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…

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…

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…

10 Ways To Keep Your Ears Happy

By Chrissy Hughes on 20th March 2017

To celebrate International Happiness Day 2017 we thought we’d share 10 tips on how to keep your ears happy! 1. Listen to music at a safe volume Turn down your music a few notches and you could prevent yourself from developing hearing damage. Check out this handy guide which we found over at generationdeaf.com 2.…

Tips To Keep You & Your Ears Safe This Halloween

By Clare Tarleton on 28th October 2016

With halloween around the corner here are some useful ways to enjoy the evening while keeping you and your ears safe!   Bonfires & Fireworks What You Need To Know If you are planning on attending a bonfire, make sure to enjoy from a distance. Keep well back from where the bonfire and fireworks are…

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…