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.
It’s with great anticipation that we announce the launch of the 2017 Audiologist of the Year competition. We like to think of the competition as our very own Oscars. Hearing Healthcare Practice Audiologists, Robert Beiny, Jo Rae and Sanna Aziz have received hundreds of nominations in the Awards since 2009 and we hope this year we’ll add to our record. The judges...January 19, 2017
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; 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 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...