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Happy birthday to us!

Happy birthday to us!   We're celebrating our 50th birthday. 

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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Conductive hearing loss, or CHL, is widely considered by professionals and audiologists to be the most common form of hearing loss.

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Hearing loss is an irreversible condition that cannot be cured, but with proper care treatment, it can be managed.

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

The Diagnosed Ear Infection An ear infection must be taken seriously because the untreated infections in the ear can cause permanent damage.

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All about hearing protection

In the UK, we have about 11 million individuals with hearing loss. Ageing is the most prevalent cause of this hearing loss, and we can do little about it.

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Professor Kevin Munro is on the verge of curing deafness

Hearing loss is an increasing national health problem. Approximately 1 in 6 adults in the UK are impacted by hearing loss.

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

This month at House of Hearing, we want to draw attention to Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI)

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We bet you haven't seen our hearing aids

Invisible hearing aids, now with up to £500 off*.Come in or call 0131 220 1220 to book your  "FREE" hearing health assessment.

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Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

A 1983 article in The New York Times noted the then-president Ronald Reagan had just been fitted for a hearing aid.

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Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?

Approximately 30 percent of those in the UK will experience tinnitus at some stage in their life, and about 13 percent (over 1 in 8) are living with constant tinnitus.

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Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

1 in 6 of the adult population of the United Kingdom is impacted by hearing loss. This affects communication, relationships, health and even earning power.

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Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

You’re already enjoying the convenience and power of rechargeable batteries all of your other devices. Why not do the same with your hearing aid?

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

The most important thing in life is to be happy. And how do you achieve that? By maintaining good health, good connections with your friends and family.

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

The UK is home to 11 million individuals with hearing loss which is about one in six of us. However, there are many more who are undiagnosed.

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Happy Birthday to us - July!

We are celebrating our 50th birthday. Half a century of our family looking after the hearing health of your family. As part of our birthday celebrations and for a...
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Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Amplifiers

The American Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) recently released a warning about hearing amplifiers

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How to Prevent Swimmers Ear

Summer is here and it’s time to hit the pool. But you might want to take some precautions if you’re jumping into a public bath.

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

We already know that hearing loss could put you on the path to dementia, depression, stress and anxiety. But did you know it could also make you less stable.

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Lifestyle Changes that Help Older Scots Thrive

According to recent findings by the Office for National Statistics, we are living longer, but not necessarily more healthily.

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Useful Apps for People with Hearing Loss

Approximately 11 million people have either deafness or hearing loss in the UK, according to the charity Action on Hearing Loss.

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Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing loss is not just a problem for those who are retired, it also affects those working age too.

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Why Do People Shy Away from Treating Hearing Loss?

There are 11 million people with hearing loss across the UK, and only 40% of those are using a hearing aid.

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Starkey Launches the First AI Hearing Aid in the UK

Artificial Intelligence (or AI for short) has been transforming the technological landscape for the past few years.

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Oxford Student on Being Hearing Impaired at University

Deaf and hard of hearing students need to speak up at their universities if they want their needs to be taken more seriously and reach their full potential.

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New Standards to Protect Young Peoples' Hearing

"Hearing loss is on the rise around the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that by 2050, more than 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss.

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Keep mishearing things(2019)?

Do you, or does someone you know, keep mishearing things? Well, why not book a free, no obligation consultation with one of our qualified hearing aid audiologists?

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Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears

We all know that hearing loss is bad news for your ears, but did you know that it could affect your mental health?

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On March 3, Celebrate World Hearing Day by Checking Your Hearing!

March the 3rd is officially World Hearing Day. This is a day promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness on prevention of hearing loss.

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Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Those who are showing signs of memory loss could in fact have a hearing problem, and this memory loss could be the start of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

Those who suffer from hearing loss can find it.

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Tinnitus Could be Prevented in Younger Populations

Affecting 1 in 10 adults in the UK, tinnitus is a growing problem in our increasingly noisy world.

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Staying Independent As You Age Involves Treating Your Hearing Loss

As we reach a certain point in our life, we get to rest after a job well done.

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Add an Annual Hearing Test To Your New Year's Resolutions!

Making a New Year's resolution is a great way to make a positive change in your life, whether it means getting that gym membership or prioritizing sleep.

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Cognition and Age-Related Hearing Loss

Hearing loss negatively affects the health of the brain as it ages--but why?

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A Call for Captions in Public Venues to Improve Accessibility

Seeing a film on the big screen, attending a play or taking in the latest art exhibition: it’s easy to take these culturally enriching experiences for granted.

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Improving Children's Access to Hearing Health Care

Each year in the UK, around 840 infants are born with a significant hearing impairment. Thankfully, this represents only a small selection of all births in a year.

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Hearing Loss May Pose a Barrier to Employment

Compared to a study two years ago, people with hearing loss still face difficulties when applying for jobs and while working, according to a charity. The charity Action On Hearing...
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Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

Many of us don’t think about the fact that the sounds we hear on a daily basis could be damaging our hearing, making our stress levels rise, and impacting...
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Taking care of your hearing and vision slows cognitive decline by 50-75%

Taking care of your eyes and ears may be the key to protecting your brain function

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Tips for Students with Hearing Loss

You’ve packed your duvet, your acoustic guitar and have already had your going away party with your school friends. Your mum taught your how to use a washing machine...
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Designing Inclusive Tech

According to the charity Action On Hearing Loss, there are 11 million people with hearing loss across the UK, which is around one in six of us. This will...
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Common Questions About Hearing Loss

Right now, around 11 million people in the UK are living with hearing loss. Out of those individuals, around 900,000 have a level of hearing damage that is severe...
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Scientists Have Discovered the Protein That Enables Hearing and Balance

How much do most of us know about the way our hearing works? We know that sound gets funnelled down the ear, through the eardrum and to the inner...
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How Entertainers Can Do More for People with Hearing Loss

Those who find it difficult to hear still want to go out and enjoy entertainment just as much as the next person, whether it be watching the latest blockbuster...
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This year, one person will develop dementia every three minutes in the UK. Here's how to reduce that number.

World Alzheimer’s day takes place this 21st September. It is a chance for groups around the world to raise awareness on issues

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How Different Generations Experience Hearing Loss

You have probably felt it between yourself and your parents, your children or both: the generation gap.

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Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus

If you are a tinnitus sufferer, you might have noticed that the ringing, buzzing, or other unwanted sounds you hear become more noticeable at night, when other background noises...
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A Link between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

Cigarette smoke is dangerous, sometimes even more so to non-smokers. Second-hand smoke has long been known to pose a hazard to the health of others, particularly children. Infants and...
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Doctors should prescribe hearing aids at first sign that hearing loss is affecting life

Hearing loss currently affects 17% of the population of England. It is most common in the elderly and is expected to affect a fifth of the population – by...
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Lifestyle Changes that can Prevent Dementia

Despite ongoing scientific research, the rate of dementia continues to increase steadily, and it is estimated that by the year 2050, 131 million people around the world could be...
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Keep mishearing things?

Keep mishearing things? Do you, or does someone you know, keep mishearing things? Well, why not book a free, no obligation consultation with one of our qualified hearing aid audiologists? House of...
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How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

A third of people aged 65-74 have some degree of hearing loss. The number rises with the next age bracket, half of those aged 75 or above. Hearing loss...
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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

The great British summertime is finally here, and it’s a time to live in the present and enjoy the simple things in life, like Mr Whippy ice creams. If...
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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn't Help

It takes an average of ten years for a person to seek professional help after their first issue with hearing loss. Hearing aids have been proven to help dramatically,...
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Protecting Your Hearing at Music Festivals

The music festival season is upon us and there is lots to look forward to this summer. From the dance-themed Creamfields festival to Ozzy Osbourne headlining Download, there’s a...
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New Film 'A Quiet Place' Highlights Hearing Loss

Imagine a world where stepping on a creaky floorboard or playing with a noisy children’s toy is enough to put you in immediate, mortal danger. This is the terrifying...
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Mishearing things?

Mishearing things? Do you, or does someone you know, keep mishearing things? Well, why not book a free, no obligation consultation with one of our qualified hearing aid audiologists? House of Hearing...
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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

UK adults aged 55 and older are now being advised to have regular hearing check-ups, after a team of scientists revealed there could be a connection between hearing loss...
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Chronic Tinnitus is Linked to Anxiety & Depression

Many of us have had the experience of our ears “ringing” for a short while. This often follows a prolonged exposure to high volumes, such as a rock concert....
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Falls & Accidents Are More Likely with Hearing Loss

When we think of the negative effects of hearing loss, our minds usually turn to the difficulty of keeping up with conversations in social situations. And it's true that...
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