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.
We thought you’d be interested to see some of the technology and attention to detail goes into the design of our hi-tech hearing devices. Meet KEMAR (Knowles Electronics Acoustic Research Mannequin). Kemar is used extensively in hearing technology research and development – the hearing technology we use every day to help transform people’s lives. Kemar has the average dimensions of a...November 19, 2018
e-Audiology is here. Personalised care requires highly specialised skills – wherever you are. At the Hearing Healthcare Practice, we’re delighted to welcome clients from all over the UK but also from across Europe and the world. They often find us after a personal recommendation or perhaps after a Google search identifies us as a profession-leading practice. In some cases these...November 13, 2018
Nearly every day we speak with people whoﾠ clearly suffer from the affects of hearing loss… and we never fail to be amazed at the lengths some of them go to to avoid accepting that their hearing is less than perfect. And this is even before we discuss the subject of hearing technology with them! We recently across this article...November 5, 2018
Phonak Lyric & Tinnitus. Tinnitus is a 24 hour a day problem. So, is there a 24 hour a day solution? Jo Rae, Audiologist from the Hearing Healthcare Practice in Harpenden, takes a particular professional interest in Tinnitus and is impressed with the benefits offered by wearing Phonak Lyric 24/7. As Jo says; “At the Hearing Healthcare Practice we work...October 18, 2018
We’re currently attending the largest audiological trade show in Europe, in Germany, and are reviewing new technology and considering how this can improve the lives of our clients, patients and friends. Swiss audiological powerhouse Phonak has presented its new Marvel technology – the first two Marvel instruments will be available from 21/11/2018. Including many world firsts, when integrated with our...October 12, 2018
Above: Angelique Da Costa using the Hearing Healthcare Practice’s revolutionary new Otoscan 3D ear scanner. The Hearing Healthcare Practice is first in the UK to adopt an exceptional new technology – 3D Ear Scanning Only on a few occasions in our lives are we likely to experience a paradigm shift. But, in the world of audiology, one is happening right now. And,...October 5, 2018
A meta-analysis of cohort studies (Wei et al., 2017), suggests that the link between hearing loss and age-related cognitive decline is not due to a shared, common neurodegenerative process. Because hearing loss typically precedes cognitive decline, the authors suggest the following ways that a decline in hearing ability might cause a decline in cognition: • “Auditory deprivation may cause decreased...October 2, 2018
We recently featured an article written by a friend of the Hearing Healthcare Practice. We’re now proud to feature a new piece, written by another or our valued friends, Sylvia Irvine-Robertson. We’ve shared a journey of highs and lows over the years with Sylvia. Now she is sharing her experience with others and working as a volunteer with the charity,...September 17, 2018
Not sure if you need help with your hearing? Read on. One of our clients, and a good friend of the Practice, is Gordon Paterson. We’ve worked with Gordon over many years, he’s been very supportive of our work and has acted as an ambassador for our holistic approach on several occasions. You can see him speak about his experiences...September 6, 2018
Noise: a sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance. Pollution: the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects. One in four adults shows signs of noise-induced hearing loss, and hearing loss is America’s third most comment chronic health condition, just after diabetes and cancer. Here’s a useful...