Hearing aid technology

Hearing aid manufacturers offer their hearing aids in different technology levels. Depending on your lifestyle you may not require all the bells and whistles to hear perfectly well. If you are regularly in challenging hearing environments you may benefit from more advanced sound processing technology.

 

Hearing aid level

Price per pair

Description

Essentials

£1,495

Performs well in quieter environments such as one to one conversations.

Level 1

£2,395 Performs well in slightly more challenging environments such as family get-togethers or small gatherings.
Level 2 £2,995 Performs well in more challenging environments such as restaurants or meetings.
Level 3 £3,695 With natural sound and clear conversations, automatically adapts to a variety of challenging environments to allow you to seamlessly continue listening.

 

 

Essentials

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Home Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
1:1 Conversation (2 people) Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Watching TV Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Conversation (2-4 people) Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Wind Noise Management Not Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Ear to Ear Processing Not Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Impact Noise Protection Not Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Café (4-6 people) Not Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Party (6-8 people) Not Suitable Not Suitable Suitable Suitable
Own Voice Control Not Suitable Not Suitable Not Suitable Suitable
Crowd (10+ people) Not Suitable Not Suitable Not Suitable Suitable
Rechargeable * Not Suitable Not Suitable Not Suitable Suitable

Technology levels are indicative. See your audiologist for manufacturer specific product information.

* Level 1 and 2 can be upgraded to rechargeable for £150. Level 3 can be upgraded to rechargeable for free.