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…

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…

World Tinnitus Day: Mai-Britt Beldam, Ecophon Saint-Gobain – Tinnitus in Teachers

By Guest Post on 12th April 2017

About 10 years ago, a research study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Health in Denmark showed that male teachers were more likely to develop tinnitus than both male constructions workers and carpenters – despite the fact that the sound environment is defined as NOT as noisy1,2,3. At the same time, statistics showed that…

World Tinnitus Day: Rachel Thompson, Clinic Compare – How Modern Technology is Damaging our Hearing

By Guest Post on 12th April 2017

Modern technology and our increasingly unhealthy relationship with digital devices are causing premature hearing loss. Sounds are stimulating and add to the richness of life, so we bombard our ears throughout the day; from headphones to trains, car horns and loud TV. Unfortunately, the noises we experience daily are becoming louder and increasingly inescapable, and…

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,…