Hearing aids

A hearing aid is a small digital device that can be worn in or behind the ear. Modern hearing aids contain highly advanced technology that is programmable to make specific adjustments to sounds based on an individual’s hearing. As a result, an individual can listen, communicate and in turn participate more fully in daily activities. This is linked with improved emotional and physical well-being.

Here at CEDA Healthcare we offer a wide range of hearing aids to suit your hearing and lifestyle requirements. Your individual needs will be discussed in detail with our hearing aid audiologist and you will receive honest and expert advice on choosing the best hearing aid for you as well as lifetime aftercare. We use sophisticated equipment to accurately programme hearing aids to your individual hearing loss and physical ear anatomy.

Hearing aids

A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. However, only about one out of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one.

Quality range of aids to suit every budget

0% interest-free finance plan available on application

How can hearing aids help?

A hearing loss can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life as well as those of friends and family. It may affect someone’s ability to participate in meetings at work, take phone calls, enjoy social events, shows and more. Understandably, this can affect us emotionally; we may start to feel frustrated with everyday tasks and those around us and in turn begin to feel less confident and become more withdrawn. In short, a hearing loss can cause someone to lose connection with the things that are important in their life.

Modern digital hearing aids are now very sophisticated devices. A hearing aid can be programmed to amplify the specific sounds that an individual cannot naturally access due to their hearing loss. This will help “fill in” those missing pieces of the puzzle and improve the user’s ability to detect and understand speech. Typical benefits of wearing a hearing aid can be:

  • improved ability to engage with people socially. This is likely to encourage an individual to continue to socialise and maintain relationships
  • a hearing aid user is usually recognised by family as having better cognitive functioning than a non-user and to be less withdrawn
  • greater self-confidence and independence than non-hearing aid users
  • better performance in the work environment and therefore less likelihood of reduced income
  • lower risk of cognitive decline and development of dementia

Available technologies and features:

  • A wide range of hearing aid powers and styles to suit all types of hearing loss and lifestyle
  • Industry leading sound processing giving best possible results for listening in challenging environments
  • Invisible custom-made hearing aids for absolute discretion
  • Rechargeable behind-the-ear and in-the-ear options
  • Wireless streaming to smartphone devices allowing for effortless streaming of phone calls, music as well as hearing aid adjustments through the hearing aid phone app
  • Tracking of physical and cognitive activities for those who wish to monitor and improve their health
  • Language translation through a user’s hearing aids and on their smartphone screen
  • Remote hearing aid programming – users can send requests to their hearing aid audiologist using their smartphone app and receive hearing aid adjustments without needing a face-to-face appointment
  • Industry leading processing of music as well as wind and machine noise reduction
  • Hearing aid technologies for tinnitus relief and single-sided hearing loss

At CEDA Healthcare we will work with you to carefully select the right hearing aid that fits your personal lifestyle and needs. Being independent, we are not tied to or owned by a hearing aid manufacturer and are therefore free to recommend without bias, the right hearing aid for you. Please feel free to click on the following links to explore the different hearing aid styles  and manufacturers  available

by Peter Athawes, Audiologist

doctor helping senior patient with hearing aid , close-up

What our clients say:

“my experience (with the new hearing aids) has been very good and has improved my life insofar as I can participate in conversation etc without straining or losing interest due to being unable to hear. I would (and already have) highly recommend your service” – John

the hearing aids have turned her life around, she is a different person” – Diane

“The acid test was passed with flying colours! The Modern Jazz Quartet’s ‘No Sun in Venice’ album was completely clear, with Connie Kaye’s finger cymbals and tiny bells back to their real presence. Nicola Benedetti’s violin was full and beautiful in Vaughan Williams’s ‘Lark Ascending’ with the final notes at the extreme end of the violin’s range easily audible, which has not been the case for some time. Thank you.” – Roger

Frequently asked questions:

If you have a hearing loss in both ears there are significant benefits to wearing two hearing aids. Aiding both ears ensures that our hearing system is adequately stimulated, helps us to locate the direction of a sound and improves our ability to hear in background noise. Certain private hearing aids are also capable of communicating with each other as a pair and so additional features can be activated in challenging listening environments such as in the presence of loud noise, in the car and when using the phone, to further help the user.

What with the vast array of hearing aids on offer, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. At CEDA Healthcare we take the time to consider all of the factors that contribute to correct hearing aid selection such as hearing loss, speech discrimination ability, lifestyle, hand dexterity, budget etc. Your hearing aid audiologist will be able to recommend the best hearing aid for you and then it is your personal choice.

There are pros and cons to both. Rechargeable hearing aids remove the hassle of having to change batteries every few days and the aids turn on/off automatically. Also, the hearing aid casing will be better sealed as a battery drawer does not need to be opened and closed, thus giving better protection against moisture. Rechargeable hearing aids are currently unavailable in invisible options however and some individuals simply prefer disposable battery options as they do not have to rely on a charger.

Most rechargeable hearing aids are capable of a full day’s use with several hours of bluetooth streaming/mobile use but will require charging each night. Disposable batteries vary depending on their size as well as the hearing aid:

P10 battery for an IIC or CIC device: 3-5 days

P312 battery for a CIC, ITC or mRIC device: 5-10 days

P13 battery for a RIC or BTE device: 7-10 days

Our hearing aid care packages include up to a two years supply of batteries. After this, batteries can be purchased from us or alternatively from most pharmacies or online.

It is a widely held assumption that wearing a hearing aid will make one’s hearing worse. A hearing aid user will notice a difference when they remove their hearing aid; a “muffled” effect to the hearing so to speak. This however, is because the hearing system has become used to amplified sound and hearing better. The opposite effect is often experienced when an individual first wears a hearing aid and certain sounds seem louder, i.e. the brain adjusts to the status quo.

Contrary to the above concern, evidence now tells us that using a hearing aid in fact slows down hearing decline as hearing pathways remain stimulated and active. Therefore, using a hearing aid is actually a positive step forward.

The majority of the time this will either be a flat battery or a blocked wax guard. Insert a fresh battery (or charge the aid) and change the wax guard. If the hearing aid is still not working then contact us to book in with our hearing aid audiologist who can troubleshoot the problem.

  • very good clinicians and reception staff

    A T
  • Very professional and efficient.

    J C
  • I would highly recommend.

    F H
  • Good friendly clinic

    R S
  • Very pleasant, helpful staff, painless

    P H
  • Very efficient

    J R
  • Great!

    B L
  • Very impressed with the service received. Same day appointment. Would highly recommend

    E C
  • Painless and relaxing

    M B
  • Many thanks for my appointment at such short notice

    G M
  • very good clinicians and reception staff

    A T
  • Very professional and efficient.

    J C
  • I would highly recommend.

    F H
  • Good friendly clinic

    R S
  • Very pleasant, helpful staff, painless

    P H
  • Very efficient

    J R
  • Great!

    B L
  • Very impressed with the service received. Same day appointment. Would highly recommend

    E C
  • Painless and relaxing

    M B
  • Many thanks for my appointment at such short notice

    G M

Clinic Locations

Rapid access, convenient and quick appointments.

Andover
Charlton Hill Surgery
Charlton Road
Andover
SP10 3JY

Ash Vale
Ash Vale Health
Centre
Wharf Road
Ash Vale
GU12 5BA

Chessington
1 Elm Road
Chessington
KT9 1AF

Fleet
Branksomewood Healthcare Centre
Branksomewood Road
Fleet
GU51 4JX

Hampton
Hampton Medical
Centre
49A Priory Road
Hampton
TW12 2PB

CEDA Healthcare, Sunningdale, (Opposite Fego’s)
3 Broomfield Hall Buildings
London Road
Sunningdale
Ascot SL5 0DP

West Byfleet Health Centre
Ear Wax Removal Clinic
2nd floor
Madeira Road
West Byfleet
Surrey KT14 6DH

Rapid access, convenient and quick appointments.

Andover
Charlton Hill Surgery
Charlton Road
Andover
SP10 3JY

Ash Vale
Ash Vale Health
Centre
Wharf Road
Ash Vale
GU12 5BA

Chessington
1 Elm Road
Chessington
KT9 1AF

Fleet
Branksomewood Healthcare Centre
Branksomewood Road
Fleet
GU51 4JX

Hampton
Hampton Medical
Centre
49A Priory Road
Hampton
TW12 2PB

CEDA Healthcare, Sunningdale, (Opposite Fego’s)
3 Broomfield Hall Buildings
London Road
Sunningdale
Ascot SL5 0DP

West Byfleet Health Centre
Ear Wax Removal Clinic
2nd floor
Madeira Road
West Byfleet
Surrey KT14 6DH

Ear wax removal, Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids by our ENT doctors and nurses and audiologist. Woking, Guildford, Addlestone, Weybridge, Walton-on-Thames, Sunbury, Chessington, Banstead, Dorking, Epsom, Ewell, West Ewell, Surbiton, Leatherhead, Kingston, Chertsey, Wimbledon, Andover, Crawley, Horley, Twickenham, Oxshot, East Horsley, Fleet, Farnham, Farnborough, Chobham, Cobham, Charlton, Weyhill, Upper Clatford, Thruxton, Kimpton, Amport, Barton Stacey, Whitchurch, Longparish, Overton, Basingstoke, Camberley, Egham, Windsor, Ascot, Byfleet, Ripley, Send, Ottershaw, Claygate, Tolworth, Worcester Park, East Molesey, Hampton Court, New Malden, Wimbledon, Ashstead, Tadworth, Sutton, Horsham, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Redhill, Reigate, Bracknell, Andover, Ascot, Sunninghill, Windlesham, Sunningdale, Wentworth, Camberley, Virginia Water, Windsor, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire

Opening Times

Monday 9.00 - 5.30
Tuesday 9.00 - 5.30
Wednesday 9.00 - 7.30
Thursday 9.00 - 7.30
Friday 9.00 - 4.30
Saturday 9.00 - 1.00 fortnightly

West Byfleet - 0330 123 0580
Email: info@earwaxremovalclinic.co.uk