Why Should You Get Help for Hearing Loss?

Are you turning the volume of the TV up to a point where your partner complains? Are you finding social situations are becoming stressful and the idea of being in a loud environment is causing anxiety? You might be struggling with hearing loss.

If you are concerned about your hearing the best and bravest thing to do is see a specialist who can ease your worries and provide expert advice. Hearing loss can be scary, it can be isolating and for the individual suffering with the loss it can feel embarrassing.

However untreated hearing loss is far worse than any embarrassment we may feel and all it takes is one step in the right direction to realise our worries are unfounded.

Your hearing loss will continue to deteriorate

Hearing loss is a serious medical condition and as such has varying degrees of urgency. Hearing loss can range from mild to moderate to severe and all these levels need to be monitored and treated to ensure you retain maximum clarity. Without proper expert attention the problem will only progress.

Depending on the level of hearing loss and the stage at which it is diagnosed your audiologist may even be able to reverse the loss. If the problem has gone to a stage where reversal isn’t possible your life could still be drastically improved with a state-of-the-art hearing aid.

Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your ears, your brain is also at risk

When we think of hearing loss, we often believe the only part of us affected by the loss is our ears, however this isn’t true. Research has shown a connection between hearing loss and developing disease such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia, you can read more about that here.

Our ears send signals to our brain and when our hearing deteriorates so too does the part of our brain that deals with these signals.

Your hearing loss could lead to isolation

Patients often confide to us that when they first noticed their hearing loss they kept it to themselves. Gradually as the loss began to deteriorate further it became harder for them to hide their trouble at keeping up with conversations and phone calls. Rather than face the issue they pulled away from these essential social situations and allowed themselves to become isolated. Which ultimately led to feelings of worthlessness and loneliness.

What these patients don’t initially realise it your hearing loss is a burden shared by your loved ones. They notice when you retreat into yourself, they notice you are quiet, and they can feel the drop in your mood. Hearing loss is a natural part of life and just as there is nothing to be ashamed about when you must get your eyes tested, there is no shame in hearing loss.

Your work may be suffering

We often have patients visit our clinic because they are struggling to hear during meetings, or conference calls are becoming impossible. Office dynamics largely centre around ‘water cooler’ conversation and light-hearted chats.

Hearing loss can make your job harder and less enjoyable. You may struggle with phone calls, conversations with colleagues and in jobs such as construction you may even put yourself and others at risk.

If you are struggling with hearing loss don’t let the problem progress.

For a free, no obligation Hearing Health Check call 0333 320 7788 or booking online by clicking the button below.

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Why you should bring someone with you to your appointments

Hearing loss can feel overwhelming, having the comfort of a familiar face during your appointments can make things easier

For some people accepting they have hearing loss and require treatment can be daunting. We always recommend that you bring along a family member or a friend to your appointment – especially to your first appointment as a familiar face and someone who has experienced the trouble you have with your hearing can help ease your worries.

To fully understand the benefit of bringing a friend or loved one to your appointment read on.

They have insight into your hearing loss

When we suffer with hearing loss, we can often feel isolated and alone, as if no one understands the problems we are facing. This couldn’t be further from the truth, your loved ones have seen your struggle, they have been there for moments when your hearing was at its worst, and they have a special insight that could prove invaluable when treating your hearing loss.

You may not notice how frequently you turn the volume of the TV up or how often you miss phone calls and the doorbell, but if they have picked up on it, they can inform your audiologist which can help in diagnosis and treatment.

It impacts them too

You may feel as if your hearing loss is your battle and yours alone, however it also impacts those closest to you. On numerous occasions we have sat with our patients as their loved ones explain how their hearing loss has also impacted their lives. This discussion gives both parties a chance to explain how they are feeling, express concerns and communicate clearly in a safe unbiased space.

The support of your loved ones is essential when treating your hearing loss and keeping them involved in decisions and diagnosis can greatly strengthen bonds.

You’ll get a lot of Information

Treating hearing loss is a journey. Everyone’s hearing loss is different and when it comes to treatment and hearing aids it isn’t a case of one size fits all. At your appointments your audiologist will try to ascertain where your hearing is most essential to you based on lifestyle and other factors as well as understanding the level of hearing loss you are experiencing.

There are numerous treatments and solutions to your hearing problems, and you will be given a lot of information. The Hearing Clinic UK makes every effort to ensure things are easy to understand and that you have all the facts.

If you are struggling with hearing loss don’t let the problem progress.

For a free, no obligation Hearing Health Check call 0333 320 7788 or booking online by clicking the button below.

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Four ways hearing aids can improve your wellbeing

Your hearing health and your overall health are more closely related than you might be aware of

We use our hearing every day and, in every situation. We use it to keep us safe, to feel connected and we are constantly using it to interpret and understand the world around us.

When our hearing starts to deteriorate it is very common for those affected to start to become disconnected with the world around them, which can very quickly lead to social isolation and cognitive decline.

It is essential that we monitor our hearing for any signs of change in our hearing at all stages of our lives but especially as we get older. Thankfully for those suffering with hearing loss research has shown that people who wear hearing aids to treat their hearing loss significantly improve their quality of life.

Here are just a few ways hearing aids can improve your wellbeing:

Improved Social Connection

If you have struggled with hearing loss, you will know it can have a substantial impact on your social life. Noisy environments and crowds can be a place of anxiety rather than enjoyment. Thanks to advancements in technology, today’s hearing aids allow you to filter out background noises so that you hear what you want to hear. This in turn has a positive effect on your social connection and feelings of community.

Increased Confidence

If when you think about hearing aids you think of big, clunky, and unsightly gadgets this one might surprise you. Hearing aids are now small, concealable powerhouses that come in multiples colours and an array of features. Once you have been correctly fitted with hearing aids your confidence is quick to return, and as quite a few of our patients have told us, their wit is not far behind.

Stronger Communication

There is a saying: “If one person in the family has hearing loss, then we all have hearing loss”.

Not only do YOU feel the impact of your hearing loss but so do your friends and family. Difficulty hearing over the phone can mean it is harder to keep in touch with long distance relatives or missing phone calls and doorbells entirely means you miss out on essential communication with your loved ones and so do they.

Enhanced Quality Of Life

Correctly fitted hearing aids that have been expertly tailored to your hearing loss provide the opportunity to hear all the sounds that mean the most to you. A laugh with friends, a conversation with your partner, your favourite song on the radio or the roar of your favourite team scoring the winning goal are all sounds that we love to hear. Hearing aids allow you to enjoy these moments once more.

If you believe your hearing has changed or you have been struggling with hearing loss for some time visit one of our expert audiologists for a no obligation, free of charge hearing health check and take back control of your life once more.

If you are struggling with hearing loss don’t let the problem progress.

For a free, no obligation Hearing Health Check call 0333 320 7788 or booking online by clicking the button below.

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Hearing Loss Myths

There are plenty of myths and misconceptions when it comes to hearing loss and trust us, we’ve heard them all, here are some of the most common ones:

Myth 1: Only the elderly experience hearing loss

We can experience hearing loss at any stage of our lives, and it is most certainly not something only elderly people experience. Although age is a factor in hearing loss, the volume of music through our headphones or sometimes even our work environment can also have detrimental effects on our hearing health.

Not to mention the countless other factors. It is important that from the age of 60 we get our hearing health checked yearly, as we would our eyesight. It is also important that at all stages of life we keep our music and TV volume at reasonable levels and make every effort to protect our ears.

Myth 2: Hearing loss only affects your hearing

Studies have proven that untreated hearing loss can also increase your risk of cognitive decline and diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. It can also lead to social isolation and depression. Described as the ‘cognitive load’ – the constant effort to understand what is being said puts great pressure on the brain.

This pressure can take away resources that our brain would otherwise use, such as short-term memory and other essential functions. You can read more about the affect hearing loss has here. Breakthrough in research has found that hearing aids can help to reverse or prevent the cognitive decline linked with hearing loss.

Myth 3: Hearing aids are ugly and old fashioned

This is one we hear a lot in the clinic, usually when a patient visits us for the first time, they come with a head full of preconceived opinions. When they think of hearing aids, they see big clunky, unsightly plastic equipment, which most of the time was nothing but a hindrance. Then we show them our hearing aids.

Technology has advanced greatly, hearing aids are now sleek, powerhouses that will stop any preconceived notions dead in their tracks. The hearing devices of today are built for every kind of hearing loss and with expert audiologists these hearing aids can be tailored to your needs. You can even choose what colour you want! Need we say more?

Myth 4: Hearing aids will make everything uncomfortably loud

Yes, they will…if they are fitted incorrectly hearing aids will make everything sound too loud. This is where we come in. To experience your hearing at its best, the most important thing is not volume, it is clarity. It does not matter how loud something is, if it is not clear, it is nothing but a nuisance.

If you find you are taking your hearing aids off so that you can answer the phone or because you feel better without them, visit The Hearing Clinic UK. After a free hearing health check, we can provide a free, no obligation hearing aid trial and you will see exactly what we are talking about when we say clarity is king.

Myth 5: I can ignore mild hearing loss

You should never ignore hearing loss. Hearing loss is your body alerting you to a problem and it should always be checked. On average most people wait seven to ten years from the onset of hearing loss before they admit there is an issue.

This can mean further loss of hearing and potentially create a problem that cannot be treated. Make sure you take care of your ears so they are in tip-top shape for the moments that matter most.

If you are struggling with hearing loss don’t let the problem progress.

For a free, no obligation Hearing Health Check call 0333 320 7788 or booking online by clicking the button below.

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When Should You Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?

If you have ever purchased hearing aids from an expert audiologist, you’ll have experienced the massive difference it makes to your life. Hearing aids don’t just help with your hearing. For many these tiny devices can be the answer to combatting the overwhelming loneliness and isolation hearing loss causes, they keep our brains active, and they make sure we are present for the most important moments in our lives.

However, like all technology there is no guarantee that your hearing aids will last forever and every couple of years you should book a reassessment with your audiologists for a fine tuning and discussion about whether your hearing aids are still the best option for you.

If you are considering upgrading there are a few things to consider:

Hearing Device Age

Technically speaking hearing aids can last anywhere from three to seven years and even longer in the right circumstances. How you take care of your devices, regular maintenance as well as make and model can have an affect on their lifespan. The four-year mark is usually when people start to notice the features of their devices start to decline. The reason for this decline is that the technology in your aids is no longer top of the line. General wear and tear, including build-up of dirt and grime can damage the hardware.

If you notice a decline in your hearing aids that could be related to the age of the equipment our expert audiologists are on hand to check over your devices, give them some TLC and provide you with honest advice about their capabilities.

Your Hearing has Changed

Unfortunately, our hearing has the potential to change or worsen over time and this can influence the impact of your hearing aids. If you feel your hearing has changed and your devices aren’t sounding as clear as they were previously, make sure to get in touch. Your audiologist will perform a hearing health check, look at your devices and listen to any concerns you may have.

Your Lifestyle has Changed

When you visit an audiologist to discuss hearing aids the first thing they will want to know is where is your hearing most important to you. Is it during conference calls at work? When you’re socialising with friends? What about when you spend time with your grandkids?

Your lifestyle has a huge impact on the type of hearing aids that are right for you. If your lifestyle has changed from calm and tranquil to a new job in a noisy environment your hearing aids might not be the best choice anymore. Speak to your audiologist who can advise a possible tweak in your device settings or a better suited model.

New Technology

As with everything electrical, advancements in technology are always popping up. The advancements in hearing aid technology in the last couple of years have been particularly incredible. From Bluetooth hearings aids that allow you to go handsfree to hearing aids with 60+ hours of charge this new tech is very impressive.

The Next Steps

If you would like to know more about the latest hearing aid releases and how they can improve your life speak to your audiologist who will be happy to help.

If you are struggling with hearing loss don’t let the problem progress.

For a free, no obligation Hearing Health Check call 0333 320 7788 or booking online by clicking the button below.

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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Hearing loss is extremely frustrating for those who struggle with it, and this is also true for their loved ones. We often view hearing loss as one dimensional and solely a condition that affects our ears and our hearing, however the extent of the impact hearing loss can have on our bodies is much more then we might be aware of.

*Research has revealed a link between hearing loss and cognitive disorders such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In a study by John Hopkins that tracked 639 adults for nearly 12 years it was found that hearing loss can have an impact on how susceptible we are to these diseases. Individuals with mild hearing loss doubled their risk of dementia, moderate hearing loss tripled the risk and people with severe hearing loss were five times more likely to develop dementia.

According to a report by the *Lancet Commission that uncovered similar findings, this increased risk could be due to the fact hearing loss leads to lowered mental stimulation, isolation and eventually, cognitive decline.

At the Hearing Clinic UK, we understand first-hand the effect hearing loss can have. Many of our patients have told us how their hearing loss led them to ignoring calls, cancelling plans and intense feelings of isolation. This led them to feeling old before their time and in some cases even led to depression.

It’s important to note the signs of hearing loss as it often develops gradually and you may not notice the signs for some time, you can find more info here.

The results of these studies further the belief that you should not wait to get your hearing checked or ignore a loss. The average person waits between 7 and 10 years from the onset of hearing loss to get their hearing checked, this can have a devastating impact on your mental health but also on the level of clarity you can achieve when you eventually do decide to take care of your hearing health.

Hearing loss does not mean your life is over nor does it mean you cannot experience life to the fullest once more, today’s technology ensures you the best quality of life and we are here to make sure you get to experience that.

A massive breakthrough in dementia research is that hearing aids have been shown to protect against cognitive decline by keeping the brain actively engaged by processing sound. This ensures your brain is mentally stimulated and keeps you aware of the world around you.

Restoring your hearing with the help of a hearing aid allows you to maintain an active and varied social life, keeps your brain busy and by extension can help prevent dementia and cognitive decline.

If you or someone you love is struggling with hearing loss visit us at the Hearing Clinic UK today and change your life through better hearing.

Related Research:

* John Hopkins Research Article.

* Lancet Commission Research.

Connection Is Everything

Stay connected with The Hearing Clinic UK

Being able to communicate and connect easily with our loved ones has never been more important.

Barry came through our clinic doors last month desperate for an answer to his hearing problems.

“For the last year I’ve been working from home. It wasn’t until I went back to the office that I really noticed the decline in my hearing. Background noise and phone calls had become far more difficult, especially with others wearing face masks. After months of looking forward to regular socialisation this was really depressing. I knew I had to get something done.”

“My mum has hearing aids and she’s never done well with them, so I was a bit apprehensive about getting them myself. My audiologist Chris explained the advancements in today’s technology and how this wouldn’t be a ‘here are the aids and here is the bill’ experience.”

As we explained to Barry, the most important thing to understand when it comes to hearing loss is every person’s loss is unique to them, so the hearing aids must be tailored to them.

Revolutionary New Method Unlocks Your Speech Clarity Potential

At The Hearing Clinic UK, we have developed an exciting new technique to identify gaps in patients speech understanding. Using the very latest technology, we can now guarantee your maximised speech potential. It shouldn’t just be louder; it must be clearer, as clear as possible.

Chris Stone, Director and Audiologist

“Chris spent a great deal of time in fitting my system – testing and measuring how well I was hearing speech and fine tuning them to squeeze the very best from my ears. I had high expectations and was astounded at the clarity and comfort. I was amazed, and a week later I rang Chris to tell him he had given me my life back and I wouldn’t be parting with my devices. I was so impressed I had to bring my mum in to see him.”

Barry’s mum Annie had been prescribed both NHS and high street hearing aids several times and they always ended up on her bedside table and rarely in her ears. 

“They are pointless, more frustrating than beneficial, and I found myself constantly taking them out of my ears.” 

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“I was amazed at how neat and discreet my new hearing system is, and I almost jumped out of my chair when they were first switched on. It was like magic! Chris showed me how to take a phone call straight through my devices with just the touch of a button. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d hear this well again.”

Breakthroughs in Hearing technology mean that today’s hearing devices are equipped for much more. You can now link to mobile phones, tablets and other audio equipment quickly and easily.

The Hearing Clinic UK – a family business that treats its patients like family.

If you are struggling with hearing loss don’t let the problem progress.

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Discover the perks of wireless connectivity from your hearing aids

Hearing aids of the past were often a point of frustration when we took phone calls. Often, they would struggle to correctly pick up the audio and this would result in us removing them from our ears and often forgetting to return them after the call had ended.

Modern Bluetooth hearing aids have built-in technology to stream high-quality audio from Bluetooth compatible devices. Bluetooth hearing aids often come with other high-tech options, including directional microphones, tinnitus relief and noise cancellation.

If you listen to audio on several different devices, then a Bluetooth hearing aid is a great option for you.

What are the top 3 Bluetooth Hearing Aid Devices currently?

What to Consider when choosing a Bluetooth Hearing Aid

When determining which Bluetooth hearing aids are the best, your audiologist will carefully consider a range of features such as the audio quality, the value you will receive from the device, comfort, customizability, battery life, tinnitus relief and additional features. The models we have chosen here will fit a wide range of budgets and come in a variety of styles.

Phonak Paradise

The Phonak Paradise Bluetooth hearing aid was built in the foundations of the runaway success that is the Phonak Marvel. However, the paradise stepped its game up by adding in multi device connectivity, meaning you can link to your mobile, laptop and tablet all at the same time.

Another impressive aspect of this Bluetooth hearing aid is it can be used as a hands-free earpiece when making or receiving calls – meaning you no longer search for your phone when it is ringing, you can either tap the button at the side of your hearing aid or double tap the housing device and chat to your hearts content.

Phonak Marvel

The Phonak Marvel Bluetooth hearing aid is the original Bluetooth device, highly praised for its ability to connect to both Apple and Android devices. This small piece of mighty technology is available in a range of styles from in the canal devices to impressive behind the ear options.

The perfect aid for those on the move or looking to connect with ease. Both the device’s microphone and speaker are built into the hearing aid so you can simply answer your call with the press of a button, without your phone in sight.

Signia Xperience

The next Bluetooth hearing aid on our list is this prime contender and part of the Signia X family. This device arrived on the market with a new, sleeker look due to Signia’s redesign. A durable device with excellent sound quality and clear, detailed speech recognition, Signia have reinforced their reputation for reliability.

An added perk of the Signia Xperience is its highly popular app. Praised for its ease of use and intuitive user experience the app is home to the Signia Assistant and TeleCare support, meaning you are always just a step away from the support you need.

The Next Steps

Technology has made incredible advances and Bluetooth Hearing Aids are just the tip of the iceberg. The popular Phonak TV Connector which allows you to stream the audio from your TV to your Bluetooth hearing aids without affecting the volume for others watching is also a huge draw for those struggling with hearing loss.

If you are interested in purchasing a Bluetooth Hearing Aid the first thing you should do is discuss your needs with an audiologist to make sure you get the best device for you.

If you are struggling with hearing loss don’t let the problem progress.

For a free, no obligation Hearing Health Check call 0333 320 7788 or booking online by clicking the button below.

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Understanding Your Phonak TV Connector

The advancement in hearing aid technology means we can now do things through our hearing aids that we could never imagine possible. We can listen to music, take phone calls and even watch TV. One device that has us all hugely invested is the Phonak TV connector.

To learn more about what the TV Connector can do and how to use it, read on.

The Phonak TV Connector is a sleek gadget that allows you to connect compatible hearing aids to your TV or other entertainment devices. This device works in a similar fashion to how you would connect your wireless earphones to your smartphone.

The Phonak TV connector is compatible with the Phonak Paradise, Marvel and Audeo B-Direct hearing aids as well as some Unitron hearing aids. This easy to use device employs a technology known as AirStream to deliver impressive sound quality from any TV or Stereo system.  The TV Connector can simultaneously stream audio signals from up to 15 meters to an unlimited amount of connected hearing aids.

So how do you set it up?

When you receive your Phonak TV Connector the box should contain the connector itself, an audio cable and a power cord. Plug the power cord into the TV connector and then into the wall socket, this will give the connector power. Then connect the audio cable into the TV connector and the audio OUT port into the back of your TV. A green light on the TV connector will appear and this indicates that the device is ready to stream.

Now it is time to stream.

The first time you are connecting your hearing aids to the Phonak TV Connector it is important to make sure your hearing aids are within 1 meter of the TV connector. Press the connect button on the back of your Phonak TV Connector and once in range your hearing aids will connect – to confirm they are connected your hearing aids will play a confirmation tune. After this initial setup connection your hearing aids will automatically connect once in range.

Now it’s time to turn on your television, your hearing aids will automatically start streaming the audio from your television. It’s important to note streaming range is 15 metres.

If you wish to pair another users hearing aids to your Phonak TV connector use the ‘connect’ button at the back of your TV Connector, the newly paired hearing aids will hear the confirmation tune once successful.

Things to note

The Phonak TV Connector is designed to fit seamlessly into your life, using it will not affect the audio for anyone else who is also watching the TV with you.

If you wish to temporarily pause the audio streaming from your TV connector to your hearing aids, for example to have a conversation, you can push the button on your hearing aid to turn off the streaming signal from the TV. When you are ready you can simply push the same button again to reactivate the audio.

Your hearing aids can be linked to more than one Phonak TV connector. You can seamlessly switch from watching TV in your living room to the TV in your kitchen with no issues.

If you have to take a call while your hearing aids are paired with the TV Connector this isn’t a problem. If a call comes in on your Bluetooth connected smartphone while you are streaming from the TV, the phone call will take priority for the calls duration.

To end the audio streaming all you have to do is turn off the TV the connected audio source. This will automatically send the TV Connector into standby mode.

Speak to your audiologist for more information about the latest hearing aid technology and make sure you’re getting the most out of your devices.

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Let’s Talk Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus?

For such a complicated condition Tinnitus can be explained rather simply. Tinnitus is when you experience noises in one or both of your ears, most typically this noise is said to be a ringing or buzzing, however it has been described as hissing, humming, whooshing and even likened to the sound of ocean waves. The noise isn’t caused by an external sound and other people usually can’t hear it. Tinnitus is common and affects about 15% to 20% of people, primarily older adults.

Tinnitus is unique to the individual, although you might be able to describe your tinnitus similarly to another person’s your perception of the sound can differ greatly.

Types of Tinnitus

There are two main types of Tinnitus: Subjective and Objective. The most common form of Tinnitus is subjective, which means other people cannot hear the sound. This type of tinnitus is often the result of hearing loss or exposure to excessive noise, which damages the hair cells or the inner ear. Objective Tinnitus is much less common. This is where other people, such as an audiologist carrying out an ear exam can also hear the sounds. This type of tinnitus can result from noise generated by structures near the ear as well as disorders that affect blood vessels, muscles and even some nerves.

Perception of Tinnitus

As previously mentioned, tinnitus can be perceived in various ways and there are three ways most reported.

  • Musical Tinnitus (Also known as Musical Ear Syndrome, this form of tinnitus can be extremely convincing. If you are experiencing this form of tinnitus you may believe that music is playing. This may sound pleasant however musical tinnitus can result in feelings of anxiety, problems with focus and higher stress levels.
  • Tonal Tinnitus (Most often perceived as continuous but can also be intermittent. The sound may be singular or multiple sounds mixed).
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus (This is perceived as a pulsing. Often this pulsing is synced with your heartbeat. Pulsatile tinnitus is rhythmic and most referenced as whooshing or like ocean waves).

Causes of Tinnitus

Tinnitus can be caused by several health conditions and many more can amplify its severity. Regardless of the cause what is evident to your audiologist is that the signal that should go from the ear to the brain is damaged or not working in some way. There are multiple reasons for this:

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Exposure to loud noise (Your work environment, the volume of your music etc.)
  • Earwax blockage (caused by an accumulation of ear wax)
  • Ear bone issues (Stiffening of the bones)
  • Ménière’s disease (A disorder resulting in vertigo, hearing loss, a discomforting feeling of fullness in the ear and tinnitus)
  • Injuries to the head or neck (Some people who have been in car crashes have experienced tinnitus long after the accident)
  • Medications (Some medications can onset tinnitus)

Tinnitus can be experienced by anyone, however there are several factors which can increase your risk of the condition. These factors include your age, whether you are a smoker, cardiovascular issues and even gender.

Your audiologist will attempt to determine the cause of your tinnitus by asking you questions about your lifestyle and work environment. They will conduct a hearing health check and may ask you to move certain parts of your body while conducting imaging tests. Some people may never be able to determine the cause of their tinnitus, however your audiologist can advise and help decrease the severity of the condition and recommend treatment.

Treatment of Tinnitus

Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus, however treatment can provide relief from symptoms and massively improve your quality of life. To find the right treatment it’s important that you work with your audiologist to determine the type and causes of your tinnitus. You audiologist will then provide a personalized treatment plan.

If you are struggling with hearing loss don’t let the problem progress.

For a free, no obligation Hearing Health Check call 0333 320 7788 or booking online by clicking the button below.

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