Leeds Hearing Aid Specialists
Exceptional care plans available
Your independent hearing specialists in Leeds, West Yorkshire
At our audiology practice in Leeds, we provide much more than hearing aids. We know that getting the most out of hearing technology is a complex process. That is why we take the time and effort to enable you to enjoy hearing technology’s best.
Following confirmation of any hearing loss, we offer a range of hearing aid styles from all leading manufacturers. From almost invisible devices in the ear canal to discreet devices that sit just behind the ear.
Our hearing care packages typically last 4 years and will ensure we meet all your hearing needs during this period.
We know hearing loss can affect people differently; for some, accepting the need for help can be difficult. We will work sensitively with you, allowing time for any questions you may have.
Following your in-depth hearing assessment, we will provide the best options to improve your hearing. You can trial the hearing devices in our clinic making any decisions.
Once you have chosen, your hearing devices should be ready to fit within a week.
Our Clinical Director, Paul has extensive experience providing hearing technology to clients. He will help you optimize your hearing, taking care of and paying attention to detail.
If, for some reason, you feel you need to return your devices, you have a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Features of digital hearing aid technology
Many hearing devices from independent clinics can connect to smartphones and entertainment systems. This allows high-quality audio streaming from devices like TVs, computers, and hi-fi systems.
You can take phone calls hands-free and stream online work meetings through your hearing devices.
We will assess your hearing test results at our hearing clinic in Leeds. We will also consider your lifestyle needs. Additionally, we will find the best hearing aids for you from our range of providers.
Remote microphone technology
Hearing aids can connect to small microphones, carefully positioned near someone speaking or on a table near multiple speakers.
Think of a lecture-type situation. Using a microphone near the speaker and streaming it to your ears can improve listening and help you hear more.
These are useful additions to your hearing aid package. They are particularly helpful in meetings or learning environments. It is important to hear well in such situations, especially in noisy or distant settings.
Rechargeable hearing devices
Gone are the days of replacing batteries every few days. Most modern hearing devices are now rechargeable. There are travel chargers available as well as standard chargers. These chargers enable you to use them ‘on-the-go’ and ensure that you never go without your hearing devices.
Solutions for you
At ‘The Hearing Space’, our audiologist will help you improve your hearing and support you throughout the process.
We will take time to determine your needs and only make recommendations that we feel will benefit you.
The benefit of choosing a small hearing clinic like ours is that you will always see the same person for your appointments. Research has shown that hearing devices benefit from this improvement.
We will frequently see you. If you encounter any device issues, we can usually assist you within a day or so.
Our clients are more than customers. We get to know each person we work with. We are constantly learning and through these close relationships, we feel you will get the best possible experience.
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What to expect when purchasing a hearing rehabilitation package
All of our hearing care packages include the following:
5 appointments in Year 1 to ensure your optimal success with your hearing technology
Real ear measurements (REMs) of the sound delivered in your ears
Yearly hearing tests
Adjustments to hearing devices when necessary
Speech-in-noise tests to assess the benefit of hearing technology
Hearing aid recharger/batteries if required
Ear wax removal if required
Frequently asked questions
What are the differences between hearing aids?
The range of hearing aids available includes manufacturers, styles, and performance level. If we think of cars as an example, there are different manufacturers (e.g. Audi, Mercedes) and different styles (e.g., hatchback, coupe) and also different technology levels or performance levels (e.g., Basic, Sports Edition, Special Edition).
For hearing aids, there are also different manufacturers (e.g., Phonak, Oticon, Widex), different styles (e.g., Behind-the- ear (BTE), In-the-ear (ITE), Completely in the Canal (CIC)) and different performance levels (e.g., Essential, Advanced, Premium).
How do hearing aids work?
Hearing aids receive sounds, which are converted in to a digital signal. This is then modified or processed, before being converted back to sounds via a small loudspeaker. So basically three components, a microphone (or two), a sound processor (mini-computer) and a tiny loudspeaker.
Will I have to adjust my hearing aids?
If hearing devices are set up well by your audiologist, there should be little need for you to adjust them. However, you will be able to switch listening programs, for example, when listening to music or when in a noisy restaurant. These specifc settings will allow you to makle the most out of your devices in a range of settings.
Will I need two hearing aids?
If you have a hearing loss on both ears, them ideally, two hearing devices should be worn. There are a number of advantages of using two devices which either improve hearing ability or listening experience.
How often will I need to get new hearing aids?
If you get the latest hearing aid technology, this should last you for several years. Typically, people have their devices for 4 or 5 years before upgrading to newer technology.
Will hearing aids affect my tinnitus?
Research has shown that for many people who wear hearing devices regularly, their tinnitus becomes less problematic. Most private hearing aids come with features to use if tinnitus is a problem for you.
Is there a lot of maintenance involved with hearing aids?
Hearing devices do need a little care and attention. This might involve a gentle wipe for cleanlisness or the change of a wax filter if your ears produce problematic wax. Our audiologist will show you exactly what you will to do. Most people become experts at looking after their hearing aids.
Do I need to insure my hearing aids?
The manufacturer’s warranty covers most tehcnical issues that may arise due to faulty products. We advise you to insure your hearing aids in the event of you losing them or accidentally damagint them. For most people, they can be added as named item on their home insurance.
Does it matter who fits my hearing aids?
This is one of the most overlooked issues when it comes to hearing aid fittings. Many hearing aid dispensers do not perfrom real-ear-measurements (REMs) which are recommended to ensure accurate hearing aid fitting. Here at ‘The Hearing Space’ we routinely perform REMs as we follow all best practice guidelines
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