General information on hearing devices

This page is under development, but here is a general outline, which may be able to help you.

Hearing aids

Hearing aids aim to make sound louder for those who have a hearing loss, whilst making sure that the sounds are not too loud for you. Nowadays they can be digitally programmed to suit your hearing loss. Although they cannot restore perfect hearing, they can help you a great deal in situations that you may be struggling with.
There are many different styles of hearing aid. Your audiologist or hearing aid dispenser will be able to advise you on the most suitable one for you.
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Cochlear implants

Cochlear implants are usually fitted to people who are severely or profoundly deaf and who do not get any benefit from wearing hearing aids. These hearing devices are fitted under a general anaesthetic as they contain internal parts that are positioned inside your inner ear.
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