• Hearing aids in Maidenhead

    Affordable Hearing Aids in Maidenhead

    If you struggle with your hearing, then daily life can become more and more difficult as mundane tasks such as going to the shops or going out for a meal can be very stressful. Thousands of us have trouble with our hearing but that doesn’t have to be the case; here at Help in Hearing we specialise in providing hearing tests and hearing aids in Maidenhead. Our extensive knowledge and experience means that we are able to accurately assess your needs and offer you a bespoke solution that meets your exact requirements. A quality hearing aid that is specifically suited to your needs can give you more confidence and help you get back to enjoying social situations.

    Professional & Friendly Audiologists

    Here at Help in Hearing, our professional and friendly audiologists will carry out your hearing test to the highest standards to ensure that we truly understand your difficulties and your consequent needs. We understand that you’re bound to have worries or questions and we’re always more than happy to talk you through the process and listen to and address your concerns or questions with valuable and honest answers. We’re happy to offer this advice and consequently, we’ll never put pressure on you and there’s no obligation to buy.

    Free Aftercare

    When you come to us at Help in Hearing, we don’t simply carry out your hearing test and provide a hearing aid, we also offer a continuous and complete aftercare service that is entirely free of charge. You can rest assured that your needs are our top priority.

    Hearing aids in Maidenhead – where to find out more

    If you’re worried about your or a loved one’s hearing, then don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us for a hearing test; we can give you valuable, honest advice based on our wealth of experience. Browse through our website for more information or you can contact us today to book an appointment or with any questions that you may have.

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    Specific Hearing Aids for your Needs

    If you’re struggling to hear conversations, having to turn the TV or radio volume up or find yourself unnecessarily shouting when having a chat, there is a possibility your hearing may be impaired and you may need hearing aids. If you believe this might be the case or if you just want a modern and reliable hearing test, then be sure to call on Help in Hearing.

    Hearing Specialists

    Here at Help In Hearing, we are specialists in supplying hearing aids and hearing tests.  Our main branch is home to our specialist audiologists who serve the Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor areas. Our second branch in Marlow will always see you for any hearing tests or one-on-one consultations.

    Our experienced, independent audiologists will be able to talk all these things through with you before you are fitted for a hearing aid, to make sure that the aid is fitted correctly and successfully. Our audiologist will also provide a full aftercare service to make sure that you are getting everything you need from your hearing aid.

    As technology continues to move forward so does our hearing aid technology. Our sophisticated and latest technology means that we are able to supply a number of hearing aids to satisfy your own personal needs. Our hearing aids are designed to be as reliable, comfortable and effective as possible ensuring that they easily fit your lifestyle.

    Hearing Aid Styles Suited To You

    From digital hearing aids installed with expert technology and fine-tuned comfort, to Lyric invisible hearing aids that offer complete in-ear use, you will be able to find the hearing aid that is best suited for you. We are lucky to have specialist audiologists who are experienced and knowledgeable in specific fields of hearing aid technology.

    We understand style is a big consideration which is why we offer a range of hearing aid styles including:

    Deep Canal Hearing Aids

    Invisible hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss

    Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids

    Custom-moulded to fit your ear and suitable for mild to severe hearing loss

    Receiver in the Canal Hearing Aids

    A custom shell or open fitting allows you to find the fit that best suits you.

    For more information on our hearing tests, hearing aids or arranging a consultation then check out our website and call one of our branches to find your hearing loss solutions.

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    How Using Hearing Aids Can Help Day to Day Activities

    If someone suffers from hearing loss it can often be seen as a bit of a joke by their friends and family, but the truth of the matter is that it can be a debilitating condition with wide-reaching implications for a person’s wellbeing and happiness. At Help in Hearing we are passionate about reintroducing people to the sounds of the world through our excellent hearing aids, but how exactly can they help with the mundane, day-to-day activities that most of us take for granted?

    Going Out

    Suffering from hearing loss can dramatically effect a person’s confidence when participating in social situations – even something as simple as a trip to the shops – but it can even have an impact on any journey out of the house.

    One major consequence of hearing impairment is the risk that comes with it when crossing roads, as of course hearing makes up a major part of identifying when it is safe, but a hearing aid can remove this danger.

    Watching the TV

    Many people all over the UK enjoy watching the television, but hearing impairment can gradually remove this pleasure from our lives. With one of our effective and discreet hearing aids you can once again enjoy your favourite TV programme, radio broadcast or music like you did before your hearing loss.

    Enjoying a Conversation with a Loved One

    The reason hearing impairment can be so distressing is that it gradually strips away even the most basic elements of life, and the ability to engage in a conversation with friends and family is probably the most painful loss of all.

    Serious hearing loss can make even the most mundane of conversations a frustrating challenge, as your loved one struggles to make him or herself understood. One of our hearing aids can help to alleviate your hearing impairment to enough of a degree that allows you to once again enjoy talking with your loved ones.

    The importance of an experienced audiologist

    An experienced, independent audiologist will be able to talk all these things through with you before you are fitted for a hearing aid, to make sure that the aid is fitted correctly and successfully. An independent audiologist will also provide a full aftercare service to make sure that you are getting everything you need from your hearing aid.

    So if you or one of your family members is suffering from a hearing impairment that is affecting their day-to-day life, get in touch with the friendly and professional team here at Help in Hearing to discover how we can help. We have a hearing clinic in Farnham Common and a hearing clinic in Marlow where we can give you a completely confidential consultation or hearing test.

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    How to tell if you need a hearing test or a hearing aid

    The thought of losing even one of our senses is something many people can’t begin to imagine. A fact of life is however, that the lives we lead and the make-up of our genetics means that over time our senses can become impaired. This article talks about how to tell if you’re suffering from hearing loss and what to do about it.

    Hearing loss

    When it comes to hearing, many people associate a loss of hearing with the deaf and elderly. But the real worrying fact is that a person’s hearing loss can happen over a gradual and unnoticed period of time, meaning many people don’t realise straight away. Some wait ten or fifteen years or even decades before they address their hearing impairment. Luckily, we at Help in Hearing are here to help.

    Expert audiologists

    We are local and independent hearing and hearing aid specialists serving Slough, Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. Not only do we offer only the most advanced and thorough hearing tests within the region, but we supply some of the most sophisticated hearing aids around.

    Offering comprehensive and on-going aftercare, once we have diagnosed your hearing problem you could not be in better hands.

    How do I know if I’m suffering from hearing loss?

    • Are you finding that people around you are talking less clearly?
    • Are there some voices that you are finding harder to hear than others?
    • Are you often asking people to repeat what they are saying?
    • Have people told you to lower your voice when talking in quiet areas?
    • Do you suffer from not understanding speech in noisy environments?
    • Is the volume on your television, radio or stereo louder than others?
    • Does your family have a history of hearing loss

    Hearing test – how to book

    If you answered yes or are suspect about any of the above questions, don’t take your hearing for granted. Book a hearing test with us today by contacting us or check out our website to find your nearest Help in Hearing clinic.

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    Tips to protect your hearing

    Our hearing is extremely sensitive and if it is mistreated, many people find themselves suffering from impaired hearing loss. Loud noises, dirt and infection as well as a number of coinciding elements can all become factors. Read this article to learn how you can improve your hearing protection.

    Here at Help in Hearing, we offer only the most sophisticated and thorough hearing tests and hearing aid devices to our customers in Slough, Maidenhead, Marlow and the surrounding areas.

    We understand that many people have busy lives and that regular hearing tests may not be one of their main priorities. But, by having regular check-ups you can address any problems or potential problems with your hearing.

    Hearing protection – what can you do to protect your hearing from damage?

    1. Turn it Down

    Music, mp3s and portable devices are often the main cause as to why many people suffer from hearing loss. The louder the noise and the longer your ears are exposed to it, the greater the risk of causing damage and even permanent damage to your hearing.

    By turning your music down – if you can’t hear external sounds then it is too loud – and having a break, you can enjoy your music without risk to your hearing.

    2. Protect Your Ears In The Workplace

    Ear protectors, ear plugs and ear muffs should be worn if you work in a loud and noisy environment. Noisy equipment such as power tools, heavy machinery, vehicles and noisy operative machinery can be dangerous to your hearing if exposed for long periods of time, such as shifts or long working hours.

    3. Have A Hearing Test

    If you suspect your hearing may be impaired or are simply inquisitive as to the condition of your ears and your hearing, then organise a hearing test or regular check up with one of our qualified and experienced consultants. Even if you are given the all-clear, they will be able to offer advice and answer any questions you may have.

    Hearing protection – how to find out more

    For more information, be sure to give your nearest branch a call or contact us here.

  • Signs of hearing loss

    How do I know if I have hearing loss?

    Signs of Hearing Loss

    The signs of hearing loss can be subtle and emerge slowly, or they can be significant and come on suddenly. Either way, there are common indications. You should suspect hearing loss if you experience any of the signs below.

    You might have hearing loss if you . . .

    Socially

    • require frequent repetition.
    • have difficulty following conversations involving more than 2 people.
    • think that other people sound muffled or like they’re mumbling.
    • have difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like conferences, restaurants, malls, or crowded meeting rooms.
    • have trouble hearing children and women.
    • have your TV or radio turned up to a high volume.
    • answer or respond inappropriately in conversations.
    • have ringing in your ears.
    • read lips or more intently watch people’s faces when they speak with you.

    Emotionally

    • feel stressed out from straining to hear what others are saying.
    • feel annoyed at other people because you can’t hear or understand them.
    • feel embarrassed to meet new people or from misunderstanding what others are saying.
    • feel nervous about trying to hear and understand.
    • withdraw from social situations that you once enjoyed because of difficulty hearing.

    Medically

    • have a family history of hearing loss.
    • take medications that can harm the hearing system (ototoxic drugs).
    • have diabetes, heart, circulation or thyroid problems.
    • have been exposed to very loud sounds over a long period or single exposure to explosive noise.

    Signs of hearing loss – what to do next

    If you think you may have hearing loss, please get in touch with us to book a confidential hearing test where we will assess your hearing levels and recommend the most appropriate course of action.

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    How Hearing Aids Work

    How Hearing Aids Work

    Sound is energy produced when things vibrate and air is displaced. Your ear gathers this energy and funnels it through the ear canal until it reaches your eardrum. The eardrum is vibrated and three bones inside the ear transmit the vibrations to the cochlea, a fluid-filled organ containing tiny hairs named cilia. The fluid is agitated by the sound vibrations, moving the tiny cilia which send electrical signals to the brain that are interpreted as sounds.

    Hearing Problems

    The most common problem that arises with hearing involves the cilia, as the tiny hairs can become damaged, weakening their signals to the brain. This accounts for around 90% of hearing loss. Causes include fluid build-up, infections, exposure to loud noise or, most commonly, ageing. Hearing aids can help greatly with this type of hearing loss.

    Early Hearing Aids

    Until the introduction of electricity, hearing problems were helped using ear trumpets. These worked by funnelling sound energy into the ear canal, increasing the pressure on the eardrum to make the signals to the cilia stronger.

    Electronic hearing aids were introduced in the early 20th century that amplified sound inside the ear using electric currents. Early devices used vacuum tubes, making them bulky and heavy, but the invention of transistors in the 1940s made smaller hearing aids possible, these could then be fitted behind the ear. These analogue hearing aids have been superseded by digital hearing aids, which came on the market in 1987 following the invention of microprocessors.

    How Hearing Aids Work

    Analogue and digital hearing aids use the same basic components: a tiny microphone, amplifier and loudspeaker. Sounds are picked up by the microphone and turned into an electric current, which the amplifier boosts. The strengthened current is sent to the loudspeaker which transmits the sound, via a tube, to the eardrum, making sounds detectable inside the inner ear before sending to the brain.

    Digital aids work the same way, but are able to refine sounds and adjust them before re-transmitting them. Analogue hearing aids struggle to distinguish between sounds, but digital aids can easily adjust frequencies and control amplification, and the latest digital hearing aids can be fitted and tuned to very exact levels.

    Further developments have led to hearing aids that fit completely inside the ear and are designed to remain there for long periods of time, with hearing aids such as the Phonak Lyric being worn inside the ear for up to four months. These hearing aids require expert insertion and fitting, but give far better results than previous models and are invisible to wear.

    Call our experts today here at Help In Hearing 0845 222 0579

    Or fill in our contact form for more information.