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Hearing Aids

What is a hearing aid?

A hearing aid is a device that takes everyday sounds and makes them louder so that they can be heard by someone with a hearing loss.


Why do people wear them?

The aim of a hearing aid is to assist in helping someone with a hearing loss, understand speech and the sounds around them to allow them to live a normal life.

How does it work?

Hearing aids have microphones that pick up sounds from the environment, and raise the volume of those sounds, to allow them to be heard by someone with a hearing loss. Each aid is programmed individually to the ear it is fitted to in order to meet a person’s hearing loss. The hearing aids are programmed by specially trained Audiologists.


What hearing aids do we offer?

At Leighton Hospital, we offer Oticon Hearing aids. For more information about Oticon hearing aids please click here.

The Oticon hearing aids we offer are;

  • Oticon Synergy on open fit, ‘thin tube’ or ‘corda’

  • Oticon Synergy on a mould

  • Oticon Dynamo on a mould


In special circumstances we may also offer:

  • Phonak Bolero Cros 2 (CROS/Bi-CROS) system

  • Phonak Nathos S+ UP


The aid is selected dependant upon a number of factors including the extent of a patients hearing loss, visual ability, dexterity, & anatomy. Your audiologist will advise you which hearing aid is suitable for you.


How to use the hearing aid

Please click on the links below for more information about how to use the hearing aids.

Please note that these functions may not be available on all hearing aids. Speak to your Audiologist to find out more.


What else is available?


Patient Comments

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