Hearing Aids Offer Many Benefits

Although these devices have been around in one form or another for many years the latest advancements in technology means that the features they offer are becoming more sophisticated, whilst at the same time, their physical size is decreasing. This allows you to enjoy improved hearing, comfortably and discreetly.

Of course, the primary function of these devices is to improve your ability to hear, especially in challenging listening environments. Digital hearing aids achieve this by closely matching their performance to your specific auditory profile. The devices are programmed using specialist software that uses your hearing test data to customise your listening experience.

In addition to helping you hear more clearly; did you know that hearing aids can also offer the following features:

  • Connectivity to Android and Apple devices
  • Direct streaming of telephone calls from mobile phones
  • Direct streaming of music from blue-tooth enabled devices
  • Automatic reduction of background noise
  • Effective background noise reduction
  • Wind noise reduction
  • Tinnitus management
  • Geo-tagging
  • Blood pressure, heart rate and overall well-being monitoring

We are proud to offer FREE hearing aid trials, please visit our Free Hearing Aid Trials page for more information. If you have any queries at all about our hearing aids or would like to arrange a Hearing Assessment, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01765 278 744 or fill in the contact form on this page.

Hearing Loss & Dementia

As hearing loss increases people become increasingly frustrated which can lead to social isolation. Now new studies show, that untreated hearing loss is associated with a greater risk of dementia*. While no hearing aids can cure dementia or restore your hearing, they do go a long way in helping to keep your brain fit. Scientists believe that wearing a hearing aid may delay the onset of dementia by slowing brain ageing by eight years**.

When you wear hearing aids you will find it easier to communicate and participate in social activities. This stimulates your brain and helps decrease the risk of accelerated mental decline related to untreated hearing loss***. Taking care of hearing is one of the important keys to maintaining an active intellectual and social life.

Risk of developing dementia with untreated hearing loss:

  • Mild loss: 2 times more likely
  • Moderate hearing loss: 3 times more likely
  • Severe hearing loss: 5 times more likely


*Lin et al. (2011). Compared with normal hearing, increased risk of dementia: 1.89 for mild hearing loss. 3.00 for moderate hearing loss, and 4.94 for sever hearing loss.

** ‘Wearing hearing aid may delay the onset of dementia by slowing brain aging by eight years.’ By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor. The Telegraph. 15th July 2019.

***Amieva et al. (2015). Self-Reported hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults: A 25 Year Study> journal of the American Geriatrics Society: Volume 63, Issue 10: 2099-2014.

Our Promise

Hear & Now aims to exceed your expectations in everything we do. As an independent, family-run hearing care business, our aim is to provide a personalised, one-to-one customer service experience that isn’t available elsewhere on the high street.

Why Choose Us?

Exemplary service. A very clear and detailed explanation of the options for new hearing aids. Much time was spent in equipping me with what was most appropriate for me. Nothing is too much trouble – great care and attention paid at every stage.
Peter Burton
I recently attended Hear and Now, Ripon for microsuction treatment. What an excellent service on every level. Professional, courteous and thorough.. I have no hesitation in recommending them and I will certainly be using them again in the future.
E Scott

Took my 99 year old mum for ear wax removal. We had a fantastic experience with all the lovely staff who definitely know their stuff! She left with much better hearing and a massive smile. She got straight back into her talking books once she returned home. Thank you so much.

Joanna Mortimer

I would like to thank everyone at ‘Hear & Now’ for the outstanding level of service provided to my husband. Every query was dealt with efficiently, patiently and in a professional manner. Their level of customer care is excellent and we would highly recommend them to others seeking assistance with hearing loss.

M. Simpson