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Hearing Aids Leicester

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Resound hearing aids Leicester

ReSound Hearing Aids

Resound is ranked in the top 5 of hearing aid manufacturers worldwide. They have recently introduced Made For iPhone hearing aids with much success leading younger Patients to adopt hearing aid technologies. ReSound have an amazing range of hearing aids offering both Made For iPhone and more traditional wireless hearing aids. 

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Oticon hearing aids Leicester

Oticon Hearing Aids

The Oticon story starts with one man’s passion to help his wife lead a better life, unhindered by her hearing loss. That passion, to empower people in need of hearing support, is what drives the company. Oticon delivers it's level of technology in a different manner to the rest, but they are still outstanding hearing aids. 

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Widex hearing aids Leicester

Widex Hearing Aids

Widex is a privately owned Danish manufacturer who rank in the top 6 manufacturers globally, renowned for innovation and quality they were the first to introduce digital hearing aids. Widex offer four levels of hearing aid technology with hearing aid type to suit every taste

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phonak hearing aids Leicester

Phonak Hearing Aids

Phonak is one of the leading manufacturers of hearing aids in the world. Phonak ranks within the top 3 hearing aid manufacturers in the world and their products are often favoured by professional audiologists. They offer four levels of technology that deliver real benefits to hearing aids users.  

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Only The Best Hearing Aids

We use only the best and latest hearing aids from leading manufacturers at our centres across Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Using the latest hearing device technology gives us the peace of mind that we are doing the right thing for the Patients we serve. it also means that we get the best results with hearing aids we use. 

A Simple Philosophy

We have a simple philosophy at Hear4U, supply the best hearing aids in Leicester and quality  aftercare at our locations in leicestershire & Northamptonshire. Because if we do that, our Patients reward us by continuing to be our Patients into the future. Not just that, they also ensure that we are continuously successful by referring other people to us. 

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High Quality Hearing Aids

We are committed to supplying high quality hearing devices, hearing test, hearing healthcare and aftercare in our locations across Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. That commitment can be seen with the equipment we use, the hearing aids we supply and the standard of care that we deliver consistently. 

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UK Veterans Hearing Help

Uk Veterans hearing helpService Recognised

My husband is ex services, former Army, Royal Artillery, so needless to say he has a hearing loss or as they say in the RA family Gunner Ear! We aren't what you would call a Services Family, however, his experience and the ongoing service of our Armed Forces has made us proud of who you are. 

We wanted to do something tangible that could help you and recognise your armed forces service. We decided that providing the very best equipment and care at a special cost would go some way to doing just that. We want to make sure that you have access to the very best equipment available. 

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Hearing Aid Accessories & Assistive Devices

We also have the best selection of hearing aid accessories, consumables and assistive devices in our on-line shop. Offering everything from hearing aid batteries, clean and care products through amplified phones to tinnitus sound therapy devices.

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Best hearing aids Leicester

Hearing Aid Technology

Hearing aid technology mostly comes in four different levels, what we can call , basic, standard, advanced and premium. Each level of hearing device technology will deliver different and varying benefits in different sound situations.  

Basic technology hearing aids

Each manufacturer has a basic level of technology, they may not call it exactly that though. This level of technology is for people who are relatively sedentary. This may be the basic level from that manufacturer but it will still be on the latest chipset available. Basic level hearing aids are usually quite basic, they will have some features designed to help you hear in noise, but they will be both basic and manually controlled. 

Lifestyle help from basic hearing aid technology

You can expect basic technology to help you in quieter sound situations. One to one conversations, even if the person is talking to you from another room is a given. You can also expect them to help you with small groups in quieter situations. They should also help you with TV and Radio. Well programmed basic hearing aids will help you some in limited noise.

Standard technology hearing aids

Each manufacturer has a standard level of technology which is second from the bottom. These devices are for people who are a little more active. The features in these hearing aids will be slightly better than the basic features. They should help you hear in slightly more challenging sound situations. This level of technology is designed for someone who is more active in their life. 

Lifestyle help from standard hearing aid technology

You can expect all of the help that a basic hearing aid would deliver but better, on top of that you can expect help a little more challenging sound environments. Such as in group situations, small meetings, out and about at the shops and in restaurants. This help is based on the noise levels present, this level isn't going to help you to hear well in a lot of noise, think moderate levels of background noise in most situations. 

Advanced technology hearing aids 

This level of technology is really good for more active people, it will have good sound quality and speech clarity in most situations. It seems that most of the manufacturers are keeping a lot of their top end technology features in the advanced ranges. They are dumbing them down slightly, but not a great deal. There are clear differences between these devices and premium devices and there are good reasons why you might choose the higher end technology but these devices are fantastic.

Lifestyle help from advanced hearing aid technology

You can expect all of the help you get from the two previous levels of hearing technology. Advanced hearing aid technology can be expected to assist you in more complex sound situations. Usually at this level you can expect help in situations like large auditoriums or churches. You should be able to hear quite well at the theatre and music should sound pretty good. In general, understanding of speech in noisier situations should be pretty good. 

Premium level hearing aids

This technology level is where the hearing aid manufacturers deliver all of their very latest features. If you simply have to hear well in almost every situation, these devices are probably the right ones for you. They are designed to deliver the best speech clarity and most natural sound in nearly every sound situation. This level of hearing aids will truly work as a pair, deciding on how they will work to give you very best hearing. 

Lifestyle help from premium hearing aids

Everything that the rest can do but exceptionally better. Premium hearing aid technology is designed to deliver the very best possible hearing and speech clarity available. These level of technology is for active people who need to hear well everywhere. 

  • You are friendly and nice and did your best to keep me informed about how to use the hearing aid. I enjoy wearing my hearing aids, they cannot be seen and are extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend you to my friends.

    Mrs Catterell
  • Just these few words I want to say to Sam, Tyler and all the staff. You are brilliant in every way. I have now been with you just over 4 years now and I would not go anywhere else. Thank you so much, see you soon. Thank you again

    Mrs Lanham
  • I have had my Phonak hearing aids for 2 weeks now and already my quality of life has improved. I have some NHS hearing aids and my Phonak aids are far superior! I am so pleased I brought them

    Mrs Deville

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One Star Hearing Aids

From £500

  • Basic Digital Amplifier
  • One to one 
  • Quiet Environments
  • Fitting & Aftercare

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Two Star Hearing Aids

From £735

  •  Improved sound quality 
  • Optional manual programs
  • One to one
  • TV & Telephone
  • Fitting & Aftercare

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Three Star Hearing Aids

From £1000

  • Reduce background noise
  • Optional manual programs
  • One to one
  • Challenging enviroments
  • TV & Telephone
  • Groups of people

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Four Star Hearing
Aids

From £1300

  • Reduce background noise
  • Optional manual programs
  • One to one
  • Challenging enviroments
  • TV & Telephone
  • Groups of people
  • Outdoors
  • Restuarants
  • Meetings
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Five Star Hearing
Aids

From £1500

  • Best Performing Hearing Aids
  • Reduce background noise
  • One to one
  • Challenging enviroments
  • TV & Telephone
  • Groups of people
  • Outdoors
  • Restuarants
  • Meetings
  • Demanding & Complex Environments

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Hearing Aid Types Available in Leicester

Custom In The Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

There are a huge range of hearing aids available to us from many different manufacturers. However, they can be broken down into a few types. Each hearing aid type has its own strengths and weaknessess and differs in suitability for different people. We want to explore the different types, discuss suitability and the pros and cons of each one. We would like to start with custom hearing aids or as they are known in the profession in the ear hearing aids (ITEs). They come in many shapes and sizes, from quite visible Full Shell hearing aids to the so called hidden hearing aids, the Invisible In Canal or IICs.

ITE, CIC, IIC Hearing Aids

Custom hearing aids have been available for a very long time and they come in many shapes and sizes that provide different levels of power and function. Even with the introduction of new types of hearing aids, ITEs remain a popular choice for many customers.  

The introduction of the new Invisible hearing aids several years ago has only seen their popularity increase. Some of the hearing aid manufacturers have small custom hearing aids that are wireless. Some hearing aid manufacturers have also been able to fit directional microphones for the first time on CICs (Completely in Canal).

This has increased increased their benefits for people who need more help in tougher environments but want a very discreet package. Many of the manufacturers now offer small completely in canal devices that are wirless enabled. 

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Invisible Hearing Aids

Hidden hearing aids or so called invisible hearing aids have been have become very popular in the last five years. The manufacturers solved the issues that made it difficult to make really invisible digital hearing aids. Since then nearly every hearing aid brand has introduced an invisible in the canal hearing aid range. IICs fit deeply in the ear making them invisible to the naked eye. IIC hearing aids are too small to be wireless.

You shoul consider this carefully, wireless accessories bring real benefit for people with hearing loss. More importantly, wireless communication between hearing aids bring brings huge benefits for users. Invisible hearing aids may not be suitable for you, if your ear canal is not the right shape or size, IICs just won't fit. 

Completely In Canal Hearing Aids / Mini In Canal

Completely in canal or CIC hearing aids are small hearing aids that will normally go un-noticed. Many hearing aid brands have released wirless enabled CICs. Wireless CICs are slightly bigger than non wireless CICs but they will deliver a better experience. Some manufacturers have managed to fit directional microphones on CICs recently.

Directional microphones are a proven feature to help people with hearing loss in noisy environments. This is the first time they have been on CICs. As with the wireless capability, directional mics make the CIC slightly larger. The extra help for you is well worth the trade off. Mini in canal hearing aids or MICs are everything that a CIC is except slightly larger, most mini in canals would automatically come with wireless functionality and directional microphones. 

Full Shell & Half Shell Hearing Aids

These devices are the largest custom hearing aids with the bulk of the case sitting in the bowl of the ear. The half shell covers half of the bowl and the full shell fills the whole bowl. In the past these devices had more features, more power and physical controls like programme button and volume controls. However, with the introduction of wireless capability and more powerful features for the smaller devices, those benefits almost null and void. However, they still have advantages, they use bigger batteries which allows them to work longer and they are easier to handle. For people with dexterity or vision issues these types of hearing aids can be ideal.  

The Pros & Cons of Custom Hearing Aids

There definitely advantages and dis-advantages to custom hearing aids. Let's take a deeper look at what they are.

Advantages Of Custom Hearing Devices

 

Discreet Choice

The are a discreet choice, but we would argue that RIC (receiver In Canal) devices are almost as discreet. The invisible hearing aids are now in fact, invisible. The larger full shell and half shell devices are of course not as discreet.

Easy To Handle 

Because the hearing aid is all in one unit, they can be easy to handle and to put in your ear especially the larger devices. 

Disadvantages of Custom Hearing Devices

 

Receiver Issues, Microphone Issues

Like RIC / RITE devices, the receiver (speaker) is located in the ear which ican cause problems. The receiver is well protected, much more so than the receivers in RICs. However, being in the ear canal exposes the electronic components including the microphones to wax and sweat.

The manufacturers try to protect all of the components, however, for them to contiue to work well, you will need to take good care of your hearing aids with a maintenance schedule.  This involves brushing the wax off the receiver end, changing your wax guards when needed and cleaning the microphones.

Failures

It is very rare for anything other than the microphone or receiver to fail. An important consideration here is that custom hearing aids will have to be sent off for repair which can take varying amount of time. It is rare that any needed repair can be done in the Practice. If the failure is within warranty it will be repaired free of charge, if not, you will have to pay a fee. If you are having them repaired regularly, the cost adds up.

Cleaning & care is a must 

A good clean and care routine that involves a drying process is will help to keep your custom hearing aids working. We don't want to put you off this device types, they are great devices and many people get on exceptionally well with them.

If you would like this this type of device, you need to be aware of the inherent issues. Many hearing healthcare professionals can arrange a five year manufacturer's warranty to cover repairs. Some may charge, we actually offer it for free. If you are considering buying custom hearing aids, ask about an extended manufacturers warranty. 

They Might Be Too Small!

Some custom hearing aids are very small and they use small batteries. The size of the hearing aid and the size of the battery may cause problems for people with dexterity or vision issues. The larger custom devices are easier to handle and use larger batteries that are also easier to handle. 

Contra-indications To Wearing Custom Hearing Aids

There are some people who shouldn't wear these type of devices. For instance, you shouldn't wear custom if you have permanent perforations in your ears or you have had a mastoid operation. The same can be said for people who suffer with sweaty ears or produce excess earwax. Both of these may well cause a failure in custom hearing aids. Lastly, they might not be powerful enough for your hearing loss. 

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We are committed to offering you a best in class experience

Free Five Year Warranty On Hearing Aids

Thats Five Years of Peace of Mind

Thats right, five years Manufacturer Guarantee on all of our hearing aids in Leicester. So you can get on with living your life without the worry of repair costs for your hearing aids.

Free Courtesy Hearing Aid

If Your Aid Needs To Be Repaired

Not just five years peace of mind, but if your hearing aid does need repair we will offer you a free courtesy hearing aid in order that you don't miss the sounds of your life while your hearing device is being repaired.

Free Hearing Aid Batteries For The First Year

Thats Batteries For The First Year Included

As part of our service we will provide you with hearing aid batteries for the first year completely free. It is part of our commitment to ensuring you hear better.

Three Month Hearing Aids Exchange Programme

Three Months To Exchange, No Questions Asked

If you don't settle with the first manufacturer or model of hearing aid within the first three months. We'll move you to another manufacturer or model, no questions asked. 

Hearing Aid Price Promise

We'll Match Any Hearing Aid Price

We'll match any hearing aid price that includes the same product, service and level of after-care as we offer our Patients.

Free Hearing Test Leicester

Either in our centres or at your home

We offer free hearing tests in Leicester & across the Midlands in our centres. If you need a home visit because of mobility problems we will happily arrange to attend your home for the test. Just contact us and we will arrange a suitable appointment 

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