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The Worlds Smallest Wireless Hearing Aid

Following the recent launch of the new Moxi Now hearing aids from Unitron I received my first pair for fitting next week. when I opened the box I was truly shocked at how small they are. The Moxi Now aids are  fraction of the size of Unitron’s existing Moxi Kiss aid, yet still packs all the same features.

This image shows the dramatic size reduction of the Moxi Now, whist still retaining the wireless functionality of the larger aid.

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Flex trial by Unitron

FlexTrial from Unitron is an amazing piece of technology now available at CMD Hearingcare in Leeds and Yarm areas. The system allows people with hearing loss to experience wearing hearing aids before making the decision to purchase.

Hearing aids are available in many different configurations, it is important to match the features and technology within the hearing aids to the lifestyle of the person who will be wearing them. Through a discussion of your lifestyle we would aim to find a hearing aid that matches your needs. Now however, the FlexTrial system gives us a much more precise and individualised method of finding the right match for your hearing needs.

When using the  FlexTrial system the wearer is able to hear how the hearing aids sound and see the benefit they get, in addition the devices gather information about the sort of situations the wearer finds themselves in and the features and technology that would be beneficial. Following the trial period we can review the information stored in the hearing aids and therefore make an informed choice regarding the type of aids that would be most beneficial.

The FlexTrial is a fantastic opportunity to take the guess work out of getting hearing aids for the first time. They allow you to experience using hearing aids and then make a truly individualised and informed choice about what will be beneficial for you.

Unitron has created a great video that shows the FlexTrial system in action and their benefits.

 

If you would like to discuss your hearing requirements or experience FlexTrial please do not hesitate to contact me.

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What to expect when you get a hearing aid

When you decide to get hearing aids for the first time what should you expect? 

It is important to realise that using hearing aids cannot return your hearing to normal, however they will make speech clearer and make listening easier in many situations. Modern hearing aids are capable of adjusting themselves automatically to suit the listening situation making them more useful than ever.

Hearing aids take time to get used to.

In general changes in hearing ability occur very slowly and are not noticeable from day to day, as a result you get used to living in a quieter environment. When you first start to use hearing aids you are reintroduced to a range of sounds that have not been heard for some time and may at first be unfamiliar. Over time, with use you will acclimatize to hearing new sounds and adjust to hearing at the new level. To start with some of the new sounds you are exposed to may be irritating, however it is exactly these sounds that are going to make voices clearer and listening easier.

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FlexTrial in action – finding your perfect hearing aid

FlexTrial is a wonderful innovation from Unitron that helps me and my client find the perfect hearing aid for them.

A recent client proved a perfect example of how the technology can help to match a hearing instrument to the lifestyle of the wearer. My client in this example works in a school and as a result encounters a number of different listening situations such as in the classroom, with children in small groups, as well as quiet conversations at work and home.

After two weeks of use the hearing aids recorded the different situations that the wearer found themselves in, software can be used to show the settings that the hearing aids applied and as a result what specification of hearing aid would be most beneficial.

In this example my client works as a teacher in a school, the hearing aids recorded that the wearer found themselves mainly in small groups and in noisy situations. The situations the hearing aids identified accurately reflected the situations the client found themselves in at work. Based on the information gathered the client could see the effect of choosing different types of hearing aid and make an informed choice regarding the aid that best matches their lifestyle.

FlexTrial is an excellent tool that is extremely useful in helping clients find the ideal hearing aid for them and take the uncertainty around matching it to their requirements.

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