Steven Hale Hearing and Phonak are proud to have supported Paralympian Jack Hodgson with the unrivalled combination of Phonak Audéo Paradise hearing aids and Roger On, enabling him to compete in sport at the very top level. Here is a glimpse into Jack’s journey to the 2020 Paralympics. Jack Hodgson, a 24-year-old who is living […]
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What exactly is a ‘referral scheme’? The technical definition is that it a referral scheme is an “…incentivised initiative for existing customers to introduce their family, friends and contacts to become new customers…”. What this really means is that it is a word-of-mouth endorsement that is passed on from one person to another, based on […]
Hearing aids sometimes whistle due to feedback which occurs when sound that was meant to go into your ear canal bounces back into your hearing aid microphone. This causes the microphone to reamplify the sound and hence your hearing aids to whistle. Advancements in hearing aid design (feedback cancellation features) have helped to reduce feedback […]
The NHS tends to provide hearing aids from a smaller range than are available privately and so there is less of a choice. The NHS provide hearing aids for patients that have been referred by their GP and they tend to offer BTE or Behind the Ear type hearing aids. There are benefits of getting […]
Hearing aids are used when a person’s hearing becomes weaker and they experience hearing loss. Hearing aids provide assistance for them to hear better in many situations of their lives. Some of these may be: When listening to others In groups of people where speech may come from varying directions In noisy places where background […]
It is often said that hearing aids are expensive, but the reality is that over the course of their lifespan the initial layout is quite relative. Part of the expense of a hearing aid is due to the constant technological advancements being made in hearing aid design. Hearing aid companies worldwide are spending millions of […]
In situations of profound hearing loss or hearing loss progression, it may be that even the most powerful hearing aids will no longer help. If you are finding that this is the case, you should first talk to your audiologist to find out about your options. It might be that you simply need to upgrade […]
Mental health and hearing health are, without doubt, inextricably linked. It is possible that we all know someone who suffers with the impact of imperfect hearing. I hear about it all the time, not just from the sufferer, but also from their friends and relatives who are concerned that their loved ones are ‘self-excluding’ from […]
The ins and outs of ear wax. Did you know that ear wax has some really beneficial medicinal purposes – but that it can also reduce your hearing and have long term effects on your hearing health? What is the purpose of ear wax? Ear wax is naturally produced by the glands in the outer […]
How do I know I need a Hearing Test? This is a simple question – and one of the biggest ways is that your loved ones will tell you that you need a hearing test! The challenges of good effective hearing are being highlighted now more than ever, in this age of Covid, because face […]
“For years now, we as Audiologists, have wondered if there is a link between poor hearing health and Alzheimer’s disease. Some recent findings in the Lancet Commission article (Dementia prevention, intervention and care: 2020) appears to confirm this suspicion. Their discoveries explore the impact of sensory deprivation on the brain – such as hearing loss […]
There are various hearing aids available that can help tinnitus but we believe that, rather than writing a list here, a good counselling session with your audiologist will lead to the best treatment for your tinnitus. We have counselled a great deal of patients with tinnitus and they have many differing symptoms some which have […]