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Fitting the Lyric invisible hearing aid in Worcester

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Fitting The Invisible Hearing Aid

Fitting the Lyric Hearing aid

We have been fitting the Lyric hearing aid for some time now in Worcester. We have had really fantastic results and many happy customers. The Lyric is a different type of hearing aid, in fact, it is the only one of its type. It is placed by us, exceptionally close to your eardrum. The Lyric is a completely invisible solution because of its deep placement in the canal.

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It is also the only long wear 24/7 hearing aid device on the market. It is worn for up to three months, no battery changes, daily extraction or insertion, simply hassle free hearing. Because of this placement it is exceptionally important that a trained professional both places and extracts the device. Actually placing the device does not take long and there is little or no discomfort.

Although Lyric® is an exciting and unique hearing solution, like all hearing aids, it is not the right solution for everyone with hearing loss.

The Lyric is only appropriate for people with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. Its use is also constrained by ear size and shape. There are also some medical contra indications to the use of the device. During the consultation we will assess your hearing problems, your ear size and shape, and your medical conditions to evaluate if Lyric is right for you. The very first step is to have a hearing test.

The Hearing Test

The first step if for us to do a thorough hearing test to identify your hearing loss and lifestyle needs. Our test is comprehensive and will involve a diagnostic test of all of the functions of your hearing system. The test involves procedures such as:

  • Pure Tone Testing
  • Speech Testing
  • Tympanometry
  • Acoustic Reflex Testing

These tests allow us a full appreciation of your hearing loss and its underlying cause. The tests will also allow us to judge if you are a viable candidate for the Lyric hearing aid. We will then move onto assess your ear canal and shape for seating of the Lyric hearing aid

Lyric Hearing Aid Assessment

We will inspect your ear canal using a special microscope, this is to see if your canal shape and health is okay for the Lyric. The Lyric will be in your ear canal for months at a time so we need to be confident in the health of your ear canal. If we are happy that you are suitable, we will then size your canal.

Sizing For Lyric

Using a special forceps and depth sizing tool we will measure the length of your canal. Once the length is measured and you are found suitable we then use different sizing tools to find the right size Lyric hearing aid for you. This is a simple exercise, we place the sizing tool into your canal and then we carefully inspect the canal with the microscope to assess the fit. Having found the right size we will then move on to the actual fitting.

Fitting The Lyric

Having found the right size for you, we program the Lyric via our system and then place it in your ear canal. We will quickly find the right position and this part of the procedure is over in moments.It is very much a new experience for people, most of our Patients adjust to the feel of the Lyric quickly. However, some people do need to come back so we can adjust the position of the device.

Initially what we do is to ask you to walk around town for a while, this gives you some time to experience the sound and the fit of the Lyric. You will then come back to the shop and we will undertake any adjustments in sound quality or positioning for you then and there.

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Worcester Hearing Centre host free pioneering hearing show

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Worcester Hearing Centre host free pioneering hearing show

Successful Hearing Show

The Worcester Hearing Show took place on Friday 3rd of October at the Guildhall, Worcester. Over 100 people attended the event which will be held annually. Anyone who suspects they have a hearing loss, if you wear or have worn hearing aids, if you have any questions about your hearing health or if you have a family member who is dealing with hearing loss and you want to understand more to be able to help them, then this show is a ‘must-attend’ event.

Experts from leading manufacturers introduced the very latest hearing innovations with interactive demonstrations and presentations whilst our own audiologists were on hand to answer any questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Ever wondered what the inside of your ear looks like? You were able to explore the inside of the ear, as an audiologist used a video otoscope to explain the workings of the ear to you.

The British Tinnitus Association and representatives from Hearing Dogs were also present and there was the chance to win a £250 Worcester Hearing Centre voucher as well as a £100 M&S voucher for those who pre-register for the day. Those attending will take home a goody bag with useful hearing information.

Look out for our next event and the Worcester Hearing Show next year, hosted by Worcester Hearing Centre.

Have a question or would like a hearing test, please contact us today to arrange this by calling 01905 617803.

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Get Your Risk Free Trial of The Lyric Hearing Aid in Worcester

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Trial The Phonak Lyric Risk Free!

You may have seen the advert on the TV, the newspaper, or heard it on the radio, hard to believe, but it is true, You can trial the Lyric Hearing Aid Risk Free in Worcester! That is truly risk free with no obligation, so why don’t you book your free consultation with us now?

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The Phonak Lyric Hearing Aid

In conjunction with the leading hearing aid manufacturer, Phonak, we are offering a Risk Free Trial of the truly invisible Lyric hearing aid in Worcester. No deposit and absolutely no obligation on you to continue with it

The hearing aid we know that you will forget

Choose Lyric and all sorts of welcome memories will soon return. Waking up to the sound of birdsong. Stepping beneath a shower without a second thought. Feeling comfortable about a noisy, crowded room. So comfortable you will forget you are wearing it.

100% invisible – 24/7 wearable

It’s the first hearing aid that’s 100% invisible and wearable 24/7. It’s impossible to see from any angle, so it’s completely discreet. Plus you can exercise and shower in it! Typical hearing aids can cause problems where they knock on phones or need adjusting – that doesn’t happen with Lyric. There’s no fiddly battery changing as it lasts for months at a time.

Why don’t you book your free consultation to find out more about how Lyric might change your life.

Better Hearing 24 Hours a Day

Designed to be worn 24 hours a day, yes, even in bed! Lyric is equipped with a unique battery that lasts for months on end. Many users tell us they actually forget they have it in. And since its location deep in the inner ear makes it completely invisible, no one else need know you’re wearing it either.

The deep canal placement gives you several other advantages, too. Answering the phone poses no problem – as does wearing over the- ear headphones and most types of ear piece. Encased in soft biocompatible foam, the unit is completely splash-proof.

Live life like you used to! Arrange for your 30 day risk free hearing aid trial in Worcester today by calling us direct on 01905 617803 or book your appointment now!

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Lyric Hearing Aids at Worcester

Lyric Authorised Partner

The Lyric hearing aid, the World’s first and only 100% invisible hearing aid, that can be worn 24/7 is available at Worcester Hearing Centre. We are proud to be a Lyric Authorised Partner.

Hearing aid features are many and diverse, what do they do?

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When you are considering purchasing any electronics, whether it be a TV or a laptop, you often look at and compare features. The way most people approach the purchase of hearing aids is no different. They will often try and compare the features. Hearing aids have many different features that deliver differing benefits to hearing aid users. However, they get harder to understand as you try to compare them across different manufacturers.

So many different names for features that in essence all try to do the same thing. Of course, that does not mean that all the features are the same, some do the things they should in a better manner. All modern hearing aids would have some mixture of high technology features designed to help you hear better. The level of those features and the overall benefit to you is dependent on the level of technology of the hearing aid and the manufacturer.

Audible indicators

Audible indicator tones are used by all manufacturers to inform you of the changes that you are making to the hearing aids. They are audible feedback to you to let you know which program is currently in operation, that the volume control has changed or that the battery level is low. The tones normally tend to be a beep or melody, however Widex use real speech to announce the programmess that you are on and whether the battery is low.

Automatic programme

Listening programmes are pre-set to work in different listening situations such as restaurants, they are pre-programmed into the hearing aid. This allows you to optimise the hearing aid settings for different listening conditions, for example speech in quiet, noise, TV and music. You can select each listening program by using a switch or push button on the hearing instrument or via a remote control. However, an automatic program selects the optimum instrument settings without you having to intervene. The hearing aids identify the sound environment, then  they automatically switche to the appropriate settings. Differing manufacturers provide automatic program that recognise differing amounts of sound environments.

Binaural synchronisation

Binaural synchronisation is a feature that was introduced with the advent of wireless hearing aids. Originally, the feature ensured that the settings, such as volume level and programme, were synchronised across two hearing aids. This feature ensured that if you made a change on one hearing aid, It was automatically changed on the other. This meant that the two devices are always properly balanced. The featured has advanced much further than that now, in high technology levels, this feature allows the hearing aids to act as an integrated system using binaural compression.

Binaural Compression

This is a feature that has been more recently introduced, Widex introduced it in their top range hearing aids in 2009. Many other manufacturers have followed suit in more recent times. Binaural compression is achieved by using both hearing aids to analyse and understand the surrounding sound environment. They communicate to each other exactly what they are hearing. This information exchange allows the hearing aids to make decisions on what they present to you as a system.

This allows them to replicate the normal sound cues that we receive with normal hearing. People who use it report that the sound of these systems is the closest to natural they have ever experienced. We also believe that because the natural sound cues are preserved, it is easier for the brain decipher what it is hearing.

Compression channels

These are divided in a similar fashion to frequency bands which we will describe later. However, unlike frequency channels that are designed to split the frequencies of sounds into different areas for amplification, compression channels are divided into a number of channels that restricts the range of sounds that you are exposed to.

This allows us to tailor make the amplification for you, ensuring that soft sounds are audible and loud sounds are never intolerable. This feature is particularly useful for first-time hearing aid wearers who have become accustomed to a certain level of volume. This division of channels allows us to make frequency-specific adjustments independently in just that area of sound. Some hearing aids have more channels/bands than others.

Data logging

Data logging is a feature within hearing instruments which records information about the use of the hearing aids. This data is made available to us in order that we can review it for fine tuning purposes. Unitron have released a particularly powerful data logging tool with their new North platform. The data that is normally recorded includes: hours of use, types of listening environment encountered, listening programmes used and the volume control position. This information allows us to discuss how you are getting on and to identify any opportunities to make changes to the hearing aids that will be more beneficial to you.

Feedback cancellation

Feedback is the shrill whistle that hearing aids were once famous for, feedback can be due to a poor fitting of an ear set or in ear hearing aid. This allowed amplified sound to escape, which was re-processed by the hearing aid resulting in a screech. It is similar to the screech you will get from a speaker when a microphone is brought too close.

Feedback cancellation is a feature that was introduced in digital hearing aids to overcome this problem. The features have become exceptionally good at dealing with the problem. Most modern hearing aids will not whistle unless there is a large build up of wax in the ear canal. Even then, sometimes they will not whistle. The actual features differ in operation across manufacturers, however they all result in the feedback being cancelled.

Directional microphones

Directional microphones are the feature that has the single biggest impact on your ability to hear in noisy sound environments. In essence, hearing aid manufacturers use two microphones in a hearing aid that allows them to have two separate points of information about the sound environment. The information from both microphones is used by the computer brain of the hearing aid to separate what sound is coming from the rear and what sound is coming from the front.

This allows the hearing aid to present the sound to the user with a reduced level of sound coming from the rear and concentrate the sound coming from the front if that is what is needed. Directional microphones enable you to target the direction of hearing, as you require, from hearing all-round sound to being more focused on a single person or object. Modern directionality can allow you to focus the beam of hearing in any direction, for instance to your right, left or backwards when you are in a car. Allowing you to hear the driver, passenger or rear seat passengers.

Adaptive directional microphones

This is a feature within the computer brain that increases the power of directional microphones. The feature uses the microphones to detect the location of the strongest noise and adapt its sound pick-up to minimise that noise. If the noise source moves then the sound from the microphone system adapts to keep that noise reduced. Most modern adaptive systems can work in more than one frequency band allowing the reduction of several different noises at one time even if they are all moving at different positions around you.

Automatic directional microphones

Automatic directional microphones do everything we have discussed in the previous two paragraphs automatically. They just work, no input needed.

Frequency bands

Sound is split into frequencies, think of the singing scales for a good analogy. Hearing aids concentrate on the frequencies involved in speech. The  frequency range of the hearing instrument is divided into a number of bands in which the amplification can be controlled to match your hearing loss. If you remember the old graphic equaliser features on music systems, frequency bands in hearing aids are used in a similar but more complex manner.

Each manufacturer is different, some call them bands and some call them channels. No matter what they are called, they allow us to custom tune the hearing to your needs. The more frequency bands that the aid has, the finer the customisation for you. It means that we can deliver crisper, clearer hearing that is designed for you and your hearing loss.

There is quite a bit of debate about how many bands matter, the opinion differs among manufacturers. For instance Widex believes that fifteen is the limit, that any more than fifteen brings no more benefit, however GN ReSound believe that 17 is the best. No matter, the more bands or channels that a hearing aid has the better.

Noise reduction

Noise reduction is designed to help you hear better in noisy situations, it attempts to reduce the perception of noise so you can understand speech better. It makes it more comfortable for you in noisy conditions, it automatically recognises the background noise, for example in traffic noise in the street, busy pub or restaurant, and then goes to work.

Speech enhancement

Speech enhancement is something that again has been around for several years. With advances in computer processor chips it has got better at what it does. Speech has a very different pattern to noise which allows the processor to identify it. This feature allows the processor in the hearing aid to identify those speech signals and enhance the presentation of them. In essence it analyses sound signals and, where most noisy, reduces background noise and maximises speech.

Transient noise reduction

This feature is a noise reduction system that identifies and suppresses sudden impact sounds, such as breaking glass, shutting doors and clanging dishes, without affecting speech clarity. It differs from normal noise reduction by the rate of attack, it acts quickly.  It is known by many names across the different hearing aid manufacturers such as sound-smoothing, hammer noise protection and anti-shock. No matter what it is called, it allows the hearing aid to process sudden or loud noises in a more comfortable way for you, delivering a better more comfortable experience.

Wind noise reduction

Wind noise reduction is an electronic system that reduces the annoying sound of wind rushing over the microphones. The hearing aid detects windy conditions and adapts the hearing aid sound output automatically for maximum comfort. This feature is great for people who participate in outdoor activities, such as golf.

If you have any questions about hearing aids, or their features, give us a call on 01905 617803 or book an appointment online.

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Hearing tests, hearing healthcare & hearing aids in Droitwich

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We also offer our hearing healthcare services in Droitwich at the the BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital. We work there in collaboration with private ENTs undertaking clinical assessments, however, we also see our own private patients from the area. The Hospital is based at Saint Andrews Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 8DN. So if you are from the area and you think you need to see us, why don’t you give us a call and we can book you in there.

 

The Same Quality Services

We offer the same high quality services such as hearing tests, tinnitus management and noise protection etc at the hospital

The Latest Hearing Aids

We offer hearing aid services at the hospital as well and we have ensured that we use the same high quality equipment so the fit and service is on par with what we offer in our Worcester Practice. We only use the very latest hearing aids from the best manufacturers, so you can be sure that what we recommend is the very best for you, your lifestyle and your hearing loss.

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So if you are looking for a hearing test or hearing aids in Droitwich, why don’t you give us a call on 01905 617803 or book an appointment online now

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Hearing Aids, The Oticon Alta2 Pro Range

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Oticon are one of the premium hearing aid suppliers that we use here in Worcester. They have been focused on delivering amplification that is as natural as possible over the last few years in order that they can best present sound to the brain. This focus has been called Brainhearing technology. In essence they believe that the best route to better hearing is to focus on delivering a solution designed for the brain to easily recognise. They also process sounds in such a way that they take advantage of the Brain’s natural abilities. They have just released their latest Brainhearing technology.

Alta2 Pro Hearing Aids

Oticon’s Most Advanced Premium Solution

Oticon Alta2 hearing aidsAlta2 Pro is the premium full line hearing aid range from Oticon, it is built on Oticon’s most advanced technology and it delivers it’s finest listening performance. Packed with a range of break through features which combine to give you enhanced sound quality, reducing the amount of

effort it takes to listen and understand. The Alta2 Pro hearing aids are currently the best hearing aid Oticon has ever offered. Alta2 Pro comes in a wide range of custom,  Behind The Ear (BTE) and Receiver In The Ear (RITE) styles with colour options that ensure the Alta2 Pro will suit all individual taste.

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This is the premium hearing aid in Oticon’s range which uses their new Inium Sense processing chip. This Pro model is a higher specification than the Alta2 and is suitable for more demanding listening environments.

Design RITE and IIC hearing aids from OticonThe new design RITE  and the Invisible In the Canal (IIC) the so called hidden hearing styles will change how you think about hearing aids. They are smaller, more discrete and more beautiful than ever. You will forget you are wearing them because they are so comfortable. The Alta2 Pro is available in a range of colours and fitting options, these include;

Invisible In Canal (IIC), Completely In Canal (CIC), In The Canal (ITC), In The Ear (ITE) Design Receiver In The Ear (designRITE) Mini Receiver In Ear (miniRITE), Receiver In The Ear (RITE), Mini Behind The Ear (miniBTE) and Behind The Ear (BTE)

The ITC, ITE, RITE and BTE fittings are available with a telecoil whilst the RITE, miniBTE and BTE fittings also have a volume control.

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Main features

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16 Channels Controlled By 10 Bands

The more bands a hearing aid has the better it can fine tune the channels to amplify and clarify sounds and speech. These work with the other programs to ensure a better listening experience.

Noise Reduction

This feature reduces the level of background noise without affecting the volume of speech around you, giving you better clarity when having conversations in noisy places. If you have problems in noise, this type of featureis ideal for you.

Wind Noise Reduction

This program recognises and reduces the sound of wind, making it easier to hear speech when you are outside. An ideal feature if you are active in the outdoors, take walks or like to play golf.

Spatial Sound Premium

Spatial Sound is based on a binaural wireless system. By preserving the natural characteristics of the signal from both ears simultaneously, this technology assists the brain in the process of organising, selecting and following sounds, resulting in easier access to speech in noise. This is the core of the system, it tries to ensure that sound is presented normally so the power of the brain’s natural abilities can be used.

Binural Synchronisation

Noise reduction and directionality are automatically aligned in both ears, creating consistent sound reception. This allows the most natural sound quality and ensures the hearing aids work as a pair.

BrainHearing Technology

This program uses Binaural Processing and Binaural Synchronisation to allow your hearing aids to communicate with each other and ensure they are always on the same program settings and volume. This also helps you to hear where sounds are coming from, giving you better spatial awareness. The telephone program sends the sound from the phone to both hearing aids at the same time, making calls easier. The Spatial Noise Management program compares the speech and noise volumes around you and is able to increase speech clarity. This gives you better understanding of speech in noise.

Soft Speech Booster

This program amplifies the harder to hear speech sounds at higher frequencies. Many people with high frequency hearing loss find it difficult to hear the beginning or end of words, and struggle with conversations. This program brings these high frequency sounds within hearing range.

YouMatic Premium

Designed for different listening situations, this program can contain 5 different profiles tailored to suit your needs, ideal for busy lifestyles.

FreeFocus Premium

This program controls the directional microphones and gives you five different modes for hearing sound in front of you, behind you, to the side or all around you. This is ideal for times when you cannot always turn to face the person speaking.

SpeechGuard E

This is designed for quieter environments and works to amplify speech sounds. It also adapts to your environment, ensuring listening comfort if background noise increases.

10 kHz Bandwidth

This gives a rich listening experience and great sound quality when listening to music.

Inium Feedback Shield

The feedback program removes the whistle or buzz of feedback before you know it’s there.

Tinnitus Sound Support

This program plays relaxing sounds to give relief from the whistle of tinnitus. The Tinnitus Sound App, used with Oticon’s ConnectLine Streamer Pro allows you to personalise your sound settings and also gives you some relaxation exercises.

VC Learning

These hearing aids are able to learn what your favourite settings are over time and apply them for you.

Adaptation Manager

New hearing aids can seem too loud, especially if you have been without good hearing for a while. This program allows you to get used to the noisy world gradually by slowly increasing the volume.

Wireless Connectivity

Helps to experience better connections with people, information and entertainment.
Phone communication – breaks down the barriers to phone communication. Incoming calls can be taken by simply pressing the dedicated phone button on the streamer, and the caller’s voice is streamed directly through the hearing instruments.

ConnectLine for life’s many opportunities

Oticon ConnectLine for Oticon Hearing Aids

ConnectLine wireless accessories are the ideal complement to Oticon hearing aids, the devices empower you to participate more actively in practically all of the situations in life that you have difficulty with.

One complete wireless  integrated system

ConnectLine is the wireless solution that offers the most connectivity abilities in one integrated system. Start with the application you find most useful for your needs. You can always add more applications at any time.

The New Streamer Pro

The Streamer Pro is the heart of ConnectLine giving  you total control of program shifts and hearing aid volume. More than that it delivers control of all sources of audio-based information, entertainment and communication available to you.

TV – TV sound is wirelessly transmitted to the hearing instruments via the streamer providing high quality listening. The volume of the TV for the rest of the family remains at a level which suits them.

Wireless and Cable Connection – allows connection to various audio sources wirelessly or with a jack plug.

Personal Computer – connect directly to computers so that audio is transmitted directly through the hearing instruments for clear , easy online conversation and listening.

Lapel Microphone – allows you to enjoy clear and private one to one communication in challenging listening environments with a range of up to 15 metres. Teleloop – the T – cord built into the steamer allows easy access to Teleloop systems in theatres, lecture halls and places of worship.

Remote Control – the streamer can be used as a personal remote for adjusting volume and programs for those who have dexterity problems.

I think that pretty much wraps up all there is to know about the new Oticon Alta2 Pro Range of hearing aids, if you have any questions about the new range of hearing aids or hearing aids in general, why don’t you give us a call on 01905 617803 or book an appointment online.

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Hearing Aids, Phonak Audeo V90

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Hearing Aids, The Phonak Audeo V90 RIC Hearing Device Range

The Phonak Audeo V90

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The new hearing aid range from Phonak, the Audéo V, is a Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) hearing aid, making it a versatile but highly discreet option.  RIC devices are very discreet because the piece that goes behind your ear is usually very small and the tube leading from it into your ear is almost invisible. They are very versatile because the receiver (the speaker part in the ear) can be changed for different levels of power, meaning that they can often work for nearly every hearing loss.

RICs aren’t for everyone

RIC devices aren’t suitable for everyone, if you have wet ears or really waxy ears it can cause the receiver to fail. So they aren’t necessarily suitable for everyone.

The Audeo V replaces the Audeo Q or Quest hearing aid family. The choice of hair and skin colours that Phonak have made available enhances the hearing aid’s discreetness if that is what you want. The fashion and fun colours make sure that you can show them off, if that is more your style. Phonak have ensured that they have something to suit every style. The hearing devices deliver fantastic support in even the most challenging listening situations, as you would expect from such a quality hearing aid manufacturer. they really are a complete package, great sound quality and a discreet, modern design. The Audeo V delivers:

  • a great choice of styles at different price levels
  • An option to help manage tinnitus
  • And so small that it virtually disappears behind the ear

Hearing Aid Types & Technology

IFrameThe Phonak Audeo V90 contains the highest level of technology in the Audeo range. It has 20 sound processing channels and a wide range of programmes and features to help you to hear in challenging environments. This RIC (Receiver In Canal) hearing aid is available in 11 different colour options.

The dust proof coating is also water repellent, ensuring that your hearing aid stays in great working order for longer. Phonak’s Binaural VoiceStream TechnologyTM allows one hearing aid to recognise speech sounds and transmit the speech to both hearing aids in real time. This technology works alongside various other features to give you the best hearing clarity in different challenging listening situations.

The four behind the ear models of Audeo are the V90-10 which takes a size 10 battery, the Audeo V90-312 which takes a size 312 battery. The Audeo V90-312T is the same again but with the addition of a telecoil receiver for a loop system. The Audeo V90-13 is the largest and fits a size 13 battery.

AutoSense OS

Phonak autosense iconAutoSense is the management system of the hearing aids, it is an outstanding automatic feature that seamlessly alters your hearing aids to your changing listening environment. AutoSense OS accurately captures the precise listening environment you are in, changing when it needs to, to provide you with a comfortable, seamless listening experience throughout your day.

Speech in Loud Noise

Phonak speech in loud noise iconThe feature helps you focus in on the single voice you want to hear from a noisy crowd. When noise reaches a level that makes understanding one person in a crowd difficult, StereoZoom, Phonak’s excellent microphone management system is automatically activated, allowing you to focus on the voice you want to hear and ignore the noise you don’t.

Speech in 360°

Phonak speech in 360 iconUnderstand speech from any direction. The Speech in 360 feature automatically selects the direction of speech and sends this speech signal from one hearing aid to the other, improving clarity and speech intelligibility without the need for you to face the speaker.

Speech in Wind

Phonak speech in wind iconEnjoy conversations even on a windy day. When wearing hearing aids wind noise can interfere with your speech understanding and listening comfort. The Speech in Wind feature enhances your ability to understand speech well, even when the wind is blowing.

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It is also a multi programme aid and the programmes include;

Automatic Programmes

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  • Comfort in Echo, which reduces the noise of echo making it easier to hear speech.
  • Speech in Car, which makes it easier to follow conversations when you can’t take your eyes off the road.
  • Speech in Loud Noise, reduces the effect of loud noise making it easier to understand speech.
  • Music, giving you better clarity when listening to your favourite music.
  • Comfort in Noise, reduces loud noise to make your hearing more comfortable.
  • Speech in Noise, focuses your hearing to the front, reducing noise behind you.
  • Calm Situation, adjusts your hearing aids for comfort and better hearing in quiet environments and one to one conversations.

Manual Programmes

Speech in Wind

When you are outside, the sound of the wind can drown out all conversation. This programme works out which hearing aid is getting the better speech signal and using the Binaural VoiceStream Technology sends the speech to both hearing aids. This improves speech clarity and also reduces the effect of wind noise. It is an ideal feature to have if you are active and like the outdoors.

Acoustic Phone

This programme is designed to make it easier to talk on the telephone. The hearing aid on the telephone side transmits the speech to both hearing aids simultaneously, which improves speech clarity whilst reducing the sound of distractions in the room.

Key Features

Stereo Zoom

This feature is designed to focus the hearing aids automatically on the clearest speech sound they can pick up. Ideal for noisy environments where there is background conversation.

Zoom Control

Rather than just focusing on sounds in front of you, this features can focus on speech sounds to the side or behind you. This is a great feature for situations where you cannot easily turn to face the speaker, such as when you are driving and trying to listen to directions from your passengers.

UltraZoom

Directional microphones allow you to pick up the sound from all around you giving you a wide range to hear sound. The ultrazoom feature narrows this range to focus on a small area where someone is speaking. This gives you better speech understanding and reduces the effect of background noise. This is a fantastic feature for hearing clearly in those noisier situation.

DuoPhone

This feature is designed to make it easier to talk on the telephone. The hearing aid on the telephone side transmits the speech to both hearing aids simultaneously, which improves speech clarity whilst reducing the sound of distractions in the room.

Flexcontrol and FlexVolume

The Flexcontrol and FlexVolume feature give the wearer more control over their hearing. It enables the wearer to fine tune their hearing aids for better hearing in different environments.

Echoblock

Listening in assembly halls or places of worship is often a problem for hearing aid wearers due to the sound echoing around the room. This feature recognises the sound echo and removes it, without distorting the other sounds around you.

Whistleblock

This feedback elimination feature recognises the feedback sound and removes it before you know it is there. As with the Echoblock feature, it can do this without sound distortion.

NoiseBlock

This feature recognises continuous background sounds, such as traffic noise through a window, the dishwasher or office photocopier. It can reduce the volume of this sound so that speech is clearer and easier to understand.

Windblock

Removes the sound of the wind when you are outside.

SoundRelax

Sudden loud sounds can be unpleasant or painful for those with hearing loss, particularly when it is amplified by your hearing aid. The SoundRelax feature can soften the impact of sudden loud sounds without distorting the other sounds around you.

Real Ear Sound

This feature allows the hearing aids to mimic the way the ear naturally listens. This, as well as the receiver in canal design, means that it is easier to determine the direction the sound is coming from.

SoundRecover

This feature takes the high frequency sounds which are outside your hearing range, such as children’s voices and high pitched sounds, and makes them easier to hear.

QuickSync

Changing the volume or setting on one hearing aid will automatically change the other hearing aid as well. This synchronisation makes sure the hearing aids are always working together.

Tinnitus Balance Noise Generator

This feature helps to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus by generating a pleasant sound.

Phonak has a range of accessories which are fully compatible with the Audeo range.

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Phonak Audeo V is compatible with the Phonak wireless communication portfolio. These accessory wireless devices deliver quality sound, ease of use and support you across many different situations that you face on a day to day basis.

Phonak Easycall

Phonak Easycall

The Phonak EasyCall connects hearing aids wirelessly with any Bluetooth enabled cell phone. It binaurally streams the phone call directly to the hearing aids for maximum speech understanding.

Phonak Dect II

Phonak DECT phone

The Phonak DECT II is the ideal phone for use both at home or in a small office. The phone signal is streamed wirelessly to both hearing aids simultaneously. This provides unmatched sound quality and great understanding.

Phonak Conversation Set

Phonak conversation set

The small and stylish Phonak ComPilot Air II Bluetooth streamer, combined with the RemoteMic, transmits a distant speaker’s voice directly to both hearing aids over a distance of up to 20 meters (66 ft).

Phonak Entertainment Set

Phonak entertainment set

TVLink II, combined with ComPilot II provides high quality stereo sound directly to both hearing aids when watching TV or listening to music. 24 hours continuous streaming time and 30 meters range.

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What Can You Expect From The Phonak Bolero V90 Hearing Aids?

The Phonak Bolero V90 Hearing Aid Range

Phonak latest BTE hearing aids are the new Bolero V90 digital hearing aids. They feature Phonak’s latest high-performance technology and are designed to provide you a seamless listening experience across all of the sound environments that you face every day. The V90 is the top of the range device and you can see the full range of Phonak hearing aids available in Worcester here.

Phonak is one of the primary hearing aid manufacturers that we use, we always find that we get outstanding results with their hearing aids and our customers love them.

The Bolero V is a traditional Behind The Ear type hearing device family. So what have they got to offer you,

  • Newly designed models at different performance levels
  • Water resistant and dust tight
  • Connects to the entire Phonak Wireless Communication Portfolio

Styles and Colours

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Phonak have designed the Bolero V range to suit  individual styles and preferences. It comes in a choice of 11 colours, so you can match your personality, hair or skin with either vibrant or subtle tones. They can be worn with traditional tubing and moulds or they can be worn with thin tube and domes, whichever suits your hearing loss.

Bolero V Family

The three behind the ear models of Bolero are the V90-m (mini), the Bolero V90- p (power), and the Bolero V90-sp (super power). The Phonak Bolero V90 contains the highest level of technology in the latest Bolero range. It has 20 sound processing channels and a wide range of programs and features to help you to hear in challenging environments. This BTE (Behind The Ear) hearing aid is available in 11 different colour options.

The dust proof coating is also water repellent, ensuring that your hearing aid stays in great working order for longer. Phonak’s Binaural VoiceStream TechnologyTM allows one hearing aid to recognise speech sounds and transmit the speech to both hearing aids in real time. This technology works alongside various other features to give you the best hearing clarity in different challenging listening situations.

AutoSense OS

Phonak autosense iconAn outstanding automatic feature that seamlessly alters your hearing aids to your changing listening environment. AutoSense OS accurately captures the precise listening environment you are in, changing when it needs to, to provide you with a comfortable, seamless listening experience throughout your day.

Speech in Loud Noise

Phonak speech in loud noise iconThe feature helps you focus in on the single voice you want to hear from a noisy crowd. When noise reaches a level that makes understanding one person in a crowd difficult, StereoZoom, Phonak’s excellent microphone management system is automatically activated, allowing you to focus on the voice you want to hear and ignore the noise you don’t.

Speech in 360°

Phonak speech in 360 iconUnderstand speech from any direction. The Speech in 360 feature automatically selects the direction of speech and sends this speech signal from one hearing aid to the other, improving clarity and speech intelligibility without the need for you to face the speaker.

Speech in Wind

Phonak speech in wind iconEnjoy conversations even on a windy day. When wearing hearing aids wind noise can interfere with your speech understanding and listening comfort. The Speech in Wind feature enhances your ability to understand speech well, even when the wind is blowing.

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Automatic Programmes

  • Comfort in Echo, which reduces the noise of echo making it easier to hear speech.
  • Speech in Car, which makes it easier to follow conversations when you can’t take your eyes off the road.
  • Speech in Loud Noise, reduces the effect of loud noise making it easier to understand speech.
  • Music, giving you better clarity when listening to your favourite music.
  • Comfort in Noise, reduces loud noise to make your hearing more comfortable.
  • Speech in Noise, focuses your hearing to the front, reducing noise behind you.
  • Calm Situation, adjusts your hearing aids for comfort and better hearing in quiet environments and one to one conversations.

Manual Programmes

Speech in Wind

When you are outside, the sound of the wind can drown out all conversation. This programme works out which hearing aid is getting the better speech signal and using the Binaural VoiceStream Technology sends the speech to both hearing aids. This improves speech clarity and also reduces the effect of wind noise.

Acoustic Phone

This programme is designed to make it easier to talk on the telephone. The hearing aid on the telephone side transmits the speech to both hearing aids simultaneously, which improves speech clarity whilst reducing the sound of distractions in the room.

Key Features

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Stereo Zoom

This feature is designed to focus the hearing aids automatically on the clearest speech sound they can pick up. Ideal for noisy environments where there is background conversation.

Zoom Control

Rather than just focusing on sounds in front of you, this feature can focus on speech sounds to the side or behind you. This is ideal for situations where you cannot easily turn to face the speaker, such as when you are driving and trying to listen to directions from your passengers.

UltraZoom

Directional microphones allow you to pick up the sound from all around you giving you a wide range to hear sound. The ultrazoom feature narrows this range to focus on a small area where someone is speaking. This gives you better speech understanding and reduces the effect of background noise.

DuoPhone

This feature is designed to make it easier to talk on the telephone. The hearing aid on the telephone side transmits the speech to both hearing aids simultaneously, which improves speech clarity whilst reducing the sound of distractions in the room.

Flexcontrol and FlexVolume

The Flexcontrol and FlexVolume feature give the wearer more control over their hearing. It enables the wearer to fine tune their hearing aids for better hearing in different environments.

Echoblock

Listening in assembly halls or places of worship is often a problem for hearing aid wearers due to the sound echoing around the room. This feature recognises the sound echo and removes it, without distorting the other sounds around you.

Whistleblock

This feedback elimination feature recognises the feedback sound and removes it before you know it is there. As with the Echoblock feature, it can do this without sound distortion.

NoiseBlock

This feature recognises continuous background sounds, such as traffic noise through a window, the dishwasher or office photocopier. It can reduce the volume of this sound so that speech is clearer and easier to understand.

Windblock

Removes the sound of the wind when you are outside.

SoundRelax

Sudden loud sounds can be unpleasant or painful for those with hearing loss, particularly when it is amplified by your hearing aid. The SoundRelax feature can soften the impact of sudden loud sounds without distorting the other sounds around you.

Real Ear Sound

This feature allows the hearing aids to mimic the way the ear naturally listens. This, as well as the receiver in canal design, means that it is easier to determine the direction the sound is coming from.

SoundRecover

This feature takes the high frequency sounds which are outside your hearing range, such as children’s voices and high pitched sounds, and makes them easier to hear.

QuickSync

Changing the volume or setting on one hearing aid will automatically change the other hearing aid as well. This synchronisation makes sure the hearing aids are always working together.

Tinnitus Balance Noise Generator

This feature helps to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus by generating a pleasant sound.

Phonak has a range of accessories which are fully compatible with the Bolero range.

Connect & Communicate

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Phonak Bolero V is compatible with the Phonak wireless communication portfolio. These accessory wireless devices deliver quality sound, ease of use and support you across many different situations that you face on a day to day basis.

Phonak Easycall

Phonak Easycall

The Phonak EasyCall connects hearing aids wirelessly with any Bluetooth enabled cell phone. It binaurally streams the phone call directly to the hearing aids for maximum speech understanding.

Phonak Dect II

Phonak DECT phone

The Phonak DECT II is the ideal phone for use both at home or in a small office. The phone signal is streamed wirelessly to both hearing aids simultaneously. This provides unmatched sound quality and great understanding.

Phonak Conversation Set

Phonak conversation set

The small and stylish Phonak ComPilot Air II Bluetooth streamer, combined with the RemoteMic, transmits a distant speaker’s voice directly to both hearing aids over a distance of up to 20 meters (66 ft).

Phonak Entertainment Set

Phonak entertainment set

TVLink II, combined with ComPilot II provides high quality stereo sound directly to both hearing aids when watching TV or listening to music. 24 hours continuous streaming time and 30 meters range.

I think that pretty much wraps up all there is to know about the new Phonak Bolero V90 Range of hearing aids, if you have any questions about the new range of hearing aids or hearing aids in general, why don’t you give us a call on 01905 617803 or book an appointment online.

The Phonak Bolero V90 Range

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How long and when should you wear your hearing aids?

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Simple Question, Not A Simple Answer

It is a question we get asked quite a bit, it seems a simple one, but as with many things, there is not a simple answer. Let me explain.

New Users of Hearing Aids

When you are a new user of hearing aids we advise that you slowly ease yourself into wearing your hearing aids. You have probably had a hearing loss for many years and wearing hearing aids brings back all of the sound that you have been missing. Some people find it exhilirating and don’t mind the change, others can find it a bit too much.

A Staged Approach

We advise a staged approach, wearing the hearing aids for a few hours at a time and building up to wearing them all of the time over a two week period. This approach allows you to slowly ease yourself back into the world.

Why You Should Wear Them All The Time

There is a strong argument that you should wear your hearing aids all of the time once you have become used to them. In order to complete your auditory rehabilitation you really need to wear the hearing aids as much as possible. In essence the brain becomes better at sound perception the more it is delivered sound. However, it really is your choice, you can make the decisions and really, you should be in the driving seat.

You make the decisions, you are in the driving seat

Beyond The Newbie

Beyond the early stages of amplification there are times that you should consider when you wear your hearing aids. We know several customers that have what they call a deaf day. A day where they don’t use their hearing aids for a long period of time or perhaps at all. Normally it is a day where they are on their own and expect no visitors. They simply like to have a day of quiet or near quiet. So if you fancy just getting away from the world and relaxing, feel free to remove your hearing aids and chill out.

In The Shower

Please god not in the shower, unless of course the aids are water proof or designed to be immersed in water. For instance a lot of the new Phonak Venture hearing aids are okay to immerse in water of up to three foot for a limited amounts of time. So if you jump in the shower and forget to take them off, you don’t really have to worry. Don’t shower or swim with your hearing aids unless you know they are suitable

Sweating A Lot?

Again, if you are exercising or sweating a lot you should consider taking your hearing aids out. Although as with the shower and swimming if your hearing aids are designed to manage then you have no need to worry. Matt Gilbert, who is one of our customers, wears his hearing aids while playing rugby for Worcester Warriors. In fact his hearing loss is such that he needs his hearing aids to hear anything. So the answer here is if your hearing aids are designed for it, no worries, if they aren’t just make sure that you be sensible.

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