Stylish hearing devices with superior sound
If you’re looking for the latest in digital hearing devices, then you’ve come to the right place. Bournemouth based, Key to Hearing is a independent hearing care specialist who have access to the latest and best hearing solutions from leading manufacturers, including Unitron, Phonak, GN ReSound, Oticon, Bernafon and Starkey.
We dispense only the latest technology that is often available before the high street chains. With a wide range of devices on offer, we’ll help find the right solution for you.
We have the right hearing solution for you
Modern hearing devices come in a wide range of styles and technology levels. Key to Hearing will help you make the perfect choice by considering your hearing needs, budget, lifestyle and individual hearing preferences. Your hearing range, size of ear canal and dexterity help to determine which style of device we would recommend.
A personal interest in helping you hear better
When you buy a hearing device from Key to Hearing, your investment goes much further than the device itself.
Complete hearing check. Our service begins with a full hearing evaluation in the comfort of your own home.
Competitive pricing. As an independent provider, you’ll find our hearing device prices very competitive compared to many of the major high street providers.
60-day money back satisfaction guarantee. We want you to be 100% happy with your new hearing device. So if you’re not happy after 60 days, we’ll exchange it for another model or refund your money.*
Extended warranty. All our hearing solutions have a minimum of a two-year manufacturer’s warranty to cover any malfunction or repairs. For ultimate peace of mind upgrade your hearing care package and extend your warranty for one, two or three years.
Tailored aftercare service. A choice of aftercare packages to suit your needs and ensure that we’re with you when needed on your journey to better hearing.
Five-star rating on Google
We’re really pleased to have a five-star rating on Google and many positive reviews from our customers that can be seen on our testimonials page. Our approach to hearing care guarantees you’ll receive the service and attention you deserve and lets us fully unlock your hearing potential.
Deciding to invest in a hearing solution is only part of your journey with us
Following your initial fitting your hearing device will need to be personalised and programmed to your specific needs to allow you to accustomise to the new and different sounds around you. Fine tuning adjustments will help you to maximise your hearing range in differing situations. Once you are enjoying the full benefits from your hearing technology, on-going support is provided so that we can monitor your hearing and hearing device performance.
At Key to Hearing, we believe it’s important for you to see your hearing care professional regularly, to make sure your chosen solution keeps meeting your needs and any changes to your hearing are identified. When your aftercare period expires, we recommend semi-annual reviews. Our home visits include hearing retests, reprogramming and fine-tuning your hearing device, and a maintenance service to keep it in peak condition.
Expert advice from a fully-qualified professional
Award-winning Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (RHAD) Keeley Salmon qualified in 2005 and has a wealth of experience in the audiology sector. Registered with both the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), Keeley has helped hundreds of people realise their hearing potential.
As well as helping you select the best hearing device for you, Keeley has the expertise to customise and program it to your individual needs, maximising your hearing in different situations. It’s so important to choose a skilled hearing care professional that you’re comfortable with and that you can trust. With Key to Hearing, you can be sure your hearing is in safe hands
Don't just take our word for it, hear what our customers have to say
"I can now hear sounds that I thought had gone forever..."
“Keeley has attended to my hearing deficiency with professionalism, understanding, and kindness. Her knowledge and I say it again; professionalism is second to none. I can now hear sounds that I thought had gone forever. I am sincerely grateful for everything.”
Mr I Barnes – Verwood
"Enhanced hearing is enhanced life.."
“The friendliness and convenience of your home visits and the professionalism and knowledge you bring in monitoring my hearing progress is always a source of pleasure. Enhanced hearing is enhanced life. Thank you.”
Mrs Stapleton – New Milton
"I look forward to your follow-up visits..."
“The improvement in the performance of my hearing aids over those previously fitted at a hospital cannot be exaggerated. Invisible when worn, excellent sound reproduction in all situations and so comfortable I often forget I am wearing them. You are so knowledgeable and friendly, I look forward to your follow-up visits and nothing seems too much trouble.”
Mrs Chapman - Nursling
A style for everyone
Key to Hearing is an independent hearing aid provider, so we can offer you a wide range of styles – from discreet in the ear fittings to more traditional behind the ear designs. If your hearing range would benefit from a hearing device, we’ll take a number of factors into account before suggesting a suitable solution.
These include your level of hearing loss, the size and shape of your ear canal and even factors such as dexterity. We’ll also consider your cosmetic preferences, lifestyle and budget.
Styles of hearing aid
Behind the ear (BTE)
This type of hearing aid rests behind the ear with a very thin clear tube attached to the top and with a soft dome or small acrylic tip attached to the base of the tube. The dome/acrylic tip sits in the ear canal.
Canal Receiver Technology (CRT)
This rests behind the ear. Most of the components are situated behind the ear, but the receiver (speaker) sits in the ear canal. Instead of a tube, a very thin wire is attached to the top of the hearing aid leading to the receiver unit that sits in the ear canal. The receiver unit has a soft dome or acrylic tip to keep it in place in the ear canal.
Invisible in the Canal (IIC)
This sits deep in the canal and is invisible to the naked eye. All the components are situated within the hearing aid shell. A clear extraction cord is attached to the hearing aid to make it simple to remove it from the ear canal.
Completely in the Canal (CIC)
This sits completely in the ear canal, with only a very small portion of the device being visible from a side profile. All the components are situated within the hearing aid shell. A short clear extraction cord is attached to the hearing aid to make it simple to remove it from the ear canal.
In the Canal (ITC)
This sits within the ear canal and partly in the bowl of the ear. ITC styles are larger than CIC styles, which makes them easier for some people to manage. All the components are situated within the hearing aid shell.
Full Shell / In the Ear (ITE)
As the name suggests, this hearing aid fills the whole bowl of the outer ear. All the components are situated within the hearing aid shell. ITE hearing aids are larger than any of the other in the ear hearing aid styles, so some people may find them easier to manage.