If you have been for a hearing assessment, either via your GP through the NHS or directly with Scrivens, and a Hearing Aid Audiologist has diagnosed hearing loss for which you require hearing aids, you will have a number of options to choose from. It all depends on the severity of your hearing loss, as well as the type of hearing aid you would personally prefer to wear, based on the look and feel when you have tried and few on and made a comparison. The aim will be to come to a decision that both the audiologist and you are happy with. It is particularly important to make the decision together, on together is important, as you will be able to advise on which design and style you prefer, and the audiologist will be able to make suggestions based on your particular level of hearing loss.
We have a number of hearing aids available, including:
There is a wide range of hearing aids available at Scrivens Hearing Care – visit your local branch to find out more.
Following your hearing assessment, if you have been advised by your Hearing Aid Audiologist to wear aids to improve your hearing, it will be time to find the right ones for you. Although you may have browsed Scrivens’ range of hearing aids online, the best way to choose and purchase hearing aids is by trying out a few different styles and designs.
When you have tried out a few different hearing aid options, it will be time to decide which ones are best for you personally – the reason it’s so important to try them on and see what you’re comfortable with is that they are all so different. For example, In the Ear (ITE) hearing aids fit into the bowl shaped area of your outer ear instead of inside the ear canal, On the Ear (OTE) hearing aids are small and subtle and available in a variety of designs, and Behind the Ear (BTE) hearing aids provide the most power, as well as being able to handle moderate to severe hearing loss.
Hearing aids are often described as having a “sound” – however, the description of this can differ from one person to another, as the perception of sound is impossible to be measured. Sound is subjective and can therefore be difficult to describe to another person who may be hearing something completely different.
Sometimes, those who are wearing hearing aids describe the sound as ‘metallic’, ‘clinical’ or ‘pleasant’. Some can be worried that the sound of hearing aids will be like constant white noise, but this is not the case. The purpose of hearing aids is to improve your hearing, and although you may be able to hear something slight from time to time, the focus won’t be on what the hearing aid sounds like, but more what you are able to hear through the use of your hearing aids.
If you are concerned about your hearing but you are worried about the possibility of wearing hearing aids, visit your local Scrivens Hearing Care branch to discuss your options. Although the thought of wearing a hearing aid might be quite daunting, the long-term effects are extremely beneficial and can improve your quality of life. Browse our website for more information on our range of hearing aids, and don’t hesitate to book a hearing assessment if you feel that your hearing may have deteriorated.
If a Hearing Aid Audiologist has diagnosed hearing loss for which you require hearing aids, you will have a few options to choose from. Depending on the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, as well as the type of hearing aid you would prefer to wear, you will be able to come to a decision that both the audiologist and you are happy with. Making the decision together is important, as your audiologist will be able to make recommendations based on your particular level of hearing loss, whilst you will be able to advise which style and design you prefer.
Scrivens Hearing Care has a wide variety of hearing aids available. For example, some options include:
There are numerous hearing aids available at Scrivens Hearing Care – pop into your local branch to find out more.
Hearing aids have been proven to greatly improve your hearing, but it isn’t always a quick fix; many people who are new to wearing hearing aids think the process will be much like wearing glasses; you pop them on and all is well again. However, wearing hearing aids is completely different – the brain needs to adapt to the new hearing aids you are wearing in order for you to hear clearly again, and although this can often happen relatively quickly, it usually takes a while to completely get used to wearing them. Hearing aids help with hearing loss, but don’t restore normal hearing.
If you are wondering how well hearing aids work because you believe you may be experiencing hearing loss, book a hearing test at Scrivens and speak to one of our Hearing Aid Audiologists. If hearing aids are required, you will be able to choose which ones are best for you, then it is time to get used to wearing them in real-life, day-to-day situations. When you have worn your hearing aids out in public, for example, or whilst having conversations with friends and family members, you will begin to get used to wearing them and be able to hear things more clearly.
There are a number of different types of hearing aids available from Scrivens Hearing Care, and they all look slightly different. One thing a lot of customers ask is if they are particularly noticeable to other people; here at Scrivens, we pride ourselves on providing hearing aids that not only improve your hearing, but also ensure comfort whilst you wear them and are discreet. If you do feel strongly about your hearing aids looking as discreet as possible, we are able to show you a number of different hearing aid options available to help find the best choice for you.
When people think of hearing aids, they often think of BTE’s – “Behind the Ears” – which sit behind the ear. However, there is a wide variety of hearing aids available at Scrivens Hearing Care. For example, ITCs (In The Canal) and CICs (Completely in Canal) are particularly small and discreet whilst improving your hearing, which is what a lot of people are looking for. Speak to your Scrivens Hearing Aid Audiologist for further information and to discuss what different hearing aids look like and which would be the best option for you.
Whether or not you require a hearing aid or not depends on a number of factors, such as the level of hearing loss you are experiencing and if it is expected to be temporary or long term. For example, a decline in hearing can sometimes be down to factors such as a build-up in ear wax, a damaged ear drum or an ear infection. These issues can usually be cleared up with medication meaning you will not require a hearing aid. Sometimes if a person has been experiencing a build-up in ear wax for some time, they may think their hearing is declining, when actually there is a simple solution for this.
However, if you have been experiencing a decline in your hearing loss over a period of time, or you have noticed that hearing certain tones, pitches and sounds has become increasingly difficult, this could be a more long-term, permanent decline in your hearing. It’s nothing to worry about – having a hearing aid fitted to suit your style and budget will improve your hearing in no time. Speak to your Scrivens Hearing Aid Audiologist for further advice.