The Hearing Knowledge Hub

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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.

  • Annoyed woman in bed, pressing a pillow to her ears, lying next to a snoring man
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    Listen up: How to protect your hearing from a snoring partner

    Snoring has long been held as one of those funny things that humans do. But if you have a partner who snores you’ll know it’s no laughing matter. You’re short of sleep all the time and you often end up sleeping in the spare room or on the sofa to escape. And to add insult to injury, if your bedfellow is a particularly loud snorer – and some snores can be up to 90 decibels or beyond (the same as a jackhammer) – you are likely to be compromising your hearing too.

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    Taking control of 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. When it’s unmanaged, tinnitus can stop you from concentrating properly or hearing clearly. It can affect your sleep and your ability to relax and can seriously impact your quality of life.

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