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Did you know ? Our hearing aid batteries are heavily subsidised ( Saving around 60 % on typical High Street prices ) and will only cost the average user £ 20 a year .

Attention to Detail

If your provider offers advice on the following then this probably indicates a more thorough approach :

Dry aid kits :
These simple kits are now widely used to protect your investment . It is known that the main problem with reliability in hearing aids is moisture ingress . We will give you a starter kit to actively encourage you to use a drying kit every day . It is basically an air-tight tub with silica crystals inside which dry out your hearing aids overnight .
Telephones :
Most hearing aid wearers
Simply mention Consumer Guide 2014 and we ’ ll give you a UNITRON CLEANDRY electric drying and cleaning unit worth £ 89.99 , free when you buy a pair of hearing aids from us .
have unsuitable telephones and mobiles . We will , as standard , advise you on the correct use / best set-up of your existing phones or if needed , on the best replacement equipment to suit you . Hearing aids do not generally work well with existing telephone equipment . We see it as part of our duty of care to you to advise you properly on this important communication medium .
TV advice :
Modern TV sound quality is causing listening / comprehension problems for many of us . If you have a hearing loss , then it ’ s going to be much worse . The first flat screen TVs are the worst for sound . A Flat TV that is 5-10 years old will typically have very poor speakers , with the smaller models that were fashionably fitted in kitchens and conservatories being the worst … Sound production in newer LED and smart TVs is often much better . However , your hearing case care professional should really assist you in tuning your TV sound to suit your hearing loss . This will often bring about a massive increase in speech understanding and will be readily accepted by other family members . Our Audiologists and Dispensers offer free home visits to set up TVs correctly for your hearing loss . This includes positioning , hearing tactics , fine tuning of the TV sound and hearing aids on site , and advice on newer TVs if required .
Tablet / Smartphone Use :
Many of our clients benefit from
the modern day miracle of Skype and FaceTime . If you are willing to explore this technology , we can help you set up contacts with friends and family and show you how these wonderful technologies can vastly improve your life . For those of you already up to speed , we can direct you to the very best apps out there to test your hearing aids ’ efficiency , to train your brain to listen better , to calibrate your hearing aids with , and even to remotely control them through your iPhone !

Did you know ? Our hearing aid batteries are heavily subsidised ( Saving around 60 % on typical High Street prices ) and will only cost the average user £ 20 a year .

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Attention to Detail If your provider offers advice on the following then this probably indicates a more thorough approach: TV advice: Modern TV sound quality is causing listening / comprehension problems for many of us. If you have a hearing loss, then it’s going to be much worse. The first flat screen TVs are the worst for sound. A Flat TV that is 5-10 years old will typically have very poor speakers, with the smaller models that were fashionably fitted in kitchens and conservatories being the worst… Sound production in newer LED and smart TVs is often much better. Dry aid kits: These simple kits are now widely used to protect your investment. It is known that the main problem with reliability in hearing aids is moisture ingress. We will give you a starter kit to actively encourage you to use a drying kit every day. It is basically an air-tight tub with silica crystals inside which dry out your hearing aids overnight. However, your hearing case care professional should really assist you in tuning your TV sound to suit your hearing loss. This will often bring about a massive increase in speech understanding and will be readily accepted by other family members. Our Audiologists and Dispensers offer free home visits to set up TVs correctly for your hearing loss. This includes positioning, hearing tactics, fine tuning of the TV sound and hearing aids on site, and advice on newer TVs if required. Simply mention Consumer Guide 2014 and we’ll give you a UNITRON CLEANDRY electric drying and cleaning unit worth £89.99, free when you buy a pair of hearing aids from us. Tablet / Smartphone Use: Telephones: Many of our clients benefit from the modern day miracle of Skype and FaceTime. If you are willing to explore this technology, we can help you set up contacts with friends and family and show you how these wonderful technologies can vastly improve your life. For those of you already up to speed, we can direct you to the very best apps out there to test your hearing aids’ efficiency, to train your brain to listen better, to calibrate your hearing aids with, and even to remotely control them throu [\TۙHB[X\[ZYX\\š]H[Z]XH[\ۙ\˜[[ؚ[\ˈH[ \œ[\ Y\H[HۈBܜX\H \] ]\و[\^\[ۙ\܈YYYY ۈH\\X[Y[\]Z\Y[Z][KX\[ZY[\[Hܚ[]^\[[\ۙH\]Z\Y[ HYH]\\و\]Hق\H[HY\H[H\Hۈ\[\ܝ[[][X][ۈYY][KY[Hۛ‚\X\[ZY]\Y\‚\HX][HXY\Y ][\[ Hۈ\X[YY]X\H[[ۛHH]\YH\\0̌HYX\N