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A Guide to Celebrating Christmas with Hearing Loss: Olivia’s Top Tips for Inclusion and Joy

A Guide to Celebrating Christmas with Hearing Loss: Olivia's Top Tips for Inclusion and Joy The holiday season is a time of joy, love, and togetherness. As we gather with friends and family to celebrate, it's essential to create an inclusive environment for everyone, especially those with hearing loss. Today Olivia shares her best tips for navigating Christmas with hearing loss, fostering understanding, and ensuring that the season is filled with warmth and connection. Open Communication: Share Your Story The first and most crucial step is to openly communicate about your hearing loss. Tell your friends and family that you [...]

By |December 8th, 2023|Blog|

What to Expect from an Ear Wax Removal Appointment: The Benefits of Regular Microsuction

What to Expect from an Ear Wax Removal Appointment: The Benefits of Regular Microsuction Hearing health often takes a back seat in our overall well-being until something goes wrong. Ear wax buildup, medically known as cerumen, is a common issue that can cause discomfort and even affect your hearing. Fortunately, ear wax removal appointments, particularly those utilising microsuction, can help you maintain optimal ear health. In this blog post, we will explore what you can expect from an ear wax removal appointment and the benefits of having regular microsuction.   The Importance of Ear Health Our ears play a crucial [...]

By |December 8th, 2023|Blog|

Which? Report 2021 results on best hearing aid providers

Independent hearing professionals rank best provider again in 2021. Although rated as the most expensive, independent retailers come out on top in all categories of the report and therefore rated best value for money. The latest report on which hearing aid providers to use. Independent hearing aid suppliers come out on top! Read our customer reviews Which? Report 2021 results on best hearing aid providers. Which? surveyed thousands of hearing aid users about their experiences and obtained scores about product ranges, staff, thoroughness of testing, hearing aid appearance, hearing aid sustainability, aftercare and price. What the results of the Which? [...]

By |November 8th, 2021|Blog|

The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Diabetes

The relationship between hearing loss and diabetes has been hotly debated for a long time and research now concludes that hearing loss is more frequent in adults with diabetes. A study carried out included data from participants with an age range from 20 to 69 and the information found concludes: ⦁ People with diabetes were twice more likely to have hearing loss than people without ⦁ People who are pre-diabetic are 30% more likely to have hearing loss   There have been other studies to support these results. So why is there a link between diabetes and hearing loss and [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Blog|

How to clean your ears

Lots of our patient ask us how to clean the wax from their ears and the answer is you don’t! The production of wax (cerumen) is part of the ears self-cleaning mechanism. This sterile body fluid helps to lubricate the ears, trap dust and other particles and help protect the ear from infection. Unless you are producing too much will gradually be expelled as you move your jaw and it is rare to experience a wax blockage unprovoked. Removing stubborn ear wax fast! What is the solution? The best method for cleaning your ears is something that historically many of [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Blog|

Microsuction Vs Ear Syringing Ear Wax Removal Methods Explained

Wax Removal – Why people are converting to the latest method of microsuction Ear irrigation (previously known as ear syringing) has been the most popular method used both privately and on the Nation Health Service (NHS) for many years, but people are now converting to the latest technique known as Microsuction and we will discuss that here today. What is Ear Irrigation? Ear Irrigation is still most commonly known as syringing; however irrigation is actually a more recent procedure that has replaced the old-fashioned technique of ear syringing. It is a low-pressure flow of water, using a specialised irrigator, to [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Blog|

How can I help a loved one with hearing loss?

Today we are going to talk about hearing loss and its impact, the common misconceptions around hearing loss and how you can help a loved one with hearing loss. When we have a problem with our vision or any other problems with our bodies, we will book in to see the optician or the Doctor. This is not always the case with hearing loss. This is mainly due to the that fact hearing loss happens gradually over time rather than suddenly, so we often struggle to notice the signs and when we do can often be inclined to just put [...]

By |February 1st, 2021|Blog|

5 Signs you need a Hearing Test.

Many people do not know they have hearing loss. Believe it or not the symptoms of hearing loss aren’t always the same as what many believe deafness to be. Lots of people suffer milder forms of hearing loss and are simply unaware of the problem. In other words, hearing loss is affecting their lives but they do not realise it’s hearing loss that is the problem. Action on hearing loss reports that only around 40% of people who need (hyperlink) hearing aids have them. More worrying, is that those who are in the early stages of hearing loss will wait [...]

By |January 20th, 2021|Blog|