What is a tympanometry test?

Tympanometry is a type of hearing test that determines the state of the middle ear of a patient. The middle ear is known for transmitting sound from the outer ear to the inner ear. Fluidor infection can create a build-up of pressure which can lead to hearing problems. Ensuring that these issues are dealt with […]

Do you need an audiologist or a hearing aid specialist?

If you’re having problems with your hearing, you may need to consult with various specialists. You should first consult your doctor or an ENT specialist to see if your hearing loss is due to a medical condition. Sometimes the doctor will discover a treatable issue, such as an ear infection or a blockage. However, you […]

What happens when a cotton bud is put too far into the ear?

Patients often present to a hearing clinic having experienced pain in the ear or noticing signs of an infection. One of the first questions a practitioner will ask is, ‘have you been trying to clean your ears?’ If so, they will then explain what happens when a cotton bud is put too far into the […]

What causes high frequency hearing loss?

A recent study has shown that about one in five adults experiences hearing loss. The most common type of hearing loss is high-frequency hearing loss, which can be caused by a variety of factors. In this blog post, we will discuss what causes high-frequency hearing loss and how it can be treated. What are the […]

Can otitis externa cause hearing loss?

Otitis externa is a fairly common ear condition that is said to affect around 10% of people at some point in their lives. While it can cause a range of symptoms, many sufferers might wonder, can otitis externa cause hearing loss? Here’s all you need to know. Otitis externa explained Otitis externa typically causes inflammation […]

Can sensorineural hearing loss get better?

Can sensorineural hearing loss get better? Sensorineural hearing loss is a common form of hearing loss in the UK. Here, we explain what SNHL is and answer the commonly asked question, can sensorineural hearing loss get better? What is sensorineural hearing loss? Sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL, is a type of hearing loss that’s caused […]

Different Types of Ear Wax Removal

Different Types of Ear Wax Removal   If you’re dealing with excess ear wax or suspect you have a blockage, you need to know about the different types of ear wax removal. In a previous post, we covered what ear wax is and how to know if you need to have it removed, so we […]

Sudden Hearing Loss: Carly’s Story

Sudden Hearing Loss: Carly’s Story Did you know that you can suddenly lose your hearing, without any warning? On 29th August 2016, this is what happened to me, and this is how my hearing loss story began. How I lost my hearing I was 34 at the time and working as an Early Years teacher […]

What Is Ear Wax? And How Much Is Too Much?

What Is Ear Wax? And How Much Is Too Much? We’ve all dealt with it: that waxy, gooey, flaky stuff that comes out of our ears from time to time. It’s called earwax, of course. But what is it, actually? Is it good or bad? And how much is too much? Let’s get to the […]