We achieve an understanding, between the clinician, and the client. The plan may be to give the client time to think, and process, seek medical advice with our support, or trial some hearing aids.
It may be there is fear of change, it regularly can be a very dramatic experience to improve hearing. People often have heard a horror story, about expensive hearing aids left in the drawer, or had a relative growing up with a whistling ugly hearing aid.
Now we are fitting hearing aids which are small and as fast computers. Being digital, it is all about the precise and rapid handling of information. The acoustic signal is received, converted into digital information, which is in turn altered to match the clients hearing targets, a template of which is stored in the aid, and then transformed back into acoustic signal.
Devices can communicate ear to ear to help build up a sense of direction for the wearer and better locate a sound source They can block out wind noise, using the head as a shield from the wind, the devices decide which aid is protected from the blowing, that aid then provides the hearing for both ears, and the buffeted device just receives and relays sound from the other side.
We have hearing aids available that can link directly to mobile phones, devices that can link to a television directly. We have devices which can detect if an individual has had a fall and automatically send a text message to a chosen family member. They can also measure steps taken during the day, and levels of social interaction.
Hearing aids can analyse an environment, and prioritise speech over and above traffic, or prioritise speech over and above traffic or the voice of the person you are facing.
However good the technology there are two further factors which are essential to a successful outcome.
We have all makes, styles, models of hearing aid available.
Many people are very interested in the rechargeable options, these are indeed very convenient and guarantee the wearer never runs out of power in the middle of Downton Abbey, or a Wedding!
Cost is absolutely essential, and as such we can tailor the needs exactly, only order the features relevant to the individual.
All of our products have a 30 day full refund period. In some cases we can organise a demonstration day.
THE ACCURACY OF THE FITTING OF THE HEARING AID
We use technology called Real Ear Measurement, where we take an acoustic measurement of the individual’s own ear canals, and measure the ear canals acoustic effect on incoming set levels of calibrated sound.
Using mashed speech signals at soft , normal and loud levels were able to ensure the client achieves and ideal result
The other factor is The HUMAN angle.
Shock can be real at first, the longer someone has had a hearing loss, the greater the surprise to hear the difference!
We encourage savouring the experience, marking the occasion, it’s often an emotional time. We do a telephone follow up, in addition to regular early appointments. All new hearing aids, at any cost level can be set for initial extra comfort.
At HEARO, the accuracy and the human side are very important. We inform, advise and support. Most of our appointments come from word of mouth, and for that we are truly grateful.