: Waiting for next track...

: Waiting for next track...

The hearing aid that lets you choose what you hear

Hearing aid at The Hearing Suite Harrogate

Published at 5:21pm 13th May 2019. (Updated at 5:03pm 14th May 2019)

The Hearing Suite Promoted by
The Hearing Suite

The technology behind hearing aids has made big leaps recently and a luxury hearing clinic is encouraging local people to give some new gadgets a go. 

  • Location tracking, selective 'listening' and the ability to link your TV or phone directly to your ears are all features on modern hearing aids. 
  • Harrogate clinic The Hearing Suite wants local people to know how much better their hearing life could be. 
  • Hearing aids can now be much more than a 'loud speaker'

If you use a hearing aid, or know someone who does, the chances are you think a hearing aid simply 'turns the volume up' - the sound you WANT and the sound you DON'T, all just amped up and pumped into your ear. 

Well, think again...

Advanced Hearing Aid Technology at The Hearing Suite

Since the first hearing aid was developed in 1898, technology has advanced in many different areas. 

Expert audiologist Emily Balmer from The Hearing Suite in Harrogate explained how hearing technology has advanced so far that even some of the most difficult scenarios have now been made easier. 

Having good conversations in a loud environment for example...

"Say for example we were at dinner, we would put the Roger [hearing aid] in the middle of the table and it would pick up the most prominent speaker

"If I wanted to pick up just YOU, I could mute the other microphones, and have it so it was just you that I was picking up, and it sends that signal directly into my hearing aids without it having to travel across the room"

Emily Balmer, The Hearing Suite
Emily Balmer, Director of Audiology at The Hearing Suite, Harrogate

What can modern hearing aids do that traditional ones can't?

  • Live audio streaming from phones / tablets - allowing users to enjoy music, audiobooks, radio and much more without the worry of disturbing others. 
  • 'Selective hearing' - you hearing aid can select who / what to listen to when which is great for conversation scenarios. 
  • Location tracking - great if you're prone to misplacing your hearing aids!
  • Customisation for specific frequencies - your hearing aid is tailored to your needs. 
  • Direct feed from TV to hearing aid - possible via bluetooth
  • Detection and minimising of wind noise
  • Quick re-charging
  • Small and pocket sized devices
Roger hearing aid from The Hearing Suite in Harrogate
Known as 'Roger', this modern hearing aid is now available to demo at The Hearing Suite in Harrogate... this is about the size of an Oreo biscuit!

The Hearing Suite in Harrogate

Based at the Mowbray Square Medical Centre in Harrogate, The Hearing Suite is aiming to change the way we look and feel about our hearing. 

The team offer specialist hearing diagnostics as well as an online hearing test, and from professional safe earwax removal to help with balance. 

Nick Hancock from Stray FM even recently had his ear wax removed using microsuction!

Emily Balmer looks into Nick's ear, Hearing Suite Harrogate
Audiologist at The Hearing Suite Emily Balmer uses a powerful microscope with 20x magnification with Stray FM's Nick Hancock

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Health & Wellbeing show went along to the Hearing Suite in Harrogate to talk to Emily Balmer:

More health stories from Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article

Mixed reaction to social care transport charge increase in North Yorkshire

Health: The county council wants to increase the amount disabled and elderly people pay.

Older article

Harrogate charity supports Mental Health Awareness Week

Health: Supporting Older People aims to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Top articles

Hospital admissions for obesity hit new high

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: 1,500 people attended North Hospital hospitals with obesity-related conditions.

Patients at Hertfordshire dental practice told they need HIV tests due to unclean equipment

National: Hundreds of patients at a dental surgery have been told to take HIV tests over fears unclean equipment was used on them.

Google deals Huawei major blow by cutting Android licence

World: Google is set to revoke Huawei's access to its Android mobile operating system, dealing the Chinese company a major blow in accordance with US sanctions.

Matthijs de Ligt set to join Barcelona from Ajax in the summer

Sport: Matthijs de Ligt looks set to leave Ajax for Barcelona this summer, irrespective of interest from English clubs, <em>Sky Sports News</em> understands.

Roy Of The Rovers gets makeover for Women's World Cup

Showbiz: Roy Of The Rovers will feature a female lead for the first time in the comic book's 65-year history to coincide with the Women's World Cup.

New map of Harrogate launched to help boost tourism

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Newly-formed Harrogate BID are behind the initiative.

A day in the life of a 16-year-old county lines drug dealer

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: This harrowing story's being shared by police to raise awareness.

Outdoor drama classes coming to Harrogate

Family: Building confidence and exploring creativity.

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

Jurassic times calls for Jurassic measures!

70s On This Day: And this is how T Rex ruled British music

More volunteers needed for Harrogate scheme

Health: An appeal's been launched for volunteer drivers to help vulnerable people to live independently.

Local school success in green poem competition

Education: To celebrate Stray FM's Green Month.

Activity cafe supporting those living with dementia

Health: The Knaresborough Cafe runs every two weeks.

Mowing your lawn: a pain in the grass

Family: One Harrogate landscaper has the answer.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

"It's a fantastic place": Harrogate cancer centre celebrates major milestone

Health: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital is marking its five year anniversary.

Stray FM celebrates BEST EVER audience figures

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: More of you are listening for longer as we celebrate our 25th birthday

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Poll

Bank holidays - are there too many this time of year?

Trending in Yorkshire

Hospital admissions for obesity hit new high

1,500 people attended North Hospital hospitals with obesity-related conditions.

Parcel postboxes introduced in Harrogate and Skipton

It means we can send packages the same we post letters.

Outgoing Harrogate mayor reflects on year in office

Councillor Bernard Bateman steps down today.

A drop in Craven's cash machines

One in six vanished since 2017

UPDATE: A1(M) Southbound accident

Two lanes near Boroughbridge are now OPEN

More news...