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Changes that will immediately improve your hearing health

There are more than 11 million people in the UK with hearing loss and Action on Hearing Loss estimate that the number will rise to 15.6 million by 2035. Anyone suffering from hearing loss is in good company, but if something can be done about it, most will choose to...

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Hearing problems when flying

We’ve previously spoken about the precautions that should be made when you’re on your summer holidays. From maintaining and using your hearing aid abroad, to ear protection when swimming. But what about when travelling to your holiday destination? Ear discomfort is an...

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Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week 2017

2017 is the 11th Deaf Awareness Week. We’re aiming to use the week to spread as much awareness as possible about the signs and steps to take when dealing with hearing loss. Deaf Awareness Week is a national event that runs to highlight the impact and needs of those...

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Watch out for swimmer’s ear this summer

Summer is on its way and that means lots of fun in the pool. Unfortunately, all this time spent in the sea and pool can lead to ear infections. Cases of swimmer’s ear typically increase through the summer months because of summer holidays. You or your child may have...

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Diagnosing and treating balance conditions

Vestibulopathy is one of the most common causes of a balance disorder. It affects thousands of people worldwide, including Rupal Rajani, a broadcast journalist for the BBC. As part of our work with Rupal, Professor Peter Rea, an expert on balance and vertigo from The...

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What does sensorineural hearing loss mean?

Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors but in general terms, there are two types of hearing loss: conductive and sensorineural. In this article, we’ll be focusing on sensorineural hearing loss. If you or a family member has been told that they have...

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Hearing loss linked with fatigue

If you suffer from hearing loss or strain your hearing to make sense of conversations, you may find yourself low on energy. The body exerts extra energy to compensate when you have a hearing deficit and this can leave those with untreated hearing withdrawn and low on...

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How earphones damage hearing

Whether it’s going out from a run, sat on a bus/train or on a stroll through the countryside, we all use headphones at some point in our lives. If used correctly they pose little concern for users. The problem starts when there’s a lot of background noise to battle...

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Common Causes of Tinnitus in Leicester

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus usually occurs when exposure to loud noises cause damage to the nerve cells in your ear, which send sound signals to your brain.  When these cells are damaged, it can cause you to hear sounds (usually ringing, clicking or buzzing) when there...

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