Hearing aids information

We offer a large range of the latest digital hearing aids from all the leading manufacturers to give you the widest possible choice of prices and styles to suit your individual needs, whatever your hearing loss and individual requirements.

Instruments have a varying number of channels each covering a different range of frequencies. The channels affect how finely the hearing aids can be tuned to individual levels of hearing loss. The more channels the aid has, the more finely tuned it can be and the better speech can be preserved in a noisy environment. Most of the top range instruments will have between 15 and 20 channels, the medium range between 8 and 12 channels and the economy range between 4 and 6 channels.

Manufacturers use a variety of terminology to describe the different features of their hearing aids, but in general terms they include:

Automatic/manual programme options

Many hearing aids operate automatically and will recognise and adjust to several different environments to optimise hearing speech and make hearing more comfortable, whether you are in a quiet or noisy situation. For many people, the automatic or ‘universal’ programme is all they need. However, if required, other programmes can be added to provide a different sound or setting for specific situations, such as theatre, TV, etc.

Noise reduction

Most instruments will have several different strategies for reducing unwanted background noise to make it easier to focus on the important sounds you want to hear, i.e. speech, and generally to make hearing more comfortable in noise.

There are some very sophisticated noise reduction systems used today but the exact method will vary according to the different manufacturers.  Even most economy instruments will incorporate some level of automatic noise reduction.

Directional (twin) microphones help if you are in a noisy situation by focusing on the speaker who is usually in front of you, and reducing noise coming from behind you.  Adaptive directional microphones are even more flexible so the hearing aids will evaluate the environment and adapt automatically to focus on the area from which speech is coming.

Some aids may also have some form of zoom control to ‘zoom in’ even more accurately on a specific direction, be it in front, to either side or even behind you (useful in the car). Impact of sudden loud sounds, like chinking glasses, clatter of dishes, dog barking, etc., can also be reduced on some models.

Other options include:

Wind noise reduction, Echo reduction, Manual Volume Control, Telecoil, Rechargeable batteries.

Feedback management

There are now some very effective management systems that significantly reduce the likelihood of the aids producing the annoying whistling noise which used to be associated with some of the older or non-digital instruments.

Wireless technology

If you wear two hearing aids, wireless technology enables the aids to ‘talk’ to each other, so that if one changes the other one follows suit.  They synchronise so that volume and programme settings are always balanced.  They also operate in tandem so if, for example, you manually alter the volume or programme on one hearing aid, the other will change to match simultaneously.

Telephones

There is a range of automatic and manual options to help with telephone use, including the conventional Telecoil.  With wireless instruments it is possible to have a system where the sound is transferred directly into the hearing aid or aids, improving intelligibility.

Don’t take our word for it, hear what our customers say

See what some of them have to say about us, we take our work seriously and want our clients to be happy.

Ruth & Tony Berry

Both my wife and I have bought hearing aids from Robert some time ago, very professional with testing and excellent after sales service, nothing is to much trouble. Thank you Robert and your team.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T13:38:00+01:00
Both my wife and I have bought hearing aids from Robert some time ago, very professional with testing and excellent after sales service, nothing is to much trouble. Thank you Robert and your team.

Chris Tattersall

I was well advised and well attended to and the outcome has given me a better life. It is a joy and a pleasure to recommend this company.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T16:48:45+01:00
I was well advised and well attended to and the outcome has given me a better life. It is a joy and a pleasure to recommend this company.

Stuart & Linda

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Robert for all he has done for me and my wife, Linda. You have gone out of your way to visit and reassure us with total professionalism and expertise.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T14:30:14+01:00
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Robert for all he has done for me and my wife, Linda. You have gone out of your way to visit and reassure us with total professionalism and expertise.

Mrs S Waldie, Morecambe

Since having my new hearing aid fitted my tinitus has greatly improved. I could not recommend The Private Hearing Aid Company highly enough.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T14:31:27+01:00
Since having my new hearing aid fitted my tinitus has greatly improved. I could not recommend The Private Hearing Aid Company highly enough.

Mr J Waldie, Morecambe

My new hearing aid has enabled me to enjoy the television and radio; it has allowed me to realise what I was previously missing out on.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T14:31:51+01:00
My new hearing aid has enabled me to enjoy the television and radio; it has allowed me to realise what I was previously missing out on.
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Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Our core hearing services

We supply a range from the leading hearing aid manufacturers

As an independent hearing aid dispenser, we are able to select the most appropriate product for your own hearing requirements from a range of market leading hearing equipment manufacturers.

An individual service

We offer an individual service for every client and patient satisfaction is our priority.

Free hearing tests in your own home

These can be conducted in the comfort of your own home or at one of our consulting rooms – whichever you prefer.

Satisfaction guaranteed

Following delivery our hearing aid audiologist then makes a minimum of three further visits over the next three weeks to ensure that you are fully satisfied.

A friendly, local service

However, we feel this is only the start of our ongoing service and commitment to you. If you have any further questions, we are available at any one of our offices or at one of our frequent open days held locally. Over and above this, our friendly service extends to the comfort of your own home when required.

Some of the services we offer

  • Audiometric hearing tests
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing loss advice
  • Calibrated audiometers
  • Program hearing aids
  • Hearing rehabilitation
  • Wax loop tools
  • Microphones
  • Hearing aid cleaning
  • Cleaning brushes
  • Batteries
  • Wax traps
  • Dry aid cups and capsules
  • Cleaning spray
  • Sterilization wipes
  • Cleansing tablets
  • Hearing aid sales
  • Discrete hearing aids
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Ear Defenders
  • Ear hygiene
  • Hearing aid advice
  • Swim moulds
  • Tinnitus help
  • Hearing aid repairs
  • Vertigo advice
  • Servicing hearing aids
  • Cleaning hearing aids
  • Battery fitting
  • Bluetooth hearing aids
  • TV connection
  • Telephone connection
  • Charging advice
  • Rechargeable hearing aids

Local and regional hearing loss services

We offer a professional service that includes free hearing tests, expert fitting and excellent aftercare. You can arrange an appointment either in one of our consulting rooms or in the convenience of your own home.

We operate in Lancashire and can call upon many years of experience in providing all manner of hearing loss advice and solutions. If you need weekly rehabilitation visits for hearing aid programming, advice on how to fit your hearing aids, how to get the best out of your hearing aids, cleaning and servicing hearing aids, advice on how to best charge your hearing aids, how to fit the batteries correctly, support on connection of your hearing aids to remote controls, support on connecting your hearing aids to smart phones, television streamers and remote microphones and continuing service support.

Whenever and wherever required; contact us for service carried out by qualified and experienced hearing aid audiologist, The Private Hearing Aid Company are prepared and able to undertake that service.

Some of the locations we cover

  • abbeystead
  • aldcliffe
  • aughton
  • bailrigg
  • barton
  • bay horse
  • bay horse
  • beetham
  • bilsborrow
  • blackpool
  • bolton le sands
  • borwick
  • broughton
  • burrow
  • calder vale
  • cantsfield
  • capernwray
  • carnforth
  • caton
  • catterall
  • churchtown
  • cloughton
  • cockerham
  • conder green
  • dalton
  • docker
  • dolphinholme
  • ellel
  • elswick
  • fleetwood
  • forton
  • freckleton
  • galgate
  • garstang
  • glasson dock
  • goosnargh
  • great eccleston
  • gressingham
  • grimsargh
  • hala
  • hale
  • halton
  • halton on lune
  • hambleton
  • heaton
  • hest bank
  • heysham
  • hornby
  • inskip
  • kirkham
  • knott-end-on-sea
  • lancaster
  • little eccleston
  • longridge
  • lytham st. annes
  • melling
  • middleton
  • millhead
  • morecambe
  • nateby
  • nether kellet
  • newlands
  • oakenclough
  • over kellet
  • overton
  • pilling
  • poulton le fylde
  • preesall
  • quernmore
  • sandside
  • scorton
  • silverdale
  • singleton
  • skerton
  • slyne
  • micheals on wyre
  • stalmine
  • stodday
  • tewitfiled
  • the trough of bowland
  • thornton-cleveleys
  • tunstall
  • warton
  • weeton
  • wray
  • wrayton
  • wrea green
  • yealand