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Deaf Awareness Week 2018

This week is 2018’s Deaf Awareness Week, aiming to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness. Action on Hearing Loss report 1 in 6 people in the UK have a hearing loss. 40% of people over 50 have a hearing loss and this rises to a prevalence of 71% in adults over […]

Struggling to hear the TV?

It’s a familiar scene across the nation, after a busy day you sit down to relax and watch a bit of TV. But oh my goodness: – actors mumble, regional or even international accents are more prevalent, background music crashes into every scene, even Newsreaders cut away to graphics making it more and more difficult […]

Fitting Hearing Aids: Art or Science

Those of us that are in the business will likely recognise this as a popular essay question from training days. For those readers that are the users of our artfully and scientifically fitted hearing aids, I thought it would be useful to give an overview of what I like to think of as being a […]

Ear-Wax removal on the national agenda

Ear wax is wonderful, but you can have too much of a good thing.   Cerumen (or ‘ear wax’ to be less formal) is an antimicrobial, antiseptic, lubricating and protective marvel; but it can be a real “pain in the ears” too. It’s also one of the most common and easily treated causes of hearing […]

Is modern life harming our hearing?

Approximately 10 million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss. This number is expected to rise to 14.5 million by 2031. Is listening to amplified music through portable MP3 players, dancing to music which can be felt as well as heard, participating in shooting activities and working in noisy environments harming our […]

Success with hearing aids involves more than just the device

We all know that the internet is full of special offers, discounts and sales. This is great for all of us who want to save money. However when it comes to looking at purchasing a hearing aid it is not just the price you should be looking at, but having expert advice, care and support […]

Fashion designer discovers a world of sound for the first time

After spending most of her life coping well with being deaf in her left ear, Leeds business woman Lucy Short was diagnosed as being deaf in both ears back in 2009; a diagnosis she would have never thought could result in her hearing better than ever. Deaf from birth, it wasn’t until Lucy reached the […]

Could hearing aid app be the future of hearing technology?

More and more people are making use of the many mobile apps which are available. In fact the app store recently celebrated having over 50 billion mobile apps downloaded. There are many types of mobile apps available, some of which are used for fun, such as Angry Bird, others help you be more productive, such […]

The advantages of hearing aids

Hearing Aids are electro-acoustic devices that generally fit inside or behind the ear. They are designed to receive and modulate sound waves for the wearer in order to enhance hearing. Hearing Aids offer a number of advantages for hearing impaired individuals – they do not just restore one’s hearing to normal, but can also drastically improve […]