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Susan’s Story – Quick Action, Great Result

SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) SUSAN’S STORY QUICK ACTION - GREAT RESULT At 5.30am as I sat drinking a cup of tea and listening to the news; I felt fine. An hour later, as I set off on my cross-country journey to work in Amersham, [...]

Elaine’s Story – Not Recognised as SSHL – Permanent Hearing Loss

SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) ELAINE’S STORY NOT RECOGNISED AS SSHL - PERMANENT HEARING LOSS It started as a typical day. My daughter woke me up and cuddled into bed beside me for that extra special 10 minutes sleep before the alarm went off. At that [...]

Michelle’s Story – Emergency Protocol in Action

SUDDEN SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS (SSHL) MICHELLE’S STORY EMERGENCY PROTOCOL IN ACTION It was Saturday morning and we received a call from Michelle - she had woken up and was immediately aware that she wasn’t hearing well. She assumed it was wax and had seen our [...]

Hidden Hearing Loss

For the last two years I have been working for Aston Hearing, involved in marketing, customer service and admin. I also have a huge passion for music, and have spent years going to gigs and clubs without using noise protection, taking breaks, making sure not to stand too close to the speaker – all [...]

Hearing As We Age

Our hearing not being as sharp as it once was is one of the signs of ageing. The truth is our hearing starts to slowly change from our 20s. This is demonstrated by the retailer who played a very high frequency pitch outside his shop that only teenagers and younger people could hear [...]

Me and My Hearing

I’m part of a magical generation: the Baby Boomers, born just after World War II. There are a lot of us – the year I arrived, in 1946, a million babies were born in the UK, and most of us are still around. In fact we have 15 million retired people, and [...]

Dementia or Perhaps Untreated Hearing Loss?

Hearing should always be a consideration when measuring someone’s cognitive ability. Even an element of hearing loss can add to memory and cognitive challenges and a hearing solution may well alleviate some of the symptoms. There is much discussion in the media about the connection between [...]

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 [...]

Captioning Awareness Week 12-18th November

Captioning Awareness Week is happening now and it aims to make people aware of the availability of captions and live subtitles and the benefits they offer. Captioning is an invaluable tool for Deaf people and anyone who struggles to follow dialogue on screen. They can help with understanding grammar and language  and can [...]

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 [...]