Taking Hearing Seriously

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The Gift of Hearing

It is hard to comprehend how life would feel if you couldn’t hear the world around you. It is like being a casual observer of the world without the ability to participate fully. Imagine then the joy at being given the gift of hearing for Christmas. It is what happened when one [...]

Protect your hearing this bonfire night!

Bonfire night is fast approaching and many of us will be looking forward to a fun night of fireworks with the family. Whether you are thinking of attending an organised event or just having a few fireworks in your garden, it is important to consider how you can protect your ears from lasting [...]

Driving with a hearing loss

It is a common misconception that you cannot drive if you have a hearing loss. It is in fact perfectly legal for you to drive a car or motorcycle and research has shown that drivers with a hearing loss are no more likely to cause an accident than those with good hearing. In [...]

Day 1: ReSound Quattro

Michael's initial experiences with the NEW ReSound Quattro hearing system. His thoughts on the sound, Features and even the packaging. Michael will be posting a new video next week with more in-depth thoughts of the ReSound Quattro and how they are different in everyday situations compared to the ReSound 3D. At this moment [...]

Brain Training

Lynda Shaw PhD CPsychol Lynda is a cognitive neuroscientist and business psychologist. Lynda has lectured in Psychology and Neuroscience at Brunel University and conducted research on brain function and impairment, specialising in consciousness, emotion and the effects of ageing. “Lynda’s conviction and enthusiasm is infectious - it is so exciting to spend [...]

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 [...]

You Don’t Have to Shout

Losing the privilege to hear normally in one or both ears is more than an unexpected disappointment. It is a bewildering, life-changing event that strikes fear in your heart, as Jay Myers recounts. It could have been the frequent, bone-rattling and often aggressive cough that triggered the outcome. The Consultant ENT Surgeon said [...]

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 [...]

Would you get your hearing devices from Apple?

As a technology hobbyist and Apple fan I am inclined to stand firm on what I believe in. However, I can say that Apple will no longer be the company to invent the next best gadget, in my opinion their “One more thing” has truly disappeared into the big multi billion company [...]