5 01, 2018

Can I Wear Second-hand Hearing Aids?

2018-11-21T17:26:23+01:00January 5th, 2018|

Audiologists across the UK are often asked “is it safe to wear second-hand hearing aids?” or “should I consider wearing a used hearing aid?”. Although some people buy and sell worn hearing devices on online sites, such as eBay, it is actually illegal for audiologists to provide customers with pre-owned aids. This isn’t [...]

10 12, 2017

Cookie Bite Hearing Loss – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

2018-11-21T17:28:04+01:00December 10th, 2017|

What is Cookie Bite Hearing Loss? Cookie bite hearing loss is a form of sensorineural hearing loss. It is associated with impairment and a loss of hearing to mid-frequency sounds. The name originates from the audiogram, as someone suffering from this type of hearing loss has an audiogram curve that looks like a cookie [...]

2 11, 2017

Ear Feels Clogged and Muffled? Muffled Hearing Explained – Causes and Treatment

2018-11-21T17:32:05+01:00November 2nd, 2017|

What is Muffled Hearing? Muffled hearing refers to when your hearing is impaired and sounds don’t come through as expected. It often feels like something is in your ear, blocking the sound from coming through. Muffled hearing can occur in either one ear or both, and can also develop over time or instantly. It [...]

25 10, 2017

Tinnitus – What is it, What are the causes, Should I visit my doctor and How do I treat it?

2018-11-21T17:41:53+01:00October 25th, 2017|

Tinnitus is a common condition that affects 1 in 10 people in the UK, predominantly people over the age of 65. It can be caused by several factors, and causes an irritating sound. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a condition that makes you hear sounds from inside your own body, rather than an outside [...]

14 07, 2017

Menopause and use of hormone therapy can increase the risk of hearing loss

2018-11-21T17:48:29+01:00July 14th, 2017|

Older age at natural menopause and the use of oral hormone therapy are each associated with a higher risk of hearing loss, experts have discovered. Because hearing loss becomes more common after menopause, the point in a woman’s life when oestrogen and progestogen levels reduce, it has been assumed that hormone therapy must help [...]

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