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The benefits of Hearing Aids

**Updated 17/05/2018**

We wanted to go back to this old article of ours and give it some sprucing up with some extra benefits of why you should wear hearing aids. We’ve added extra benefits, alongside this we added extra information to some of the benefits already mentioned!


Deaf Awareness Week 2018

Deaf Awareness Week is a very special and heart-warming week that takes place from the 14th to the 20th May this year – especially sweet for those who suffer from hearing loss and problems. It is a unique campaign in which a load of separate organisations take part in raising awareness and sponsoring. It’s a huge spectacle every year, making a brilliant and again, a heart-warming collaboration between different organisations, all working towards this one campaign.

The campaign is hosted by the UK Council on Deafness, going to their deaf awareness week page allows an organisation to sponsor the campaign for £100. They even provide a variety of poster templates for an organisation to have for their event that they may be hosting, for the deaf awareness campaign.

Here is a summary of a statement by the Chair of the UK Council on Deafness, Craig Crowley. “This campaign is the perfect chance for our members to actively raise awareness for hearing loss and deafness, as well as providing an honourable mention to the many organisations that are supporting this campaign”.

We will be adding extra details here soon – stay tuned!

We hope you found some valuable insight from this information, if you have any questions about hearing loss, the experts here at Bedfordshire Hearing are always here to help. Please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01234 348144 or fill out our contact form.

What is a Hearing Loop?

What is a Hearing Loop?

A hearing loop is a special type of sound system that is used by people with hearing aids. It provides a strong magnetic and wireless signal. The hearing aid, in turn, picks up the signal when it is set to telecoil mode. (more…)

11 Reasons not to buy hearing aids online

**UPDATED 18/04/2018**

We’ve decided to update this article as we found a couple more reasons not to buy hearing aids online. No matter how good the offer is that you find online, the hearing aid is going to be definitely bad quality. There’s a reason why it’s so cheap! Here’s why you should never do it:

1 Buying online can result in you bypassing the Audiological Assessment. This is an essential step in finding the right make and model for you, and allows the hearing aid audiologist to programme them correctly to ensure you enjoy their full benefits.


The Main Cause of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is still a common issue for the UK, approximately 1 in 6 people are affected by hearing loss. And as we get older the odds of this affecting us gets greater.

Deafness is the second largest disability within the UK which only makes it more important to learn about the main cause of hearing loss. In fact, more than 40% of people over the age of 50 suffer from hearing loss, that number growing to 71% of people over 70.


Tinnitus Awareness Week

Did you know that Tinnitus Awareness Week took place this year from the 5th – 11th February? The main goal here is to raise awareness of tinnitus, affecting around 1 in 10 of the population!

Tinnitus is one of the ear conditions that is usually referred as a ringing in the ears, and also it is sometimes described as clicking, buzzing, hissing or roaring. It can usually be heard on one or
both ears. According to one of the research that was conducted in the USA it was noticed that about 10 percent of all adult people have experienced tinnitus condition over the past few years.

tinnitus ear pain

Symptoms of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition that does not have so many symptoms. However, if you fill some of the conditions, we will discuss it is advisable to seek the help of a doctor or healthcare professionals to help you.

These symptoms include:

Ringing in the years – this can be in one or on both of your years

Difficulty in walking and speaking – difficulty in walking may be one of the symptoms of tinnitus

Types of tinnitus

Subjective tinnitus is the common type of tinnitus. Caused by ear problems in the outer, middle or inner part of the ear. It can also cause the problems related to auditory nerves.

Objective tinnitus is the rare type of tinnitus, and blood vessel problem or muscle contractions cause it.

Common causes of tinnitus

Hearing loss that is related to age limit- Most people who are ageing their hearing worsens as they become older. This mostly starts at the age of 60 years, and this hearing loss can cause tinnitus. This cause is known as presbycusis.

Exposing ears to loud noise – Exposing your years to a loud voice can cause tinnitus, this noise can be from firearms, wearing headphones for a long period among others. There is also short tinnitus that lasts for a short period when one is in a loud concert or music concert.

ear pain from loud headphones

Ear bone changes – this is also known as otosclerosis. This is caused by the significant growth of the bone in the ear.

Neck and head injuries – Injuries in one’s head and neck the inner part of the ear or affect the hearing nerve that connects the ear and the head.

Treatments that can help in overcoming Tinnitus

Use of hearing aids – Those people who are suffering from hearing loss can use hearing aids as they help in adjusting and controlling the sound levels

Counselling – counselling can help you to learn how to live with the condition.

Use of wearable sound generators – This is a small device that can be weared in the ear

Cochlear implants – There are also other treatments measures that you can undergo if you are suffering from the conditions.

We hope you found some valuable insight from this blog, for even more details, visit the tinnitus week website for more information.