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Features of modern hearing aids

The saying ‘good things come in small packages’ certainly holds true for hearing aids. Unlike analogue models from bygone years, the latest generation of digital hearing aids are extremely powerful yet incredibly diminutive.

Thanks to modern technology, we can ‘tune’ your hearing aid to amplify specific frequencies you have trouble hearing. We can also use them to reduce background noise that clouds your hearing. Many designs also have a range of settings for different environments, so you can hear clearly and comfortably – whether you’re having a conversation in a noisy restaurant or listening to the radio in your living room.

Different types of hearing aid

There are many different types of hearing aid design. Each has its own merits, which we’ll discuss in detail when you come to select your system. Whichever design you choose, you can rest assured that all earpieces are custom made to fit snugly in your ear. The seven most common designs are:

In-The-Ear (ITE)

This design sits comfortably in your outer ear. Being larger than the other in-ear designs, the controls are easier to adjust.
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BTE Hearing Aid

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Like the RIC, these aids also sit behind the ear and have a connect earpiece. Their slightly larger size increases power and battery life.
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As an independent hearing care company, we are not affiliated to any single manufacturer. Instead we help you find the perfect hearing aid from a world of options. Here are some of the manufacturers whose aids you can choose:
Phonak, Oticon, Bernafon, Resound, Widex, Starkey, Sivantos & Unitron.

If you would like to book an appointment, ask us a question or find out which clinic is closest to you, please get in touch.

Roger Doucy's case study

Roger wore National Health hearing aids for 10 years and found them to be very frustrating. Since coming to Sevenoaks Hearing, and having Lyric hearing aids, he’s got his natural hearing back again, so much so, he forgets he’s deaf.

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