Live Transcribe App!

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What is Live Translate? Google seem relentless in their investment in new and exciting technology and applications, and one of their more recent endeavours is Live Transcribe. As the name suggests, the app has one single purpose, to transcribe spoken audio into written text, though it does so with surprising clarity. You may have seen… 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 »

Bernafon’s New Smart Aid

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Bernafon’s Exciting, Smart Aid For several years, our clients have been enjoying the benefits of smartphone-compatible hearing aids. Until recently, these smartphone-compatible hearing aids have only been available in Behind-The-Ear (BTE) and Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) form factors. For our clients that prefer the more discrete and comfortable feel of a custom, In-The-Ear (ITE) product, smartphone functions… 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 »

Winter Sniffles, What Can You Do?

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Could Bath Bombs Be The Answer? Winter Sniffles This time of year is the worst for flu and colds, sleepless nights, headaches and blocked noses. To help relieve the symptoms that make you feel blocked, there is a cheap and simple remedy to help beat congestion.  Why Do We Suffer From Congestion? The Eustachian tubes… 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 »

GPs Fail To Diagnose Ear Infection

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Doctor’s Failings – Killed By Meningitis GPs Failed 4 Times To Diagnose Middle-Ear Infection 39-year-old father from Birmingham, Mr. Andrew Broadhurst, has unfortunately died of meningitis which developed from a middle ear infection (otitis media) which NHS GPs failed to diagnose. Mr. Broadhurst began experiencing blocked ears, headaches and problems with sight and so visited… Read more »

Prevention Is Better Than Cure!

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Protect Your Hearing We all know that with age, comes loss of hearing. We’ve all seen the comedy sketches which feature grandparents comically mishearing people. Most people assume that they will need hearing aids eventually and that there’s no solution. This is simply not the case! Hearing is largely affected by environmental factors, and there’s… Read more »