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Sunday Express SSHL Article

A double page spread raising the very real issue of SSHL - Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss - it has taken us a very long time to get this level of attention and we are very grateful to the Sunday Express for running this story. Let’s keep it going #SSHL#Takinghearingseriously #48hourstosaveyourhearing#emergencyaudiology

Zachary Allen: They told me I can’t because I’m deaf

Zachary Allen, from Chalfont St Peter (11), was diagnosed as deaf aged three and at eight was given cochlear implants in a bid to aid his speech perception, hearing and overall quality of life, but like all children of his age he wanted to take part in sports.Zach attends mainstream school, but in sport there [...]

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DIABETES AND HEARING LOSS

DiabetesGlobally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980 as a result in a huge growth of type two diabetes cause by poor diet and lifestyle. It is estimated that just over 4 million people have diabetes in the UK. 90% are type 2 diabetics. It is believed that up to a [...]

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 [...]

Surf’s Up – but Wrap Up those Ears – Dude!

As well as all the obvious risks with watersports, there is a risk of deafness for all surfers, by a relatively unknown condition caused by the cold sea. It’s called Exostosis, otherwise known as’ Surfer’s Ear’. With more and more people taking up water sports, we are seeing all ages either suffering from the condition [...]

Who knew ear wax could be so interesting!

Did you know that earwax was used to bind natural dyes together to write on Parchment in the Middle Ages or that there are two main types of earwax –wet and sticky (as secreted by Caucasians and African – Caribbeans) and dry and flaky (as secreted by S.E.Asians)? Sadly, I find ear wax fascinating!Earwax is [...]

Checklist for sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL)

What to do if you suddenly notice you cannot hear. SSHL is a poorly understood condition that you may never have heard about until it affects you. It can happen to anyone regardless of age or whether you have had any previous hearing problems. It can often be treated successfully without permanent hearing damage but [...]

Living with Deafness | Day 5: Deaf Support

Deaf Awareness WeekWelcome to Deaf Awareness Week UK (6-12th May) and allow me to take you on a journey through my experiences of living with deafness. I am totally deaf on one side and have some hearing in the other ear, boosted by modern hearing technology. I have been a hearing aid wearer [...]