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.
Noise: a sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance. Pollution: the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects. One in four adults shows signs of noise-induced hearing loss, and hearing loss is America’s third most comment chronic health condition, just after diabetes and cancer. Here’s a useful...August 22, 2018
Looking through our blogs from the past year we re-discovered this wonderful BBC Newsround video featuring a group of children with hearing loss As you’ll see, it’s great advice and true for anyone whose hearing has shifted. If you haven’t watched it already, please take a few minutes to watch and always remember that conversations are 2-way! If you click the link below you...August 14, 2018
Ear scanning is here… Henry Ford’s Model T, Apple’s iPhone, Laszlo’s Biro. All innovative products that have changed the world. Not on the same scale, perhaps, but the audiology world has just changed hugely for the better with the introduction of an amazing new device which improves the patient experience. Here, at the Hearing Healthcare Practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we are proud...August 1, 2018
Science meets art. Our new 3D ear scanner will be installed in a couple of week’s time and for the first time we’ll be able to use a series of hi resolution lasers to scan the contours of an ear into a 3D computer image. All in front of your eyes. This will allow us to email the image to...July 30, 2018
Our ears are truly remarkable. How we hear, the transformation of energy into nerve impulses delivered to the brain for analysis, interpretation and response, amazes us everyday. But sometimes the true beauty of the structures can stop us in our tracks. New scanning methods, hi resolution cameras and the vision of a medical professional can turn something we take for...July 26, 2018
‘Award Winning Hearing Healthcare in Hertfordshire’. The following article recently appeared in Hertfordshire Life Magazine. If you don’t know Hearing Healthcare Practice, it’s an excellent introduction to our work and what drives us to to offer our unique service: The Hearing Healthcare Practice in Harpenden has a reputation that is truly international. Not only is it the only hearing healthcare...July 23, 2018
We’ve been reading this interview with Thomas Behrens, Chief Audiologist at Danish hearing aid manufacturer Oticon about the differences been Hearing Loss and Sight Loss. “In comparison to loss of sight, hearing loss is not always recognisable, which is why having an eye test is standard practice for maintaining eye health, whereas a hearing test can sometimes be dismissed or...July 16, 2018
Regular visitors will remember about a year ago we introduced a series of hearing testimonial videos to the Hearing Healthcare Practice website. You can view these on the Home page and the Reviews page. The videos proved both thought-provoking and very popular, providing a real sense of the work we do and how we share our journeys with our clients...July 6, 2018
We wanted to draw your attention to a widely reported new study indicating that a mindfulness-based approach can dramatically reduce the impact of tinnitus. The research, led by Dr Laurence McKenna from University College London Hospitals NHS foundation trust and Dr Liz Marks from the department of psychology at the University of Bath, found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can...June 28, 2018
We’re often asked for our advice on cleaning and looking after hearing instruments. As a general rule, hearing aids and earpieces should be cleaned every day with a soft, dry cloth. Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your aids. Do not use water, cleaning fluids, solvents or alcohol, as these could damage your hearing aids. The...