Hearing Devices

We offer the world’s best hearing aids and devices. These hearing devices are light, durable, and almost invisible.

Everyday listening for everyday sounds

From a baby giggling to the roar of waves crashing on a beach, life is full of uplifting sounds. We have devices to improve hearing in any environment, including talking on the telephone, business meetings, busy restaurants to television time on the sofa.

For your ears only

Just like James Bond’s Q, the world of audiology is always inventing new solutions for hearing loss. We only work with the best. Our excellent ties with the leading brands mean we are well-informed as to the latest technological breakthroughs.

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Discreet Hearing Aids

Don’t settle for a hearing aid that announces your hearing loss to the world. We specialise in hassle-free, unobtrusive hearing aids that deliver clear, natural sound.


Maximising meetings

Our unassuming amplifier means you won’t miss a word of your business meeting. Resembling a pen, just place it at the centre of the table to boost what you hear.

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Harmonious evenings in front of the television

Is your family exasperated when you turn up the TV’s volume or switch on subtitles? Our assistive listening devices work with your hearing aid or headphones and use WIFI and Bluetooth. The result? A more enjoyable experience for everyone.

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Our Frequently Asked Questions about Hearing Devices

Over the past several years, hearing devices have come a long way. Today’s hearing devices are technologically advanced and can be so small they are virtually invisible. Many people are still reluctant to begin wearing hearing devices because they are uncomfortable with the perceived stigma that comes along with these devices. It could be, though, that there is simply a lack of understanding about hearing devices. To remedy that, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about hearing devices along with the answers that should help ease your mind, give you a better insight into these helpful appliances, and make you more comfortable wearing them.

What is a hearing device?

Hearing devices are small electronic devices that fit in or around your ear and consist of three parts. The first is a microphone, which picks up sound, then there is a processor to amplify the sound; and finally, there is a speaker to transmit that sound into your ear.

How do hearing devices work?

First, it is important to understand that hearing devices do not restore hearing. Rather, they amplify sound so that you can hear more clearly. Most hearing devices are digital, and all hearing devices carry sounds from the environment into your ear. Digital hearing devices then use a computer chip with an amplifier to convert the sound into code, analyse it, and adjust it based on your specific needs. Then, the hearing device converts the signals back into sound waves and transmits them to your ears with speakers. 

Do I need a hearing device?

If you are wondering, “Do I need a hearing device for mild hearing loss?” the answer is subjective. If you are experiencing some hearing loss that does not impact your ability to understand conversations or communicate and is not impeding your enjoyment of life, you may not need a hearing device. However, if your hearing loss interferes with your ability to understand people, it is worth considering a hearing device. Research indicates that improving your hearing benefits both your physical and mental health, decreasing your risk of cognitive decline, loneliness, depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s, making you less likely to fall, and improving your relationships with other people. What are some signs that it’s time to see an audiologist and have your hearing evaluated? If you find that you need to keep your phone at or near the maximum volume, or if you find that others complain about the volume at which you keep your television, these are two indications of hearing loss. Other signs include having trouble understanding conversation when there is background noise, like in a vehicle or at a restaurant, finding yourself asking people to repeat themselves, or depending on reading their lips to understand what they are saying. Often, people with hearing loss have trouble understanding children because their voices use high frequencies, and high-frequency sounds are often the first to be lost when hearing is diminished.

Will hearing devices help tinnitus?

Tinnitus is complicated, and experts are still not exactly sure why or how it happens. Because of that, you may need more than one type of treatment for your tinnitus. That being said, many hearing devices come with the ability to mask tinnitus, and even those that do not have this advanced feature can be helpful because they amplify some sounds while minimizing others. So, while hearing devices won’t cure tinnitus, they can be a major part of a treatment plan for managing it.

How long will my hearing device last?

Typically, a person can keep the same pair of hearing devices for about five to seven years. Because hearing devices contain microelectronics, including computer chips, they do require maintenance to prolong their lifespan. Regular cleaning and occasional servicing should keep them functioning well, but the development of new technology may entice you to upgrade. Hearing devices do come with warranties, but it is wise to consider purchasing an extended warranty.

How long do hearing device batteries last?

Some hearing devices use disposable batteries, and some have rechargeable batteries. If your hearing device uses small batteries, they will probably need to be replaced every three to seven days, while large batteries can last ten days. If you use disposable hearing device batteries, they can be found at many different retailers.

How long does it take to get used to a hearing device?

For most people, getting used to a hearing device takes some time. The amount of time it takes varies between people, and it can be longer if your hearing loss has gone untreated for a long time. Your brain will need time to adjust to the sounds it has forgotten, and this can take several weeks. Typically, you will have a 60-day trial period to make sure your hearing devices are the right ones for you, and you might have to start out wearing them for just a few hours at a time and work up to a full day. Be patient, but if you feel like you are not getting used to them, talk to your hearing care provider.

Which are the best hearing devices?

Hearing devices come in many different brands, types, and styles, and there is no one option that is best for every person. Your audiologist will help you choose the right kind of hearing devices for you, based on factors like the size and shape of your ears, your level of hearing loss, your lifestyle, your budget, and your personal preferences. The type of hearing device you need can vary based on the special features you require such as bluetooth hearing devices and any issues you might have with drainage or excessive earwax.

Can hearing devices help severe hearing loss?

For people with severe or profound hearing loss, there are hearing devices known as power, superpower, or ultra-power hearing devices. Typically, these hearing devices are a little bit larger than other hearing devices, although advances in technology have made it possible for some of these devices to be small and discreet. The reason they tend to be large is that they require more circuitry than hearing devices for mild or moderate hearing loss. While there are hearing devices that help with severe hearing loss, some people with a high level of hearing loss need to use lip reading or sign language as well as hearing devices.

Should you turn hearing devices off at night? 

Generally, it is a good idea to take out your hearing devices at night. You do not want them to come out while you are asleep and get lost in the bedding or fall onto the floor. Further, taking your hearing device out allows your ears to get some air, and lets your hearing device dry out. Letting your hearing devices dry out allows them to release moisture and bacteria, which is good for your ears. However, it can be nerve-wracking to remove your hearing devices at night, if you are concerned that you will miss your child calling for help, your alarm, or a fire alarm. Fortunately, there are some devices that can help make sure you do not miss anything. If your hearing loss is so profound that you will not hear a traditional smoke alarm, for example, you can get an alarm system that combines alarms with blinking lights and even vibrators to shake the mattress. If your concern is that your alarm will not wake you, there are alarms that vibrate or flash a light. These types of solutions can help you stay safe while also allowing you to take out your hearing devices at night.

What our clients say

Brian Hobson
Brian Hobson
If you suffer from waxy ears like me, this is the place to go! Easy to book appointments online with fees clearly displayed. No pain, no fuss, and excellent service from a very professional team. Huge thanks ladies for your prompt and friendly service.
Phill Ravilious
Phill Ravilious
Helena and the team are fantastic and very friendly. Highly recommended business! Thanks again Phill
Adam Crawfurd-Porter
Adam Crawfurd-Porter
Couldn't recommend Emily enough, an amazing set up and great people. Saved me having to go and see the GP and walked out being able to hear again after a short 20 minute appointment.
Paul Moody
Paul Moody
Found out about The Hearing Suite as specsavers now stop shringing ears in my home town, very nice welcome the lady who did my ears was very chatty and did my ears in no time all in all a very nice enviroment would def go back when they need doing again.
Helen Dickson
Helen Dickson
A lovely set up. Emily was friendly and knowledgable . If you want clean ears, I would recommend this place.
Bob Schofield
Bob Schofield
Friendly, courteous, expert service - what's not to like?
Alistair Hughes
Alistair Hughes
First experience of The Hearing Suite - I came in for ear wax removal. Helena made the whole process a breeze (despite my ear wax being particularly stubborn). She explained everything really well and was just lovely in general! Highly recommend! Thanks 😊
Andy Marshall
Andy Marshall
Helena was great very polite and made he experience comfortable would highly recommend her in future
Richard Paul
Richard Paul
Nice to find such an effective solution so professionally and competently delivered. Highly recommended.
Jan Page
Jan Page
Very helpful quick and friendly service.fitted me in earlier as had a long journey to the practice very knowledgeable helpful team .would highly recommend thanks so much Jan Page
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To book your consultation, please book an appointment, or call us today on 01423 429222 or email enquiries@thehearingsuite.co.uk

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The Hearing Suite

Turn up the volume on your life. We offer unrivalled care to improve your hearing. We can also help with tinnitus, ear wax, noise protection and other hearing issues. We don’t just hear, we listen.

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