Expert, personalised recommendations for customised earplugs that suit your hearing levels and your needs!
There are a range of over-the-counter sponge and silicone ear plugs available for swimming, surfing and sleeping. However, the comfort, fit and hygiene of these will vary depending on the size of your ear canal and how often you re-use them.
Disadvantages of over the counter ear plugs
Increased risk of ear pain and infection if used regularly as bacteria can collect in the sponge very easily
Hurt your ears after some time of use if they do not fit properly
Keeps falling out
Don’t seem to give you the protection you need
If you experience any of the above, then custom made earplugs are the solution for you.
How are custom noise-plugs made?
It is crucial to choose a trusted independent practice and ensure you are seen by a fully qualified audiologist. This is so your individual medical and physical well-being; your family, work, hobby and social environments and your technology preferences are all considered during your hearing assessment.
This will enable the audiologist to work with you to choose the best hearing device for you.
Which? surveyed more than 3100 individuals, about their experiences of buying and wearing hearing devices. Questions focused on experience with customer care, quality of hearing tests, the product range available, suitability of the device and overall price.
The Which? ® report shows that independent clinics were rated consistently higher than any other Hearcare retailers including: Boots, Specsavers, Hidden Hearing, Amplifon and Scrivens. Local Independent Audiologists like The Art of Hearing, rated the highest score of 87%!
**Table notes: Scores based on online survey conducted in April 2018 of 3183 Which? members. Customer score is combination of overall satisfaction and likelihood that the person would recommend the provide to a friend. Star Ratings: Staff is based on professionalism and knowledge of staff; Testing is based on thoroughness of examination and testing; Product Rage is based on the rage of hearing aids offered; Hearing aid suitability rates the suitability of the hearing device for individual needs
Types and styles of hearing devices
At The Art of Hearing, we understand that hearing difficulties are unique to you! Hearing difficulties affect not only you, but those around you and is intricately linked to your individual lifestyle (work and social lifestyle, hobbies, personal attributes, etc.) and individual health factors (personal nutrition, medical conditions, general health and genetic susceptibility).
So, we commit to working with you (and your family as required) and will consider your technology preferences to make recommendations for hearing devices that suit your individual needs and budgets.
At The Art of Hearing we offer the full range of behind-the-ear and in-the-ear hearing devices with a choice from the world’s leading hearing device manufacturers. We offer the following range of devices:
Hearing devices with the most advanced technology, artificial intelligence, rechargeable batteries, connectivity to other smart devices and supreme sound quality in all environments
Hearing devices for those who prefer to focus on superior sound quality and less on connectivity and technology
Hearing devices for those who feel they don't need the very latest technology, but still want a hearing device that's great value with superb quality of hearing in daily life
Access to Work
Access to Work is a government funded scheme that helps people with a hearing difficulty to have equal access to workplaces.
This scheme can help you if your hearing difficulty affects the way you do your job. It offers you and your employer advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of your needs. As a first step employers are required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to ensure you are not substantially disadvantaged when doing your job
The Art of Hearing can provide you with a hearing healthcare report with which Access to Work can use, to help you obtain hearing devices or equipment to suit your employment needs.
For more information visit the official gov.uk website.