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18th Sep 2023

Hearing aids are crucial for those experiencing hearing loss. They allow you to maintain your independence and continue enjoying the things you love. However, dealing with traditional hearing aid batteries can be a major inconvenience, especially for those with dexterity issues or who live a busy lifestyle. 

At our Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon hearing centres, we understand these difficulties and are proud to offer a solution: rechargeable hearing aids. Read on to find out more.

Why Rechargeable Hearing Aids?

Traditional hearing aids use disposable batteries, which need to be replaced frequently, typically every 5-14 days depending on usage. This can be particularly challenging for people with arthritis, tremors, or other conditions that affect their hand dexterity. 

Replacing tiny batteries can be fiddly and frustrating. There’s also the constant need to keep a supply of batteries on hand and to dispose of used ones properly.

Rechargeable hearing aids simplify all of this. They come with built-in batteries that can be recharged nightly, just like you would with your mobile phone. This means no more fumbling with tiny batteries or worrying about running out.

Rechargeable Hearing Aids at WS Hearing

We offer a wide range of rechargeable hearing aids at our Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester clinics, including:

Phonak Slim

Phonak Slim hearing aids are known for their exceptional sound quality and seamless connectivity to smartphones, TVs, and other devices. The Phonak Slim Charger is a compact charger with a sleek appearance that perfectly complements the Phonak Slim, charging the hearing aids in just three hours to offer a full day of hearing.

Oticon Real

Oticon Real gives you the option of 2 types of chargers: Recharge your hearing aids on the go with a built-in power bank with the award winning SmartCharger or the Desktop charger that gives you a full day’s power, every day. Plus, it offers Bluetooth connectivity to all of your devices and Oticon’s accessories like remote microphones to enhance your listening experience.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At our hearing centres in Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon, we are committed to helping you find the perfect hearing solution that fits your lifestyle and needs. 

Our team of experienced audiologists will work with you to select the best rechargeable hearing aids for your unique hearing profile. Say goodbye to the hassle of traditional batteries and embrace the convenience and ease of rechargeable hearing aids. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the difference that rechargeable hearing aids can make in your life.

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Tom Dixon

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In the world of hearing aids, there are numerous options that cater to different needs, lifestyles, and personal preferences. If you prioritise discretion and invisibility in your hearing aid, you’re in luck – our hearing centres in Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon offers some of the best, most discreet hearing aids in the market.

Whether you’re a business professional, an active individual, or someone who simply wants a hearing aid that doesn’t draw attention, our team of experts can help you find the perfect match. Read on to find out more about our top 3 discreet, invisible hearing aids available at our Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon hearing centres.

Phonak Lyric

The Phonak Lyric is the world’s first and only 100% invisible hearing aid that delivers natural sound. It can be worn 24/7 for months at a time and offers a truly immersive hearing experience.

The Lyric is placed deep in the ear canal and uses the natural shape of the ear to amplify sound in a natural and clear way.


Oticon Own

The Oticon Own (Invisible-in-Canal) is a remarkable hearing aid known for its discretion and advanced technology. It’s one of the smallest hearing aids available, fitting comfortably and deep in the ear canal, making it virtually invisible.

With the BrainHearing technology, you get a hearing aid that works more like how your brain works – because it learned through experience.

Widex Moment IIC

The Widex Moment IIC is a highly discreet hearing aid that provides natural and clear sound quality. With its advanced technology, the Moment IIC reduces distortion and delivers a more lifelike listening experience.

The IIC design ensures that the hearing aid sits deep within the ear canal, making it almost invisible to others.

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At our hearing centres in Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon, we understand that discretion is important to many of our customers, and we are committed to helping you find the right hearing aid to meet your needs. 

Our team of experienced audiologists will work with you to determine which of these invisible hearing aids is the best fit for your unique hearing profile and lifestyle.

Don’t let hearing loss hold you back – reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and discover the difference a discreet, invisible hearing aid can make in your life.

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Rechargeable hearing aids at Stratford-upon-Avon

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In Stratford-upon-Avon, we are transforming the way people interact with the world around them by offering an innovative solution for those with hearing loss: rechargeable hearing aids. These state-of-the-art devices are designed to simplify your life, offering effortless recharging, Bluetooth connectivity, and an improved lifestyle with a lower carbon footprint.

Read on to find out more.

Understanding Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Phonak Slim

Just like your everyday gadgets, rechargeable hearing aids can be charged overnight, completely removing the need for frequent battery changes. This ensures that your hearing aids are ready for use all day, so you don’t have to worry about batteries running out at a crucial time.

These devices are perfect for individuals who may have arthritis or other dexterity issues, as the batteries are often very small and can be challenging to handle. By simply placing your hearing aids onto their charging unit overnight, you alleviate the stress of managing these small components.

The advantages of going rechargeable

One of the key benefits of rechargeable hearing aids is their potential to lower your carbon footprint. By opting to recharge your batteries instead of constantly buying new ones, you are significantly reducing waste, thereby contributing positively to the environment.

Moreover, the inclusion of Bluetooth capabilities in many models allows you to directly stream audio from your hearing aids. This feature adds a layer of convenience that truly modernises the hearing aid experience.

Why should you consider Rechargeable Hearing Aids in Stratford-upon-Avon?

The cost of rechargeable hearing aids is typically similar to traditional models, making the switch a no-brainer for most. With outstanding battery life, even those who stream audio frequently can rely on their hearing aids to last throughout the day.

While the hearing aids themselves can last anywhere from seven to ten years, it is recommended to replace the lithium-ion batteries every six years. The process is typically handled by the manufacturer as the batteries are usually sealed within the hearing aids.

But why choose Stratford-upon-Avon Hearing Centre?

When you choose WS Hearing, you’re not just buying a product; you’re investing in an experience. From having a dedicated audiologist who understands your journey to receiving extensive aftercare, we ensure you are fully supported. We also use real ear measurement and real-world fitting to optimise your hearing aid experience. But don’t just take our word for it. We have hundreds of 5-star reviews that speak volumes about our dedication to our clients.

Top Rechargeable Hearing Aid brands and models

At WS Hearing, we understand that each individual has unique hearing needs, which is why we offer a diverse range of reputable hearing aid brands. Some of our top brands include Oticon, Phonak, and Starkey, each offering unique features tailored to your lifestyle and hearing loss level.

Phonak Slim

The Phonak Slim, with its remarkable design and exceptional performance, is a testimony to our commitment to providing top-tier hearing solutions. This uniquely designed hearing aid, tailored for each ear, effortlessly nestles behind your ear for unmatched comfort, even if you wear glasses. It delivers improved speech understanding and universal connectivity, simplifying your hearing experience.

Fully rechargeable and dependable, the Phonak Slim is just one of the many advanced models we have at our Stratford-upon-Avon centre. Come visit us to explore an extensive range of cutting-edge hearing aids, all designed to help you navigate life’s diverse listening situations with ease and confidence.

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As we usher in a new era of hearing technology, our Stratford-upon-Avon centre invites you to experience the transformative power of rechargeable hearing aids. Here at WS Hearing, we believe in creating a comfortable, supportive environment for our clients, as they embark on their journey to improved hearing. We have a dedicated team of expert audiologists ready to guide you through the process, from choosing the right model to providing aftercare tailored to your needs.

Our Stratford-upon-Avon centre seamlessly blends cutting-edge technology with personalised care. Get in touch today and discover how rechargeable hearing aids can enhance not only your hearing, but also your overall quality of life. 

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In today’s fast-paced, digital world, convenience is a necessity. We’re bringing that convenience to hearing care with our quick, 3 minute online hearing test. This at-home solution is the perfect starting point towards a more comprehensive assessment and better hearing.

Read on for why you should give it a go yourself.

The convenience of our online hearing test

Online hearing test

Imagine not having to leave the comfort of your home to start understanding your hearing health. Our online hearing test allows you to take the first steps towards better hearing from wherever you are. All you need is an internet connection and a pair of headphones or earbuds.

The process is simple and efficient. In just a few minutes, you can complete the test, which is designed to gauge your hearing abilities accurately. There’s no need to worry about making appointments or travelling; with just a few clicks, you are on your way to better hearing.

Take a look at our online hearing test here: https://www.wshearing.co.uk/online-hearing-test/ 

A stepping stone towards comprehensive assessment

While our online hearing test provides an excellent starting point, it should be viewed as the first step on your hearing health journey. The results can help identify if you have potential hearing loss and if further, more detailed assessment is necessary.

Remember, while an online hearing test can give a general understanding of your hearing capabilities, it cannot replace a full hearing evaluation by an audiologist. If your test results indicate a potential hearing issue, the next step would be to arrange a comprehensive hearing assessment at our hearing centre.

The excellence of our Stratford-Upon-Avon clinic

When you’re ready for a more in-depth assessment, our clinic in Stratford-upon-Avon is prepared to provide a top-notch hearing care experience. Our friendly team of expert audiologists is committed to delivering excellence at every turn.

From the moment you step into our practice, you will experience a warm, comforting environment where patient care is our priority. We are equipped with advanced diagnostic tools to perform detailed hearing evaluations and offer personalised treatment solutions.

Our practice is not only about providing exceptional hearing services but also about ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey towards better hearing. From initial assessments to follow-up appointments, our team is dedicated to making your experience as seamless as possible.

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Our 3 minute online hearing test is an easy and convenient way to start your journey towards better hearing. It’s the first step in the process that can lead to a more comprehensive evaluation and eventually, an improved quality of life. Take the test today and let us guide you towards the hearing solutions that best fit your needs at our Stratford-upon-Avon practice.

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Book a hearing test in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Have you been noticing a gradual change in your hearing? Perhaps it’s time to take action. At our award-winning hearing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, we offer comprehensive hearing tests to assess your hearing health and provide personalised solutions.

Read on to find out more about symptoms of hearing loss and what is involved in our hearing tests.

Signs you may need a hearing test

Hearing loss can creep in subtly, but there are several signs that you might need a hearing test:

  • Difficulty understanding conversation, especially in noisy environments
  • Frequently asking people to repeat themselves
  • Having to turn up the volume on your TV or radio
  • A constant ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus)
  • Difficulty hearing on the telephone
  • If you experience any of these symptoms, it might be time to book a hearing test.

What to expect at your hearing test appointment

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When you visit our hearing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, here’s what your initial assessment appointment will look like:

  • Our friendly reception staff will welcome you into our calming waiting room before your appointment.
  • You’ll have a conversation about your hearing and lifestyle with one of our expert audiologists.
  • The audiologist will perform a video otoscopy to examine your ear and auditory canal.
  • A full audiometric hearing assessment will be conducted.
  • The results will be explained, and a discussion will follow about the next steps.

The five stages of the Hearing Test

Our thorough hearing test consists of five stages:

Pure Tone Testing: You’ll listen to a series of tones through headphones and a bone conduction vibrator attached to a headband. The aim is to determine the softest level of pure tones you can detect, which helps us identify your hearing thresholds.

Speech Testing: Words will be presented through headphones, which you’ll need to repeat. This test measures how well you understand speech in quiet and noisy environments, which can help diagnose nerve damage and determine if hearing aids could benefit you.

Tympanometry: An ear tip connected to a machine briefly changes pressure in your ear, measuring the movement of your eardrum and identifying any potential congestion.

Acoustic Reflex: Our ears have a natural reflex that stiffens the eardrum in response to loud noises. This test measures that reflex, using beeps that progressively get louder.

After the Test: You’ll discuss the results and any recommendations with the audiologist. If you are a suitable candidate for hearing aids, we’ll explore potential options with you.

More about our Hearing Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Since opening in November 2016, our hearing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon has consistently provided exceptional hearing care. Our contemporary, thoughtfully designed interior reflects our dedication to professional service.

You’ll be greeted by our welcoming staff who prioritise your comfort and well-being, while our state-of-the-art diagnostic assessments and fitting equipment provide unparalleled care. Plus, our custom-built sound booth enables us to conduct detailed hearing tests for accurate diagnoses and personalised treatment plans.

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If you’re noticing changes in your hearing, don’t wait. Schedule a hearing test at our Stratford-upon-Avon centre today. It’s the first step towards your journey to better hearing and a better quality of life.

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The different types of earwax removal techniques

Here at our private hearing centres in Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of auditory health and services. Today, we want to take some time to discuss an often overlooked but crucial aspect of hearing health: earwax removal.

Signs you may need your earwax removed

Earwax is not created as a bad thing. It is actually a protection mechanism for the ear canal; the issue only occurs when there is too much. You may need it removed if you have:

  • A feeling of fullness in the ear.
  • The sensation that everything you hear is muffled.
  • Mild Tinnitus (a ringing in the ear).
  • Sudden hearing loss after swimming or showering.(Earwax is like a sponge, it soaks up the water and expands within the ear canal, completely blocking it.)

Earwax removal techniques

Earwax removal

There are several methods to safely remove earwax, and we are proud to offer these services right in our clinics in Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon. 

  1. Microsuction

Microsuction is a popular and safe method of earwax removal. It involves using a microscope to view the ear canal and a small medical suction device to gently suck out the wax. This method is generally quick, painless, and usually doesn’t require any pre-treatment with ear drops.

  1. Ear Irrigation

Ear irrigation is another common method. This technique uses a pressurised flow of water to dislodge the wax buildup. This method is used if the wax is very soft and wet. This is often the case if the patient has been using lots of aggressive ear drops such as Otex.

  1. Endoscopic Earwax Removal

This method uses a narrow tube-like instrument with a light and a camera lens at the end (an endoscope). The endoscope allows us to look deep into the ear canal and remove the earwax safely and effectively. This procedure is often more comfortable than microsuction and can be highly effective for complex cases or difficult-to-reach wax.

How much is earwax removal?

All our methods are charged at £80 and we will decide at your appointment which would best suit you. This includes a 30 minute appointment, involving a video otoscopy to record images of your ear drums before and after the procedure and ear wax removal for one or both ears as required.

If a second, or follow up appointment is required, this will be charged at a reduced rate of £40. If no ear wax is found, we will perform a Tympanometry test to measure your middle ear function and rule out any fluid or congestion in the middle ear, this will be a fee of £40. We will give advice or arrange an onward referral to an appropriate medical specialist if required.

Why choose our clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester

At our hearing centres, we have a team of highly skilled audiologists who are experienced in these earwax removal methods. We understand that every ear is unique, and so we personalise our approach based on your specific needs.

Our Audiologists are all hospital trained Clinical Audiologists. They have been trained in the specialist NHS Rotherham ear care unit and examined for competency in ear wax removal procedures by ENT surgeons. All our audiologists have also performed procedures on 100s of ears in logged training under the supervision of Victoria Dixon, who has been teaching ear wax removal in the private sector for 15 years.

At our Stratford and Worcester hearing centres, we use medical ENT microscopes or high spec surgical loupes, which give a much higher level of magnification than magnified glasses commonly used by makeshift earwax removal clinics in many national companies, pharmacies and opticians. This ensures the Audiologist has a clear view of what he/she is doing and accurate depth perception maximises safety and effective outcome of the procedure.

We use clinical, highest specification, ENT suction units, made by Otopront. These suction units are substantially more advanced than the small portable off label home suction units commonly used by other companies.

Maintaining your hearing health is our top priority. So, why not take the first step today and book an appointment with us? With locations in Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester, professional help is right around the corner.

If you have any questions or concerns about earwax removal, or if you’re experiencing symptoms like hearing loss, discomfort, or tinnitus, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to assist you on your journey towards better hearing.

Let us help you unblock the silence and enjoy the sounds of life again.



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At WS Hearing, we pride ourselves on helping people get back in the conversation and reconnect with the world. We do this with the help of our premium hearing aids. Today, we’d like to shine a spotlight on some of the top Phonak hearing aids we provide.

Read on to find out more about the best Phonak hearing aids we have available at our clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester.

The Impact of Phonak Hearing Aids

First, why Phonak?

Phonak are considered to be one of the premium hearing aid manufacturers, and they consistently work to improve their technology. Our customers are very impressed with the benefit that their solutions provide alongside our bespoke hearing care.

Phonak is one of the primary hearing device manufacturers we use because we know that we can trust their quality and reliability. They deliver outstanding solutions for people with all types of hearing loss. They measure their success by the positive impact that their technologies have on people’s ability to communicate in noisy environments.

The top Phonak Hearing Aids of 2023

Phonak Slim

Phonak Slim Premium hearing aid

The Phonak Slim is their most discreet hearing aid yet. This device provides exceptional sound quality while being virtually invisible in the ear canal. Built on the Belong platform, the Phonak Slim delivers rich, clear, and full sound quality, allowing for a much more immersive and comprehensive hearing experience.

For people who value aesthetics and discretion, the Phonak Slim is an unbeatable choice. It is designed to sit invisibly in the ear canal, making it virtually indistinguishable from a natural ear. But don’t let its small size fool you, the Phonak Slim packs impressive technology in its tiny frame.

With automatic adaptation to surroundings, the Phonak Slim allows you to enjoy the finest audio quality, regardless of the noise level in your environment. Its advanced noise cancellation feature eliminates background noise to ensure clear communication, whether you are in a crowded restaurant or at a busy workplace.

Phonak Audeo Lumity

The Phonak Audeo Lumity is a rechargeable hearing aid that takes advantage of the advanced sound processing capabilities of the Marvel platform. The primary feature of the Lumity is its SoundSense Adapt technology, which uses artificial intelligence to adapt to changing environments in real time.

Phonak Audéo Life™ Lumity is the second generation of the world’s first waterproof rechargeable hearing aid. Ideal hearing solution for anyone who has an active lifestyle and puts their hearing aids to the test.

Not only does this device offer remarkable sound quality, but it also excels at speech clarity, especially in noisy environments. With the AutoSense OS, the Lumity automatically adjusts its settings based on the soundscapes you are in, allowing for a seamless listening experience.

Moreover, the Audeo Lumity offers a suite of connectivity features. With built-in Bluetooth, it allows for direct streaming from iOS, Android, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. You can enjoy phone calls, music, and TV shows directly through your hearing aid, bringing clarity and richness to your audio experiences.

Phonak Audeo Paradise

Audeo Paradise is the flagship model of Phonak, offering unrivalled sound quality, universal connectivity, and personalised digital solutions. Built on the PRISM sound processing platform, it provides an immersive sound experience with dynamic features.

With Crisp Natural Sound, Paradise allows users to enjoy the subtleties of sound in all their glory. Whether it’s the crunch of leaves underfoot, the pitter-patter of rain on the window, or the soft murmur of loved ones, the Paradise helps users truly revel in the richness of sound.

Its unique Speech Enhancer technology boosts speech understanding by amplifying soft-level speech sounds in a quiet environment. Plus, with the Personalized Noise Cancelling feature, you can adjust the noise cancellation to your preference, ensuring you have the most comfortable and clear listening experience.

Furthermore, the Audeo Paradise supports seamless connection with virtually all Bluetooth-enabled devices, and with the myPhonak app, you can personalise your hearing preferences and access real-time hearing aid adjustment.

Why WS Hearing?

Understanding that every person’s hearing needs are unique, our team of experienced audiologists is always on hand to guide you in choosing the most suitable device for you. We provide comprehensive hearing tests and personalised fittings to ensure your Phonak hearing aid offers the best possible hearing experience.

We understand that private hearing care can be considered expensive, but the on-going service required to keep your ears maintained and devices programmed efficiently can’t always be appreciated until it is required.

Our bespoke patient care plans are tailored to your needs and include the most suitable technology for you. Delivering you everything you need to benefit from your hearing aids, that would likely cost up to £510 per year if you purchased hearing aids from other providers.

Whether you value discretion, connectivity, or high sound quality, we offer Phonak hearing aids to cater to all your needs. Get in touch today to book your consultation, and experience the difference for yourself.



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“The Silent Struggle: Coping with Hearing Loss”

Hearing loss is a common yet often overlooked condition that can have a significant impact on our quality of life. For many people, the gradual loss of hearing can be a challenging and emotional experience, affecting not only our ability to communicate but also our relationships, our work, and our overall wellbeing.

At WS Hearing, we understand the emotional toll that hearing loss can take, and we’re here to help. As a team of experienced audiologists, we’ve worked with countless patients to address their hearing difficulties and improve their quality of life.

If you’re struggling with hearing loss, you’re not alone. Here are some common experiences and emotions that many people with hearing loss go through:

  • Frustration and Isolation: Difficulty hearing conversations or following along in group settings can lead to feelings of frustration, embarrassment, and social isolation. It’s common to withdraw from social activities or avoid situations where hearing might be challenging.
  • Anxiety and Depression: The stress and frustration of living with hearing loss can lead to increased levels of anxiety and depression, affecting not only our emotional wellbeing but also our physical health.
  • Strained Relationships: Communication is a key component of any relationship, and hearing loss can put a strain on our ability to connect with others. It’s common for partners, family members, and friends to become frustrated or resentful when communication becomes difficult.

But there is hope. With the help of an audiologist, hearing aids, and other assistive devices, many people are able to improve their quality of life. At WS Hearing, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss, don’t suffer in silence. Call 01789 264111 or email stratford@wshearing.co.uk today to book an initial assessment with one of our experienced audiologists and take the first step towards improved hearing and wellbeing.

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How Invisible Hearing Aids work and what to expect

Hearing loss is a common problem that affects millions of people. Hearing aids are one of the most effective ways to manage hearing loss. However we find that some people are hesitant to use them because they are visible and can affect self-esteem.

This is where Invisible Hearing aids come in. Invisible Hearing Aids are a great option for people who want to improve their hearing without the visible appearance of traditional hearing aids.

What are Invisible Hearing Aids?

Invisible Hearing Aids are small devices that are designed to fit inside the ear canal. They are custom-made to fit each person’s individual ear and are made from materials that are both comfortable and discreet. 

Benefits of Invisible Hearing Aids

woman wearing invisible hearing aids

There are several benefits to using Invisible Hearing Aids, including:

  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • Enhance quality of life
  • Improved hearing ability in social situations
  • Improved ability to understand speech
  • Better sound quality
  • Improved comfort

Types of Invisible Hearing Aids

There are two main types of invisible hearing aids, both of which we offer at our hearing centres in Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester. 

Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) are custom made hearing aids that fit deep inside the ear canal, making them virtually invisible. A person’s ear canal shape and size will have a bearing on how deep these devices can fit into the ear canal. 

The Phonak Lyric has a unique placement in the ear canal, it is inserted by a highly skilled audiologist using a microscope and sits 4mm from the ear drum making it the first 100%, completely invisible hearing aid.

You can wear this hearing aid for upto 2 months at a time and for all your daily activities, including showering and sleeping. It allows you to live life without constraints, with no battery changes needed. 

woman holding up invisible hearing aids Phonak Lyric

How do Invisible hearing aids work?

Invisible hearing aids use advanced technology to amplify sound and improve hearing. They work by using microphones to pick up sounds, which are then processed by a digital chip.

The positioning of them is also believed to be optimal for sound quality, as it allows the outer ear and ear canal to do its job and funnel sound naturally towards the eardrum.

How to know if you need hearing aids

There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to hearing loss. Your hearing test results are crucial to making a diagnosis and treating any kind of hearing loss. In our state of the art hearing centre’s in Stratford upon Avon and Worcester your hearing will be diagnostically assessed using the most advanced audiology equipment available. Your hearing aids will then be bespokely made to your individual ear canal and customised to your hearing loss where we will ensure they will deliver the help you need in the situations you need it.

How much do invisible hearing aids cost

We understand that private hearing care can be considered expensive, but the on-going service required to keep your ears maintained, devices serviced and programmed efficiently can’t always be appreciated until it is required.

Our bespoke patient care plans are tailored to your needs and include the most suitable technology for you. They deliver you everything you need to benefit from your hearing aids, that would likely cost up to £510 per year if you purchased hearing aids from other providers and paid separately for our services.

Our plans are priced from £1,500 for a single ear as part of our Bronze package which offers:

1 custom made invisible in the canal digital hearing aid 

  • Premium care plan service
  • Manufacturer warranty cover
  • Lifetime clean and check
  • Ear wax removal

To find out more about our Premium Care Plans, click here.

Who can benefit from invisible hearing aids

If you are used to an active lifestyle, invisible hearing aids offer a secure fit. They have no external wires or tubes and are extremely comfortable to wear.

They also allow you to use your devices, such as telephone or headphones, with little to no feedback. Some devices also have Bluetooth which means you can stream your audio directly to your hearing aids.

However, they are not suitable for everyone. While your hearing loss needs to be taken into account, the major stumbling block to suitability is normally the size and shape of your ear canal. Whether it’s too small or too narrow, it means you won’t be suitable for these devices, which is something we can check for. 

Invisible hearing aids are a great option for people who want to improve their hearing without the visible appearance of traditional hearing aids. 

If you’re looking for invisible hearing aids in Worcestershire or Warwickshire, get in touch today to book your hearing test → https://www.wshearing.co.uk/contact/ 




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Tom Dixon

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Earwax removal for £80 in Stratford-upon-Avon & Worcester

Earwax buildup is a common problem that can cause discomfort and even hearing loss if left untreated. At our Stratford-upon-Avon & Worcester hearing centres, we offer earwax removal services for just £80.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the signs that you may need your earwax removed, as well as our methods of removal and why you should choose us.

Signs you may need your earwax removed

Firstly, let’s take a look at the signs you may need your earwax removed. These include a feeling of fullness in the ear, muffled hearing, mild tinnitus, or sudden hearing loss after swimming or showering.

The cause of these symptoms is through excessive earwax buildup, which can be safely and easily removed by a professional.

Our earwax removal methods in Stratford-upon-Avon & Worcester

At Stratford-upon-Avon & Worcester hearing centres, we offer three methods of earwax removal. These are Microsuction, Ear Irrigation & Instrumentation, and Endoscopic Earwax Removal. 

Microsuction earwax removal

  • The procedure is undertaken with a microscope and a finely balanced medical suction device.
  • No liquids are present during the procedure, making it extra comfortable for you.
  • Because we can see the ear canal and what we are doing clearly, it is exceptionally safe.

Ear irrigation & instrumentation

  • This consists of pumping water into the ear canal at a controlled and steady rate, to dislodge and flush out ear wax.
  • We place a metal basin beneath the ear to collect the water and any earwax.
  • This method is for when the wax is very soft and wet. This is often the case if the patient has been using lots of aggressive ear drops such as Otex.

Endoscopic earwax removal

  • This method has clear advantages over any other removal method.
  • Newly introduced procedure that removes ear wax with the help of an endoscope.
  • We then use an endoscope to view the ear canal while the earwax is being removed.
  • The endoscope allows us a high definition, extra wide view of the ear canal – making the removal even safer and easier to perform.

Why choose us for your earwax removal

  • Our audiologists are all hospital trained Clinical Audiologists in the specialist NHS Rotherham ear care unit. Additionally, they are examined for competency in ear wax removal procedures by ENT surgeons. 
  • We also use medical ENT microscopes or high spec surgical loupes and clinical, highest specification, ENT suction units made by Otopront. These advanced tools ensure that our procedures are safe and effective, as well as our team being well-equipped to provide you with the best possible care.
  • We offer state-of-the-art facilities that are fully equipped with the latest technology, all in place to offer you a luxury patient experience.

Pricing and appointment details

The fee for our ear wax removal appointment at both Stratford-upon-Avon & Worcester is £80, which includes a 30 minute appointment and ear wax removal for one or both ears as required. If you need a second appointment to complete the procedure, it will be at a reduced rate of £40. If there is no earwax, we will perform a Tympanometry test to measure your middle ear function and rule out any fluid or congestion in the middle ear.

Our cancellation procedure

Finally, if you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours prior to the allocated start time. We will not rebook appointments that are not attended or cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice. This is unless a £40 no show fee is paid.

Don’t let excessive ear wax cause discomfort or hearing loss. Contact Stratford-upon-Avon & Worcester hearing centres today to schedule an earwax removal appointment for just £80.





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Do you suffer from hearing loss?

Do you think your issue could be related to a build-up of ear wax?

From the information you have given, you may need Ear Wax removal treatment. An audiologist can asses your situation at your appointment and perform the treatment required. If no wax is present the audiologist will advise you accordingly.

Do the people around you seem to mumble and not speak clearly?

Do you tend to go out less because it is hard for you to follow other people's conversations?

Has anyone ever told you that they often have to repeat things to you?

Is it difficult for you to follow other people's conversations in noisy environments, for example, in restaurants?

Do you find yourself having to turn up the television or radio to hear speech better?

Based on your answers so far, it looks like you might be experiencing hearing loss

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In order to provide you with the bespoke care we offer to all of our customers, we need to know where you are in your journey to better hearing.

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