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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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What is classed as a hearing impairment?

Having a hearing impairment is different to being deaf and it can either be temporary or permanent. Hearing loss is measured in decibels (dB), with 0-25 decibels being classed as hearing within normal limits.  Many people have different levels of hearing across the...

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5 causes of swimmer’s ear

Swimmer’s ear (or otitis externa) occurs when bacteria finds its way into your ear and causes an infection.  Often painful, swimmer’s ear infections are primarily caused by water getting into your ear, and creating a warm, damp environment for bacteria to thrive in....

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What is swimmer’s ear and how is it treated?

Swimmer’s ear is also called acute otitis externa.  It is a condition affecting the ear canal, where an infection causes swelling, inflammation and irritation in and around your ear. One of the main causes of swimmer’s ear is water within the ear canal, which spreads...

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