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 6, 2020

Custom Hearing Protection – Know the Facts

Love Music? Are you a musician or fan? In a band? Professional or amateur? Electric or acoustic? Classical, rock, pop or jazz? Whoever you are, your ears are the gateway to experience the pleasure music provides. Don’t abuse your hearing. Take advice and seek out high-quality hearing protection. But BE CAREFUL… In 2020 we are starting a campaign to educate...

Healthy Hearing Healthy Brain December 31, 2019

So Much More than a New Decade’s Resolution

“For Better Brain Health… Preserve Your Hearing” Hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and social isolation. As we enter 2020 and a New Decade we’d like to wish all of our friends and clients a happy and healthy future. And, with that very much in...

December 17, 2019

Still Making Music after Ménière’s

Musician Huey Lewis, best known for his ‘Power of Love’ theme song from the film ‘Back to the Future’, has described his struggle and depression after being diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, a condition that causes hearing loss and dizzy spells. In the interview, published this week and which you can read in full HERE, he revealed that he was suicidal when...

Best Practice in Hearing Healthcare December 11, 2019

Best Practice for Better Hearing

We work tirelessly to provide Best Practice in Hearing Healthcare during every interaction with our clients. The foundations of this are a series of clinical pillars and processes supporting our Practice ethos. We work tirelessly to provide Best Practices in every interaction with our clients. The foundations of this are a series of clinical pillars and processes supporting our practice...

December 2, 2019

Less than 20% who could benefit from hearing technology use it…

According to Healthy Hearing—an online information source on hearing loss and hearing aids—though some 28.8 million Americans could benefit from wearing hearing aids, fewer than 16% have ever used them. And of those age 70 and older who could benefit from wearing hearing aids, fewer than 30 percent have ever used them. In fact, Healthy Hearing reports that most people wait 15 years...

Tinnitus and Music Workers November 22, 2019

Tinnitus – Music’s Occupational Hazard?

A new study has found that musicians, music directors and production staff have nearly double the risk of getting tinnitus compared with those employed in quieter industries. The study, carried out at the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, aimed at better understanding the effects of noise exposure on musicians’ hearing. As part of this project, the team analyzed data on...

Doctors can create negative attitudes to hearing aids. November 5, 2019

When Doctor Doesn’t Know Best

We wrote recently about a client and her negative attitude to wearing hearing aids: Changing Minds. If she would have happily accepted what we could do for her, it would have a transformational effect on her life and personal relationships. We came to the conclusion that, as a society, we still have a long way to go before openly discussing hearing...

October 23, 2019

Possibly the World’s Best Audiologists?

How do people find us? It may surprise you… or maybe not. In this new video our Practice Founder and Director of Audiology, Robert Beiny, describes the way in which clients – some of whom may come from a great distance – discover Hearing Healthcare Practice and the difference we can make to their lives.

Better Hearing is in the Mind. Nudge Theory October 7, 2019

Hearing Health… Changing Minds Takes Time

Every time we think we’re making headway in the acceptance of hearing health as part of our general wellbeing and that seeking assistance with our hearing is also normal and something to be embraced, something comes to slap us down. Here’s a paraphrased note we received recently. It came from a mother in her late 30s and it said simply:...

Bone Conducting Headphones Review September 12, 2019

Bone Conduction Headphones – Review & Reflections

You can now buy a good pair of bone conduction headphones for around £100 and various marketing and review claims are now made about the benefits of using them to replace standard headphones. We have reviewed the claims. scoured the evidence and now offer our audiologist’s take on the manufacturer’s claims. One particular reason for our interest is that bone...