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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Neuroplasticity

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 »

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 »

Habits To Help Your Hearing

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Healthy Lifestyle

Habits To Help Your Hearing… Hearing loss occurs when  the hairs or nerve cells in the cochlea are damaged or missing. Not all types of hearing loss are preventable or reversible. However, there are steps you can take to lower your chances of developing age related hearing loss, or noise-induced hearing loss. The following ‘Habits… Read more »

COVID-19 & Hearing Loss

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COVID-19

  COVID-19 & Hearing Loss COVID-19 is an illness that has taken over all of our lives for over a year now. The common symptoms that people experience are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste. But a different side effect has been… Read more »