What does a hearing test show?

What does a hearing test show? Hearing problems are much more common than you might think – whilst older people are more likely to have hearing issues, they can affect people of any age, so it is important to get your hearing tested regularly to prevent any health effects this may cause. A hearing test […]

Can high-frequency hearing loss be reversed?

Can high-frequency hearing loss be reversed? As the name suggests, this type of hearing loss refers specifically to a person losing the ability to hear high frequencies, and in many cases, can eventually lead to the use of a hearing aid. This type of hearing loss can also be an early sign of more significant […]

Can chronic ear infections cause hearing loss?

Can chronic ear infections cause hearing loss? Ear infections can be painful and uncomfortable but usually pass within a few days. If you are having them repeatedly or you have an ear infection that won’t go away, it could potentially cause hearing loss or permanent damage to the ear. Most hearing loss due to an […]

How to prevent hearing loss in old age

Hearing loss is one of the most common problems people face in old age. While hearing loss isn’t always avoidable, there are some specific steps you can take to prevent its onset. It’s also important to note that hearing loss can start at any age, so prevention measures should be implemented as early as possible […]

What is the tympanic membrane?

If you have recently been for a hearing test in Livingston, you may have heard the term ‘tympanic membrane’ used during your appointment. In this article, we explain what the tympanic membrane is and how to identify problems with your eardrum. What is the tympanic membrane, or eardrum? Commonly known as the eardrum, the tympanic […]

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 […]

How often should you get your hearing tested for optimal hearing health?

Our sense of hearing is essential in our everyday life. However, when our hearing deteriorates, we face many difficulties. Conversations in noisy surroundings become exhausting and we find having to ask people to repeat themselves embarrassing. This can translate to our workplace and we may feel as if we are struggling to keep up. An […]

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 […]

How is tinnitus treated?

Tinnitus is an issue within the ear, wherein a patient hears abnormal noises, often described as a ringing in the ears. Tinnitus sufferers may also experience other noises, such as buzzing, whistling and hissing. Like most health issues, patients may experience tinnitus to different degrees – for some, it may be constant, whereas for others, […]

When to see an audiologist about tinnitus

Tinnitus can be a bothersome problem that impacts on well-being and quality of life. As it isn’t a condition itself, but the result of an underlying problem, when to see an audiologist about tinnitus includes when you notice its symptoms and when it causes you difficulty. As tinnitus is a common problem for many, National […]