Hearing Aids

One in ten adults in the UK would benefit from wearing hearing aids yet far fewer than this actually do wear them.

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How do hearing aids work?

Modern digital hearing aids are very easy to use in everyday life, thanks to the impressive technology found inside. They improve your hearing by amplifying the sounds that you hear. For instance, if you are hearing a lesser clarity of speech due to a high frequency hearing loss, then your hearing aid will amplify the high frequencies so that you can hear them again.

Choosing the right hearing aid

If you choose the high-quality modern digital hearing aids available for free through the NHS, our experts will personally recommend the most suitable hearing aid for your hearing levels to ensure you can make an informed decision.

If you choose a premium hearing aid, you can be sure that you are getting the best that’s available. Here you have the widest choice of styles at no extra cost and we only offer the best, most up-to-date premium hearing aids available; including a lifetime supply of free batteries (fair usage policy applies), as many free review and repair appointments as you need and support.

Hearing aid accessories

Also available for use with the hearing aids are state-of-the-art, small, sleek microphones and Bluetooth devices that allow you to pick up what people are saying from across the room, or hear a group of friends in a busy restaurant or café. These can perfectly partner your digital hearing aids and can further improve your ability to hear the TV, mobile phone conversations, meeting or group situations and more.

Digital Hearing Aids

State of the art, digital hearing aids have been available on the NHS since 2000. In these years, the technology has improved immensely and has finally reached an incredibly high level of sophistication, in addition to perfecting the comfort and fit. There are a couple of options available for patients. These included, either a personalised, custom-made acrylic earpiece with a Behind the Ear (BTE) device or our extremely small Receiver in the Canal (RIC) technology.

Chime are able to provide these hearing aids free of charge, on long-term loan to patients. This is due to the ability to bulk buy good quality hearing aids at low prices from hearing aid manufacturers.

Invisible hearing aids

Chime is now able to offer truly invisible hearing aids like the ones you may have seen in adverts on TV. These are a part of our premium range available to buy from the Chime Hearing Centre in Exeter. Completely customised, this allows you a choice of styles, fit and colours. Our Audiologists can also recommend the best aid for you.

Cochlear implants (see Bone Anchored Hearing Aids)

These are for people whose hearing is beyond the assistance of a regular hearing aid. Your Audiologist will be able to tell you if this is something that is suitable for your hearing level. As a rough guide, people with a profound sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) who show good use but find little benefit from digital hearing aid amplification, are those most likely to be considered for cochlear implantation at the regional centre in Bristol.

Much more relevant: Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHAs) are for those people who have a permanent or long-standing, conductive or mixed hearing loss and who would find digital hearing aid amplification ineffective.

To arrange a free demonstration and trial or to find out more, contact 01392 953060 or chc.exeter@chimehealth.co.uk.