Helping our loved ones to hear

When we think of helping a loved one with hearing loss we tend to think of , a) repeating ourselves, b) writing notes c) turning the volume up on the tv so that it is so loud you leave the room. So the question is; are we really helping our…

What is a Telecoil?

A telecoil or induction loop is considered an “Assistive Listening Device” (or ALD) and works by transmitting an audio signal directly into hearing aids via a magnetic field. The system consists of a microphone in the public venue, church banks or post office etc. which picks up the signal, an amplifier to…

Getting The Most Out Of Your Audiologist Consultation

Taking the first step to visiting a hearing aid audiologist can be a daunting task for many. As it may be your first time stepping foot inside their Hearing practice, naturally, you will be concerned about what will happen, what questions you need to ask, if you need to bring anything or…

How Age Affects Hearing Loss

Will my hearing get worse? This is the question we in Doctor’s Hearing get asked most often. The short answer is, ‘yes, but gradually over time’. The long answer, and without being able to tell the future, is more complex. As a result, knowing a little more about hearing loss…

What is Swimmers Ear (Exostosis)?

The medical term for ‘swimmers ear’ is exostosis. Symptoms include a decrease in hearing sensitivity and often an increased prevalence of ear infections. Early symptoms include water getting trapped in the ear canal after swimming. This results in debris being trapped leading to ear infections, often resulting in surgery. Exostosis…

How We Hear

Hearing Loss Types & Hearing Loss Causes How Hearing Works: The ear has three main parts or sections – the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Each section has a specific function that allows sound waves that enter the ear to be transformed into electrical impulses that the brain…

What is Menieres Disease?

This factsheet is part of our Ears and ear problems range. It is written for people who have Ménière’s disease and would like to find out more about their condition. Read this factsheet to find out: What is Ménière’s disease? Ménière’s disease is a long-term progressive condition of the inner…

What is Sudden Hearing Loss?

This factsheet is part of our Ears and ear problems range. It is written for people who have suddenly lost their hearing, or their friends and family. Read this factsheet to find out: What is sudden hearing loss? Sudden hearing loss can be either a conductive hearing loss or a…

Advice on Glue Ear

This factsheet is part of our Ears and ear problems range. It is mainly for parents of children who have glue ear. What is glue ear? What are the symptoms of glue ear? How does a child get glue ear? What causes glue ear? What happens if glue ear is…