Hearing and Audiology News

World Tinnitus Week 2019 focuses on tinnitus and isolation

World Tinnitus Week runs from February 4th to 10th and this year the theme is ‘Tinnitus and Isolation’. To mark this global event, the British Tinnitus Association is involved in a week of events and campaigning with the aim of helping those who are struggling with...

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Is your ear care regime causing loss of hearing?

Along with plucking eyebrows and clipping nails, using a cotton bud in an effort to clear excess earwax out of the ears is a part of many people’s personal care regime, so much so that it’s often something that becomes an automatic habit, ingrained since childhood. At...

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Is my ear damage irreparable?

At the Hearing Centre in Leicester, often the first thing our patients want to know when they are having hearing problems is whether the damage to their hearing is likely to be permanent. However, this usually depends on the nature of the hearing problem. The good...

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Symptoms of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is the term used to describe hearing loss caused by damage to the inner ear. Sensorineural hearing loss is by far the most common cause of hearing loss and accounts for about 90% of cases of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss can be...

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5 causes of swimmer’s ear

As the name suggests, swimmer’s ear is an ear infection that is often caught when swimming. However, this ear condition, which is also known as otitis externa, has a number of possible causes. The Hearing Centre audiologist Claire Marshall takes a look at some of the...

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Why am I losing hearing?

Hearing loss can happen suddenly or over a long period of time; it can also be temporary or permanent. At the Hearing Centre we specialise in diagnosing a wide range of hearing impairments in the Leicester area. Here audiologist Claire Marshall takes a look at some of...

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How to treat conductive hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss is a common form of hearing loss that happens when damage or an obstruction to the outer or middle ear drum stops sound travelling through the ear to the ear drum and the minuscule bones of the inner ear. Depending on its cause, conductive...

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Is my hearing loss age-related?

The deterioration of our hearing can be a natural sign of getting older. The degree of age-related hearing loss or presbycusis, to give it its medical name, varies between individuals according to factors such as genetics and the environment the person has been...

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What it means when you have hearing loss in one ear

Hearing loss can happen for all sorts of different reasons, and not all of the possible causes will affect both ears in the same way. So what does it mean if you have hearing loss in one ear only? The good news is that if you are only experiencing hearing loss in one...

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Ear care to prevent hearing loss

For most people some degree of hearing loss is an inevitable consequence of growing older. However, the good news is you can easily take action to protect yourself from preventable causes of hearing loss. In order to ensure you don’t permanently lose hearing...

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