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NHS Hearing Aids and Tinnitus

edited 28 August 2018 at 3:41PM in Disability money matters
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edited 28 August 2018 at 3:41PM in Disability money matters
I am one of the not so lucky many who has a mild-moderate hearing loss and Tinnitus for good measure.

I've done a fair bit of research and from what I understand the best NHS hearing aids (both are behind the ear) on the NHS are:

1. Phonak Nathos Auto Micro etc which has just been released on the NHS (June 2018)

2 Siemans Teneo (Release early 2016) -

The Phonak is being offered by a private firm doing NHS work, the second Siemans Teneo on the NHS via Specsavers. Both units have features for Tinnitus people, but the Phonak has software that automates everything for you without user interaction (I believe).

I have no experience with either product and am interested to hear :) what others think, which is better? anyone know of a better product on the NHS and finally a good value one privately?

For all those Tinnitus people out there I recommend you checkout a book Tinnitus, From Tyrant to Friend: How to Let Go of Ringing in your Ears Paperback – 1 Apr 2015
by Mr Julian Cowan Hill (Author) and Julian's Youtube channel.

Thanks everyone.

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  • My husband has had NHS hearing aids fitted in the last couple of months, and he has tinnitus.

    He was given the Phonak ones, and is absolutely delighted with them. He can't believe how good they are, and how massively they have improved his hearing. He says he now only really notices his tinnitus when he takes them out at night. He also used to have a distortion of sound in one ear, but this is also not a problem when he is wearing the aids.

    The aids were set up digitally to 'fill in the gaps' in his hearing, and the results are really impressive.

    I hope this helps...
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