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Hearing Information

  • What Is Hearing Impairment?

    Hearing impairment is a term used to describe the inability to hear and is characterised by four levels of hearing loss. The difference between these levels is determined by the lowest level of sounds a person is able to perceive. Mild hearing loss This level of hearing loss results in...
  • Does Hearing Loss Affect Only The Elderly?

    It is widely believed that hearing loss is a condition mainly connected to the elderly and the natural progression of the age. While this may be the case for many hard of hearing, it is not the only cause of hearing loss and deterioration. Hearing loss can stem from various...
  • Reducing Infection Led Hearing Loss

    One of the causes of hearing loss can be infections. Untreated infections, even mild, may damage the delicate parts of the ear and compromise hearing. While in the beginning, hearing impairment may be reversed, lack of proper attention and treatment can lead to permanent hearing loss. Children often suffer from...
  • The Impact Of Unmanaged Hearing Loss

  • Is Hearing Loss Hereditary?

    Hearing loss is mainly a result of aging, continuous noise exposure, medications, underlying conditions, or traumas. However, it can also be acquired at birth or hereditary. Congenital hearing loss is a very common condition and affects about 3 in every 1000 babies. There are many genetic causes that can lead...
  • Hearing Loss Level Classification

    Hearing loss affects a large portion of the population and occurs not only due to aging - in many cases it can be noise induced. It is important to know which situations put hearing in danger and thus should be avoided and to note that hearing impairment may be gradual...
  • Which Hearing Protection For Children?

    Contrary to some people’s beliefs, hearing loss is not a condition attributed only to the elderly and the natural aging process that slows down or disrupts some body functions. Hearing impairment can be the result of various factors including a genetic condition, birth complications, head traumas or injuries, specific diseases...
  • Information On UK Hearing Dogs

    Hearing loss is a widely recognized problem in the UK and many organizations and charities have taken the responsibility to share useful information about its prevention and managing and helping the hard of hearing community and their families. To cope with the problem many people use hearing aids, various assistive...
  • What Causes Hearing Loss?

    Hearing loss is present in about 10 million people in the UK and is likely to affect even more in the future years. Problems with ears and hearing are becoming more common with increasing noise pollution around us, some of which is self-induced in the form of personal listening equipment...
  • How The Ear Works

    The ear is a complex organ responsible for our hearing. In order to protect and take care of it is important to know how it works and its main parts: namely outer, middle and inner ear. The visible part of the ear called the pinna or auricle is responsible for...

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