Managing Change by Karen Williams (Audiologist at Aston Hearing) Two of my clients have generously shared their personal stories - told in their own words - both embody the Albert Einstein quote. With hearing loss it is all about managing change and finding a new kind of norm. This may sound dramatic but [...]
Helen Keller, Deaf-Blind Activist (1880-1968) Born in Alabama with normal sight and hearing Helen is believed to have contracted a mystery illness at 19 months which rendered her permanently deaf and blind. It is thought today that it was likely to be meningitis or scarlet fever.
SPOTLIGHT ON CHOLESTEATOMA Cholesteatoma Cholesteatoma is a condition that is very difficult to spot. It is often symptomless until it becomes more significant in size. If unchecked it can cause serious hearing and health problems. When we see the condition in our practice, it results in an immediate ENT [...]
CLINICAL EAR CARE Why Should We Take The Removal of Wax Seriously? Aston Hearing has provided a Clinical Ear Care service for over 6 years and in that time the number of serious conditions that have been picked up at an early stage has been considerable. Clinical Ear Care is not [...]
SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) 2 WEEKS THAT CHANGED MY OUTLOOK ON LIFE FOREVER Nikki teaches cookery classes and now also works for Aston Hearing. Nikki experienced Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) for a second time in May this year - this is her story [...]
SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) MICHELLE’S STORY EMERGENCY PROTOCOL IN ACTION It was Saturday morning and we received a call from Michelle - she had woken up and was immediately aware that she wasn’t hearing well. She assumed it was wax and had seen our [...]
SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) ELAINE’S STORY NOT RECOGNISED AS SSHL - PERMANENT HEARING LOSS It started as a typical day. My daughter woke me up and cuddled into bed beside me for that extra special 10 minutes sleep before the alarm went off. At that [...]
SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) SUSAN’S STORY QUICK ACTION - GREAT RESULT At 5.30am as I sat drinking a cup of tea and listening to the news; I felt fine. An hour later, as I set off on my cross-country journey to work in Amersham, [...]