Latest News

Here you’ll find all our latest news and thoughts. From interesting articles we’ve found in the press to news about our people, work and the latest technological innovations we’re seeing. If you’d like more information regarding any of the topics here, please get in touch.

December 2, 2019

Less than 20% who could benefit from hearing technology use it…

According to Healthy Hearing—an online information source on hearing loss and hearing aids—though some 28.8 million Americans could benefit from wearing hearing aids, fewer than 16% have ever used them. And of those age 70 and older who could benefit from wearing hearing aids, fewer than 30 percent have ever used them. In fact, Healthy Hearing reports that most people wait 15 years...

Tinnitus and Music Workers November 22, 2019

Tinnitus – Music’s Occupational Hazard?

A new study has found that musicians, music directors and production staff have nearly double the risk of getting tinnitus compared with those employed in quieter industries. The study, carried out at the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, aimed at better understanding the effects of noise exposure on musicians’ hearing. As part of this project, the team analyzed data on...

Doctors can create negative attitudes to hearing aids. November 5, 2019

When Doctor Doesn’t Know Best

We wrote recently about a client and her negative attitude to wearing hearing aids: Changing Minds. If she would have happily accepted what we could do for her, it would have a transformational effect on her life and personal relationships. We came to the conclusion that, as a society, we still have a long way to go before openly discussing hearing...

October 23, 2019

Possibly the World’s Best Audiologists?

How do people find us? It may surprise you… or maybe not. In this new video our Practice Founder and Director of Audiology, Robert Beiny, describes the way in which clients – some of whom may come from a great distance – discover Hearing Healthcare Practice and the difference we can make to their lives.

Better Hearing is in the Mind. Nudge Theory October 7, 2019

Hearing Health… Changing Minds Takes Time

Every time we think we’re making headway in the acceptance of hearing health as part of our general wellbeing and that seeking assistance with our hearing is also normal and something to be embraced, something comes to slap us down. Here’s a paraphrased note we received recently. It came from a mother in her late 30s and it said simply:...

Bone Conducting Headphones Review September 12, 2019

Bone Conduction Headphones – Review & Reflections

You can now buy a good pair of bone conduction headphones for around £100 and various marketing and review claims are now made about the benefits of using them to replace standard headphones. We have reviewed the claims. scoured the evidence and now offer our audiologist’s take on the manufacturer’s claims. One particular reason for our interest is that bone...

August 14, 2019

A Long Way to Go

An interesting and, we’re afraid to say, familiar story from The Guardian concerning a deaf nurse and her experiences working in the NHS: “Being deaf has never stopped me from doing anything; it’s other people who make it an issue. “Growing up, I knew I wanted to be independent and travel. Nursing kept presenting itself as a career option. I...

August 2, 2019

Lyric and Tinnitus Relief – A New Study

We have spoken about Phonak Lyric many times and many of our clients now benefit from this remarkable deep ear hearing aid technology. New research by the University of Melbourne now indicates that there are real benefits for Lyric wearers who experience Tinnitus. Lyric and Tinnitus Relief The research found that Lyric: reduced tinnitus annoyance faster than daily use hearing...

July 24, 2019

Hearing Aid Wearers Reduce Dementia Risk – New Study Finds

We’ve mentioned the correlation between hearing loss and dementia before but now a new study (reported on the BSHAA – British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists – website and many others) has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function than those who do not. The study suggests they could be reducing the risk...

July 12, 2019

Hearing Technology – One Giant Leap

On 20th July 2019 it will be 50 years since man first stepped on the moon. Those 50 years have obviously seen incredible change and technological advance. In fact, there’s now massively more computing power in one tiny hearing device than was used on board the vast Saturn V rocket and the LM that left Earth and landed on the...