At Aston Hearing we closed our doors mid-March ahead of the national lockdown, so that we could safeguard the health of clients and staff as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. As the number of cases increased it soon became apparent that our practices would remain shut for quite some time. Our staff were furloughed [...]
I have been using the Covid-19 symptom tracker since its launch late March as the pandemic started to take hold in the UK. It seemed to make perfect sense to try and gather as much information as possible from the population and to learn from it. There are so many “unknowns” about this new [...]
We asked our clients what effects the current lockdown restrictions are having on their day to day life and several have shared their experiences already. Here is one account from a lovely lady, Moira, which has content I think will resonate with many of us. Keeping your distance: "What a challenging time! I [...]
What to do if you have an ear infection; If you need medical assistance, the NHS advice during the COVID pandemic is as follows; Use the NHS 111 online service at www.nhs.uk or call the 111 helpline number if you cannot get help online. Call your GP who may offer a consultation over [...]
Neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist, Dr Lynda Shaw is a successful professional speaker and mentor to CEOs but many of her clients would never know that she has significant hearing loss.
MUMPS SYMPTOMS (NHS) Mumps is a viral infection that is highly contagious, spread through infected saliva, typically when a person coughs or sneezes. It generally takes 2 weeks for a person to show symptoms after being exposed to the virus. It causes painful swelling of the salivary glands at the side of the face, [...]
Tinnitus will affect about 30% of us at some point during our lives and can occur in people of all ages. Whilst usually associated with a hearing loss it can also affect people with ‘normal’ hearing. It can be very distressing to those who live with it and it is never helpful to be told [...]
This is an interesting article from The American Tinnitus Association publication Tinnitus Today 2018. It describes the four stages of Tinnitus habituation, a positive approach for learning to live with Tinnitus.
Ahead of Tinnitus Awareness Week 4-10th February 2020, our very own Audiologist Sereta Parker from Thame speaks to Kat Orman on BBC Radio Oxford. Sereta and client Elaine Adam-Harris talked about how it feels to live with tinnitus, what causes it and how to get help. Whilst there is no cure for this condition Sereta explained [...]
Even with good hearing, Christmas festivities can be a challenge and it is easy to be left out of the conversation. Parties, restaurants and pubs are environments with a high level of background noise which is the biggest challenge for anyone’s hearing. If you have reduced hearing ability, even to a small degree, you will [...]