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Summer is fast approaching, and with summer comes a lot of fun activities to enjoy. Rather than snuggling up and watching movies throughout the winter months, you can now enjoy lots of outdoor events like festivals and music concerts. However, one thing you do need to be mindful of is your hearing health during the summer. Below, we take a

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The chances of hearing loss occurring increase dramatically as a person ages. Experts estimate that around one in three people between the ages of 65-75 has some form of hearing loss, most often presbycusis. The problem for many is that age-related hearing loss tends to occur over a long period. It’s often hard to notice the changes from day to

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Are you struggling with excess dirt in and around your ears? This is a common issue and usually takes the form of earwax. However, you might also find that there is flaking skin in or around your ears too as well as black specks of dirt. When you have this difficulty, you might start to think in terms of ear

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Hearing aids are a very popular tool that can help reinstate your ability to hear. They’re primarily used as a solution to hearing loss, but it’s possible to use hearing aids for other issues as well. Mainly, there are links between it and tinnitus - but do hearing aids really help with this issue? For those that don’t know, tinnitus

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When it comes to practicing health maintenance, we all know that there are regular screening tests that we should attend: eye tests, for example, should take place every two years, while other forms of tests have longer – or shorter – recommended gaps between appointments. However, for most people, hearing tests simply don’t fit into this familiar health maintenance schedule.

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Hearing loss is a common problem among those that are exposed to loud noises as part of their occupation or seniors in their later years. There are many causes of hearing loss and it’s difficult to list them all, which is why it’s vital that you visit an audiologist if you’re interested in getting a professional diagnosis to see how

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As any audiologist will tell you, the reality for most people when it comes to cleaning their ears is that there is no need. Your ears are actually incredibly efficient at self-cleaning – all that wax that tumbles out from time to time is just your ear’s way of getting rid of debris and dirt. And if you are in

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Following your hearing test , your audiologist will likely show you a chart: an audiogram. An audiogram is a visual representation of your hearing loss, and one that will be instrumental in deciding what type of hearing aid may be right for you - but there’s no denying it’s confusing. To the untrained eye, audiograms look like nonsense; lots of

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There are a great many health conditions that we experience as we go through life, but the most common ones affect your sight and your hearing. Tinnitus is known in the colloquial sense as a ‘ringing in the ears,’ but it can also be known as buzzing, hissing and a low-level background noise that just won’t go away. Tinnitus is

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When earwax builds up in your ears, it can be irritating, uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. Most earwax is beneficial and harmless, but some people do experience a buildup of earwax to the point that it blocks the ear. This is known as an impaction. Beyond affecting your hearing, it can cause pain, dizziness, tinnitus and even possibly ear infections. There

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