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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 [...]

Lipreading – a key skill to master to help you hear better

Have you ever found yourself in a noisy situation and unable to hear what people are saying? Whatever your level of hearing, you might benefit from learning how to lipread to help understand the conversation a bit better. Everybody can lipread to some extent and often it is only when your hearing lets you down [...]

By |2019-08-25T13:25:12+01:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Taking Hearing Seriously|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-07-03T18:39:39+01:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Children, Taking Hearing Seriously|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]