World Tinnitus Day 2018

By Chrissy Hughes on 18th April 2018

The Initiative World Tinnitus Day is almost ready to kick off! Today is the 4th year of our global campaign. We developed this concept back in 2015 with the aim of bringing everyone together to raise awareness of tinnitus at a set date and time. The theme for this year is “Time To Take Action”.…

Students Raise Money to Purchase Hearing Device for Classmate

By Chrissy Hughes on 30th March 2018

In the spirit of the upcoming Easter holiday, we wanted to share a heartwarming story about how other people’s kindness and compassion can change someone’s life. 14-year-old Justin Benefiel from Greenfield, Indiana has been dealing with hearing loss since he was born. He is 60% deaf in his right ear and 70% in his left…

Tips To Protect Your Hearing on St Patrick’s Day

By Chrissy Hughes on 9th March 2018

The famous and beloved St Patrick’s day is just around the corner. Even though it’s a great occasion for you and your close ones to party and have fun, all that celebrating could potentially harm your hearing. We’ve put together some tips that could help you prevent tinnitus flare-ups during the big event allowing you…

International Women’s Day – Shining the Light on Rachel Shenton

By Chrissy Hughes on 8th March 2018

Happy International Women’s Day In aid of International Women’s Day, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the amazing Rachel Shenton. She does amazing work within the hearing loss community and continues to raise well needed awareness. You may have seen that “The Silent Child”, a British production written by Rachel herself, won best live-action…

The 5 Most Common Reactions To Hearing Loss

By Laura Lowles on 7th February 2018

Let’s face it, we’ve all come across a wide range of reactions to hearing loss, from mild embarrassment to the extreme joker desperate to make light of the situation. Most people do not know how to react, how to communicate effectively with a hearing impaired individual, or perhaps do not have the patience to do so hence…

Gift Yourself A Hearing Test

By Chrissy Hughes on 1st February 2018

This week is #TinnitusWeek and our topic for day two is “Take Action”. If you notice any signs of hearing loss or tinnitus it’s important to get checked. The gift of hearing is one that is often overlooked. Make today a day to bring attention to hearing loss and the effects tinnitus can have on…

Tips for Dealing with Tinnitus and Hearing Loss During the Festive Season

By Chrissy Hughes on 20th December 2017

It’s the time of year when friends and family get together for the holidays. We’ve put together tips for you and your loved ones to help keep your ears safe and to ensure everyone is included and able to enjoy the festive season. 1. Background Noise For those with hearing loss, and some people with tinnitus,…

Everyday Situations Hearing Aid And Cochlear Implant Wearers Hate

By Laura Lowles on 13th October 2017

Whilst no one can deny that hearing aids and cochlear implants are incredible scientific advances in the fight against hearing loss, there are many occasions where they can be bothersome and downright irritating. To those people who are lucky enough not to suffer from any form of hearing loss, the situations outlined here may come…

Thank You to Everyone Involved in World Tinnitus Day 2017!

By Chrissy Hughes on 18th April 2017

We are thrilled with the engagement we received on our social media accounts in aid of World Tinnitus Day. We’re extremely grateful for all of you who tweeted, shared our awareness posters and blog posts. You helped us in our mission to raise awareness of tinnitus far and wide. A special thank you to the…

World Tinnitus Day: Laura Friedman, Hearing Health Foundation – What’s That Noise?

By Guest Post on 12th April 2017

In honour of World Tinnitus Day, being held on April 18th, Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) wants to draw attention to the effects and challenges associated with tinnitus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates around 15% of Americans—about 50 million people—have experienced tinnitus. Roughly 20 million people struggle with chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have…