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Digital hearing aids move into the 21st century

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Hearing aids have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, to the point where to many people they are unrecognisable to the clunky, unattractive devices of yesteryear.

Now, they can slip in behind the ear and are so light and simple to wear that you'll barely feel as though they are there at all.

Obviously, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to wearing them and people will often have different needs and constraints which is where our expert audiologists come in.

They will be able to offer their advice on what hearing aids you need as well as how best to go about adapting to life while wearing them.

Our team all use advanced microprocessors so you get the highest signal processing and flexibility to give you the best chance of being able to understand as much speech as possible in day-to-day life.

We carry out a lifestyle consultation, as well as a hearing assessment and a hearing aid demonstration, all for free, to help build up a picture of which device is the best one for you.

This means we can concoct a tailored solution to your individual needs and it may even be the case that you don't have to wear a device all the time.

As we said previously, it all depends on the individual diagnosis.

Your prescription will depend, in each case, on the extent of the hearing loss as well as whether one or both ears are affected.

Deafness Research UK also back up our view that you are not alone when it comes to hearing loss, with plenty of equipment out there to help you.

"There is a wide range of special equipment available, such as amplified doorbells, vibrating alert systems, loop systems and headphones," the charity says.

If you have any further questions, don't forget that you can always call in for a free hearing test at any Leightons branch.

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