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Hearing Advice

Importance of early adoption of hearing aids

Connecting hearing aids and brain. First the bad news:  Take a look at this picture. Credit: Anu Sharma What’s going on between your ears when you’re losing your hearing? Emerging research is beginning to give us some revealing, and disturbing answers about brain function and hearing loss.  But it also offers some hope.

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Symptoms of hearing loss

Our senses are something many of us take for granted, and so it can be a frightening time when we feel as though we are losing our ability to see or hear properly. If you feel this might be you, and you feel as though you are going deaf, it is important for you to…

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The Which? Report

Independent audiologist have been given 5 stars across the board in the Which? “Buying a hearing aid” survey. With a customer score of 84%, independent audiologists were [raised for their products and pricing, staff and service, and arrangements and facilities. The major chains did fare as well, with the highest rated as 5% lower than…

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Impact of hearing Loss

When hearing loss is left untreated, studies have found it can lead to irritability, anger, negativity, tiredness, tension, depression and stress. When left untreated, it can lead to further problems and can have many psychological implications, ranging from feeling shame to low self-esteem. In addition to this, there can be a physical impact of hearing…

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Types of hearing loss

Around 1 in 6 people suffer from some sort of hearing loss to a greater or lesser extent. Symptoms of gradual hearing loss range from not hearing other people clearly when they speak, to having to turn up the volume on the television or radio to a level that is not comfortable to others. Hearing…

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What is Tinnitus and what causes it?

Tinnitus is the term used to describe noises that may be heard in one or both ears, or in your head, in the absence of any sound in the environment. Although there is much research in this area, the mechanisms of tinnitus are still not largely understood. It is not a disease but rather a…

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How we hear

Our ear is made up of three separate sections – the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The outer ear consists of the Pinna and Ear Canal.  Sound vibrations enter the ear canal and travel down towards the eardrum.  When the sound reaches the eardrum it causes it to move back and forth and…

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Getting used to Hearing Aids

Most often when people lose their hearing it’s a gradual process that occurs over many years. Because of this it’s normal to get accustomed to hearing fewer sounds in the environment and to forget about many of the sounds that are part of everyday life. Sounds such as the microwave beeps, the turning of pages of…

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