Hearing Aids

Types of Hearing Aids

 In most cases we offer Signia hearing aids - the main models offered are:

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Stretta RIC hearing aid
Stretta RIC
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Stetta M ear hook hearing aid
Stetta M earhook
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Stretta M Thin Tube hearing aid
Stretta M Thin Tube
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Stretta M-R hearing aid
Stretta M-R
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Stretta HP ear hook hearing aid
Stretta HP ear hook
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Stretta HP Thin Tube hearing aid
Stretta HP Thin Tube
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Stretta UP-R hearing aid
Stretta UP-R

 Model Reference Guide:

  • RIC = Receiver in the canal with S/M/P/HP Receivers
  • CROS = Contra-lateral Routing of Signals
  • M = Mild/Medium Powered
  • M-T = Mild/Medium Powered and Telecoil Compatible
  • M-R = Mild/Medium Powered and Rechargeable
  • HP = High Powered
  • HP-T = High Powered and Telecoil Compatible
  • UP-R = Super/Ultra Powered

CROS and Bi-CROS Hearing Aid Systems:

CROS stands for Contralateral Routing of Sound, Bi stands for Bilateral.

A CROS hearing aid is a special type of hearing aid for people who have little to no hearing in one ear and have normal hearing in the other ear. A BiCROS hearing aid is similar to a CROS hearing aid but is for people who are profoundly deaf in one ear but also have a hearing loss in their better ear.

With CROS or BiCROS hearing aids, sound is wirelessly transmitted from the profoundly deaf ear into the better ear. What looks like a conventional hearing aid is worn on the deaf ear, but this is a microphone only. This microphone picks up sound from your poorer side and sends it wirelessly into a conventional hearing aid on your better ear. It is then heard and processed by the brain. The sound can also be amplified if you have a hearing impairment in your better ear.

Diagram to demonstrate sound being transmitted from one ear to the other
A CROS or BICROS hearing aid transmits sounds from one ear to the other

Other Hearing Devices

Adhear hearing aid


The AdHear is a non-surgical bone conduction hearing aid processor for mild conductive hearing loss. It transmits sound via an adhesive adapter or a soft band. It is a solution for single sided deafness, children or adult conductive hearing loss and patients that need a bone implant but decline surgery and fit the criteria.

Hearing amplifier
Hearing amplifier

Hearing Amplifier

Some patients cannot use conventional hearing aids and will be supplied with an amplifier to enable some level of communication and hearing needs to be met.

Getting a hearing aid

  1. Referral
    The patient get a referral from Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) or their GP
  2. Assessment
    The assessment process may include hearing test, counselling, recommendation based on loss and choice, ear mould impression (if applicable).
  3. Fitting
    Hearing aid fitting, programming and real ear measurements as applicable.
  4. Follow Up
    Check on progress, hearing aid fine tuning as required.
  5. Ongoing Aftercare
    Repairs, advice, tubing, domes and battery supply, hearing aid maintenance as required.


Your hearing aid is expected to remain appropriate for some time. If your needs change, re-assessments, replacements and upgrades are available.

Hearing aids will require regular maintenance, we will provide and replacement parts, batteries and sundries.

We promise a lifelong commitment to provide aftercare and repair service.