The effects of noise on musicians

Published on 20th March 2015

Band members, due to the nature of their work, are more likely to be exposed to significant levels of noise when performing on stage. The levels of noise at a concert can reach as high as 100dB or more and, at this ... Read Article

World Health Organisation’s warning to the world’s young adults – ‘Too much, too loudly’

Published on 18th March 2015

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning to the 1.1 billion young adults and teenagers around the world telling them that their hearing is at risk. The WHO authoritative report concludes that personal audio players, concerts and bars are the ... Read Article

Ignoring hearing problems could affect a compensation claim

Published on 16th March 2015

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting people today. It is estimated that around 10 million Brits suffer with hearing loss and yet many do not seek advice or assistance for it. In fact, of the 10 million people ... Read Article

Setting the record straight – hearing loss

Published on 13th March 2015

As with all medical conditions, there are numerous old wives’ tales about hearing loss. We want to set the record straight about the most common myths. 1. I can tell if I have hearing loss. Hearing loss is often gradual and so ... Read Article

New drug to be tested to stop both hearing loss and tinnitus

Published on 2nd March 2015

The first drug treatment for both hearing loss and tinnitus is being tested on patients in the UK. The trial, due to commence shortly, is to act on brain cells involved in the processing of sound. Around 50% of men and women ... Read Article

Research shows that higher caffeine intake is associated with lower incidence of tinnitus

Published on 27th February 2015

It is well established that factors such as taking certain medication, diet or smoking can have an adverse impact on hearing loss or tinnitus. However a study published in August 2014 by the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts found that ... Read Article

MOD wastes money on useless ear plugs

Published on 18th February 2015

A recent survey of government departments has revealed the avoidable spending for the last year. This is made up of expenditures incurred by the government which were found to be wasteful or not needed. Avoidable losses included £49million spent by the Department ... Read Article

NHS rationing hearing aids

Published on 7th February 2015

The NHS has begun rationing hearing aids. Some areas are restricting the availabilty of hearing aids to only those with severe hearing loss while in other places only one hearing aid is being offered. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in North Staffordshire and ... Read Article