Neuroplasticity & Hearing Loss

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What Is Neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity refers to the brains remarkable ability to respond and change by re-organising it’s structure, function and connections. This includes changes that occur as a result of maturation, learning, sensory stimulation, sensory deprivation, injury, and disease. Neuroplasticity & Hearing Loss… When an individual begins to lose their hearing, their brain also starts… Read more »

Tinnitus: What is it & How to Help

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This article is here to help you learn all about tinnitus, including what it is and how to help! What is it? Tinnitus is defined as auditory perception without external sound, and it affects around 15% to 20% of people, and is especially common in older adults. Most people experience a ringing or a buzzing… Read more »

Hearing Loss & Mental Health

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Mental Health

Hearing Loss Globally, 1.5 billion people live with some degree of hearing loss out of which 450 million require some form of rehabilitation services. This figure makes up over 5% of the worlds population, showing just how prevalent of an issue hearing loss is. Hearing loss can result from genetic causes, complications at birth, certain… Read more »

Examining The Ear: Part 1

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Examining The Ear: Part 1 This is Part 1 of the Examining The Ear series, aimed at giving an insight into the anatomy and conditions of the ear. Anatomy Of The Ear… The ear is made up of three different parts. The outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. The outer ear is… Read more »

Effective Hearing Aids Could Reduce Stress

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Effective Hearing Aids Could Reduce Stress… Hearing aid manufacturer, Oticon, have unveiled new research suggesting that effective hearing aids could reduce stress by reducing the impact that noise has on stress levels. As part of their ongoing BrainHearing Research, which looks at reducing the listening effort of a person with hearing loss, Oticon are delving… Read more »

NHS Spends £3m Removing Objects From Ears and Noses!

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Over £3m Spent Removing Objects from Ears/Noses! An interesting study labelled “Will Children Ever Learn?” was recently conducted, which analysed the number of patients attending hospital to have something removed from their ears or nose. The study finds that between 2010 and 2016, 8,752 foreign bodies were found and removed from the noses of children… Read more »

Roosters And Their Hearing

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How Is It Possible? Morning Wake Up We have all, at some point, experienced the ear piercingly loud wake-up call of a rooster in a neighbouring field. Roosters crowing is exceptionally loud, considering the proximity of the rooster from the typical bedroom. It’s a wonder how roosters don’t suffer from damage to their hearing. So,… Read more »

Silky Smooth Microphones

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New Study Into Spider Silk Microphones Silk Study Researchers at Binghamton University have conducted a study which uncovered what they believe to be another glimmer of hope for hearing impaired people; spider silk microphones. According to the study, fine fibres, like the ones found in spider silk, can improve the quality of hearing aid microphones…. Read more »

DJ Warns of Troublesome Tinnitus

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Troublesome Tinnitus An Aspiring DJ’s Story A 39-year-old man, Richard Gillis, from Mosel, Birmingham has recently spoken out about his troublesome tinnitus. Mr. Gillis spends his day working as an IT consultant but, in 2016 Mr. Gillis took up DJ-ing as a part-time hobby. The aspiring DJ is now trying to raise awareness of tinnitus… Read more »