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 […]
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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 […]
Hearing aids are exactly what they declare – aids. They do not declare themselves as cures. No two people have the same hearing loss or affliction, and one size most certainly does not fit all. So, whilst the problems are infinite, currently the solutions are finite – alt0ough there is now a tremendous range of […]
Wrong device – or wrong advice might be to blame. You may be at the end of your tether – confused even – wondering why the hearing aid that you have invested in doesn’t seem to be helping you. Sometimes, the hearing aid that you have been prescribed is simply not the right one for […]
There is no cure for tinnitus. However, don’t despair, there is still some help available to you. Using hearing aids if you have an underlying hearing problem can help to drastically reduce your tinnitus. Ringing, buzzing, humming or whooshing sounds in the ear is commonly, and medically, known as tinnitus. This is an affliction that […]
There is currently no known cure for tinnitus, however, there are some hearing aids that will reduce the impact that tinnitus has on its sufferers. It is estimated that 7.1 million adults in the UK are currently living with tinnitus – following lengthy research, this figure has increased from 10% to 13.5% recently. Tinnitus is […]
There is no known cure for tinnitus but wearing a certain type of hearing aid will reduce the symptoms people suffer from. The dictionary definition of tinnitus is: “A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus”. Tinnitus can appear over a long period of […]
There is no cure for ringing in the ears but hearing aids can help. Ringing in the ears is often referred to – and diagnosed as – tinnitus. This is a perception of noises in the ear/head that sound as if they’re internal, rather than coming from an outside source. Tinnitus may begin suddenly or […]
Yes, it is possible that a hearing aid will help with vertigo. Vertigo is the sensation that you or your surroundings are moving or spinning or whirling. Balance disorders are those feelings of dizziness and unsteadiness that often occur if you stand up too quickly or are standing on the edge of a high point. […]
Here we talk to Steven Hale about hearing health, Covid, and looking forward to the joy of socialising again. Steven, how has your year been so far? “This year has undoubtedly had its challenges, its changes and its triumphs, all of which I have been determined to react positively to.” When lockdown happened in March, […]