Stranger Things Subtle Mention Of Tinnitus

By Chrissy Hughes on 24th July 2019

Tinnitus comes in many forms and can be caused by a variety of different things. The most common cause of tinnitus is overexposure to loud noise. Conditions like tinnitus are the reason why your parents tell you to lower the volume of your headphones and to wear ear protection when you are mowing your neighbours’…

Millie Bobby Brown and Hearing Loss

By Chrissy Hughes on 23rd July 2019

Did you know Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has hearing loss in one ear? The Emmy nominated actress (for her role as Eleven) opened up about her hearing loss a few years ago. She was born with partial loss of hearing in one ear; however, she gradually lost all hearing in that ear.  Her…

How to Support a Colleague with a Hearing Impairment

By Guest Post on 17th July 2019

Earpieceonline is a supplier of radio earpieces and has been championing better support for people with hearing loss for several years. They recently compiled a guest blog post for our website which you can find below. As many as 10 million people in the UK have a hearing impairment, and approximately 30 per cent of…

Noisy Offices and How to Cope With Them

By Chrissy Hughes on 16th July 2019

Noisy Offices Have you ever needed to get work done in the office but found it difficult to focus with all the background noise? Nowadays, open office plans are extremely common because they are meant to promote collaboration and productivity. While these spaces have their benefits, there are many negative effects for those working in…

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”.…