6 Common Activities That Can Damage Hearing

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  Noise Induced Hearing Loss Almost everyone experiences hearing loss as they get older, but what a lot of people don’t know is that there are some very common activities that can actually cause further damage through noise induced hearing loss, and speed up the process of age related hearing loss. Loud noises can destroy… Read more »

Migraines & Hearing Loss

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Migraines Or Headaches… Approximately 6 million people in the UK are affected by migraines, and it is estimated that there are nearly 190,000 migraine attacks every day. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if you are experiencing a headache or a migraine. Both instances include a pain located in the head. If this is… Read more »

How Auditory Training Can Help Your Brain

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Auditory Brain Training

How Auditory Training Can Help Your Brain… If you have hearing aids, these can help to amplify sounds and make it easier for you to hear. However, your brain might still have some trouble trying to understand what has been said. Boosting our brain hearing skills through ‘Auditory Training’ may be the way forward, and… Read more »

New App: SoundPrint

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Noisy Environments… As most people who experience hearing loss will already know, being in loud and busy environments can often make it difficult to zone into one particular voice – even with the most technologically advanced hearing aids! Whilst there are hearing aids that claim to improve speech understanding in background noise, there will always… Read more »

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 »

Helping Loved One’s With Hearing Loss

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Loved One’s With Hearing Loss… If you or a loved one has a hearing loss, you will know how sometimes this can cause a strain on relationships. It can cause stress, hurt feelings, and frustration over miscommunication. If one of your loved ones has a hearing loss but refuses to seek help, this can often… Read more »

Cocktail Party Effect: Hearing Loss

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Cocktail Party Effect… Most people have trouble making sense of overlapping voices in a busy environment, and the process of focusing on one voice and filtering out other noise is commonly known as “The Cocktail Party Effect”. If a person with normal hearing struggles in situations like this, imagine how difficult it is for people… Read more »

Examining The Ear: Part 2

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Examining The Ear: Part 2 This is Part 2 of the Examining The Ear series, for Part 1 click here. This second article will delve into some of the pathologies within the ear that can cause hearing loss.   Pathologies Of The Ear: Conductive Hearing Loss Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem transferring… 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 »

Menopause & Hearing Loss

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Menopause & Hearing Loss… Hearing loss affects almost 1 in 6 people in the UK, however, women are at a significantly lower risk than men. Between the ages of 20 and 69, men are almost TWICE as likely to develop speech-frequency hearing loss. Whilst the reason for this remains unknown, many researchers hypothesise that estrogen… Read more »