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’…

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…

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”.…

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…

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,…

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.…

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017 – Irish Events

By Chrissy Hughes on 31st January 2017

Next week is Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017 and for the first time, several organizations from different countries will be working together to raise awareness of tinnitus. The aim is to organize activities around the globe that increase the awareness of tinnitus all in one week. I am delighted to hear this as I feel the impact…

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…