September 21st celebrates World Alzheimer’s Day and this year the focus is on the stigma around dementia and breaking the stereotypes and myths that surround a dementia diagnosis. It is an international campaign that helps to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia. The Links between dementia and hearing loss are [...]
Over the past few months, since we were dramatically required to shut our doors and head home, (save lives and protect the NHS), the team at Aston Hearing have been challenged to try and support you from a distance. Thank you so much for your co-operation and patience throughout this testing time. Lockdown isolation [...]
By Duncan Collet-Fenson, Audiologist & MD of Aston Hearing Diabetes & Hearing Loss According to recent studies people with diabetes are over three times more likely to have a hearing problem than those who do not have the disease, yet hearing loss is only just coming under the spotlight as a recognised complication of diabetes. [...]
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.