Trusted, Independent Provider of Hearing Aids In Scotland Since 1997

Considered as one of the trusted names in Independent hearing healthcare in Scotland. Providing hearing aids since 1997, I will deliver best in class hearing aids to you in Livingston, Edinburgh, Glasgow and across Central Scotland

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21 years in business

Celebrating 21 Years in Business and 25 Years in Hearing Aids!

Whilst reflecting on last year's events, it struck me that as of November 2023, this is the 21st anniversary of my business, The Hearing Aid Advice Centre. More than that, I have now been involved in the hearing aid world for over twenty-five years. I qualified as a hearing aid audiologist in 1997 and worked for two national providers of hearing aids before starting my own business in November 2002.

That's a long time working with hearing aids and so much has changed. I witnessed the dawn of digital hearing aids and then their evolution to the magnificent devices they are today. Over that time I think that I have helped thousands of people to hear better, something that makes me very happy, and proud.

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Bernafon Hearing Aids

Bernafon Hearing Aids

Bernafon is a Swiss hearing aid manufacturer and a stablemate of Oticon. While the hardware is shared with Oticon, the features and strategies used are a little different. Their latest hearing aid range is the Zerena which I have been impressed with.
Oticon Hearing aids Scotland

Oticon Hearing Aids

The Oticon story starts with one man’s passion to help his wife lead a better life, unhindered by her hearing loss. That passion, to empower people in need of hearing support, is what drives the company still to this day
Phonak Hearing Aids Glasgow

Phonak Hearing Aids

Phonak's driving force is their commitment to understanding the challenges faced by people who live with hearing loss, and to improving the quality of their lives. They measure their success by the positive impact that their technologies have on the ability to communicate
Resound Hearing Aids Edinburgh

GN Resound Hearing Aids Technology

The latest hearing aids from GN Resound are amazing, with direct connectivity to your smart phone (no intermediary device needed) whether iPhone or Android, they will open up your whole world of communication.


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How Digital Hearing Aids Work

Digital hearing aid technology's superiority over traditional analogue hearing aids isn't just what it can do with sounds, but how much better it does it. By converting the incoming signals into computerized 'bits,' they can be processed, or manipulated extremely fast and efficiently in many complex ways using mathematical formulas known as algorithms. This gives digital signal processors (DSP) tremendous speed and agility to recognize sound's key ingredients.

Like a graphic equalizer in some audio systems, algorithms can continually divide sounds into frequency channels. These help preserve and emphasize the higher frequencies containing vital consonant sounds in speech the "c" and "t" sounds in "cat" - over the distracting rumble of low-frequency noise.

Algorithms also manage noise by its duration. While speech sounds' intensity can change radically in a millisecond, noise is more acoustically stable over a comparatively longer time. Using time, DSP precisely reduces the levels of continuous sounds like traffic noise and household appliances. And it instantaneously readjusts when changes occur, restoring amplification when shorter duration sounds are detected.

That same sensitivity is also useful in quiet surroundings. Utilizing an audio technique called expansion, the digital algorithm senses the consistency of softer environmental sounds from ventilation systems and appliances.

It automatically reduces amplification in the appropriate frequency range, immediately restoring proper levels when the sound pattern changes.

Digital algorithms can also minimize and eliminate the onset of feedback, a common nemesis to hearing instrument use. Within its elaborate frequency channel network, the algorithm detects the elements of feedback before they become audible. It then reduces levels in just those discreet channels, with no noticeable effect on perceived volume levels.

The precision and flexibility of digital technology also give us the ability to more accurately tailor your amplification for the best possible match to your listening and lifestyle needs.

Digital Hearing Device Types Scotland

The Hearing Aid Centre helps people like you or your family and friends to regain their hearing. We understand how people's self-confidence and social life can be affected by a loss of hearing.

There are five main types of digital hearing aids available:

  Picture of In the ear hearing aid completely in the ear Completely in the canal hearing aid.The completely in the canal hearing aid is barely visible. These hearing aids are popular for their aesthetic appeal, but their size may be unsuitable for some individuals ears.
  In the ear hearing aid In the canal hearing aid.The In the canal hearing aid is smaller than the in the ear style, with an ear-mould that fits down in the ear canal, and a smaller portion facing into the outer ear.
  In the ear hearing aid In the ear hearing aid.The In the ear hearing aid houses the components in custom formed ear-mould that fits in the outer portion of the ear. Its size is helpful for those with limited dexterity.
  Mini Behind the ear hearing aid Mini Behind the ear hearing aid. The mini behind the ear hearing aid with slim tube is a very cosmetically attractive option for those with a mild to moderate hearing loss.
  Behind the ear hearing aid Behind the ear hearing aid.The behind the ear hearing aid is usually for more severe hearing losses and again like the in the ear hearing aid is helpful for those with limited dexterity.

No matter which type of hearing aid you choose its performance will help introduce you back into the world of sound. Your hearing aid will allow you to fully participate in conversations again.

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Our Patient Reviews

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Very impressed with Colin. I couldn't have wished for better help, attention ‎and explanation of procedures. The hearing aids he recommended have made a huge difference to my life."
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"The quality of the sound I hear is excellent when compared to my NHS ones..first class service!"
Hearing Aids Hearing aids supplied and fitted to patient's individual hearing loss
Hearing Aids Hearing aids supplied and fitted to patient's individual hearing loss
"My two new hearing aids are excellent and the service has been just as good. I'm completely satisfied."
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