Do you know the level of your hearing loss?
In order to know your level of hearing loss, we advise you to book a free hearing test in one of our hearing clinics near you. Slight rephrase of the above: The consultation includes: discussing your medical history and hearing needs (case history), receiving a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of your hearing, reviewing your results, and discussing your hearing needs and potential solutions with a hearing care expert.
Today’s advanced technology provides a more natural sound experience by allowing you to experience an open, 360-degree sound experience, all while providing higher sound clarity with less effort. Tinnitus support settings are also new features which benefit users. Hearing aids today can also reduce feedback (or the “whistling sound” that some hearing aid users can experience). It is also possible to connect modern hearing aids to your smart devices and TV, so that you can hear your smart device and/or TV sounds directly through your hearing aids.
360-degree sound experience:
Some modern hearing aids (such as the Oticon Opn S) have the technology to provide you with a “360-degree sound experience” so that you can focus mostly on the sounds directly around you or in front of you. These advancements provide higher sound clarity with less effort and allow you to understand speech better in all settings.
Learn more about what the Oticon technology can do for you:
Oticon Opn S™
This technology is based on the fact that we hear through our brains, and our ears are merely responsible for picking up the soundwaves. BrainHearing™ by Oticon supports the brain’s natural process of making sense of sound by allowing the brain to hear in the most natural way possible, thereby reducing fatigue. BrainHearing™ technology provides the following benefits: open access to all speakers, background noise reduction, speech clarity, sound localisation for improving focus, and personalised programming settings.
Feedback (which is often experienced as a whistling sound) can occur when acoustic signals escape the ear canal and hit the microphone on the hearing aid, producing a whistling sound. However, feedback in modern hearing aids is much less common due to new technology supporting the prevention of the feedback sound.
Many of those with hearing loss also experience symptoms of tinnitus. Recent technology allows users to listen to relief sounds through their hearing aids which help to sooth and decrease the annoyance of tinnitus.
Oticon offers a specific programme called Tinnitus SoundSupport™. You can also choose to simply stream your favourite sounds from your smartphone into your hearing aids as a way to relieve tinnitus symptoms.
Learn to get relief from tinnitus
Another popular feature is connecting your hearing aids to mobile phones or tablets so that phone conversations, music, or video calls can be heard directly through the hearing aids. This allows you to experience clear, high quality sounds. It is also possible to connect your hearing aids to your television. You can then customise the volume of the programme so that it can be as loud (or as quiet) as you want; meanwhile, your family members can enjoy the TV at their own volume of choice.
Some modern hearing aids can be powered by rechargeable batteries. 3 hours of charge will provide a full day of power (including the power needed for wireless connections and streaming).
Rechargeable batteries are economical in the long-term and typically only require replacement every 3-5 years.
Learn more about hearing aids with rechargeable batteries:
Rechargeable hearing aids