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France combats hearing loss with volume restrictions on music in public spaces

France combats hearing loss with volume restrictions on music in public spaces A decree, published by the government of President Emmanuel Macron in August this year, was designed to help reduce hearing problems linked to loud music at night ...

Londoners' hearing ages quicker

Study confirms Londoners' hearing ages quicker After the largest ever global study was conducted, concerning results have emerged for those who live in noisy cities. German specialists, Mimi Hearing Technologies, allied with ABCD agency to create an ...

Hearing loss biggest risk factor for dementia

Hearing loss biggest risk factor for dementia The findings of a study from the Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in London this week. There a ...

Infographic: Comparing animal and human hearing ranges

How does an animal’s hearing compare to a human’s - Infographic How does an animal’s hearing compare to a human’s – Infographic We all know our pet dogs can hear things that we can’t and you may have a rough idea of how bats hear. ...

A Guide to Deaf sport in the UK | Age UK Hearing Aids

A guide to deaf sport in the UK Sport is about inclusion, finding a sense of purpose and an avenue for development. Being deaf or hard of hearing (HOH) therefore should not be a barrier for anyone looking to participate in any form  ...

How adverts are inhibiting your hearing

How adverts are inhibiting your hearing Adverts are an irritation at the best of times. They are an unwanted interruption that are so prevalent they are almost unavoidable in today’s modern society. Every film is introduced with a  ...

How our diet affects our hearing health

How our diet affects our hearing health Many people worry over their diet for lots of reasons, reducing cholesterol, risk of type 2 diabetes and lowering blood pressure among them, but can the food you eat affect your hearing as  ...

Why quiet fireworks are becoming more popular

Why quiet fireworks are becoming more popular Europe is slowly inching its way towards more silent celebrations as we enter 2017. Collecchio, a small town in Italy, has allowed only quiet fireworks since 2015, when a law was passed ...

Why over the counter hearing aids may not be a good thing

Why over the counter hearing aids may not be a good thing The United States of America is currently amidst an argument between audiologists and the FDA over the approval of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. While the previous syst ...

Learn the British Sign Language alphabet

Learn the British Sign Language alphabet After finally being recognised as an official minority language by the UK government back in 2003, more than 145,000 people within the UK now use British Sign Language as their preferred languag ...

How our hearing affects our dreams

How our hearing affects our dreams There has been many studies into the relationship between the senses and the subconscious but the most recent explorative survey has some interesting findings. Okada Hitoshi and Kei Wakasaya, rese ...

Is there a stigma attached to hearing loss?

Is there a stigma attached to hearing loss? There is data to show that on average, people wait up to ten years before seeking professional help for their auditory health. This statistic is concerning at best as during that time, extra straining  ...

Could upping your Iron intake improve your hearing?

Could upping your Iron intake improve your hearing? 2016 saw a movement towards the general population being far more conscious of their eating habits and the impact that has on both body and environment. However if you are looking to change your  ...

How to avoid isolation in 2017

How to avoid isolation in 2017 Studies have found that one of the most prominent results of hearing loss is depression. According to Dr Chuan-Ming Li research “the prevalence of depression increased as hearing difficulty became greater”. This is o ...

The best visual experiences for those with hearing loss

The best visual experiences for those with hearing loss Going for a day out with a person who suffers from hearing loss can often be a stressful experience. For a person who struggles with hearing, the noise and bustle of ordinary activities can ...

Synesthesia machines and why they are important today

Synesthesia machines and why they are important today History of the colour organ Whether true or false, the idea remains that if one of our senses is weaker, another will become stronger to compensate. Studies have been conducted but with so m ...

How restaurants are hampering hearing

How restaurants are hampering hearing In the run-up to Christmas, people find themselves spending more time in high street stores on the hunt for the perfect present, and in restaurants enjoying the festive period with friends and family. Unfortun ...

Mail on Monday urges patience towards hard of hearing loved ones

Mail on Monday urges patience towards hard of hearing loved ones After an editorial appeared on December 5th 2016 in the Mail on Monday, the importance of understanding and empathy for those that suffer from hearing loss is especially poignant at  ...

Can you guess the sound with our hearing loss simulator?

Can you guess the sound with our hearing loss simulator? Hearing loss affects over 11 million people across the UK, meaning that most of us know someone with one form of hearing problem, be it prlofound deafness, mild hearing difficulty or tinni ...

A Christmas gift guide for those with hearing loss

A Christmas gift guide for those with hearing loss With the festive season nearly upon us, we are all immersed in Christmas shopping. Trying to find thoughtful and meaningful presents is the central dilemma to any gift giving, especially when the  ...

Musicians with hearing impairments

Musicians with hearing impairments After Sir Cliff Richard was spotted wearing a hearing aid for the first time, we at UK Hearing Care thought we should have a look at those who have defied their hearing impairments to go on and make a significant ...

How to ease your tinnitus

How to ease your tinnitus Affecting around six million people, tinnitus is one of the most common hearing problems in the UK. Though it has no single treatment that can work for everyone, there are a number of methods that could help, including m ...

Present ideas for hearing aid users

Present ideas for hearing aid users You may not be thinking about it yet, but Christmas is on its way, and if you have someone on your gift list who wears hearing aids, there are plenty of presents you can get them. Purchasing new hearing aids wo ...

The sounds that will damage your hearing

The sounds that will damage your hearing Of the millions of people that suffer from hearing loss in the UK and around the rest of the world, a lot of people have suffered noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by rep ...

Zika virus can cause hearing loss

Zika virus can cause hearing loss A new study by researchers in Brazil has found that the Zika virus causes another health problem; babies born to a mother who has been infected have been diagnosed with hearing loss. Research is continuing as sci ...

Channel 4 launches first sign language-only TV ad

Channel 4 launches first sign language-only TV ad During the Rio Paralympics Games Channel 4 has been showing the first TV ad ever to use only sign language in an effort to help promote diversity. The Maltesers advert, which is 30-seconds long, w ...

Insects set to help develop future hearing aids

Insects set to help develop future hearing aids Whilst the ear allows many of us to hear a range of sounds and enables us to communicate with each other, it can be damaged easily and is very difficult to repair. New hearing aids are constantly  ...

How well can you lip-read?

How well can you lip-read? Lip-reading is an essential skill for many with hearing loss problems, and alongside the use of hearing aids it helps those who are hard of hearing to understand others. It is a challenging skill to master and requires a ...

Brain fitness can affect how you manage your hearing loss

Brain fitness can affect how you manage your hearing loss A number of recent studies have pointed to the importance of brain power in helping minimise the effects of hearing loss. If you are getting older, or beginning to experience certain levels ...

Sea anemones could help those with hearing loss

Sea anemones could help those with hearing loss In an experimental study in America, researchers have found a potential breakthrough in the treatment of hearing loss. Based on some significant biological similarities, proteins present in sea anemo ...

Healthcare providers urged to provide more support to those with hearing loss

Healthcare providers urged to provide more support to those with hearing loss According to Action on Hearing Loss, it costs NHS England an estimated £14m each year in missed appointments associated with poor communication with those with hearing  ...

Bringing the sound of music to those with hearing loss and deafness

Bringing the sound of music to those with hearing loss and deafness Music is a wonderful thing. It lifts us up, energises us, calms and soothes us, and all at the same time. But for some people who are hearing impaired or deaf, listening to the ri ...

Is a cure for tinnitus on the horizon?

Is a cure for tinnitus on the horizon? For many sufferers of the condition, tinnitus is a constant reminder that something is wrong with their hearing. The ringing, buzzing or hissing in their ears can be calmed or soothed, but never truly extingu ...

Improvements being made to make air travel easier for those with hearing loss

Improvements being made to make air travel easier for those with hearing loss Budget air travel has changed the industry. And although ticket fares are lower than in the past, the amenities on flights and in airports have been pulled back as well. ...

Olive Oil In Ear - A Remedy For Blocked Ear Wax | Age UK Hearing Aids

Olive Oil in Ears Using a home remedy of placing olive oil in your ear, people can help ease a build-up of excessive ear wax that has made hearing difficult. Although you should contact your GP for chronic problems with blockage or ear infections ...

UK hearing loss charity campaigning to lower background noise in public places

UK hearing loss charity campaigning to lower background noise in public places Action on Hearing Loss is asking restaurants and pubs to do their best to help lower background noise to make it easier for those with hearing loss to communicate. The ...

Hearing Aids 101: Parts, Types and Functions

Hearing Aids 101: Parts, Types and Functions Hearing aids have changed a great deal over the years. From form to function and even connective ability, the modern hearing aid is opening up a world of sound to people with hearing loss all over the w ...

Helpful apps for hearing loss

Helpful apps for hearing loss Hearing aids have been revolutionised in recent years by smartphone technology. But not every enhancement is connected directly to your ears. App developers have worked hard to create a number of tools to help those w ...

Should I upgrade my hearing aids?

Should I upgrade my hearing aids? It would be great if your set of hearing aids lasted forever. But partly because of regular use and also the positive notion of innovation within the industry, upgrading your hearing aids is something all users sh ...

AC/DC singer optimistic about hearing loss help

AC/DC singer optimistic about hearing loss help There was a great deal of press generated when long time AC/DC singer Brian Johnson left the band reportedly due to the lingering effects of hearing loss. In the time since he left, Johnson has annou ...

What are big D and little d?

What are big D and little d? As with people from all walks of life, deaf society enjoys many different social and cultural structures. It is only relatively recently that these unique approaches and conventions have begun to be explored and unders ...

Better summer travel with your hearing aids

Better summer travel with your hearing aids When the weather gets warmer and the calendars flip to the summer months, we all begin dreaming of holiday surrounded by sun, surf and good times. When you go through your daily lives with hearing aids, ...

What is loud music doing to our hearing?

What is loud music doing to our hearing? There has been a great deal of press recently about the dangers for musicians spending a working life around loud music. Stars such as Phil Collins and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson have recently called their caree ...

Hearing aids may keep aging minds sharp

Hearing aids may keep aging minds sharp For millions suffering from hearing loss, their hearing aids bring them back into the hearing world and away from potential isolation. But recent research has shown they may do so much more than that: they m ...

Charity pledges money to fund hearing loss research

Charity pledges money to fund hearing loss research In the effort to curb the negative effects of age-related hearing loss, the UK charity Action on Hearing Loss recently announced they are funding hearing loss research to find new medicines to cu ...

How close is a cure to hearing loss?

How close is a cure to hearing loss? Hearing loss is becoming more and more common, and government estimates see instances growing substantially over the coming decades. Already affecting more than 10 million in the UK, levels of hearing loss can  ...

In-depth resource guide for Deaf Awareness

In-depth resource guide for Deaf Awareness Schools, businesses and organisations from every industry in the UK will be recognising Deaf Awareness Week between the 2nd and 8th of May this year. In previous years, Deaf Awareness Week has taken on  ...

Amazing athletes who excel despite hearing loss

Amazing athletes who excel despite hearing loss Sport and competition are part of our lives. And millions all over the world enjoy the thrill of athletes winning and losing each and every day. For deaf and hearing-impaired people, living in a w ...

Military innovation leading to better hearing protection for everyone

Military innovation leading to better hearing protection for everyone When it comes to protecting hearing and finding new, innovative ways to prevent hearing loss, the defence sector has a knack of creating new products that can help the general p ...

Rock band Pearl Jam to hand out ear plugs at upcoming shows

Rock band Pearl Jam to hand out ear plugs at upcoming shows With the recent news of AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson stepping away from touring due to reported hearing loss, musicians and concert goers are focused on finding ways to keep the music lou ...

What is it like to have hearing loss?

What is it like to have hearing loss? The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. In the UK alone, there are more than 11 million living with hearing loss each day. They have f ...

Paying attention to noise-induced hearing loss

Paying attention to noise-induced hearing loss From a statistical point of view, the number of cases of workplace noise-induced hearing loss seems to be decreasing in the UK. But despite a lower number of reported cases, the danger of noise-induc ...

AC/DC singer leaving the band due to reported hearing loss

AC/DC singer leaving the band due to reported hearing loss Many people revere the rock n’ roll lifestyle. The music, the travel, the adoring crowds: many of us dream of being part of that non-stop world. But for many rockers, the long-term effect ...

Hearing aid manufacturers must focus on hi-tech innovation

Hearing aid manufacturers must focus on hi-tech innovation Hearing aid manufacturers are determined to bring new technology to the marketplace in order to help the growing number of people experiencing hearing loss. In increasing frequency, hearin ...

How much do you know about hearing loss in the UK?

How much do you know about hearing loss in the UK? With an increasingly aging population in the UK, there have been calls for more of a spotlight to be shone on the incidence of hearing loss across the nation. As recently highlighted by the The Te ...

Headphone use can quickly damage hearing if not careful

Headphone use can quickly damage hearing if not careful Walking down the street, riding on the bus or Underground, we see people of all ages wearing headphones nowadays. Music, podcasts and live sports are all listened to via smartphones and mp3 p ...

Mother hopes not to spread stigma of hearing loss to her children

Mother hopes not to spread stigma of hearing loss to her children Despite the numerous benefits, many people suffering from hearing loss refuse to acknowledge the problem, and worse, shy away from using hearing aids to help them combat the problem ...

Scientists continue to focus on genetic causes of hearing loss

Scientists continue to focus on genetic causes of hearing loss For most, the likelihood of hearing loss increases with age. But researchers believe they have a better understanding of how a gene mutation likely causes hearing loss and early deafne ...

Effort to make music enjoyable for those with cochlear implants

Effort to make music enjoyable for those with cochlear implants For so many reasons, cochlear implants offer people with sensorineural hearing loss the chance to hear for the very first time. As life changing as these devices are, they are a bit l ...

Driving with Hearing Loss

Driving with Hearing Loss Being safe and conscientious is the responsibility of all drivers. But although there may be challenges and sometimes the need for extra precautions, hearing loss should not be a hindrance or barrier for someone enjoying  ...

Will Apple’s design touch change hearing aids forever?

Will Apple’s design touch change hearing aids forever? It is common knowledge that technology is moving forward at breakneck speeds. With profits and innovation inter-twinned and inter-tangled, the appearance of new technology on a seemingly month ...

New device could be key to hearing loss research

New device could be key to hearing loss research A new battery-operated device about the size of a cricket ball may one day be used to treat people with hearing loss. The device was created to deliver life-changing medication directly into the cav ...

Study finds noise plays larger role in side effects of hearing loss

Study finds noise plays larger role in side effects of hearing loss For a number of years, there has been mounting evidence that hearing loss causes problems as the impairment naturally intensifies as we get older. Researchers in China have now fo ...

Singer finds new musical life after getting hearing aids

Singer finds new musical life after getting hearing aids After being cured of a number of life-long hearing problems, an aspiring singer from Gateshead has established a school to help others find ways to enjoy learning music – even if suffering f ...

Some jobs more likely to cause hearing problems, study finds

Some jobs more likely to cause hearing problems, study finds American researchers have pinpointed some of the most common occupations causing hearing problems for its workers. With the information, there are hopes new safeguards and protections ca ...

New sign language service to help open up government services

New sign language service to help open up government services With the help of a new British Sign Language (BSL) pilot programme, the Department of Work and Pensions is hoping to make its services more accessible to the public with hearing loss an ...

Using hearing aids can boost brain function

Using hearing aids can boost brain function A study at an American university has shown that hearing aids may improve brain function. At the University of Texas-El Paso, researchers have evidence they boost cognitive functions in users. “If you  ...

History of hearing tests

History of hearing tests Hearing tests nowadays have become so advanced and successful that people are diagnosed with hearing loss a lot sooner than they ever have before. Add to this the development of hearing aids in the UK and those who suffer ...

Hearing Aids Care Tips: Dos and Don’ts for Optimal Performance

Hearing Aids Care Tips: Dos and Don’ts for Optimal Performance They are your absolute key to better hearing and for most, they provide a life-line to the outside world. Hearing aids are delicate, specialised equipment and they need to be looked af ...

New hearing aid technology opens up a whole new world

New hearing aid technology opens up a whole new world With the advent of better Bluetooth technology, it has changed the way those with hearing loss and impairment deal and interact with the wider world. It is clear that the positive effects of th ...

Research shows the stigma of hearing loss is prevalent

Research shows the stigma of hearing loss is prevalent In a recent feature in The Telegraph, a Welsh businessman, father and grandfather candidly spoke about the stigma hearing loss played in his life. At one time he could hide his hearing loss, b ...

New live close captioning device developed by group of American teenagers

New live close captioning device developed by group of American teenagers A group of teenagers in America have developed a new device that may help deaf people get closed captioning information for people they are talking to – in real time. The ...

New hi-tech dummy allows for better hearing aid fittings

New hi-tech dummy allows for better hearing aid fittings The effectiveness of one’s hearing aids can depends on the make and model, but it is the custom fit to the user that often dictates their strength. To help audiology students at De Montfort  ...

A Lifetime of Hearing - Infographic

A Lifetime of Hearing - Infographic Like all of our senses, the ability to hear is a precious gift. From birth through to later life, human hearing goes through a number of changes. It is also greatly affected by a number of external forces. What ...

Even Beethoven felt isolated by his hearing loss

Even Beethoven felt isolated by his hearing loss As we near the 250th anniversary of his birth, historians are still captivated how one of the world’s most important composers did much of his best work while suffering from severe hearing loss. It ...

Visual distractions may cause temporary hearing loss

Visual distractions may cause temporary hearing loss We are surrounded each day by people engrossed in using their smartphone or tablet. And more often than not, we get quite annoyed when they seem to be oblivious to everything going on around the ...

New prosthesis may solve some types of hearing loss for patients

New prosthesis may solve some types of hearing loss for patients Doctors at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in the United States have developed a new prosthesis that may bring hope to patients with a hereditary disorder that often leads t ...

Protect your hearing during New Year’s Eve celebrations

Protect your hearing during New Year’s Eve celebrations Sadly, with age, the fireworks explosions at midnight and the loud music at live concerts and parties can result in damage or a ringing in the ears called tinnitus that can last well into the ...

Santa uses sign language to make little girl’s Christmas

Santa uses sign language to make little girl’s Christmas Hearing loss can sometimes impact the enjoyment of Christmas, but the Santa Claus at the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough saw to it that it didn’t take away the Christmas spirit for one lit ...

New research shows hearing cells may be able to regenerate themselves

New research shows hearing cells may be able to regenerate themselves It has been a long-standing belief that the tiny hair cells responsible for allowing one to hear stay with us for our lifetime. And, if we damage them, we lose them and can face ...

Celebrities who live and work with hearing loss

Celebrities who live and work with hearing loss Like other medical conditions, hearing loss does not discriminate. Gender, race or fame does not make one immune from developing it. One in six Britons are affected by hearing loss. With a quickly ...

Support groups offer needed hope to those with hearing loss

Support groups offer needed hope to those with hearing loss Dealing with hearing loss is not easy. And without support from family, friends and the community at large, the condition can cause isolation, depression and even worse problems. Actio ...

Gene therapy offers hope to restoring hearing loss

Gene therapy offers hope to restoring hearing loss Experts are aware that the key to hearing lies with tiny hair cells in the inner ear. They also know that the key to reversing sensorineural hearing loss lies in the ability to repair, rebuild and ...

Call for shift in research priorities in study of hearing loss

Call for shift in research priorities in study of hearing loss Priorities for medical research are forever evolving, and with limited funding available, some conditions are often over-looked. Researchers at the University of Nottingham have urged  ...

Women are better than men at explaining hearing loss

Women are better than men at explaining hearing loss An American study has found that women are better than men at explaining hearing loss, and are more likely to foster positive lines of communication. The study, completed in Massachusetts, sug ...

Sound deprivation linked to hearing loss

Sound deprivation linked to hearing loss Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in America have found that sound deprivation in adult mice caused irreversible hearing loss. The findings are leading experts to suggest that chronic con ...

2 in 5 musicians report hearing loss in UK

2 in 5 musicians report hearing loss in UK A British musician support charity has found two out of five musicians are suffering from some form of hearing loss. In a survey of its members, Help Musicians UK found that 40.5 per cent of the 692 res ...

Increase in hearing loss predicted in next 20 years

Increase in hearing loss predicted in next 20 years Action on Hearing Loss is predicting the amount of Brits suffering from hearing loss is to increase by 40 per cent over the next 20 years. As of 2035, they are expecting one in five people to f ...

Possible breakthrough in understanding genetic causes of hearing loss

Possible breakthrough in understanding genetic causes of hearing loss In the last few years, researchers looking for cures to a variety of diseases, ailments and disabling conditions have been turning to genetic mapping and science to potentially  ...

New gel treatment could halt hearing loss due to trauma

New gel treatment could halt hearing loss due to trauma A revolutionary new ear gel has been developed that can help some prevent the loss of their hearing. Because it has been proven that sudden hearing loss can be caused by loud noise, infection ...

Link found between hearing aids and preventing memory loss

Link found between hearing aids and preventing memory loss With ever-mounting evidence connecting hearing loss and memory loss, it has become more and more important to identify and help mitigate the effects of the impairment. For many doctors, th ...

Exploring the future of hearing loss treatment

Exploring the future of hearing loss treatment With a population in the UK and throughout Europe that is ageing at a must faster rate, much of the focus looking towards the future of hearing care is finding ways to combine emerging technology with ...

Link found between a healthy heart and better hearing

Link found between a healthy heart and better hearing Researchers in America have found a number of tangible connections between healthy hearts and healthy hearing. Although the direct connections are still fuzzy, there is a growing belief that ea ...

The NHS: Helping People Hear since 1948

The NHS: Helping People Hear since 1948 Created almost 70 years ago, the NHS has grown with the people. As medical science has advanced, so has its ability to treat the various trials and ailments facing the UK population. This commitment to servi ...

Book aims to help people adjust to life with hearing loss

Book aims to help people adjust to life with hearing loss A Canadian writer, actor and speaker has put pen to paper in writing a new book that chronicles her life living with hearing loss. Part memoir, part guide book, Gael Hannan tries to close t ...

Using laser technology, new hearing aid gets approval in the USA

Using laser technology, new hearing aid gets approval in the USA A new type of hearing aid has cleared a major hurdle in the United States and could help lead to positive changes in hearing technology around the globe. The US Food and Drug Adminis ...

Hearing aids can be life-saving technology

Hearing aids can be life-saving technology For many, many reasons, hearing aids have been called “life-changing” products. They can open up new worlds that may have been previously closed because of the effects of hearing loss. And – in some cases ...

A better understanding of tinnitus

A better understanding of tinnitus With all the medical advancements in recent years, there is still a great deal of mystery behind the causes of tinnitus. Without knowing its roots, specialists have had trouble finding ways to adequately soothe s ...

Military drug trial may offer key to hearing loss prevention

Military drug trial may offer key to hearing loss prevention The US military is currently trialling a drug that may be helpful in preventing the hearing loss associated with prolonged exposure to loud noises. If effective, the drug could have a nu ...

“Sleeping” MP highlights struggles of those with hearing loss

“Sleeping” MP highlights struggles of those with hearing loss An inopportune photo and a jump to conclusions on social media led to an apology from the BBC. A partially deaf MP was criticised on Twitter for “sleeping”, but many failed to realise h ...

To find “hidden hearing loss” requires better testing methods

To find “hidden hearing loss” requires better testing methods Research over the last few years is beginning to create a broader understanding of what is causing hearing loss and the ways we diagnose it. This is being done in light of growing evide ...

Ways to support deaf and hearing impaired independence

Ways to support deaf and hearing impaired independence For the deaf population in the UK, interacting and thriving in daily life requires a great deal of patience and some outside assistance from business owners, as well as technological advances. ...

Hearing Loss Hazards: everyday challenges and solutions

Hearing Loss Hazards: everyday challenges and solutions Hearing loss is a challenge to deal with. Whilst there are some solutions available, such as cochlear implants for those with severe to profound hearing loss and hearing aids for those with m ...

Robotic suit helps simulate the challenges of getting older

Robotic suit helps simulate the challenges of getting older Working with a technology partner, an American insurance company has developed a state-of-the-art age simulation suit to help foster a better understanding of what it means to age in ou ...

Nose balloon could treat childhood hearing loss

Nose balloon could treat childhood hearing loss There may be a simple form of treatment for children suffering with painful infections and hearing loss due to a build-up of fluid in the ear. Researchers have recently determined blowing up a “nose  ...

Hearing device could solve the “cocktail party problem”

Hearing device could solve the “cocktail party problem” Research in the US may have reached an answer to the “cocktail party problem” with an advanced hearing device that can detect multiple voices at the same time. Working at Duke University i ...

Deaf for a Day on ITV’s This Morning

Deaf for a Day on ITV’s This Morning An assistant on a popular morning television program was given the opportunity to be deaf for the day with the assistance of a deaf woman and her dog. ITV’s This Morning highlighted the daily struggles of t ...

Helping to create bonds across generations

Helping to create bonds across generations It is well-known that as people get older, the chances of getting isolated from other people increase. There are several efforts to help create bonds between solitary individuals and young people lookin ...

Sports and activities need to be more accessible to the deaf, study finds

Sports and activities need to be more accessible to the deaf, study finds A recent study by UK Deaf Sport has found there is an unmet demand for sports for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The advocacy group argues there needs to be more act ...

The technology needed to hear for the first time

The technology needed to hear for the first time Watching a medical miracle unfold before your eyes is riveting. Thanks to technology advancements in the treatment of hearing loss, countless individuals of all ages and around the world are being g ...

Mobile innovation in hearing aids set to turn hearing loss on its ear

Mobile innovation in hearing aids set to turn hearing loss on its ear News coming out of the U.S. technology sector is highlighting a continued development in helping people cope with hearing loss. With wearable technology a hot topic at the momen ...

Scientific breakthroughs in trying to understand tinnitus

Scientific breakthroughs in trying to understand tinnitus As of yet, there are no clear ways to cure or even explain the cause of tinnitus. With only soothing remedies available for most, some new global research offers hope that the root cause of ...

Budget announcement keeps hearing loss in focus

Budget announcement keeps hearing loss in focus In his announcement on Wednesday, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne released the new budget from the recently elected Tory-majority government. Although there are many layers to the budget,  ...

Hearing loss claims surge in recent years

Hearing loss claims surge in recent years The Association of British Insurers is highlighting a jump in claims by employees saying they lost their hearing at work. Calling it “the new whiplash”, industry analysts say damage claims have risen so dr ...

The best accessories for hearing aid users

The best accessories for hearing aid users Hearing aids have been enhancing the everyday lives of people with hearing loss for decades; serving as the one tool to truly help amplify sound, especially in a crowded area or public place, it’s under ...

Film Fan? A cinema guide for those with hearing loss

Film Fan? A cinema guide for those with hearing loss A trip to the cinema is something which we all enjoy, offering the chance to relax in a luxurious seat and enjoy the latest and greatest films. While this experience is something many take for g ...

Young people warned they are facing a loss of hearing

Young people warned they are facing a loss of hearing Hearing loss knows no age. And now, a leading voice in global healthcare is warning that over a billion young people could be in danger of losing part of their hearing due to certain advance ...

Your guide to national hearing-friendly events

Your guide to national hearing-friendly events In towns and cities around the country, events are being provided to help people with hearing loss live their lives to the full. Being reliant on digital hearing devices shouldn’t stop people from e ...

Three ways you can help the elderly

Three ways you can help the elderly As medical advances are helping us to live for longer than ever, it means that the elderly are getting to enjoy more of their retirement as they continue to live independently. Whilst independent living is great ...

New discoveries made in Echolocation

New discoveries made in Echolocation Following on from our recent article about why having good hearing in both ears is extremely important, a blind BBC podcaster who relies heavily on echolocation has discussed his thoughts on BBC Radio 4. Ech ...

Good hearing in both ears is needed to locate objects

Good hearing in both ears is needed to locate objects Researchers from the University of Southampton have discovered that good hearing is required in both ears in order to locate objects. Using a similar technique to bats and dolphins, humans l ...

The sign language quiz

The sign language quiz Sign language is a communication method used by those who are hard of hearing, deaf and fully abled, and British Sign Language, BSL, dates back as far as 1698. Despite this, it wasn’t recognised as an official language in  ...

The latest from Deaf Awareness Week 2015

The latest from Deaf Awareness Week 2015 Deaf Awareness Week has been in full swing since Monday the 4th May and is set to continue raising awareness and support about the disability until 10th May, this weekend. A number of great events and ac ...

Hearing aid compatible Apple Watch is released tomorrow

Hearing aid compatible Apple Watch is released tomorrow Apple fanatics across the world are anticipating the launch of the company’s new watch, which will be released in selected stores tomorrow. The innovative product comes in a variety of sty ...

Election 2015: how the different policies could affect you

Election 2015: how the different policies could affect you With the general election fast approaching on 7th May 2015, it’s time to decide which party you will soon be voting for. Many of you may have already decided, but for those who are still u ...

Pensioners heckle David Cameron at Age UK rally

Pensioners heckle David Cameron at Age UK rally David Cameron was recently heckled by pensioners at an Age UK General Election rally in London, following a discussion about the state of the NHS. Many older people raised a series of matters relat ...

Amazing hearing technology

Amazing hearing technology As technology continues to become more advanced it may come as little or no surprise that some of the most common difficulties that we face as a human race are slowing being answered or reduced. Hearing loss is one such  ...

Whoopi Goldberg uses digital Hearing Aids

Whoopi Goldberg uses digital Hearing Aids Veteran American actress Whoopi Goldberg has stated that she uses a digital hearing aid around her home, news that promotes both the popularity and effectiveness of the devices. The 59-year-old, who bec ...

Ways to prevent hearing loss

Ways to prevent hearing loss Our hearing is one of our most precious senses, and should be protected at all costs. It can deteriorate with age, but there are also many factors which can cause hearing loss to happen sooner, which is often irrever ...

Gatwick launches new accessibility App

Gatwick launches new accessibility App London Gatwick has launched a new language and accessibility web app, becoming the first airport to launch such a service on its customer website. Called Recite Me, it is an app that works well on mobile d ...

Fascinating facts about ears and hearing

Fascinating facts about ears and hearing Ears are incredibly important organs, and without them our everyday lives would be very different, something which all those who buy our digital hearing aids know all about. From helping us to hear what’s g ...

NHS Trusts begin to cut Hearing Aid Funding

NHS Trusts begin to cut Hearing Aid Funding Further information has been made available regarding the potential NHS cuts to hearing-related services, meaning that millions of people could potential ...

NHS cuts to affect the deaf

NHS cuts to affect the deaf As a result of NHS cuts in Devon, those with hearing difficulty in the county will now face receiving just one hearing aid instead of two according to the latest report. The announcement was made on the 3rd December  ...

The Guide to Accessible Theatres in the UK

The Guide to Accessible Theatres in the UK A trip to the theatre is always a special experience, with the chance to witness acclaimed actors portraying some of the world’s best known tales always an absolute pleasure for any audience member. While ...

Duke of Edinburgh feels the benefits of hearing aids

Duke of Edinburgh feels the benefits of hearing aids The Duke of Edinburgh was recently spotted wearing discreet digital hearing aids, which is ‘thought to be a royal first’ according to an article in The Telegraph. Prince Philip attended a rec ...

Our list of the Hearing Blogs worth reading

Our list of the Hearing Blogs worth reading While a digital hearing aid accessory is an unbeatable weapon in combatting hearing loss, choosing the right product isn’t something that should be done on a whim. Although the team here at UK Hearing Ca ...

Could a chinstrap power future hearing aids?

Could a chinstrap power future hearing aids? Canadian investors of an energy-collecting chinstrap believe that it could offer a reliable new power source for hearing aids, posing as a credible replacement for the battery-powered digital hearing ai ...

A guide to helpful hearing loss organisations

A guide to helpful hearing loss organisations Hearing loss can be a difficult issue to come to terms with, particularly if the symptoms develop suddenly and are unable to discuss the problems with family or friends. Fortunately, UK Hearing Care of ...

Hearing loss less likely to be diagnosed in those with learning disabilities

Hearing loss less likely to be diagnosed in those with learning disabilities Recent research conducted by a senior clinical scientist in audiology suggests that at least 40 per cent of those with learning disabilities have undiagnosed hearing loss ...

NHS to cut down on free hearing aids

NHS to cut down on free hearing aids It’s thought that thousands of people across the country could be denied the option of NHS hearing aids because of severe cost-cutting measures. Under the new proposals that have been outlined by the National  ...

Could smoking lead to hearing loss?

Could smoking lead to hearing loss? Research from a leading UK university has unveiled an interesting link between smoking and hearing loss, suggesting that regular smokers are far more likely to suffer from reduced levels of hearing in the future ...

A celebration of sound: what we love to hear

A celebration of sound: what we love to hear Each and every day we hear sounds that make our ears prick up, an incredible mix of noises that can induce a smile, or perhaps leads to a grimace. We’re focusing on  ...

Research shows how we distinguish sounds in the crowd

Research shows how we distinguish sounds in the crowd A study being carried out by researchers at a leading university is highlighting the way in which we process and identify particular sounds from a crowd, developments which will help in develop ...

Research shows evidence of inner ear coaching to brain

Research shows evidence of inner ear coaching to brain The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine have shed light on the mechanics behind the human ear, suggesting that a certain rhythm of electr ...

Study shows link between clear speech and negative emotion

Study shows link between clear speech and negative emotion The University of Utah has conducted a study to highlight how clear speech can have negative connotations, news which could help establish a bette ...

iPhone hearing aids hit the market

iPhone hearing aids hit the market In the fast-paced world of technological development that we are living in now, it was only a matter of time before such technical know-how began to benefit the world of hearing. Now, hearing aids a ...

Study suggests shape of human ear may have evolved

Study suggests shape of human ear may have evolved The human ear may have evolved to mirror acoustics in the natural world; that’s the message that has come from a series of ground-breaking research fro ...

MRI magnetic field could help to diagnose balance problems

MRI magnetic field could help to diagnose balance problems A leading team of researchers has highlighted that MRI magnetic fields could potentially be used to diagnose and treat a host of ailments relatin ...

Research shows link between hearing loss and personality changes

Research shows link between hearing loss and personality changes A new study into the effects of hearing loss has revealed that it can have a major impact on the personality of the affected, suggesting t ...

Study uses DNA to regenerate hearing levels

Study uses DNA to regenerate hearing levels A study conducted at the University of Tel Aviv has offered a potential new method of addressing progressive hearing loss, by using DNA as a drug to regene ...

Research shows how the ear tunes into conversations

Research shows how the ear tunes into conversations An interesting experiment has uncovered the ways in which our ears allow us to tune in and out of conversations, allowing us to easily communicate in a c ...

Coffee can reduce symptoms of tinnitus

Coffee can reduce symptoms of tinnitus A recent study into hearing has uncovered that coffee can cut the risk of getting tinnitus; this is a surprising finding, as experts previously thought the stimulant mad ...

Study reveals lack of sufferers using hearing aids

Study reveals lack of sufferers using hearing aids A recent study has revealed the alarming number of people choosing not to use hearing aids, suggesting that just one in five sufferers of hearing los ...

New study links depression to hearing loss

New study links depression to hearing loss A new US study has linked the development of depression to hearing loss, and has suggested that women are more likely to suffer from both. The survey, which was  ...

Professor creates Visually Guided Hearing Aid

Professor creates Visually Guided Hearing Aid A project in America looks set to revolutionise the technology of digital hearing devices, creating an aid which in some respects surpasses the abilities of the normal ear. Called th ...

Telegraph article highlights dangers of tinnitus

Telegraph article highlights dangers of tinnitus An article recently published in The Telegraph has highlighted the lasting effects that loud music can have on your level of hearing, offering vital inf ...

Infant sleep machines could damage hearing

Infant sleep machines could damage hearing A new study has suggested that the exposure of children to purpose-built sleep machines could be harming their levels of hearing. With more people now r ...

Possible cure found for noise-induced hearing loss

Possible cure found for noise-induced hearing loss Researchers in the US may have found a possible cure for noise-induced hearing loss and will look to test out the idea in the coming months. The advances ...

Charity offering free hearing clinics in Warrington

Charity offering free hearing clinics in Warrington A leading charity is set to launch a hearing clinic in Warrington and Runcorn next month - an initiative which it is hoped could help hundreds of peop ...

Study highlights hearing loss and dementia link

Study highlights hearing loss and dementia link A new study has suggested that there could be a direct link between hearing loss and mental health problems such as dementia - news which it is hoped c ...

Study finds evidence on noise-induced hearing loss

Study finds evidence on noise-induced hearing loss A study by the University of Leicester has provided further evidence of the link between exposure to loud sounds and hearing loss - findings whi ...

New alarm clock can emit sounds of 80 decibels

New alarm clock can emit sounds of 80 decibels A company has developed a new alarm clock which emits noises as loud as a train - a tool which is designed to wake those with significant hearing loss and very h ...

Fraunhofer develop microsystem for hearing aids

Fraunhofer develop microsystem for hearing aids A team of researchers have taken a revolutionary step forward in the development of hearing aids, using a new microsystem which will mean that future device ...

Apple joins the hearing aid world

Apple joins the hearing aid world Bryan P. Carpender explores Apple's ventures into the world of hearing aids and how they can be used with some of Apple's popular gadgets. We live in an increasingly techni ...

Study says vision loss could aid hearing

Study says vision loss could aid hearing In what could be a groundbreaking development into hearing loss, it seems that a team of experts from two leading American universities have found that a temporary ...

Radio 4 show uncovers secrets behind ‘earworms’

Radio 4 show uncovers secrets behind ‘earworms’ The BBC has been uncovering the secrets behind why so many people get certain tunes stuck in their head which they can’t shake off - aptly known as ‘earworms’. In the Radio 4 programme,  ...

The strangest sounding places in the UK

The strangest sounding places in the UK A professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford has listed the UK’s top five weirdest sounding places in an article published on the BBC website. T ...

The first day of the Hearing Innovation Expo 2014

The first day of the Hearing Innovation Expo 2014 The Hearing Innovation Expo which took place at Las Vegas earlier this month has been labelled as a huge success, providing three days of rich content whi ...

Clinton and Bush attend Hearing Innovation Expo

Clinton and Bush attend Hearing Innovation Expo Organisers of the Hearing Innovation Expo 2014 have described it as a resounding success, with the famous event attended by some of the biggest names in the bus ...

Professor explores new cures for hearing loss

Professor explores new cures for hearing loss A Canadian professor is testing new biological solutions which could help people who are suffering from hearing loss recover from their condition. Alain Dabd ...

Scottish attractions failing hearing aid users

Scottish attractions failing hearing aid users A charity has suggested that many tourist attractions across Scotland are failing to cater for the needs of people with hearing loss, with many institutions i ...

Magnetic hearing aid given to hospital patient

Magnetic hearing aid given to hospital patient A hospital in South Yorkshire has given a glimpse into the future of hearing aids in the UK, with one of their patients being the first in the country to be f ...

Dire Straits bassist talks about hearing loss

Dire Straits bassist talks about hearing loss The former bassist of the rock band Dire Straits has called for more to be done to tackle hearing loss from being exposed to loud music at concerts and gigs. T ...

Medical Research Council goes rock ‘n’ roll

Medical Research Council goes rock ‘n’ roll Jane Wait discusses the Medical Research Council’s new study into the effects of listening to music over the course of many decades and reveals how she fared in the onlin ...

Hearing studies to benefit from new technology

Hearing studies to benefit from new technology Researchers from Stanford University have reportedly developed new technology that could assist other researchers who are studying hearing loss. Scientists at th ...

Breakthrough in Meniere’s research

Breakthrough in Meniere’s research Les Powney writes about a potential breakthrough in discovering the cause of Meniere’s disease, which could have far-reaching consequences for those who have suffered with h ...

New hearing aids could eliminate background noise

New hearing aids could eliminate background noise Ohio State University has made what some are describing as a potential breakthrough in eliminating the problem of background noise when using a hearing aid. ...

Medical Research Council launch hearing loss study

Medical Research Council launch hearing loss study The Medical Research Council (MRC) launched a study last week to determine how our music-listening habits affect the likelihood of developing hearing loss ...

Our most important Christmas sound is conversation

Our most important Christmas sound is conversation A recent survey undertaken by the charity Action on Hearing Loss has revealed that the sound of conversations with family and friends is what people acr ...

Restaurants asked to be aware of hearing loss

Restaurants asked to be aware of hearing loss The Christmas period is now upon us and restaurants across the UK are being urged to be aware of those who have hearing loss or are deaf. Families, friends a ...

Report calls for better management of hearing loss

Report calls for better management of hearing loss A recent report published by a panel of health experts has called for GPs and local communities to deliver a new approach to age-related hearing loss. The  ...

MP opens up debate for hearing screening programme

MP opens up debate for hearing screening programme John Hess, the BBC News political editor for the East Midlands area, has conducted an interview with MP Lilian Greenwood about the extent of hearing loss in  ...

Petition launched for LOVEFiLM to improve subtitles

Petition launched for LOVEFiLM to improve subtitles A petition has been launched that is calling for on-demand entertainment company LOVEFiLM to improve their subtitles and service to better the experience  ...

Access to Work scheme changes criticised

Access to Work scheme changes criticised Les Powney discusses the damaging effect that changes to the government’s Access to Work scheme could have on the personal and professional wellbeing of deaf p ...

The side effects of hearing loss

The side effects of hearing loss Mike Wetherilt reports on a study which highlighted the alarming effects on the cognitive wellbeing of people with hearing loss as a result of social isolation. Although i ...

Research sheds new light on how the ear works

Research sheds new light on how the ear works The Stanford University School of Medicine has revealed that the current scientific model for how humans perceive sound is wrong. The current understanding of ...

Hearing loss risk increases with obesity says study

Hearing loss risk increases with obesity says study Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of hearing loss in a new study by the American Journal of Medicine. Whilst most forms of hearing loss can be trea ...

Siemens hearing products win prestigious awards

Siemens hearing products win prestigious awards Two products from Siemens that have been specifically designed for those with hearing aids have been given a prestigious award for their accessibility and ease  ...

Actress Rula Lenska opens up about hearing loss

Actress Rula Lenska opens up about hearing loss Actress Rula Lenska has recently given a frank and honest interview to The Mirror about her experiences of hearing loss and how a pair of hearing aids has helped he ...

Hearing loss linked to diabetes in new study

Hearing loss linked to diabetes in new study A recent survey conducted by Indus Health Plus in India has suggested that diabetes can lead to severe hearing loss; the results of the survey revealed that a ...

Sight linked to regeneration of hearing in study

Sight linked to regeneration of hearing in study A study by the Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CERCO) has linked sight with hearing, with test subjects demonstrating that activating the visua ...

Study suggests elderly are hiding hearing problems

Study suggests elderly are hiding hearing problems A recent study by Centra Pulse, a Health Care Support service, has revealed that over 1.5 million people in the UK over the age of 65 have hidden an injury or health problem from their fam ...

Patient participation in improving hearing

Patient participation in improving hearing Mike Wetherilt discusses the importance of using patient feedback to help tailor hearing loss treatment for individuals. As technology within the hearing aid field seems  ...

iPhone app offers phone call hearing support

iPhone app offers phone call hearing support An app has been developed for the iPhone that can improve the quality of sound received during phone calls, particularly in terms of speech intelligibility. As well as helping those who are in t ...

Ofcom to audit subtitles of live TV programmes

Ofcom to audit subtitles of live TV programmes Ofcom, the UK's independent regulator of the communication industry, has announced plans to regularly audit subtitles from live television programmes. This  ...

Former Miss England celebrates hearing aid

Former Miss England celebrates hearing aid A former Miss England, Georgia Horsley from Norton, is celebrating the work of hearing aids and their manufacturers and developers after receiving a new device which ...

How social media can help combat hearing loss

How social media can help combat hearing loss Jane Waite explains how the rise of social media could help in the battle to combat hearing loss. Like them or loathe them, social media sites like Fa ...

An introduction to hearing loop systems

An introduction to hearing loop systems This blog from Philip Miles introduces readers to loop systems and the benefits they can bring to hearing aid users. What is a loop system? Many public places hav ...

A guide to the new Oticon Nera hearing aid

A guide to the new Oticon Nera hearing aid Les Powney writes about the new Nera hearing aid from Oticon, and the range of impressive high tech features which come with it as standard. Oticon have release ...

Charities call for hearing screening for over-65s

Charities call for hearing screening for over-65s A coalition of charities is calling for hearing screening to be introduced across the UK, particularly for those who are 65 and older. The campa ...

Progress made with hearing aid compatible iPhones

Progress made with hearing aid compatible iPhones Apple submitted a patent application last week that shows that the company is continuing to develop their devices to be compatible with modern hearing aid te ...

Strictly star Ben Cohen praises hearing aids

Strictly star Ben Cohen praises hearing aids Rugby player Ben Cohen, who is currently competing in the popular BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, has opened up about his hearing difficulties in an interview ...

PIP email service set up for hard of hearing

PIP email service set up for hard of hearing The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched a pilot scheme on 1 October that will help hearing aid users get the forms that they need to apply for Personal  ...

2013 marks 30 years since hearing aid revolution

2013 marks 30 years since hearing aid revolution September 2013 marked 30 years since Ronald Reagan publicly stepped out wearing a new hearing aid - a moment that changed the future of hearing aids fore ...

Hearing aids help composer enjoy music again

Hearing aids help composer enjoy music again An orchestra composer who went deaf overnight after contracting a virus has managed to find a way to enjoy music again thanks to the use of high tech hearing aid ...

New system tackles hearing aid background noise

New system tackles hearing aid background noise A research project being undertaken at the University of Cambridge could result in significant improvements to hearing aids through the elimination of irritati ...

What are spectacle hearing aid systems?

What are spectacle hearing aid systems? There is a growing popularity of using spectacle hearing aids and they provide one of the most discreet ways in minimising the effects of hearing loss. For many who suffer from hearing loss, there is often  ...

French horn players most at risk of hearing loss

French horn players most at risk of hearing loss Musicians are known to be one of the groups of people who are most likely to need to wear high quality hearing aids in later life, with hearing loss bei ...

Hearing loss: how objective can you be?

Hearing loss: how objective can you be? Mike Wetherilt discusses the subjectivity of hearing loss, and argues that the needs of individual patients can vary widely. With the increasing rate of techno ...

What Is A Hearing Loop System? | Age UK Hearing Aids

What is a hearing loop system? For the millions of Britons with hearing loss, there are a number of ways to help them hear a bit better. For those who wear personal, highly-functional hearing aids, the hearing loop is a complimentary device that o ...

How hearing problems were improved

How hearing problems were improved Millions of people across the UK and the world suffer from a loss of hearing, with not only the elderly but children and young adults suffering too. But despite recent adv ...

Hearing aid recognised with top Clinical Medical Research Award

Hearing aid recognised with top Clinical Medical Research Award Professor Graeme Clark of the University of Melbourne has been awarded the 2013 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the invention o ...

BBC Breakfast puts spotlight on hearing loop systems

BBC Breakfast puts spotlight on hearing loop systems A man from Eastbourne recently featured on BBC Breakfast to talk about what it is like to wear hearing aid devices and to promote the use of hearing loop  ...

Widex creates world's smallest hearing aids

Widex creates world's smallest hearing aids A respected manufacturer of hearing aids has created the world's smallest hearing aid, according to this report from Hearing Times. This creation by W ...

Factory worker with hearing loss wins compensation

Factory worker with hearing loss wins compensation A man who formerly worked at a factory in Sheffield has won a compensation payout after the firm was found to have failed to provide him with adequate ea ...

TV subtitles need to be better says David Blunkett

TV subtitles need to be better says David Blunkett David Blunkett, the former Home Secretary and Labour MP who is well known to have been blind since birth, has criticised television broadcasters in the UK f ...

Age UK: snoring annoys 50+ women more than men

Age UK: snoring annoys 50+ women more than men The sound of snoring is ranked more highly among women as annoying, with 35% surveyed finding the sound irritating compared to just 24% of menv .  ...

There's an app for that

There's an app for that Les Powney writes about a new hearing test app from Siemens which is helping people to detect their hearing loss at an earlier stage than may otherwise have been the case ...

Compound could prevent noise-related hearing loss

Compound could prevent noise-related hearing loss Scientists believe that they have determined exactly what kind of damage loud noise inflicts on the inner ear and may have found a compound that ...

Music appreciation and enjoyment with hearing aids

Music appreciation and enjoyment with hearing aids Steve Grundy writes about how modern hearing aids are helping music lovers rediscover their passion. One of the things that can adversely affect the  ...

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Philip Miles gives people who are new to hearing aids some guidance about how long they should expect the process of adjusting to their new device to take, as well as what exactly ...

Hearing Aids and Mobile Phones

Hearing Aids and Mobile Phones David Lewis discusses the ways in which mobile technology is helping those with hearing loss to enjoy a better quality of life. There are new ways of helping hear ...

Obesity linked to hearing loss in new study

Obesity linked to hearing loss in new study A recent research project has found a link between obesity in teenagers and hearing loss. Although obesity has already been linked directly to a number of illnesses a ...

Guide helps hearing aid users discover Britain

Guide helps hearing aid users discover Britain The good weather in Britain will only be around for a few more weeks and people from all across the country will be making the most of this time by getting out a ...

Inner workings of the cochlea unveiled in study

Inner workings of the cochlea unveiled in study Findings from research undertaken at Columbia University in New York City could see vast improvements to hearing aid technology in the near future. Det ...

Do hearing aids make your hearing worse?

Do hearing aids make your hearing worse? Jane Waite answers the question 'Do hearing aids affect your natural hearing': This is a question I’ve been asked a few times by clients or a member of their famili ...

YouTube video shows importance of hearing tests

YouTube video shows importance of hearing tests A YouTube video has been gaining attention across the internet for drawing attention to hearing loss. The 'How Old Are Your Ears? (Hearing Test)' YouTube vide ...

Boy with microtia to be given new ears

Boy with microtia to be given new ears An 8-year-old boy who was born with microtia is set to have a new pair of ears created for him by a team of specialist doctors. Kieran Sorkin was born with mi ...

Link found between hearing loss and poor health

Link found between hearing loss and poor health A study by John Hopkins University School of Medicine in the USA has suggested that there is a link between having hearing loss as an older adult and si ...

Which? launches guide to hearing aids

Which? launches guide to hearing aids Which? has teamed up with Action on Hearing Loss to create a guide to tackling hearing loss with the use of hearing aids. The guide includes an introduction to  ...

The Benefits of Spectral IQ

The Benefits of Spectral IQ Martyn Briggs writes on the benefits that Spectral IQ can bring to certain users of hearing aids: Some patients with severe high frequency hearing loss do not respond very well to amplification within this ...

Hearing loss technology needed for airports

Hearing loss technology needed for airports According to a study recently published by Reduced Mobility Rights, a leading news website specifically focused on accessibility for all on airplanes and in a ...

Les Powney Introduces the Widex FASHION

Les Powney Introduces the Widex FASHION Les Powney takes a look at the latest hearing aid from Widex, the FASHION: Widex FASHION The latest addition to the WIDEX DREAM family of digital hearing aid  ...

Hearing Aids and the Telephone

Hearing Aids and the Telephone Philip Miles provides advice on the interaction of hearing aids and telephones: Hearing aids, sometimes, do not work well with telephones. Many people take their  ...

Granddaughter's laugh first sound woman hears

Granddaughter's laugh first sound woman hears The wonders of modern hearing technology have once again been demonstrated to the public – and this time it was live on one of the most popular TV programm ...

Improving the Signal to Noise Ratio

Improving the Signal to Noise Ratio Steve Grundy writes about remote microphones and how they are able to improve clarity for users of digital hearing aids. Over the past two decades, hearing aid ma ...

Research group indicates rapid hand dryers are too loud

Research group indicates rapid hand dryers are too loud Researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London have recently published a study that suggests that the growing number of "ultra rapid" hand dryers ...

Study restores hereditary hearing loss in mice

Study restores hereditary hearing loss in mice A research project undertaken at Kansas State University has had results that could significantly benefit those with loss of balance and deafness, poten ...

Pioneer for accessible live music awarded MBE

Pioneer for accessible live music awarded MBE A woman who has dedicated a great deal of her life towards seeking equality for disabled and deaf people was recently awarded an MBE in light of her achiev ...

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Mike Wetherilt discusses the causes and effects of noise induced hearing loss in this article for UK Hearing Care. Noise Induced Hearing Loss is one of the most common c ...

Inner ear created from stem cell research

Inner ear created from stem cell research Scientists from Indiana University have managed to create an inner ear using stem cells, paving the way for new treatments to be developed to tackle hea ...

The Emotional Stages of Hearing Loss

The Emotional Stages of Hearing Loss The average length of time someone takes between the onset of their hearing loss and getting the help they need to overcome the problem is between 5-7 years. ...

Cinemas unveil more hearing loss solutions

Cinemas unveil more hearing loss solutions Going to the cinema is a favourite pastime for many in the UK, and those who have found that hearing loss has meant that they do not go very often coul ...

Contest launched to develop accessible transport app

Contest launched to develop accessible transport app Transport for London has set up a competition for app developers to create an accessible travel app to help the thousands of people who find it difficu ...

How hearing aids can help tinnitus

How hearing aids can help tinnitus Martyn Briggs writes on the topic of tinnitus and how a hearing aid can help sufferers. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing noises when there is no external noise ar ...

Hearing loss study highlights danger of inaction

Hearing loss study highlights danger of inaction The importance of ensuring that we take measures to improve our hearing ability when we're older has been highlighted in a new study produced by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicin ...

Hearing loss linked to passive smoking in study

Hearing loss linked to passive smoking in study A team of researchers from New York University believe that they have uncovered a possible link between passive smoking and hearing loss. Passive smoking has  ...

Epilepsy drug could prevent tinnitus developing

Epilepsy drug could prevent tinnitus developing A new study has revealed that a common epilepsy drug could hold the key to discovering why people develop tinnitus. As a common accompaniment to hearing loss, c ...

If it seems too good to be true...

If it seems too good to be true... Philip Milies writes about the dangers of not investigating hearing aid companies that promise unreasonably low prices: I recently came across an interesting exampl ...

Starkey Surflink Mobile – a successful fitting

Starkey Surflink Mobile – a successful fitting Stuart Wilkinson writes about a recent fitting and the customer's reaction: I have a client who had been prescribed a pair of digital hearing aids from anothe ...

Les Powney discusses the Siemens Micon chipset

Les Powney discusses the Siemens Micon chipset The introduction of the Micon, the latest Siemens hearing aid chipset, brings more processing power to hearing devices than ever before. There are 18.4 million ...

Actor Larry Lamb opens up about hearing loss

Actor Larry Lamb opens up about hearing loss Actor Larry Lamb, best known for his appearances in Gavin and Stacey and EastEnders, has opened up about his experiences with hearing loss in a recent interview and revealed how much wear ...

Hearing Aids – which technology is appropriate?

Hearing Aids – which technology is appropriate? Michael Wetherilt writes about the factors that audiologists need to take into account when helping a patient choose the right level of technology: With the continued progressi ...

Government urged to fund more lip-reading classes

Government urged to fund more lip-reading classes The government is being urged to improve countrywide access to lip-reading classes by British charity Action on Hearing Loss. Action on Hearing Loss is ...

Electronic and Acoustic Considerations for Hearing Aids

Electronic and Acoustic Considerations for Hearing Aids Steve Grundy comments on the importance of taking both electronic and acoustic considerations into account when getting patients the right hearing aid: The latest generation of r ...

Understanding your Audiogram

Understanding your Audiogram Audiometry is the main hearing test you will be given when you first have a consultation with a hearing professional to find out about your levels of hearing. The audiolo ...

Five-year strategy for hearing loss support unveiled

Five-year strategy for hearing loss support unveiled A leading hearing loss charity has unveiled details of a new five-year strategy with which it hopes to increase awareness of hearing impairment and tinnitu ...

Liverpool deaf society celebrates 150 years

Liverpool deaf society celebrates 150 years The UK city, which has arguably done more than any other for the wellbeing of deaf and hearing impaired British citizens, has marked 150 years since the launch o ...

'Deaf for the Day' campaign fronted by actress

'Deaf for the Day' campaign fronted by actress The charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has announced that it will be holding a 'Deaf for the Day' campaign this month, and that the former EastEnders star Pa ...

More volunteers with hearing loss called for

More volunteers with hearing loss called for A UK charity which specialises in helping people with their hearing problems has published a new guide which urges volunteer groups to take on more staff who are  ...

Hearing aid users benefit from Google Glass patent

Hearing aid users benefit from Google Glass patent Google Glasses are set to become one of the biggest technological breakthroughs in recent years, and a number of patents that have recently bee ...

Maureen Nolan supports hearing aid wearers

Maureen Nolan supports hearing aid wearers An international singing star with hearing loss is launching a nationwide search to find other people who have overcome the difficulties of hearing loss to  ...

Hearing Aid Microphone Port Servicing

Hearing Aid Microphone Port Servicing Stuart Wilkinson writes for UK Hearing Care covering the issues of Microphone Port Servicing: We all know, and so do most of our clients, that when wax filters  ...

CROS & BiCROS Hearing Systems

CROS & BiCROS Hearing Systems A Contralateral Routing of Signals – or CROS – hearing system is used for patients who have one normally hearing ear and one deaf or unaidable ear. The unaidable ear has ...

Tips for dealing with excessive earwax problems

Tips for dealing with excessive earwax problems For some people, the build-up of earwax can cause problems with hearing, and also with hearing aids. Excessive earwax problems can be dealt with, and often ...

To IIC or not to IIC, that is the question

To IIC or not to IIC, that is the question Many people don’t want others to know that they are wearing hearing aids so they are looking for an invisible solution. The popular “receiver in the canal” ope ...

Man sees benefits of having Age UK hearing aid and insurance

Man sees benefits of having Age UK hearing aid and insurance A customer who accidentally broke his hearing aid, an indispensable piece of equipment for him, recently found that a problem which could have been ...

UK hearing research boosted by new grant scheme

UK hearing research boosted by new grant scheme British hearing loss charity Action on Hearing Loss announced this week that they are launching a new initiative to support the careers of young scientists who ar ...

Scientists show how ears detect quiet sounds

Scientists show how ears detect quiet sounds The physics of how our ears work has been explored in a recent study by scientists at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the pio ...

New drug developed which may beat hearing loss

New drug developed which may beat hearing loss Scientists in the USA believe that they have made a breakthrough into finding a cure for hearing loss. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard School of Medicine have been workin ...

Deaf Awareness Week 2013 hailed a success

Deaf Awareness Week 2013 hailed a success Deaf Awareness Week was held last week, and awareness of the difficulties encountered by those who need to wear digital hearing aids was raised all across the count ...

Deaf man sees benefits from pioneering operation

Deaf man sees benefits from pioneering operation A deaf man has taken part in a pioneering new operation which has enabled him to hear again. Edinburgh resident Brian Hogg suffers from Treacher Collins Syn ...

Cornwall's Deaf Centre reopens to public

Cornwall's Deaf Centre reopens to public A centre which is designed to help those with hearing difficulties in Cornwall has reopened after undergoing extensive repairs. The centre is based in Camborne, ...

Scientists use 3D printing to create bionic ear

Scientists use 3D printing to create bionic ear Scientists have recently been able to create a revolutionary bionic ear which could change the future of hearing aid users if further research into  ...

Breakthrough made by hearing loss researchers

Breakthrough made by hearing loss researchers In recent news, researchers in the USA have reportedly made a breakthrough in a study concerned with hearing loss. The scientists at the Franklin University of M ...

BSA award given to Norwich audiology team

BSA award given to Norwich audiology team A team of scientific researchers from Norwich University recently received an award from the British Society of Audiology (BSA) in recognition of their work conc ...

Starkey Wireless Technology

Starkey Wireless Technology Maybe you are one of the millions of people with hearing loss that could benefit from wearing hearing aids and are interested in the latest technology that helps directly with hearing the television,  ...

Having your Hearing Aids Adjusted over the phone with T2 ON Demand

Having your Hearing Aids Adjusted over the phone with T2 ON Demand A feature offered by American manufacturer Starkey, T2 on demand will allow standard adjustments to hearing aids by your hearing care pro ...

Innovative hearing aid solution being developed

Innovative hearing aid solution being developed A new hearing loss solution is being developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA that could significantly change the f ...

Tourism accessible for all with OpenBritain site

Tourism accessible for all with OpenBritain site Users of digital hearing aids who have found holiday experiences in Britain a little difficult to organise will be happy at the news that a new website has ...

Study investigates hearing loss protection from resveratrol

Study investigates hearing loss protection from resveratrol A new study conducted by American health professionals has suggested that a substance found in red wine and red grapes can help to protect aga ...

ReSound Unite Phone Clip+

ReSound Unite Phone Clip+ Developed in response to patient feedback and the advent of wireless technology, the Phone Clip+ is the latest addition to the Resound Unite family. It's a small portable phone clip t ...

Ear Wax and Hearing Aids

Ear Wax and Hearing Aids What is ear wax and why do we have it? Ear wax (also called cerumen) is a protective product made by glands in the skin of the ear canal. The wax gradually migrates outwa ...

The Advantages of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)

The Advantages of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) As technology develops within the Hearing Aid Industry the prominence of assistive listening devices is becoming ever more apparent. Bluetooth connectiv ...

Guide launched to improve tourism experience for those with hearing loss

Guide launched to improve tourism experience for those with hearing loss VisitEngland, the national tourist board for the country, has launched a new guide for tourism businesses. The aim is to help them make their services more  ...

Hearing Aid-to-Hearing Aid Communication

Hearing Aid-to-Hearing Aid Communication It is not surprising that, over the years, wireless communication has also found its way into the hearing aid industry. This wireless communication e ...

The Emotional Effects of Hearing Loss

The Emotional Effects of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting adults in later life. Although most adults wait an average of 5-15 years before seeking assistanc ...

Say cheese – or is it peas or keys?

Say cheese – or is it peas or keys? High frequency hearing losses are very common, they affect clarity more than volume. This means that it can be difficult to hear the consonants in speech, so it’s so ...

Tinnitus relief with hearing instruments

Tinnitus relief with hearing instruments A lot of our patients with hearing loss have accompanying issues with tinnitus. This is quite common with, though not exclusive to, people who have a noise induced  ...

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