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.
A Happy New Year to you all. At Hearing Healthcare Practice we spend a great deal of time listening to and counselling Tinnitus sufferers. So, we were particularly pleased to see this positive and helpful article about living with and accepting life with Tinnitus. If you’d like more please check our website for more information about our specialist Tinnitus services...December 22, 2016
We’re concerned about Apple’s latest Airpod wireless earbuds. When Apple announced they were releasing wireless bluetooth ear buds for their next generation Apple 7 phones, it caused a real stir. However, as audiologists we were worried about some intrinsic design flaws which reviews seem to confirm. The first worry is how loose the AirPods are in the ear. Outside sound is ‘let in’ so the...December 15, 2016
Children’s Headphones – peace and quiet for parents maybe, but a major concern for audiologists. The dangers of headphones can affect ears at any stage of life but we are seeing an increase in noise induced hearing loss in youngsters. Crucially, these problems don’t go away and can stay with the listener for life. Researchers at the National Acoustics Laboratory...December 11, 2016
Hearing Healthcare. What’s better? An independent audiologist or a High Street chain? A new Which consumer magazine report confirms what we knew already! What is the difference between the various different providers of hearing aids and hearing care – the High Street chains vs the independent audiologist? In a short post, there’s no time to convey the huge differences between the High Street...December 6, 2016
Ear Wax removal and ear cleaning may not be the most interesting topics we’ve discussed, but many clients, in Hertfordshire and further afield, are now turning to the Hearing Healthcare Practice for same day help. So, this year the Hearing Healthcare Practice has turned its attention to ear wax and ear cleaning! Under the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines, many GP practices are...December 1, 2016
Hearing Protection and Hearing Wearables for Motorcyclists. Looking through our archives we found a copy of this article about Motorbikes and Hearing Protection first published in The Daily Express 13/8/13. It’s a cautionary tale for bikers but, with the right Hearing Protection and Hearing Wearables for Motorcylists, stories like this can become less common Even since this article was written technology has...November 28, 2016
Now hear this! Stuck for a Xmas gift or just need a new wall calendar? Why not support our colleagues at Hear The World. Buying their celebrity packed annual calendar will provide much needed funds for the various global projects they support. Featuring photographs by Canadian music legend, Bryan Adams, the calendar features such luminaries as Cindy Crawford, Jake Bugg, Linda...November 21, 2016
With the correct Hearing Protection, the Pleasure of Music can be enjoyed for longer and louder. Music is one of the strongest external stimulants that engages us from our our peripherally situated ears all the way up to numerous lower and higher sections of our brains. Once engaged the ‘hearing part’ of the brain first recognises we’re hearing sound which is...November 21, 2016
The work of the Hearing Healthcare Practice in Hertfordshire is regularly featured in magazines, professional journals and lifestyle publications. Looking through some of these we found an article about Phonak Lyric by a journalist who wrote about his own Lyric Invisible Hearing Aid Experience after consulting our audiologist Jo Rae. You can read what he said about our service and his new invisible hearing aid friend...November 20, 2016
We reposted Nicole Read’s first Hearing blog post earlier this week. Here is her second – a true insight how living with her hearing levels impact on living her daily life. She gives some great tips of the Do’s & Don’ts when communicating with hearing impaired people which we all need to think about to ease interation. If you’d like to...