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Digital hearing aids: What’s in a look?

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Everyone likes to look good and feel confident within themselves and that's certainly the case when they get fitted with digital hearing aids.

At our free hearing tests, we often hear fears about hearing aids looking clunky, unattractive and large, but that really isn't the case any more, what with modern technological developments.

Nowadays, the hearing aid is sleek, slimline and while it may not be the most attractive thing to look at, it's a far cry from the big, bulky devices that people used to have to wear.

When you are on your test with us, feel free to ask our audiologists for a peruse of the hearing aids we have on offer, or just have a look on our website.

Not only can many of our hearing aids be worn comfortably with glasses, they often come in a shade very similar to skin so it’s quite hard to notice you are even wearing a device.

This can be especially useful when you are starting to adjust to a hearing aid as it gives you that extra bit of confidence often required.

In The Ear, In The Canal and Completely In The Canal hearing aids are the ones most likely to be noticeable and potentially cause issues because of the strange feeling they initially have for wearers.

These feelings often disperse after a while but Behind The Ear devices generally offer less discomfort because they aren't actually sitting in the ear itself.

Obviously how a device looks and feels is important but the most vital thing is that it works properly and improves the quality of your hearing.

That is what our audiologists will be working to achieve and, while there may be a few issues to begin with, hearing aids will soon become a normal part of your life.

As ever, if you have any questions to this end, our in-branch team will be able to assist.

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