Silky Smooth Microphones

Posted by & filed under Audiology, Hearing Loss, Industry News.

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

Posted by & filed under Audiology, Hearing Loss, Industry News.

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

Posted by & filed under Audiology, Industry News.

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!

Posted by & filed under Audiology, Industry News.

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 »

Future of Hearing Aid Technology!

Posted by & filed under Industry News, Uncategorized.

New Research Poses Interesting Question New research from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science has got people intrigued about the future of hearing aid technology! Current Hearing Aid Tech Current hearing aid technologies use a variety of approaches to improve speech intelligibility in background noise. Some hearing aids try to suppress the level… Read more »

Noise – The Worst Pollution?

Posted by & filed under Audiology, Industry News.

Just How Bad Is Noise Pollution? Noise pollution tends not to be viewed the same way as air pollution. Air pollution is viewed as a major health hazard and is constantly being measured. Efforts are frequently made to reduce air pollution. Noise pollution, on the other hand, is rarely measured and is rarely addressed in any… Read more »

Sign Language Gloves!

Posted by & filed under Audiology, Industry News.

Handwriting Has Been Redefined The University of California, San Diego has developed an interesting new piece of technology; a glove which utilises sensors in order to convert sign language (ASL) into text on a screen, be it a computer or smartphone. It’s not the first of its, however, it is cheaper and far more portable… Read more »

Emergency Wake Up!

Posted by & filed under Audiology, Hearing Loss, Industry News.

For a lot of people, hearing aids are an essential part of staying aware in their surroundings, and without them; they can be quite vulnerable. Hearing aids are designed for daytime use only, and should be removed at night before getting into bed. But, what happens if a fire starts in a house or somebody… Read more »