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Can hearing aids provide hearing protection?

Many people use earplugs and earmolds to protect their hearing against loud noises.  The question here is, will hearing aids or the earmolds affixed to hearing aids afford the same type of protection as traditional earmolds and earplugs? Hearing aids – when to turn...

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How to test for a hearing impairment

Does someone you know have trouble hearing you or other sounds which you find easier to hear?  There are some simple ways to test for a hearing impairment yourselves, before seeking advice and treatment from an audiologist. Preliminary hearing tests to try together at...

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How can I look after my hearing?

According to Action on Hearing Loss one in six people in the UK suffer from hearing loss, which equates to 11 million people altogether. With so many people suffering from hearing loss, charities are working hard to raise awareness around what damages a person’s...

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Deaf Awareness Week: What are the signs of hearing loss?

Deaf Awareness Week takes place in the UK from 14th to 20th May this year.  At The Hearing Centre we fully support this initiative and do our best to raise awareness of deafness all year round. We regularly post information and advice on our blog pages, so that if you...

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Running the London Marathon in support of deaf children

The Hearing Centre is supporting Josephine Gibbons, who is running the 2018 London Marathon on 22 April 2018 for The National Deaf Children’s Society. Founded in 1944 by the parents of deaf children, The National Deaf Children’s Society’s original objective was to...

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8 causes of sudden hearing loss

What is classified as sudden hearing loss? Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) or sudden deafness is when you lose your hearing very quickly, either immediately following an action or event, or over a period of between 1-3 days within which your hearing will...

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How to tell if someone is losing their hearing

Physical signs of hearing loss If a person shows one or more of the following physical signs, it’s possible that they may be struggling to hear: They ask you to repeat yourself when you’re not speaking particularly quietly They think that you are mumbling or speaking...

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Can swimmer’s ear cause permanent hearing loss?

Despite its name, swimmer’s ear is not a condition exclusive to swimmers.  In fact, in order to contract swimmer’s ear, you could be doing as little activity as taking a shower.  However, depending on the severity of the condition and whether it is left untreated, the...

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How to tell if you have an outer ear infection

Outer ear infections differ from inner ear infections.  Helpfully, you are usually able to see their symptoms, as well as experiencing non-visible warning signs in the form of pain or inflammation. These types of ear infections can affect both ears and become a...

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