Hearing aids are important tools. They’re such a big help which makes ruining one to be quite a loss. Cleaning hearing aids can be a chore, but it will keep them in good condition. (more…)
Hearing aids are small electronic devices that are worn behind or in the ear by people with hearing problems. They make some sounds to be louder so that the person wearing them is able to listen, communicate and be able to fully participate in the activities of the day. They can be helpful for hearing in both noisy and quiet environments.
A strange fact is that only a fifth of those with hearing problems actually use them!
We all have ear wax. Except at certain points in time, we feel that it has accumulated too much to continue having it piled up in the year. But how do we know when and how to rightly remove the wax? Before we get to answer these questions, let’s talk more about the ear wax. The formal name for the earwax is cerumen. It’s naturally produced by the human body and is a mixture of cholesterol, long-chain fatty acids and a chemical compound known as Squalene. Cerumen is secreted by glands found in the out ear canal to serve some purposes that we’ll look at later in depth. The fat content of the ear wax is between 30 and 50 per cent and serves to coat the ear so as to moisturize it. Most of us produce enough wax for the ear except for a few people who have to seek medical help to correct their condition. (more…)
Believe it or not, hearing loss can start at your 20s. It won’t be an immediate, obvious loss though. It would happen little by little, and by the time its effects become apparent to you — and maybe those around you, too — you’ll still probably be in denial. (more…)
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 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.