United Nations Issues Urgent Volume Guidelines

By Chrissy Hughes on 18th April 2019

The UN (United Nations) has unveiled a new report unveiling guidelines to prevent rising hearing loss among young smartphone users. According to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation (WHO) more than 900 million people will suffer from hearing loss by 2050. More than a billion 12-35 year olds face the risk of irreversible…

World Tinnitus Day Coming Later This Year

By Chrissy Hughes on 12th April 2019

World Tinnitus Day, which has historically been held on the 18th of April will be moved to the Autumn this year. Having now organised four World Tinnitus Day events, we’ve conducted a review of the effectiveness of the campaign. The best thing about World Tinnitus Day is our dedicated following who have always supported the…

Apple To Include Hearing Aid Emoji

By Chrissy Hughes on 12th April 2019

New accessibility themed emojis have been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The proposed additions would include a hearing aid, a guide dog, prosthetic limbs, sign language, wheelchair and more. “The current selection of emoji provides a wide array of representations of people, activities, and objects meaningful to the general public, but very few speak to…

The Ultimate Guide to Hearing Health

By Chrissy Hughes on 14th March 2019

The lovely team over at Best Hearing Health got in touch with me recently to share their guide to hearing health. They’ve put together an informative infographic which shows the dB levels of some commonly known sounds. Let us know what you think in the comments below, over on Facebook or on Twitter. The Ultimate…

Tinnitus Throughout the Years

By Chrissy Hughes on 9th May 2018

Although tinnitus is considered to be increasing in these noisy modern times, it has actually been troubling people for a very long time. The first records of tinnitus date from the era of ancient Egypt. It has been documented and interpreted in different ways ever since. We thought it would be interesting to compile a…

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…