Audiology Services from Walker Audiology

 

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Hearing assessment

The Ear

Types of hearing aid

Customised protection

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About us

Services we provide

Hearing assessment

The Ear

Types of hearing aid

Customised protection

Special expertise

FAQs

Contact us

Links

Back to home page


Which hearing aids would be suitable for you?

We will take the time to carefully describe and discuss the different sound processing and other important features available in hearing aids that are suitable for you.

The different styles of digital hearing aids are available in three price ranges.

Premium digital - various models

These aids have a large number of channels for excellent sound quality; multi channel directional technology and noise cancellation for the best hearing in noise. They have specialist high tech features for different acoustic environments giving automatic situation analysis and adaptation. These aids are suitable for a varied lifestyle in many different listening environments. Some models have the remote controls.

Advanced digital - various models

These aids have fewer adjustable channels for compensation of hearing loss. They have automatic situation identification and adaptation but reduced high-tech features making them suitable in fewer environments. Some models have the remote controls.

Standard digital - various models

These aids have the least number of channels for compensation of hearing loss, often they are less effective in noise. Such aids would be suitable for those with a less variable lifestyle.

Wireless connectivity


Often people using Hearing Aids find it problematic to, for example listen to a mobile telephone, comfortably listen to the television, or benefit from private listening experiences such as an MP3 player. Today’s hearing aid technology provides flexibility via peripheral wireless connectivity to solve such difficulties and make listening through hearing aids an all embracing experience.
Working with you to understand your requirements we can ensure that our recommendations place your needs at the centre of an appropriate solution which involves the use of the most up to date technology and makes flexible listening a pleasure not a problem.

After the Assessment


Following the assessment we will provide in writing a full report describing our findings regarding your hearing, and, where appropriate, outlining the hearing aid recommendations and associated costs made to you verbally during the assessment.

Putting the recommendations into practice

On the basis of the information provided, should you decide to move forward and obtain the recommended equipment you will need to contact us by telephone or email to make an appointment to complete a ‘Hearing Aid Supply Form’ which is a signed agreement. Following completion of this the recommended hearing aids to will be ordered.

Once the aids are available you will be contacted to make arrangements for the initial fitting session. During this appointment every effort will be made to ensure you are able to hear clearly and comfortably. You will also be advised on the usage and care of the instruments.

However it needs to be appreciated that fitting hearing aids is a gradual process and it can often take two or three fitting or fine tuning sessions in order to ensure that you are able to hear as well as is technologically possible. Additionally, as the ear gets used to hearing the new sounds presented to it by the hearing aids it will almost certainly be the case that you will want alterations made as a result of your experience of using the aids in different settings..

For these reasons we like to see our clients again within six weeks of the initial fitting session.

Then, because we understand how important getting it right is, we offer clients two subsequent fine tuning sessions within 9 months of the first fitting session.

 

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