

Oticon Real (World) Hearing Aid Review & Prices*

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As the only truly independent hearing centre in Liverpool, Liverpool Hearing Centre is able to review hearing aids from all manufacturers. In this blog, we are reviewing what we consider one of the top hearing aid launches for 2023 - Oticon Real.

 

Oticon are a leading healthcare and technology brand with an excellent reputation worldwide and provide a range of hearing aids for all types of hearing loss.

 

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Top 4 Best Invisible Hearing Aids of 2023

Best Invisible Hearing Aids 2023 - Which One Is Right For You?

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Liverpool Hearing Centre presents our top picks for the best invisible hearing aids for 2023. In this blog, we are reviewing what we consider to be the top 4 invisible hearing aids currently on the market.

 

With the smallest hearing aids, getting the right measurements is paramount, which is why we use loupes and ENT microscopes to take the most accurate ear impressions to make your custom hearing aids. 

 

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Tinnitus & Lyric Hearing Aids

Phonak Lyric For Tinnitus - But Is The Best Hearing Aid Tinnitus Solution?

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Liverpool Hearing Centre is the only hearing centre in the Merseyside region accredited to provide Phonak Lyric. We'd like to inform you why we like Phonak Lyric as a hearing aid to help with tinnitus. If you want to stay up to date on the latest news in the world of hearing technology, sign up for our newsletter and you'll be notified whenever we publish a new article.


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Oticon Own In-The-Ear Hearing Aids

Introducing Oticon Own - Meet the new custom family Of ITE Hearing Aids

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Liverpool Hearing Centre is back to keep you up to date on all the latest hearing aid technology. This time, we have the latest Oticon Own custom in-the-ear hearing aids for you. If you want to stay up to date on the latest news in the world of hearing technology, sign up for our newsletter and you'll be notified whenever we publish a new article.

 


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Unitron Hearing Aids EarMatch Explained

Unitron's Hearing Aid's Ear Match Technology For Better Speech Understanding In Noise In In-The-Ear Hearing Aids

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Here, we explain the unique EarMatch Technology feature inbuilt into all Unitron Insera Blu hearing aids in detail. If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest hearing technology news, sign up for our newsletter. You'll be notified whenever we publish something new.


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The 6 Best Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aids For 2023

Liverpool Hearing Centre has chosen its best-of-the best list of receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids for 2023.

Here, we're going to share our top six RIC hearing aids for 2023 in detail. If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest hearing technology news, sign up for our newsletter and you'll be notified whenever we publish something new.

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Signia Insio Charge & Go AX Hearing Aid Review

The Experts Review Of The Signia Insio Charge & Go AX. Is It The Best Hearing Aid Right Now?

Here, we're going over the exciting and unique Signia Insio Charge & Go AX in detail. If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest hearing technology news, sign up for our newsletter. You'll be notified whenever we publish something new.

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WIDEX PURESOUND™ TAKES YOU CLOSER TO FORGETTING YOU’RE WEARING HEARING AIDS

We like to keep you up to date on new hearing aid technology at Liverpool Hearing Centre, and today we're talking about Widex PureSound which is one of the features at the core of the Widex Moment Sheer hearing aids.

 

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The 6 Amazing NEW features of Widex Moment Sheer Hearing Aids

We like to keep you up to date on new hearing aid technology at Liverpool Hearing Centre, and today we're talking Sheer Perfection, at least according to Widex. This article will go over Widex's recent launch of the Widex Moment Sheer hearing aids.

 

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Which are the best invisible hearing aids for 2024?

Best Invisible Hearing Aids For 2024

Category Model
Best 100% invisible hearing aid Phonak Lyric
Best rechargeable invisible hearing aid Signia Silk Charge&Go IX
Best Bluetooth discreet hearing aid Signia Active & Active Pro
Best automatic invisible hearing aid Phonak Virto Titanium

What are the best invisible hearing aids for 2024 ?


Not all invisible hearing aids are the same so you need to ask yourself a few questions before you can decide what's best for you. How invisible do they need to be? Is wireless/Bluetooth/recharging technology important to you? Do you require a tinnitus solution? Are you looking for the best cheap hearing aids?


Invisible hearing aids are now being made smaller as a result of new micro-components, 3D computer design and 3D laser printing technology. This also allows them to be more precisely manufactured. They are best for moderate/severe hearing losses and they all need excellent impressions taking from a completely wax free ear canal.

 

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Moment from Widex - Launched 17th March 2020

Widex Moment Hearing Aid Launch March 2020

New Latest Hearing Aid from Widex

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

The revolutionary Widex Moment, launched in late March 2020, claims to deliver the most pure, natural sound ever. Typically, sound processed in a hearing aid reaches the eardrum moments later than the sound heard directly. These two ‘out of sync’ signals can mix to create an ever so slightly artificial sound. But not with Widex Moment.

Widex is a Danish company founded in 1956 by the Tøpholm and Westermann families and is still owned by the original founders’ relatives. Widex has kept their mission throughout the years; to provide the absolute best and most advanced hearing aids with a natural sound on the market.

 

Widex is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids which are sold in almost 100 countries and the company employs over 4,000 people worldwide. Widex keeps a close collaboration with international audiological researchers and specialists, with an uncompromising approach to innovation that has led to such advances as the world’s first 100% digital in-the-ear hearing aid in 1995, as well as their own revolutionary wireless technology, at a level of quality that few can match. All this has forged Widex reputation as one of the most innovative manufacturers in the industry.

 

Widex was the first manufacturer to launch a product, Widex Evoke, to incorporate machine-learning technology (Artificial intelligence). That technology is still available on their newest product, Widex MomentTM, but now with a sound that changes everything; a sound that doesn’t sound like a hearing aid anymore!


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Oticon Ruby Hearing Aid

New Danish Hearing Aid for 2020

Latest Oticon Ruby Hearing Aid - Released April 2020

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

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Oticon Ruby is the First Hearing Aid in the Essentials Category that provides sound quality, rechargeability and connectivity in one complete solution.

 

Oticon Ruby brings reliable inductive charging to Oticon’s essential category. The super-fast charger can fully charge the hearing aids in three hours or provide an additional six hours of power with a 30-minute charge.

 

Oticon Ruby’s wireless connectivity delivers high-quality sound streaming to let you connect to the devices and people that mean the most to you. Oticon Ruby hearing aids allow you to pair with multiple TV adapters in your house and you can use the Oticon On App to select which TV to stream from.

Oticon was founded in Denmark in 1904 by Hans Demant that wanted to help his wife to live a better life, unhindered by her hearing loss, and by creating one of the first electronic hearing aids has managed just that.

 

From then, Oticon’s mission has been to challenge conventions and push limits of technology to empower people in need of hearing support. Their vision has evolved to life-changing technology and kept working towards a world where hearing loss is no limitation. With independent distributors and sales offices all over the world, Oticon employs over 3000 people and aims to lead the market in high-performance hearing devices.

 

At their April launch, the Oticon UK Team presented their new, at essential category, hearing aid called Ruby.


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Ear Wax Removal During COVID-19 Outbreak

How can we help unblock patient ears when we can't see them?

Although non-life threatening, a blocked ear is an incredibly frustrating problem for many patients. As you read this, there will probably be thousands of people being turned away or naturally staying away from NHS surgeries, hospital departments and private clinics due to the COVID -19 outbreak.

Patients will be looking for alternatives and probably resort to other tactics including the dreaded earbud or, heaven forbid, an internet bought ear candle! (These do not work!) For those of you, that feel the need to try something, we believe we've put together your best and safest option. We have created a pack that includes a small 20ml manual syringe that uses a Bionix SprayWash Tip and comes with an Earol bottle for pre-treatment.

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Phonak Naida Marvel 312 from Phonak - Launched 12th March 2020

Phonak Naida Marvel Hearing Aid Launch March 2020

Latest Hearing Aid from Phonak - Released March 2020

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

Naida Marvel is the most trusted power hearing aid that allows hands-free phone calls as well as direct connectivity with Roger Technology. Naida Marvel can deliver the powerful sound needed for more challenging severe to profound hearing losses.

 

Since the development of the first Phonak power hearing aid, the manufacturer has been continuously creating solutions that would help improving people’s lives. Now with the Naida Marvel Super Power, with a classification of streamed audio signals with StereoZoom, it can offer dedicated performance technology that reliably manages your needs and withstands even the most challenging situations. Get ready to be amazed on how well you can perform with these new hearing aids. 

Phonak has been committed to innovative hearing aid research and distribution for over 70 years. It is a key part of the Sonova family and one of the largest hearing aid providers worldwide.

 

 

The latest launch brings new models to the Marvel family: Virto Marvel 312 and Naida Marvel SP. Below we discuss the Phonak Naida Marvel. Virto and Naida can now do everything in the video below.

When paired with a Roger accessory, Naida Marvel wearers can also experience up to 10x better-than-normal hearing in noisy situations and over distance by streaming the Roger signal directly into both ears.

 

The Phonak Naida Marvel hearing aid directly streams from both iOS, Android, or virtually any other Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Naida Marvel boasts up to 16 hearing performance features that work together to help wearers connect with everyone everything in their life. Meanwhile, its microprocessor chip runs five wireless protocols at the same time including Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth LE, Binaural VoiceStream Technology, Airstream Technology and Roger, providing the wireless connectivity that today’s wearers expect.

 

With Naida Marvel, wearers can answer, end, or reject a phone call with a push of a button on the hearing aid while keeping their phone in their pocket or bag. On-board microphones allow wearers to use their devices as wireless headsets, resulting in hands-free conversations.


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Virto Marvel 312 from Phonak - Launched 12th March 2020

Phonak Virto Marvel Hearing Aid Launch March 2020

Latest Hearing Aid from Phonak - Released March 2020

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

Virto Marvel is the world's first custom hearing aid that allows hands-free phone calls as well as direct connectivity with Roger Technology,

 

Every Virto Marvel hearing aid is precisely custom made with a Biometric Calibration to fit your individual ear anatomy, by analysing and identifying more than 1600 biometric points to then calibrate it to provide a perfect and discreet fit, excellent hearing performance and high wearing comfort. It’s also available in a stylish black finish.

Phonak has been committed to innovative hearing aid research and distribution for over 70 years. It is a key part of the Sonova family and one of the largest hearing aid providers worldwide.

 

 

The latest launch brings new models to the Marvel family: Virto Marvel 312 and Naida Marvel SP. Below we discuss the Phonak Virto Marvel. Virto and Naida can now do everything in the video below.

When paired with a Roger accessory, Virto Marvel wearers can also experience up to 10x better-than-normal hearing in noisy situations and over distance by streaming the Roger signal directly into both ears.

 

Virto Marvel is the world’s first custom-made hearing aid that directly streams from both iOS, Android, or virtually any other Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Virto Marvel boasts up to 16 hearing performance features that work together to help wearers connect with everyone everything in their life. Meanwhile, its microprocessor chip runs five wireless protocols at the same time including Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth LE, Binaural VoiceStream Technology, Airstream Technology and Roger, providing the wireless connectivity that today’s wearers expect.

 

With Virto Marvel, wearers can answer, end, or reject a phone call with a push of a button on the hearing aid while keeping their phone in their pocket or bag. On-board microphones allow wearers to use their devices as wireless headsets, resulting in hands-free conversations.


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Starkey Livio AI Hearing Aid

Livio AI from Starkey Hearing Technologies  -  Launched 27 August 2018

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

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In 1967, William F. "Bill" Austin started a small hearing aid repair store. After dropping out of medical school in 1970, he purchased an ear mould company called Starkey Labs for $13,000.

 

Based in Eden Prairie, Starkey Hearing Technologies is still an American privately owned company but is one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. As of 2019, the company had more than 5,000 employees. It is the only American-owned global hearing aid manufacturer.

Following such good reviews from our peers, we had to start supplying this hearing aid from Liverpool Hearing Centre. This is one of the benefits of being a completely independent retailer - we can make sure we are always supplying the best of everything! Livio AI is “the world’s first "Healthable" hearing aid to utilize integrated sensors and artificial intelligence and the first device to track physical activity and cognitive health as measured by hearing aid use in social situations.

The launch also included a brand-new mobile app called Thrive Hearing and three new wireless accessories, the Starkey Hearing Technologies TV, the Remote, and the Remote Microphone+. With the Remote Micorophone+, Livio AI is also the first hearing aid to feature Amazon® Alexa connectivity.

Livio AI monitors brain and body activity, provides heart rate* information, and can detect if you’ve fallen and send an alert to selected contacts. Using integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, the Starkey Livio AI hearing aid is a multi-purpose device that redefines what a hearing aid can do. Most fitness tracking devices use the wrist, but the ear is the ideal spot for reliable tracking, and Livio AI is the first-ever device to take advantage of that.

Livio AI also features easy tap control and can translate up to 27 languages. And if that’s not enough, it’s also Starkey's best sounding and best performing hearing aid ever.


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Phonak Marvel 2.0 Hearing Aid

Marvel 2.0 & Roger Direct from Phonak -  Launched 24 October 2019

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

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Phonak has been committed to innovative hearing aid research and distribution for over 70 years. It is a key part of the Sonova family and one of the largest hearing aid providers worldwide. Today’s event launched Marvel 2.0 bringing an improved technology platform for Phonak products; more connectivity, smaller devices and longer battery life.

Phonak’s Audeo and Bolero which both use Marvel 2.0 are the main hearing aid models leading the launch of Marel 2.0. However, large elements of the Marvel 2.0 launch are improved Phonak Roger devices and connectivity. All Phonak RIC and BTE hearing aid models are Roger compatible and will as standard now come with RogerDirect™ built-in receivers. Roger devices can offer up to 10x better hearing in noisy environments and places where sound is travelling over distance. Plus, RogerDirect™ technology built into all Marvel 2.0 hearing aids allows direct streaming removing the need for an external receiver.

Phonak’s Marvel 2.0 hearing aids 42% smaller than previous models. The hearing devices are also using 26% less power giving users longer battery life. With the addition of a Roger device users gain on average 62% more sound in noisy environments (around 75dB) and can enjoy the new simplified accessories. Built-in receivers reduce the size and the small, sleek devices are a great addition for any hearing aid user. Remember, Roger devices aren’t limited to Phonak hearing aid users. Roger can be used with any hearing aids and it’s just Phonak hearing aids that already have the receiver for Roger built-in.

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed by Phonak’s Roger devices a simple difference is the Partner Mic is generally aimed at 1-2-1 conversation and usage. Whereas, the Roger Select is for use in large groups of people, noisy environments and/ or for hearing sound across bigger distances.


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Signia Xperience Hearing Aid

Signia Xperience Hearing Aid from Sivantos - Launched September 27 2019

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

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Signa’s new Xperience platform has launched and it pairs acoustic sensors with built-in motion sensor technology. The combination allows the Xperience platform to offer hearing aids that are suited to an active lifestyle. Plus, hearing aids that are smaller and more powerful than Signia’s previous Nx range. The new Xperience Pure 312 X and Pure Charge & Go X triumph improved directionality and deliver clear sound to the wearer especially when they are in motion.

Although the Signia brand only launched in 2016 the hearing aid company is built upon 140 years of hearing aid knowledge and experience. Signia’s parent company now goes by WS Audiology encompassing the Sivantos Group but the company can be traced back to 1878 when the founder of Siemans started work on communications technology and transmission quality. In just a few years Signia has advanced to one of the top 3 hearing aid brands in the world and with 800 Research and Development staff it's not surprising they have sold 4.5 million units worldwide and thus proving their quality and authority in the market.

Signia and WS Audiology pride themselves on hearing excellence and delivering hearing aid management through innovative technology. Their new platform Xperience continues Signia’s progress to deliver crystal clear hearing with new sound processing technology. Signia has also released a new Pure range putting the Xperience technology into practice, the Pure Charge & Go X and Pure 312 X. So what’s new with Signia’s Xperience platform? Xperience is the new chip Signia’s aids have installed and they use a technology overall branded as YourSound. It is Signia’s YourSound features that give new and improved quality. Feature one being the DSP (Dynamic Soundscape Processing) which provides a clear, natural sound from any direction due to its Acoustic Sensor and a Motion Sensor which is analyzing and adjusting to the hearing aid users surrounding environment and movement. Feature two, Signia’s YourSound OVP (Own Voice Processing) feature adds the hearing aid user's voice into the sound mix in a natural way.

The YourSound features running off the powerful Xperience platform allow sound to be easily understood from any direction around the hearing aid wearer but also while the hearing aid wearer is in motion. Daily life involves changing between dynamic and quiet environments, stepping onto a busy street to go shopping, being in the quiet of home having a cup of tea and then out walking the dog. Signia’s innovative technology focuses on sound in motion and has been developed to work with the contemporary active lifestyles many of us have today.


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Oticon Xceed Hearing Aid

New Xceed Power Hearing Aid from Oticon - Launched September 2019

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

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Using BrainHearing™ technology on their Velox S platform and OpenSound Features, Oticon are raising the quality of power hearing aids available to those with severe and profound hearing loss with their new Xceed.

Oticon was founded in Denmark in 1904 and they continue their People First promise to bring free-flowing hearing to empower their users to communicate, interact and participate. With independent distributors and sales offices all over the world, Oticon employs over 3000 people and aims to lead the market in high-performance hearing devices. At their September launch in Manchester City FC Stadium, the Oticon UK Team presented their new power hearing aid called Xceed.

Oticon are telling us Xceed is ‘the world's most powerful hearing aid’, so why might this be? Many traditional power hearing aids used only a front microphone which focused on hearing sounds in front of the hearing aid user. Oticon's OpenSound Navigator takes sounds from 360° around the hearing aid and brings their established OpenSound approach to their new Xceed power hearing aids. The Xceed takes those 360° sounds and analyses them with Oticon’s built-in OpenSound Optimiser feature. The analysed sounds are prioritised and speech becomes clearer through the mixture of sound reduction and amplification.


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Bernafon Viron Hearing Aid

New Swiss Hearing Aid for 2019

Latest Hearing Aid from Bernafon - Released May 2019

*****Free no obligation 1 week trials available now*****

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Viron by Bernafon – The world’s first True Environment processing technology inside a hearing aid. All other hearing aids currently have programs that either you or the hearing aid selects to help you hear better in those environments.

 

But the world isn't made up of broad environments, it's forever changing. The new chip allows the hearing aid to constantly adapt to changes in your soundscape using 32,000 sound data points and adjusting the sound quality 20,000 times a second!

Since 1946, The Swiss manufacturer, Bernafon have worked in the passionate spirit of their founders to develop and market solutions that help people with hearing difficulties. Together with thousands of hearing care professionals in more than 70 countries, they have empowered millions of people to hear and communicate better.

While the Bernafon Viron hardware is shared with Oticon's OPN S range (both owned by the William Demant Group), the features and strategies used are a little different. We're going to look at what's good and great about the 2019 Bernafon Viron including it's best features, what styles and tech levels are available and how much it costs.

 

 

The Bernafon Viron hearing aid is the industry’s first True Environment Processing™ hearing aid. The new chip platform delivers super-fast sound detection and processing so that users can receive more precise information about their environment in real time. True Environment Processing is the closest ever processing to natural hearing they have ever produced. Viron also includes a newly patented feedback cancellation system and is available in a brand-new rechargeable style.


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Hearing Aids and How to Find the Best Style for You

Choosing the right hearing aid can seem like a bit of a puzzle. There are so many different names, colours, technology levels, features and sizes It can all seem a little overwhelming. There is no “one size fits all” answer, as each hearing recommendation is as unique as its user. This guide is created to help navigate you towards finding the perfect professional advice on your hearing aid.

 

When purchasing hearing aids there are 5 areas to consider:

  • Hearing aid style
  • Hearing aid brand
  • Hearing aid technology level
  • Hearing aid accessories
  • Pricing

Hearing Aid Styles

There Are Three Basic Types Of Hearing Aids: Behind-the-Ear (BTE), Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) and In-the-Ear (ITE) systems. Finding the right type of digital hearing aid for you will depend on:

  • Your level of hearing
  • The shape and size of your ear
  • The kind of lifestyle you lead.

Behind-the-Ear aids sit behind the ear and are

rarely used these days unless you have a more severe to profound hearing loss.

 

Receiver-in-Canal hearing aids have mostly replaced BTEs. They still sit behind the ear but are much more discreet. An external receiver sits directly in the ear canal.

 

In-the-Ear aids are worn directly in the ear providing you with an extremely discreet hearing solution.

It is important to realise that some styles may not suit your hearing loss, and that some styles sacrifice technology for cosmetics.

 

The first step into finding a hearing aid is to know which style works best for your hearing loss and what style you are willing to wear if cosmetics is a factor.

 

The smaller hearing aids sacrifice some of the greatest most beneficial technology that the larger hearing aids styles can include. A professional audiologist will explain what styles works best for your hearing loss. They will then make it clear on what technology you may be sacrificing if choosing a more discreet style.


Hearing Aid Brands

  • Oticon

  • Phonak

  • Unitron

  • ReSound

  • Starkey

  • Bernafon

  • Widex

  • Signia & Audio Service (formerly Siemens Hearing)

Hearing Aid Technology

All brands are reputable and excel in different areas. An independent professional audiologist should be able to weigh up all the features and benefits of each brands models and offer you the perfect solution to suit your needs.

Hearing Aid Prices

Hearing aids can be bought via hearing aid retail outlets or a business. This could be at a high street branch or a domiciliary service in the comfort of your own home.

 

It is widely known that some high street retailers simply try and undercut everyone else and compete on price. This means the level of service may be compromised and you do not receive the time and care you need. You will also probably not be offered a comprehensive range of hearing solutions.

 

However, it is important to consider prices, and that you balance pricing up with all other factors to ensure you get the best hearing aids at a fair price with the right service.

 

Hearing Aid Trials & Refunds

All companies offer a money back period, normally 30 or 60 days. This can be extended upon agreement with your supplier you are not satisfied with the hearing aids. You can effectively trial any provider and hearing aids knowing you can get a refund.

 

Some suppliers may charge a cancellation fee so do check this before making any payments. The details will be in the terms and conditions which will be on the back of the form that you sign when making a payment.

 

Private audiologists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in order to sell hearing aids.


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Phonak Audeo Marvel

Phonak Audéo Marvel Hearing Aid Comes To Liverpool

A clear, rich sound experience combined with modern technology, it is a multi-functional hearing aid that conveys love at first sound.

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ReSound LiNX Quattro - Expand your world with an unmatched quality of sound

Appreciate the moments that matter most with brilliant sound quality From GN ReSound LiNX Quattro.


Make every moment in life sound better with ReSound LiNX Quattro's pioneering technology that gives clearer speech and new fuller sound improvements You get a richer experience throughout the day from the coffee brewing in the morning to the music playing in the evening all with greater clarity and fullness of sounds.

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Oticon Siya is the First Hearing Aid in the Essentials Category with 2.4GHz Bluetooth®

A quantum leap forward for the whole essentials category of hearing aids!


Oticon has unveiled a new powerful, yet cost-effective, hearing aid. The Oticon Siya is a new innovation from the pioneers of BrainHearing™ and offers forward-thinking lifestyle enhancing technologies in an instrument with superb sound quality never before seen in the essentials category. Notably, Oticon Siya includes the revolutionary internet-connectivity that made a splash in the headlines globally for the premium Oticon Opn™ hearing aid. It is the world’s first hearing aid at these price points with 2.4GHz Bluetooth® low energy technology.

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A New Scientific Approach to Choosing the Right Hearing Aids for Your Hearing and Your Lifestyle

With hundreds of different private hearing aids out there, how do you know you're getting the best advice?

 

One of the biggest questions people have about private hearing aids is 'how do I know which one is best for me?'

 

There are hundreds of models to choose from by numerous brands and with the selection of features varying on different technology specifications, even the best audiology professionals can get confused sometimes.

 

The traditional approach involves the audiologist asking a variety of 'lifestyle' questions and forming an interpretation of that individual's life in terms of sound. There is a genuine skill to this, particularly in asking the right questions and delving further into the important areas to assist in choosing the right device. This has been the best method so far but it leaves a lot of room for error... until now.

 Liverpool Hearing Centre is trialling a different approach. What is we could loan everyone a special pair of hearing aids that could perform at any level? What if there was a way to try anything from the lowest cost, most basic device to the latest, most expensive, multi-featured hearing aids in the world before paying a single penny? Well, at Liverpool Hearing Centre, that's exactly what we do!

 

We initially loan the hearing aids to our patients on a 4 week trial basis to go about their everyday lives. During this time the hearing aid measures every single environment encountered and records all the features that are used and the level they are used at. Arriving back at Liverpool Hearing Centre for a 2 week mid-trial appointment, that data can be analysed by the audiologist's software to suggest the exact hearing aids that would be suitable for that person and prevent the patient from over-spending on something that they may not need.

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NHS vs. Private Hearing Aids

It may sound odd as a private independent retailer of hearing aids that we love our NHS. We love them so much that we have campaigned on their behalf via the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists to make sure that during these terrible times of government austerity that the audiology department hasn't had to cut its services by too much.

 

However, some hospitals have had no choice but to take measures to meet demands. These include cutting patient/ audiologist time or appointments completely, outsourcing to the private sector but paying peanuts, only fitting patients when their hearing is 'bad enough', only fitting one hearing aid where two are necessary and fitting cheaper hearing aids that are way behind modern technology. Let it be said though that there are some magnificent audiology departments, audiologists and hearing care assistants in hospitals and on the high street doing some sterling work.

 

Two of our audiologists have both worked in NHS audiology departments in the past and comment that there are good and bad departments, but the quality of the technology available to them on the private side is vastly superior. Here are just some of the differences:

 

1. Choice

There are at any one time around 700 different types of hearing aids made by a number of manufacturers around the world. It's a private audiologist's main job to help you select the right ones for you. The NHS may give you a small selection of possibly up to three models but you're more likely to get what you're given.

 

2. Time

Once selected, it will now need customising and tailoring for your individual hearing which is personal to you as your fingerprint, and not everybody likes to hear things in the same way. The NHS generally allows you 45 minutes for a full hearing assessment and fitting of the hearing aid and the follow up appointment is often only a phone call these days. A good private hearing aid practice would probably spend about 90 minutes on the assessment alone, another 60 minutes on the fitting, and any number of 30-40 minute follow-up appointments to get the hearing aids precision tuned.

3. Style

Not everybody wants to wear hearing aids behind their ears. These can be extremely difficult for older people to fit. Many people would like their hearing aids to be 'invisible'. In the ear hearing aids are generally not available on the NHS.

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Unitron Moxi Fit R

The Moxi Fit R is the smallest rechargeable RIC available
The Moxi Fit R is the smallest rechargeable RIC available

In addition to the original Moxi Now, Unitron now offer a rechargeable version. The Moxi Fit R is the world’s smallest rechargeable hearing aid instrument that offers over 24 hours of use, including 90 minutes of wireless streaming, that can be fully charged overnight in 6-7 hours.

 

A single rechargeable battery can replace up to 100 disposable batteries, though rechargeable battery cells can be swapped with traditional zinc-air batteries at any time so that they can be worn for longer periods when there is not a nearby charging station.

 

The Moxi Fit R features the new Tempus platform, which is 50% more accurate and 36% faster when compared to the North platform in recognising and locating speech.

 

Tempus has intelligent SoundCore technology, which contains a group of four features that work together to understand a user's listening environment. It automatically makes fluid adjustments so that users can actively participate in every conversation, across every environment.

 

Intelligent SoundCore technology allows users to make the most of conversations
Intelligent SoundCore technology allows users to make the most of conversations

 

SoundNav has four environments dedicated to conversation which precisely identifies and classifies signals into seven distinct environments, blending them to match real life.

 

SpeechPro lets patients understand speech and know where it's coming from in the most challenging listening situations: noise and conversations in crowd.

 

Sound Conductor dynamically balances adaptive features to make speech sound clearer across each unique listening environment once SoundNav has performed its analysis and classification.

 

Spatial Awareness gets hearing instruments out of the way so patients truly know which direction speech and other sounds are coming from, allowing a more natural, realistic sound experience.

 

The Moxi Fit R is currently available in 5 technology levels and 6 faceplate colours. A telecoil and push-button offers ultimate control and ease of use. It provides intuitive functionality, all-day comfort, and impressive aesthetics in the smallest rechargeable RIC hearing aid currently available.

 

 

Unitron Moxi Now and Tempus

Unitron’s Moxi Now has condensed the best of latest hearing aid technology into the world’s smallest receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid currently available, featuring the new Tempus platform. It improves performance in challenging listening environments, such as conversations in noise and conversations in crowds, and allows for a more natural sound experience with much less effort.

 

Tempus’s intelligent SoundCore technology allows you to make the most of all conversations. It has a group of four features which work together to automatically make fluid adjustments as needed to suit your listening environment.

SpeechPro helps with Spatial Awareness
SpeechPro helps with Spatial Awareness

SpeechPro focuses on the ability to understand speech and know where it is coming from, helping the wearer with Spatial Awareness and processing noises from the area around them.

 

Natural Sound Balance solves the challenge in open fittings that can occur when unnatural artifacts are produced as unamplified sounds enter the ear canal and combine with amplified sounds. It monitors these sounds and adaptively adjusts to preserve one clear, balanced signal.

 

The Moxi Now also has AntiShock, an industry first feature that eliminates the discomfort caused by sudden impulse noises (without completely removing the sounds or making them unrecognizable) to preserve speech comfort and clarity.

 

SoundNav is able to identify seven distinct environments
SoundNav is able to identify seven distinct environments

SoundNav precisely identifies and classifies signals into seven distinct environments, blending them to match real life. And it's the only solution out there that has four environments dedicated to conversations. 

 

Automatical Adaption Manager is a great feature that helps new wearers overcome resistance to hearing aids by gently and comfortably transitioning them from the amplification they want to the amplification that they need for long-term optimal speech understanding.

 

The Moxi Now has a total of 12 colour options to choose from and is currently available in 3 technology levels: Moxi Now Pro, Moxi Now 800, and Moxi Now 700. Though each model has varying levels of technology, there are premium features available across all levels. This includes outdoor wind control, a feedback manager and a tinnitus masker.

 

 

 

 

 

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ReSound Brings Relief to Tinnitus Sufferers

So we decided to take another look at ReSound's tinnitus app, ReSound Relief and we were excited to find some improvements. The new features in the app give even greater levels of personalization, flexibility, and convenience.

 

Anyone with tinnitus can benefit from the ReSound Relief app as part of a tinnitus management program. It offers a combination of sound therapy and relaxing exercises that aim to distract you from focusing on your tinnitus.

 

Although this app has been developed by a hearing aid manufacturer, you definitely do not need to wear hearing aids to take advantage of the app. It will work perfectly well through speakers or earphones and headphones. Many tinnitus sufferers will probably wish to use this in the bedroom and we recommend the use of a good quality Bluetooth speaker. There is a timer so you can fall asleep to the soothing sounds.

 

The ReSound Relief™ app uses a combination of sounds and relaxing exercises that aim to distract your brain from focusing on tinnitus. Over time the brain learns to focus less on the tinnitus. There are some audio exercises included to help train your brain and you can automatically track your progress. You can create your own soundscapes from a multitude of different sounds and balance the volume between the left and right ears.

 

We found this app easy to use and the relaxation exercises to be effective. No app is a replacement for professional cognitive therapy but the two will work extremely well together. Some of ReSound's hearing aids will connect directly to your phone and the app so you won't need headphones or earphones and some have tinnitus features built directly into the hearing aids that can be programmed by your audiologist so you don't need your phone either!


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Bruckhoff Spectacle Hearing Systems

Bruckhoff Spectacle Hearing Systems

Bone Conduction Spectacles

Seeing and hearing in one.

The unique La Belle hearing module is built into the spectacles and is nearly unnoticeable. Maintaining the usual position of glasses allows for optimal positioning of the hearing equipment while remaining unobtrusive to both the wearer and bystanders.

 

No other hearing technology is as comfortable or discrete.

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  • 16 Channels
  • 6 Programs
  • 128dB output power pressure level (OFL @ 90dB)
  • 61dB Gain (@ 60dB)
  • Frequency Range 250 - 6000Hz
  • Operating Current 1.8mA
  • Equivalent Input Noise 29dB
  • Distortion <3%
  • 4th Generation Feedback Canceler
  • Layered Noise Reduction™
  • Wind Noise Suppression
  • MPO
  • Volume Control
  • Programme Push button
  • Programme Switch Tones
  • Low Battery Tone
  • Telecoil
  • 1 Microphone
  • Audio Input
  • In-situ Sound Generator
  • BC Fit fitting software
  • NOAH Vers. 4.3 and above
  • NOAH Link
  • First Fit
  • Battery size 312 or 13

One hearing aid – for all spectacles.

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Unilateral Hearing Loss & Why One-sided Deafness Needs Investigating

One-sided deafness or single-ear hearing loss needs to be checked! Hearing loss in one ear can have several different causes.

 

Also known as unilateral hearing loss and unilateral deafness, it occurs when you have reduced or no hearing in just one ear. It may occur suddenly or gradually but it always needs to medically checked by your audiologist, GP and possibly ENT.

 

With even the slightest hearing loss in one ear it may be difficult to understand speech in a crowded room. You may also have a problem tuning out background noise and in determining which direction a sound is coming from.

injury/disease

Injuries, and medical conditions can also cause deafness in one ear, including beriberi, brittle bone disease, ear drum perforation, Meniere’s disease, swimmer’s ear, Paget’s disease, Reye’s syndrome and shingles, among others.

Loud Noises

There are two types loud noise that can cause permanent hearing loss - one would be from a sudden very loud noise like that of an explosion or continuous noise such as found in a noisy factory.

drugs

Some medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, diuretics, aspirin toxicity, and antibiotics like streptomycin can also be culprits.


Tumours

The GP may refer you to the hospital to a have a head scan. This is standard procedure for sudden unilateral deafness to rule out the extremely rare occurrence of head tumours affecting the auditory nerve.

Illness

Other causes, such as a build-up of wax in the ear canal or ear infections that can cause fluid build-up, are reversible, but causes due to problems with the inner workings of the ear itself, may be permanent.

treatment

Treatment, depending on the cause, can include surgery to repair the ear or remove a tumor, antibiotics to treat infection, steroids to reduce inflammation and swelling or discontinuing use of a medication that is causing the hearing loss.

 

Treatment could be simple, such as having a hearing health professional remove ear wax or, if irreversible, hearing loss may be treated with a hearing aid. The key to the success of most treatments is speed of detection so get it checked!


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HyperSound by Turtle Beach - Glass Directional Speakers

This has to be the best hearing device to aid the listening of television and music for the hearing impaired. Turtle Beach have announced their new HyperSound speakers which are directional and transparent!


These speakers are designed to provide crystal clear sound only in the direction they are facing while leaving surrounding areas (virtually) sound free zones. Imagine listening to the television at your own preferred volume whilst not interfering with anyone else in the room. They are that directional!

 

Turtle Beach Corporation is a leading audio technology company for over 40 years and has achieved a significant breakthrough with its HyperSound® technology The company revealed in 2016 that it is now able to create directional audio using a transparent pane of glass. The Company’s latest innovation opens the doors for exploration into future glass-based directional audio products and applications in the consumer, commercial and hearing healthcare spaces.

 

The Liverpool Hearing Centre is proud to be an early distributor for this amazing new technology and you can come and test it in our modern centre at 78 Rodney Street whilst watching TV or listening to music.

 

“The advancements the HyperSound team is making with directional audio are simply amazing – some of the biggest breakthroughs in audio technology to come along in decades,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Being able to create highly directional audio using glass opens up many potential opportunities, including integrating into desktop monitors, commercial displays, desktop speakers, and automotive dashboard glass to provide warnings directed specifically at the driver… pretty much anywhere there’s glass there’s a potential for audio. As we progress the technology, this also opens up licensing possibilities to external parties looking for ways to integrate the latest audio technology into their products. Again, it’s still early in development and the applications are simply ideas on the drawing board, but at the same time having HyperSound directional audio working on glass is very exciting and we can’t wait to show it publicly for the first time at E3.”

 

Naturally, there are some glaringly obvious positive applications for the hearing impaired. In fact, the speakers can actually be programmed with a clients audiogram results.

 

HyperSound technology is a fundamentally new approach to sound delivery that generates a highly directional, narrow beam of audio in the air. Similar to how a flashlight directs a beam of light, HyperSound directs a beam of audio to targeted listeners in a specific spot, delivering an immersive, 3D-like audio experience. HyperSound Glass is similar in design to touchscreen glass, where there are multiple layers of transparent materials and electronics working in conjunction with the glass. For HyperSound Glass, the glass pane is layered with a set of transparent films allowing it to generate a beam of ultrasound that delivers crisp, clear audio to the targeted listener.