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Listen up! How to protect your hearing at work

The risks of your hearing not being protected at work include ear damage and hearing loss, Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) and tinnitus. Protect your ears from over-exposure to noise because otherwise the consequences can be life changing. Find out if you need ear protection by asking what the average levels of noise you are exposed to throughout [...]

Why you need to look After your hearing when travelling

By Paula Cook, Audiologist & MD of Aston HearingEver thought about why people so frequently get ear infections or problems with their ears when on holiday? Since holiday season is coming up, we thought we would gently mention it’s not just your skin that needs looking after in the summer! THE MOST COMMON EAR PROBLEM [...]

Taking Ear Infections Seriously

Ian Bottrill BM FRCS(ORL), Consultant ENT Surgeon Mr Ian Bottrill has been ENT lead consultant for Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust since 2007 consulting at John Radcliffe, Oxford and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury. He works privately at The Chiltern Hospital, Great Missenden. Ian has a specialist interest in diseases of the ear. This includes childhood [...]

Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a common symptom of many hearing and ear conditions and is characterised by a ringing, hissing or other noises that appear to be originating in the body or head, rather than from an outside source. Tinnitus is actually therefore not a disease in itself, but usually a symptom of [...]

Why Glue Ear Shouldn’t be Ignored

What is Glue Ear? Glue ear (medical term otitis media) occurs in the middle ear and can be common in children due to the physical contracts of their Eustachian tubes becoming easily blocked and less able to drain. This changes as they grow, the Eustachian tube (Ear's connection to the throat) becomes [...]

Children’s Hearing

Aston Hearing is a hearing healthcare centre for all the family. We recognise how important hearing is for everyone to stay connected, especially for children who rely on listening and communication in the crucial early stages of their development. Often ear infections can go undiagosed and a child’s temporary hearing loss can go undetected. [...]

Spotlight on Cholesteatoma

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

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 [...]