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.

January 19, 2017

Hearing and Emotion… an Incredible Performance

Our emotions are created by reactions to things, places, people and events in our lives. Hearing something can stir these emotions. This video shows a unique performance of the Toto song, Africa, using little more than the sound created by human hands and voices. It’s a joy to experience and reminds us why the ability to fully experience sound provides...

January 9, 2017

Ear Wax Removal and Ear Cleaning

Ear Wax Removal and Ear Cleaning; Collaborating for the best ear health. At the Hearing Healthcare Practice in Harpenden, we’re constantly updating and amending the services we provide. The cornerstone of our Best Practices approach is to evaluate any relevant published evidence outcomes of research and studies from around the globe. Ear Wax removal and Ear Clearing may seem of little importance...

January 3, 2017

A Tinnitus Success Story for the New Year

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

Apple Airpod Wireless Earbuds – Far from Perfect

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 – the dangers

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; Independent Audiologist or High Street Chain?

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

Same Day Ear Wax Removal and Ear Cleaning

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

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

Hear the World – A Calendar for Christmas

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

Music to our Ears

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...