Hearing and Audiology News

5 causes of swimmer’s ear

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?

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

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?

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

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

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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How to test for swimmer’s ear

How to test for swimmer’s ear

Swimmer’s ear is a common outer ear infection, particularly in the summer months when people take advantage of the good weather to swim in outdoor swimming pools. However it’s important to remember that swimmer’s ear is not a condition restricted solely to swimmers....

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Can hearing aids provide hearing protection?

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

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?

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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