Understanding Noise & Hearing Protection

Why Is Noise A Problem? Microscopic hair cells detect the sound waves entering the inner ear, and turn this into an electrical signal to send to the brain. Excessive noise exposure causes physical damage to these hair cells, affecting their function and sometimes even destroying them completely, or damaging the quality of their connection withContinue reading “Understanding Noise & Hearing Protection”

Tinnitus Awareness Week

tinnitus noun tin·​ni·​tus  A sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external sound With over 1 in every 8 people in the UK reporting persistent tinnitus, almost everyone reading this Tinnitus Awareness Week blog is likely to have a friend, family member, or work colleague with tinnitus. For many it is notContinue reading “Tinnitus Awareness Week”

World Mental Health Day – 10th Oct 2020

Hearing is one of our five main senses, and losing it results in an enormous tax on our mental capacity. As a result of this, an untreated hearing problem can lead to serious issues with mental health; including: Fatigue Stress Anxiety Depression Fear of social situations Dementia Hearing loss and tinnitus can create anxiety inContinue reading “World Mental Health Day – 10th Oct 2020”