Hearing aids London

Clear, independent professional advice can be the only way to match the ideal hearing solution to your specific needs and requirements as there are a host of hearing aids and related technologies available today. 

We provide fully independent advice on hearing aid technology, selecting the very best solution for each client.

Hearing aids are distinguished by style and level of technology and as an experienced practice, established for over 25 years, we will choose the perfect hearing aid for you, selecting from whichever manufacturer is appropriate.

What are the different types of hearing aids?

Lyric – the invisible, extended wear solution

The world’s first 100% invisible hearing aid which can be worn 24/7  for 3 months at a time.  They can be used in the shower and do not need batteries – you won’t even know you’re wearing them.  North London Hearing are part of the Harley Street Hearing group, we have the most successful Lyric Centre outside of the US.  The Lyric is only available through specialist audiology clinics for full details click here.

 

 

Invisible-in-the-ear (IIC)

IIC hearing aids fit deep into the ear canal and are almost invisible. The visibility is dependent onthe size and shape of the ear canal but don’t worry, our audiologists will advise you. These instruments are removed for showering and sleeping, but can be worn at all other times.

 

 

In-the-ear (ITE)

Unobtrusive hearing instruments that are worn in the ear. Aesthetically pleasing, they cover hearing losses from mild to severe The smallest ITE-models are called CIC (Completely-in-Canal), as they fit completely in the canal they are almost invisible – amount of visibility will depend on the size of the ear canal.

 

microOTE – (Over-The-Ear)
Micro Style generation models: The state-of-the art microStyle hearing instruments are small and feather-light. The ergonomic design, combined with the extremely thin tubing, results in a uniquely satisfying cosmetic solution. They disappear behind your ear and you forget you are wearing them – until you hear the astonishing difference they make to your communication. In the most modern solutions the receiver (or speaker) is placed in the ear canal for unbelievable clarity of speech, even in noise.

 

 

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Behind-the-ear (BTE)

Versatile and powerful hearing instruments that are worn behind the ear. They can be utilised for all degrees of hearing losses, but are particularly beneficial for severe or profound hearing losses because they can provide a great deal of volume. They are also great to be used for special listening situations like the classroom or at a lecture by adding wireless technology like FM systems.

 

 

 

Hearing GlassesSpectacle Aids or Hearing Glasses

There are 2 types available – the all-in-one version and adaptation of your own glasses.  For more information click here

 

 

 

What are the different  technologies available in digital hearing aids?
Hearing aids vary according to the technology and benefits they provide. Below is a guide to technology level. The technology level prescribed will vary depending on the lifestyle needs and budget of the individual. We will discuss the various options available for you and select the most appropriate instrument for you.

Premium digital – various models. Highest number of channels for excellent compensation of hearing loss, sound quality and listening comfort. Multi-channel, fine, adaptive directional technology and noise cancellation for the best hearing in competing noise. Specialist high-tech features for different acoustic environments. Automatic situation recognition and adaptation, no need for manual selection of listening programmes. Suitable for those with a varied lifestyle with higher demands on their hearing.

Advanced digital – various models. Medium channel configuration for compensation of hearing loss. Sound processing to improve communication in background noise. This level provides some excellent high-tech features but could be suitable in less environments – not for the user with very high demands on their hearing.

Basic digital – various models. Standard channel configuration with added noise reduction features for improved listening comfort. These hearing aids will provide good, clear sound quality with additional features for noisy environments.

Entry digital – various models. A simple digital amplifier for people with less variable listening environments and lower communication demands. Least channels for compensation of hearing loss. Single channel fixed directionality – less effective in noise. Suitable for use at home and one-to-one communication.

What to do next?

If you’re reading this then you already have some concerns.  Our friendly staff will be pleased to check your hearing and advise you – call us now on 020 8455 6361 or click here to email us.



North London HearingAll our staff are highly skilled audiological practitioners who are trained in healthcare provision.  As we are registered with the Health Professions Council, we can accept self-referrals, or referrals direct from your GP or from Ear, Nose and Throat specialists across the UK.  Established for 25 years, we are part of the Harley Street Hearing Group, London's leading independent hearing clinics, and are North London's only Lyric Centre. 

So whether you want advice on hearing loss or protection call 020 8455 6361 or click here to email us.