We understand that hearing loss affects 2 out of 10 adults in the UK, and that permanent or temporary hearing loss can be the root of major discomfort. But hearing loss does not need to be a permanent struggle. Dove Hearing Centres offer advice and patient, professional hearing care in order to fit your hearing aid and rehabilitate your hearing.
For more information on hearing loss, including a free online hearing test, visit http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
How do you know if you need a hearing aid?
- Are you struggling to hear in noisy places?
- Is it difficult for you to follow conversations in a group?
- Do you often have to ask people to repeat themselves?
- When familiar voices speak, do you find them hard to understand?
- Does it seem like people are mumbling at you?
- Do you listen to the television louder than others like it?
- Do you find it difficult to hear children/grandchildren clearly?
- Can you hear the door bell or phone ringing?
- Have you stopped going to your favourite places because you struggle to hear clearly?
Hearings aids that could help you:
- Digital hearing aids provide the greatest flexibility for matching individual hearing requirements and filtering out unwanted sounds.
- Behind the Ear (BTE) hearing aids are connected to an ear mould via a small tube.
- Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aids are small behind the ear aids with a speaker that sits within the ear canal.
- In the Ear (ITE) hearing aids are completely contained in a custom made shell that fits into the ear.
- In the Canal (ITC) hearing aids are smaller that the ITE but still custom made to fit into your ear canal.
- Completely in the Canal (CIC) hearing aids are the smallest in the ear hearing aids available and are practically invisible.
- Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) hearing aids are 100% invisible when worn. This hearing aid sits deep within your ear canal ensuring the sound travels quickly and accurately to your eardrum.
- Lyric Extended Wear hearing aids are completly invisible you wear them 24/7, visit our Lyric page for more details.
How do we hear?
- The bowl, or concha, captures vibrations in the air.
- The sounds are carried through the auditory passage.
- The sounds vibrate the ear drum.
- The tiny bones in the middle ear move and transmit the vibrations to the inner ear.
- The cochlea converts the vibrations into nerve impulses.
- The auditory nerve transmits these impulses to the brain for recognition.