10 things I hate about hearing loss in the workplace

By Laura Lowles on 7th October 2016

1) Taking part in large meetings; if meetings tend to get a little rowdy, it can be impossible to tell who is speaking or what they are saying and it can be a very stressful experience. 2) When multiple phones are ringing; I have trouble distinguishing different phone tones and this means I often leave…

Hearing In The Dark

By Laura Lowles on 30th August 2016

We are told from an early age to always eat our carrots as they will help us to see in the dark, but what about hearing in the dark? Is there a magical vegetable (or fruit, I’m not fussy!) that will enable us to hear better in the dark, I’m sure the 11 million people,…

9 Myths and Facts about Tinnitus

By Laura Lowles on 8th July 2016

So we’ve had ‘6 Myths and Facts About Hearing Loss’, ’11 Myths and Facts About Cochlear Implants’ and now to complete the trilogy we have ‘9 Myths and Facts About Tinnitus’. Tinnitus, for those who do not suffer with these constant, annoying noises, is a bit of a mystery. Here, my aim is to give you the low…

The 5 Most Common Reactions To Hearing Loss

By Laura Lowles on 14th June 2016

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…

10 Soundproof Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Tinnitus in the Workplace

By Chrissy Hughes on 13th May 2016

Dennis Kaminski is the owner of SafetyMart.com, helping customers ranging from private businesses to government/municipal agencies, both large and small to address their safety needs and requirements. This week, he has compiled 10 Soundproof Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Tinnitus in the Workplace to share with our community. Earplugs Different Types Industrial strength ear plugs…

World Tinnitus Day – Laura Lowles, My Life With Tinnitus

By Laura Lowles on 15th April 2016

Bzzzz. Ringgggg. Grrrrr. This is what I hear from the moment I wake up. It’s hard to ignore at the crack of dawn when all is silent. It makes me want to go back to sleep straight away, I feel like I haven’t had respite from it despite being asleep for the past 8 (or more) hours. I usually…

World Tinnitus Day – Shari Eberts, What Is That Noise!?! – My Take on Living with Tinnitus

By Chrissy Hughes on 15th April 2016

Shari Eberts is a hearing health advocate, writer and speaker. She blogs at LivingWithHearingLoss.com and serves on the board of Hearing Health Foundation, a non-profit organization funding research into biological treatments and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and tinnitus and hopes that by sharing her story it will help others to live more peacefully with their own…

World Tinnitus Day – Emily Broomhead, What Is Plug’em?

By Chrissy Hughes on 15th April 2016

Emily Broomhead is the Project Manager for the British Tinnitus Association. As lead on the BTA’s Plug’em campaign, Emily is very keen on tinnitus and prevention – in her Blog, she tells us more about the campaign and why you should help spread awareness of tinnitus and prevention on #WorldTinnitusDay. As its #WorldTinnitusDay, I wanted to get involved…

World Tinnitus Day – Angela Doherty RHAD, MISHAA, Misconceptions About Tinnitus

By Chrissy Hughes on 15th April 2016

Angela Doherty is a hearing aid audiologist and co-founder of Connect Hearing. She is based at Connect Hearing’s Stillorgan practice and other Dublin centres. She is a registered hearing aid dispenser (RHAD) with the HCPC and a member of ISHAA. She has worked in hearing healthcare for over 12 years and has a great interest in the treatment…

The 10 stages of coming to terms with hearing loss

By Laura Lowles on 24th March 2016

Whether you have had a hearing loss since a young age or you have just recently developed a hearing loss in one or both ears, there inevitably are stages of emotions that you will feel before you finally come to terms with your new life. It’s not always a rosy path towards learning to adapt…