Whether you wear a hearing aid yourself, you know someone who does or you are just interested in the industry we have collated the most interesting recent stories we think you may like to read!
1. The Duke of Edinburgh has been seen wearing hearing aids for the first time!
Thanks to modern technology and the intelligence of modern hearing aids, they are almost invisible to the naked eye but you can catch a glimpse if you read the article here.
2. A man who Hears Wi-Fi!
Frank Swain, a London based journalist began losing his hearing at the young age of 20, since then he decided to use his new technology to listen to something that others couldn’t: the sound of Wi-Fi. Find out more about how he translates networks into sounds that he can hear in this article here.
3. Firework displays can be louder than a rock concert
Which? Explores the danger of listening to fireworks displays with no ear protection.
Gemma Twitchen, senior audiologist at Action on Hearing Loss, said: ‘Once your hearing has gone there’s no getting it back. Fireworks racket can reach up to 120 decibels, Which? explores the best way to protect yourself here.
4. Controversial decision over whether to stop ‘moderately’ deaf people having free NHS hearing aids.
In Staffordshire many are protesting for their rights to carry on receiving their hearing aids for free from the NHS. The decision has been further delayed by Health bosses leaving the public in turmoil. Read more about it here.