The exciting new OTICON OPN 1 S is now here

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…And WE are able to let you assess this incredible new device at home, with no commitment, until you are convinced you are hearing better again.

The new features to note:

  1. The OpenSound Optimizer effectively eliminates any possibility of feedback, even though these are ‘open’ fittings.
  2. The super fast (nothing is faster at processing amplified sound) new VELOX S platform. Some 3.5 billion processes per second!
  3. Lithium-ion quick charging batteries – means no more fiddly batteries to change.
  4. OpenSound Navigator scans around you 360° more than 100 times a second, reducing loud noise, whilst preserving speech.

Does that all sound too good to be true?

Well, of course with us, WE PROVE THESE CLAIMS before you have to decide if the product meets your expectations.

Call now on 01115 857 2900 to book an appointment


Ken Pidcock, from Channel 4’s “Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds” now hears better with our help.

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“Having had one life changing experience as one of the adults in the series OPHF4YO*, I hardly expected another as I walked through Lark Hill Retirement Village.  
I noticed representatives from The Nottingham Hearing Practice, and having discarded other brands, I decided to make an appointment to have a test in my own bungalow.

                I could not have been more pleased.   I was offered two of the best technical models on the market to try for a period before I finally made my choice.   I now only need half the volume on my television, and I can now hear long forgotten sounds of birds.  

                Alan and Joanna were meticulous, pleasant and understanding.   I can recommend that you will be in safe hands”.

Ken Pidcock



* Channel 4: Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds, 2018

If you register / log in to Channel 4 on demand, you can watch the incredible episode 5 yourself for free.

Our first sight of the OTICON OPN IIC / mini CIC

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Our patient, who is a vastly experienced IIC wearer with a complex and challenging life-long hearing loss, was quite pleased on his first trial appointment. We took very deep ear canal impressions using velvet-soft impression material and created these Oticon Opn 1 IICs for him, with no agreement, no payment, no commitment. He is trialling these over Christmas. Let’s see how they perform!

That’s what we do best.

0115 857 2900

Goodbye to Kitty (Kitty Linn O’Neil: March 24, 1946 to November 2, 2018)

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Kitty O’Neal passed away last week. A truly inspirational figure, left deaf from a childhood illness, she was thwarted in her dream to become a champion diver, and instead became a renowned stunt-woman, and then famously the world land speed record holder. She proved that deafness was no barrier.

In 1976 in Oregon, O’Neil set the world land-speed record for female drivers. A hydrogen peroxide powered three-wheeled rocket car called the “SMI Motivator” reached an average speed of 512.7mph, with a peak speed of 621mph.

When she retired, Kitty had set 22 speed records on land and water.

Her land speed record still stands.

Jo and friends out on Sunday picking litter

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Well done Jo. Out on Sunday helping to look after our wonderful country. It’s SO important that we are all seen to have pride in our communities. The more of us that care, and are seen to care, the better we will all be.

Access Card – What is it?

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It’s a card which translates your disability/impairment into symbols which highlights the barriers you face and the reasonable adjustments required. The card can be used to gain access to concessionary ticket prices for example; the theatre or to watch a gig.
I mostly use mine for gigs. As I have a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears, I pay for a ticket for myself and my companion is allowed the ‘free’ ticket. Usually it’s a friend or my partner, who knows / uses BSL (British Sign Language) as I still struggle to understand what is being said in busy environments, even with my implant / hearing aids in. Also, in the event of a fire / emergency, my companion can help communicate this to me so I can get out safely. Even with a mild hearing loss, you may still struggle and need communication help, so you will still be accepted for the Access Card.
You apply for the Access Card online at You will be asked to provide your medical evidence (mine was a copy of my Audiogram) and answer some questions as to how your disability affects you in your everyday life. It costs £15.00 to buy and expires in 3 years. My card came in 3 working days and I have already used it at lots of music venues, on the train when purchasing tickets as well as when out in restaurants I can show them I need communication help or just for them to be patient with me.

Nuala, Senior contributor

Oticon Opn NEW MODEL version

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The most advanced hearing aid in the world is now available in a range of CUSTOM SHELLS.

Only through selected independent practices, including us.

Book now: to trial this before having to decide if it’s the best solution for your unique hearing loss.

Our new TV solution is the perfect fix!

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Mrs. M’s son was kind enough to help with this. I had already provided a pair of PHONAK VIRTO V30 power ITC hearing aids, but advised that the distance from the TV was always going to cause problems, just because of sound decay over distance.

There are other strategies to deal with this problem (such as buying a new TV, re-positioning the TV, using a domestic loop system, utilise a hearing aid accessory / TV device with the hearing aids), but I came up with a far easier, less fussy and cost effective way to deal with this widespread problem.

Do not rush out and buy a sound bar!

Mrs. M can adjust the volume, bass and treble right next to her armchair, through an 80W speaker. She reports that the results are fabulous. She can now hear ‘Strictly’ just how she likes without worrying about the neighbours or visitors.

WE care about finding the best answers for YOU. Call us today to experience the fundamental difference we can make in your life.