Hidden Hearing Aids – Review

Product – HD 390 Digital Hearing Aids.tiny hearing aids

Price – £399.00


Overall rating – 10 out of 10.


People often feel self conscious about wearing hearing aids. They feel as if they somehow make them stand out from the crowd. Hidden hearing aids have opened the door to allow more people to experience the benefits of being able to hear properly again.


I remember when I was first told that I would have to wear hearing aids. It was quite a shock to the system because I had survived for so many years without them even though my hearing was poor.


The first time I tried the national health service ones on in the hospital, I just felt so uncomfortable. Walking back to my car I felt that every pair of eyes were on me. It was the same when I walked into the house with them and even worse when I went out for an evening with friends a couple of days later.


The problem with the old style hearing aids.


I vowed there and then to search for something that didn’t look like a radio antenna stuck to the side of my head. I just felt that I would never get used to the feel of them being there.


My main concern was that although I knew that I needed them, this uncomfortable and self conscious feeling would eventually make me take them off and throw them away. That would have been a real pity because the sound quality of them were really good. Just goes to show what vanity can do for you!!!


Anyway I eventually got over myself and to this day I have about 4 different sets of hearing aids. Three of the sets are the BTE (behind the ear) hearing aids that people can see and one of the sets is a pair of ITE (in the ear or hidden) hearing aids.hidden hearing aids


Why are hidden hearing aids still so popular.

The main reason is the very one I spoke of above. People who have to use them for the first time still feel self conscious. People still feel that they are being looked at, that their disability is on show.


I may have got over my personal issues with wearing BTE (behind the ear) devices but lots of others haven’t. Hidden hearing aids have other benefits in their favour other than just the cosmetic reasons.


Behind the ear models are about as useful as a chocolate fire guard when you are caught in a sudden rain shower without an umbrella or a hood. Water and moisture are the nemesis of hearing aids. With a set of hidden devices you will be fine.


What is so great about the HD 390 Digital hearing aids?

I have a set of the previous model, the HD 250. I have had them for about 4 years now and they are still going great guns. My set are so simple to use that I have never had to bring them back to be fixed or re calibrated.


The HD 390 are the same tough construction as my old faithfuls but with a far higher specification. Amazingly, the HD 390 digital hearing aids are cheaper to buy now than my old ones were when I got them 4 years ago. There is an injustice in there somewhere I’m sure.


Have a look at some of the key features of the HD 390 Hidden hearing aids.

Tri – mode layered noise reduction. This feature will boost soft sounds and automatically reduce noises that are to loud through the dynamic speech enhancement function.

Air touch multi memory – In environments where you need a bit more volume, simply tap the outside of the ear canal and the device will do the rest.

Feedback shield – This will cut out those annoying whistling sounds that hearing aids are prone to.

One size fits all – Using a clever system of silicone tips, there is no need for specific moulds to be made of your ear.

These devices are fully programmable by hearing direct according to your audiogram.

They have a memory change indicator with adjustable frequency and volume control.

It also comes with a full 12 month manufacturers warranty as well as Hearing Directs 30 day no quibble money back guarantee.discreet hearing aid


Rather than me list all of the features of these hearing aids endlessly, you can get the full specification by clicking on THIS LINK TO HEARING DIRECT.COM. They also have three videos on their page showing,

How to insert and remove the hearing aids properly.

How to insert and remove the battery properly.

How to use and maintain the hearing aids properly.


HD 390 Digital Hearing Aids Summary.

An ideal choice for those people who are a bit self conscious about wearing hearing aids. This particular model has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a much more expensive device.


The price of these hearing aids alone will make them very popular. The manufacturers warranty is excellent and the 30 day money back guarantee allows you to get a really good feel for them to ensure that they meet all your needs. Overall, I haven’t been able to find any reason to mark these hearing aids down in my review.

Anyone who has had to buy hearing aids before will certainly realise the value for money that these devices represent.


If you think these hearing aids are ideal for you or someone you know then take a more detailed look here.

As always I would love to hear from you. Do you own a set of hidden hearing aids? If so what is your experience of them? If you have any questions then please leave them below and I will get back to you asap.






6 Replies to “Hidden Hearing Aids – Review”

  1. How do you find these aids are when listening to music? I’d imagine that the compression used for loud sounds would lead to an unpleasant pumping effect, particularly in a live situation such as an orchestral concert. As these aids block the ear canal, bass won’t get through unless it’s processed by the aid and I’d be surprised if it’s any good at doing that.

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for your comments.
      As I say in the post, I have the previous model, the HD250. I am a massive music lover and can honestly say that my devices have made my concert going experience as good as it used to be before my hearing impairment got to the severe level. I have attended 5 orchestral concerts in Belfast in the last two and a half years and found the sound extremely enjoyable.
      When I got my hearing aids from hearing direct, I spoke to one of the audiologists directly. As well as looking at my audiogram, we discussed the various social situations I would be using them. One of which was going to concerts. I have a major problem with bass sounds and was sceptical that the devices would help me much.
      To my delight, when I tried them out for the first time I could hear everything clear as crystal. My everyday set of aids are the BTE ones with a full ear mould and with those you are correct, I get a very unpleasant pumping effect. I don’t get that with my HD250 set. The ones I reviewed the HD390 are much more technologically advanced than my set.
      I can only speak from a personal perspective but I absolutely love mine and can finally enjoy a good concert again.
      One of the reasons I recommend people to use hearing direct.com is because they offer a full 30 day no quibble money back guarantee on all their hearing aids. It gives people the peace of mind that they can try their new devices for a full month to make sure they do exactly what you want them to do.They will program your aids according to your audiogram which will hopefully give you access to the fullest possible spectrum of sound.
      If you wanted to speak to one of their audiologists and see what they have to say then you can do so here.
      Once again, thank you for your comment. If there is anything else I can help you with then please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the site.
      Kind Regards,

  2. Hi Eddie,

    Thanks for your reply. I’ve had a pair of Binax 7 Aces for a couple of years, but gave up on them because they didn’t help the intelligibility of speech and ruined music. I have to admit I also became very self-conscious of the tubes going into my ears. I think I’ll give the HD390 a go. I’ve already had an email from Hearing Direct’s audiologist and she was far more helpful than the guy who sold me the Binax 7 Aces for the monstrous sum of £3390!

    Kind regards,


    1. Hi David,
      I nearly fell off my chair when I read the price you paid for the Binax 7 Aces model. Some of the prices for hearing aids out there are simply disgraceful. I know these devices are small and very delicate but it is no wonder some people are priced out of buying them.
      I know the Siemens range well. I have tested the newer version of the Binax 7 Aces, the Primax 7. I have to say that I wasn’t all that impressed with them. I didn’t get a great quality of sound and they felt very “clunky” sitting behind the ear.
      I am delighted you have contacted Hearing direct.com. I have used them for a number of years and have found them to be more helpful than any high street operator. I wish you well in your dealings with them and hope that your new devices give you as good an experience as mine have given me.
      Thank you for coming back to me and hopefully you will let me know how you get on with your new aids.
      Kind Regards,

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