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 »

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 »

WHO: 1 in 4 to Have Hearing Problems by 2050

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A Warning From The World Health Organisation The World Health Organisation (WHO) have warned that 1 in 4 people worldwide will have hearing problems by 2050. At least 700 million of these people will require hearing care or rehabilitation unless action is taken. “Our ability to hear is precious. Untreated hearing loss can have a… Read more »

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 »