Media mislead public about deafness risk of wind turbines

Published on 19th November 2014

When talking about the volume of sounds people can often be surprised at how loud everyday things are. People with extremely good hearing can hear sounds as quiet as -15dB where the normal hearing threshold is usually around 0dB. Rustling leaves register ... Read Article

Diagnosis of Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Published on 15th November 2014

People that develop hearing problems at a later stage in life can often associate this with age rather than noise induced hearing loss or an underlying problem and, therefore, do not visit a doctor when they first begin suffering with hearing loss ... Read Article

Apportionment Explained

Published on 27th October 2014

Exposure to excessive noise at work (or elsewhere) can cause noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). If you have been exposed to excessive noise in more than one employment, then all of that exposure will contribute to the ... Read Article

Noise Levels in Gym Classes Proven to Cause Deafness

Published on 15th October 2014

Research from a recent study conducted by the National Acoustic Laboratories has shown that noise levels in gym classes such as spinning and circuit classes reach 93 to 94 dB and has been compared to noise levels reached by a jet engine ... Read Article

Large Company Prosecuted for Breaching Noise Regulations

Published on 13th October 2014

A large manufacturer of foam and feather furnishings, Fibreline Ltd, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to comply with health regulations as noise levels within the factory, between 2006 and 2013, did not meet noise regulations. ... Read Article

Sources of Noise Exposure

Published on 9th October 2014

Exposure to excessive noise is hazardous to hearing and can result in permanent hearing damage. Exposure to noise can also cause a ringing or whistling noise in the ears, known as tinnitus. Historically, noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus have been suffered ... Read Article

Proposed NHS cuts rejected

Published on 8th October 2014

We recently wrote about proposed cuts to hearing aid services in North Staffordshire. At the end of September the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) came before the Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee to go through proposals. The proposed cuts would have affected ... Read Article

Living with hearing loss

Published on 27th September 2014

Former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames has publicly spoken out about her hearing loss and the effects of this on her day to day life. Before being diagnosed with hearing loss her hearing had been near perfect but it wasn’t until her children ... Read Article