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...