Hearing Aids

Tuning into Hearing Aid Types

Take a look below to see the brands we recommend and the different styles to suit your needs

Hearing Aid FAQ's

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CAPTURES MORE SOUND 

WIDEX UNIQUE hearing aids capture all the sounds you need, from the highs to the lows, from the loud to the very quiet. No other hearing aid can provide you with such a wide range of comfortable, audible sounds

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PASSION (RIC)

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FUSION (RIC/RITE)

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FUSION MINI (BTE)

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FUSION (BTE)

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CIC-MICRO

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CIC

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XP (ITE)

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Have an exceptional hearing experience

We don’t appreciate our hearing until it starts to restrict our lifestyle. Phonak are all about helping you regain freedom with the gift of sound.

Solutions for every need

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Phonak CROS II

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Phonak Virto™ V

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Phonak Sky™ V

Free yourself from the hassles of disposable batteries

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Quickest charging, longest lasting

Phonak rechargeable hearing aids are the quickest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aids on the market. In fact, they give you 24 hours* of hearing with a simple 3-hour charge. If you’re in a rush, you can rely on a short 30-minute charge to give you up to 6 hours of full performance. Plus, they come with easy-to-use smart charging options, to charge up wherever you are, without having to worry about running out of power.

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Phonak RemoteControl App

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Roger™ Receivers

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Phonak ComPilot II

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Roger™ Clip-On Mic

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Phonak DECT II cordless

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Roger™ Table Mic

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Phonak EasyCall II

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Roger™ EasyPen

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Batteries

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Cleaning and Care

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Pediatric Care Kits

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Designed for the best conversations.

The design of the Moxi family isn’t the only thing that will get patients talking. This lineup, designed with patient needs front and center, includes two of the world’s smallest receiver-in-canal (RIC) styles. Plus, every Moxi is driven by Tempus, the platform that’s best in conversations. Style that gets their attention. Sound that keeps them happy. That’s Moxi.

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Moxi Now

World’s smallest wireless RIC, with a 10A battery.

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Moxi Fit

Award-winning style, a 312 battery, push button and telecoil.

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New! Moxi Fit R

World’s smallest rechargeable meets award-winning style.

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Moxi Kiss

Fully automatic, a 312 battery in award-winning style.

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New Oticon Opn™

Fit for any ear

In the ear or behind the ear? For mild, moderate or severe hearing loss? Discreet, matching your hair and skin tone or smart in your favourite colour? The choices are many. Mix and match our styles to create your preferred solution.

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Alta2

Nera2

Dynamo

Sensei

Sensei SP

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Small details make a big difference,
Explore state-of-the-art hearing technology

Types of hearing aids
Juna 7

Small and stylish design

Juna 9

Small in size

saphira 3

Flexible and Comfortable

saphira 5

Small yet versatile

nevara 1

Powerful and Versatile

Supremia 7 | 3

Strong and Robust

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Turn the TV down and enjoy wireless connectivity on the go

The new IMPACT product family from Siemens Hearing Instruments come in a range of colours to match with lifestyle, fashion or mood and offer increased discretion, better sound quality and improved technology.

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ReSound Magna™

The power choice for super power users

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ReSound Lex™

Discreet and convenient

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ReSound ENZO²™

Introducing smart super power hearing

ReSound Enya™

Because your hearing is priceless

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How hearing aids work

We understand that technology can sometimes be confusing and daunting. Our aim is to provide helpful advice on hearing aids to make things a little clearer.

The clever bit…

Hearing Aids will help to pick up all of the sounds around you, processing and releasing signals back into your ear.These small electronic devices can be worn in or behind the ear. They have 3 basic parts: a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone. The device converts sound waves into electrical signals, sending them to an amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the signals, sending them to the ear through a speaker. This gives you a rounded 360 degree listening experience customised just for you.

We understand that technology can sometimes be confusing and daunting.
Our aim is to provide helpful and sound advice to make things a little clearer.

We provide the latest in technology including Wifi and Rechargeable hearing aids. Our friendly advisers will recommend the most suitable solution for you based on your home visit assessment.

Behind the Ear

This style is easiest to
handle and still discreet

Receiver in the Ear

With a very small body, this is
the most popular style

In the Ear

A good choice if you don’t have room behind your ear for both glasses & a hearing aid

How much do hearing aids cost?

Our hearing aids start from just £499 per aid, with over 200 different hearing aids in the range. The right hearing aid for you will depend on a number of factors, most importantly your level of hearing loss. To find out about a range of hearing aids that could suit you, book a FREE hearing test

What does a hearing aid do?

Very simply put, a hearing aid amplifies sound to help people with hearing loss hear the sounds around them. Today’s hearing aids are sophisticated devices that can amplify and clarify sounds you want to hear, like speech, without amplifying the background noise. Digital hearing aids can also be programmed to suit your individual hearing loss and listening situations to offer the best support.

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Do I need a hearing aid for both ears?

That really depends on your hearing loss. If you have a hearing loss in both ears then it makes sense to wear a hearing aid that ‘treats’ each ear.

How do I choose the right company to support my hearing needs?

Choosing the right company is key to ensure that: • The Audiologist is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC regulates private Audiologists training and conduct, and handles complaints. All our Audiologists at Otec hearing are highly qualified and registered with the HCPC.

Are NHS aids the same as private ones?

Some of the aids may be similar but the choice under the NHS is limited. In contrast, privately supplied aids often offer a much wider range of advanced technology and include the most invisible, discreet models to suit the individual wearer.
At Otec we offer free lifetime aftercare as part of your solution. Our lifetime aftercare programme enables us to ensure you’re getting the optimum benefit from your hearing solution. As your hearing changes we have the scientific knowledge and experience to fine tune your hearing aid to give you the best possible listening experience.

I've tried hearing aids before and they didn't work. Why was that?

It may be that you tried an out-dated type of hearing aid or one that wasn’t suitable for your needs. Today’s digital hearing aids are a huge improvement on the old analogue ones; they’re much more comfortable and can be programmed to suit your individual hearing loss. Features such as directionality and noise reduction allow you to hear what you want whilst cutting down background noise. When you are fitted with new hearing aids it is important to allow time to get used to them.

Can I try on some hearing aids and see whether they help?

YES we offer a 2 week FREE hearing aid trial this will give you some idea of how much hearing aids could help you and how it feels to wear them.

What styles of private hearing aids are available?

The main types of aid are behind-the-ear, in-the-ear and in-the-canal aids. All three types are small, discreet, and often available in colours that tone with an individual’s skin or hair. In addition, hearing aids are now available that automatically adjust to different sounds so you don’t need to adjust them manually, or they can be used with a remote control to help people with dexterity problems such as arthritis. For wearers who want to link their hearing aids wireless to their TV, music centre or mobile phone, new Bluetooth enabled hearing aids take sound directly from a wide range of electronic sources, providing clear, sharp sound direct to your hearing aids.

How long does a hearing aid last?

Your hearing aids will last for years at Otec all our hearing aids come with a 2 year guarantee. But even if your hearing aids are still functioning perfectly, your hearing may have changed since you first had your hearing aids and so they may no longer be giving you all the improvement you now need. In addition, technological advances in hearing aids mean that new hearing aids could significantly improve your hearing or could make them much easier for you to use. As part of your free Lifetime Aftercare programme, your audiologist will reassess your hearing on a regular basis to ensure your hearing aids are still giving you the best available improvement in your hearing.

Will hearing aids restore my natural hearing?

Although it is not possible to restore your natural hearing, hearing aids allow you to hear better. Even people who have normal hearing experience some difficulty in noisy situations and, although no hearing aid can restore your natural hearing completely, wearing hearing aids will almost certainly improve your hearing significantly.

What will I experience when I first wear hearing aids?

As your hearing loss will probably have been gradual, over the years you will have become used to not hearing properly many of the sounds of life, like traffic noise, the fridge, leaves rustling or birds singing. When you start wearing hearing aids, these sounds will reappear so you need to get used to ignoring the sounds that you don’t want to hear – just like you used to. By wearing your hearing aids as much as possible, you can re-educate your brain to do just this. Wearing your hearing aids will also help you recognise where sounds are coming from and learn the best settings for different situations.

Should I wear my hearing aids at night?

Hearing aids are not normally worn in bed at night. To help in other situations we stock a range of products that are specifically designed for people with hearing loss, such as alarm clocks, . If you are worried that you won’t hear your smoke alarm, ask the fire prevention officer in your local fire brigade for advice about smoke alarms for people with hearing loss.

My hearing aid or ear-piece hurts when I’m putting it into my ear.

You may be fitting the hearing aid or ear-piece incorrectly or it may need adjustment by your Audiologist.

Will a hearing aid cure my hearing loss?

No.  A hearing aid helps with hearing loss by making sounds louder in the ear but does not return the function of the ear to ‘normal’.

Some hearing losses can be improved by medical treatment or surgery and your GP or Audiologist should have referred you for assessment by a specialist ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor if this was likely to be the case.

Should I have one hearing aid or two?
  • Help with locating sounds
  • Helps hearing better in noisy situations
  • Hear speakers on both sides of you
  • Balanced hearing levels
  • Some studies suggest that it may be helpful in the long term to keep an ear stimulated rather than leaving it without a hearing aid.
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Will wearing hearing aids make my hearing worse?

Hearing aids will not make your hearing worse so long as they are fitted using an accurate hearing test.

My ear gets hot and damp when I am wearing my hearing aid, what can I do about it?

A hearing aid stops warm and moist air from escaping from your ear canals – some ear pieces/hearing aids have a small hole or air vent running right through them to allow air to circulate.

Your Audiologist may be able to add this to your ear piece/hearing aid but if this is not suitable, just remove the hearing aid occasionally during the day to allow your ear to ‘breathe’.