The Hearing Knowledge Hub

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    COVID can cause hearing loss and tinnitus

    A small study from audiologists at the University of Manchester shows that one in eight people who have recovered from coronavirus experience problems such as tinnitus eight weeks after recovering. The study followed 121 coronavirus patients who were admitted to Wythenshawe Hospital. Sixteen of them (13%) reported damage to their hearing after eight weeks, including eight who reported tinnitus – a ringing or buzzing in the ears. Some of the patients already had some problems with their hearing before becoming ill with Covid-19. However, the results of the study, published in a letter to the International Journal of Audiology, have added to fears that Covid-19 could have a long-term impact…

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    Do you suffer from Tinnitus

    Do you suffer from tinnitus? It’s thought that around 10% of adults in the UK (that’s six million people) have mild tinnitus, while about 600,000 have tinnitus that affects their quality of life. Treating tinnitus is one of the core services offered by The Hearing Clinic, but what exactly is it? What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the term for hearing sounds that come from inside your body, rather than from an outside source. For some people it manifests as a ringing in the ears, for others it can be a buzzing or humming, roaring or clicking sound. Some people can easily live with their tinnitus.  But for others, tinnitus can interfere…

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    Get the sleep you need in 2018

    Although snoring has long been thought of as one of those funny things that humans do, anyone who has a partner who snores will tell you it’s beyond a joke. If you’re in a relationship with a snorer you may find yourself constantly short of sleep and resorting to the spare room/sofa on a regular basis.

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    Busting Hearing Myths

    Hearing tests are entirely painless. First your ears are examined with a little light called an Otoscope. Soft spongy earphones are inserted into the ears. You will hear a series of soft tones or notes. When you hear the tone you simply press a button to indicate that you have heard the tone. Each ear is tested separately and the procedure takes about 10 minutes.We offer a free hearing health check so please book in to find out more about your hearing health.

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    Is your child stuck with glue ear?

    Problems with your child’s hearing can be easy to miss, but left unchecked, hearing issues can have a serious impact on their language development, confidence, social skills and performance at school. One very common problem that it’s important to look out for – particularly in the winter months – is glue ear.

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    Feeling blocked? It could be ear wax build-up

    Ear wax is a natural yellow or brown substance that is a combination of skin cells, dust and secretions produced by glands in the ear canal. It’s generally described as wet or dry, and your age, genetics, diet and environment can all affect the type of ear wax you have.

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    Having the difficult conversation about hearing loss

    When a family member is experiencing hearing loss it affects their entire family. The TV volume creeps up, they miss out on conversations, family members stop talking to them because it gets too difficult or embarrassing... If you’ve tried to broach the subject of your loved one’s hearing loss with them, and it hasn’t gone well, or if you’ve been putting off the conversation, here are some tips to help.

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    Hearing health means brain health

    If you’re struggling to hear properly but are avoiding having a hearing test and getting hearing aids, you might be interested to know that a range of recent studies show that untreated hearing loss can lead to a greater risk of problems in later life related to cognitive issues – that is, memory, language, thinking and judgment.