Where can I get a hearing test?

Where can I get a hearing test? Hearing problems are more common than you might think, especially as people get older. If you suspect that you might have a hearing issue, getting a test to confirm the problem is easy. Lots of people want to know ‘where can I get a hearing test?’. Fortunately, there […]

What type of hearing loss do I have?

What type of hearing loss do I have? It’s natural to become concerned when you have trouble with either your hearing level or clarity, or possibly a combination of both! We rely on auditory input every day for fundamental things like conversations and entertainment, so finding a fix can mean answering the question, ‘what type […]

What does a normal hearing test look like?

What does a normal hearing test look like? Many people undergo hearing tests when they notice a decline in their hearing, and more still have routine hearing tests to keep an eye on their hearing levels and ensure that any changes are determined quickly. But what does a normal hearing test look like? Let’s take […]

How to help hearing loss

How to help hearing loss If you’re in the West Lothian area and think that your hearing may be in decline, it’s possible that you might be feeling worried or anxious about the next steps to take. The important thing is to realise that you’re not alone – approximately one in six people in Scotland […]

How to clean wax out of hearing aids

How to clean wax out of hearing aids In the UK, two million of us use hearing aids and a further six million could benefit from them. If you’re a hearing aid user or you care for someone who is, you might have noticed that a waxy build-up on the hearing aids can be a […]

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 […]

What is BPPV or Benign Paroxsymal Positional Vertigo? 

What is Benign Paroxsymal Positional Vertigo or BPPV?   Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV for short is one of the most common causes of dizziness and vertigo. It can occur at all ages however is more common in the middle aged or elderly.   What does BPPV stand for?  Benign- Although the symptoms can be very distressing the cause is […]

How can I persuade a loved one to get their hearing tested?

How can I persuade a loved one to get their hearing tested? We receive a call every now and then from partners who can’t bear the volume the TV is at any longer or from sons and daughters who are finding it increasingly difficult to be understood by parents on phone calls. If you suspect […]

Almond Hearing, one year on.

They say the first year of business is the hardest. What about the first year of business during a global pandemic? We opened the clinic on the 2nd September 2020 and are soon to celebrate our first birthday. We’ve made it through our first year and here’s a little on how we’ve managed and what’s […]

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 […]