Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
There has never been a more prominent time to make sure your hearing is up to scratch. Here at Hearing Healthcare Centre we have always known that it is important to have regular hearing tests but due to findings by a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine there are now some worrying figures that only emphasise the need to be checked.
The study was led by Dr. Frank Lin and has been carried out over several years monitoring the extent of hearing problems in a group of volunteers. Dr Lin is a hearing specialists and epidemiologist who attended the John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
Studying 1,984 older adults over a period of time, he investigated the link between hearing and cognitive depreciation leading to degenerative diseases such as dementia. With a mean age of 77, it was found that the participants experienced a 41% greater decline in their cognitive functions if they had hearing problems. This is an astounding finding and proves that a simple hearing test really could make the world of difference.
With these findings, it is essential that you take the quality of your hearing very seriously as it can have a huge effect on your life later on. If you notice a change in your hearing ability or develop tinnitus it is imperative that you arrange a test as soon as possible to reduce the risk of any more damage occurring. As you get older a hearing test would be advised once a year to keep on top of any changes.
Dementia is a cruel illness that can take away the person your family love so to reduce the risk of this or any other similar cognitive conditions developing quickly, having a hearing test could be the answer.
To book an appointment in Cambridge please call us on 01223 360 700 or to discuss hearing tests and hearing aids in Peterborough call 01733 392 910. Alternatively you can fill out our contact form via the website.
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Next week, the 6th – 12th May will mark Deaf Awareness Week 2013; a week of events aiming to raise awareness of the difficulties the deaf and hard of hearing experience day to day, and showcase the work of charities and organisations supporting the deaf. (more…)
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Unfortunately for some people, hearing loss grows to such an extent in their life that serious consideration is needed over the use of a hearing aid. Fortunately technology has advanced incredibly over the last decade and the most recent hearing aids can revolutionise the levels of hearing an individual can experience. The effect these devices can have on someone’s overall happiness cannot be underestimated. (more…)
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
The wax in your ear is there to protect your ear from dust ingress, it helps the cleaning process by collecting the dead skin which migrates out of the eardrum to the bowl of the ear. However when earwax is obstructing the ear canal it’s necessary to undergo a procedure called ear irrigation to remove the ear wax. The benefits of undergoing an ear irrigation procedure are:
• It removes all surplus wax allowing the ear canal to resume its normal function and wax production.
• Can help reduce hearing loss and in some cases ear ache.
• It’s also necessary to undergo ear irrigation when ear impressions are needed for making custom moulds, as the ear canal must be completely wax free.
• It’s also used in cases when the ear canal may be very narrow which may cause a restriction for the wax exiting.
• It’s also used on those who wear hearing aids or moulds as a build-up of wax can act as a stopper to their normal process, making them less effective.
In the vast majority of cases wax is not a problem but the benefits of having the procedure done are quite obvious. There is no recommended interval for wax removal as this would be assessed on an individual basis.
Here at Hearing Health Care Centre we pride ourselves on our quality and with our personal consultations you can feel assured that you will receive the best advice and treatment for your needs. As members of the AIHHP you can rest assured your hearing health is safe with us, we have completed the Aston University Basic Ear Care course which qualifies us to carry out ear irrigation using Pro-pulse ear irrigators for wax removal and Jobson horns. If you require hearing care in Cambridge or more information about our services do not hesitate to contact us here and someone will get back to you.
Friday, September 21st, 2012
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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
If you suffer from partial hearing loss then there are a whole variety of effects it can have on your lifestyle. From not being able to understand your loved ones to losing your confidence in social situations, poor hearing has far more consequences than may be first apparent. At the Hearing Healthcare Centre we pride ourselves on helping people hear better, and a key element of this treatment is LACE auditory training.
The majority of partial hearing loss cases can be fixed relatively easily with effective hearing aids and the technology is improving all the time. However believe it or not, it takes more than just hearing to reach understanding. Many people who have struggled with their hearing will find it difficult to actually interpret what they are hearing, and this is where the LACE (Listening And Communication Enhancement) auditory training comes in.
LACE therapy is designed to retrain the way your brain makes sense of what it hears, and it can improve the quality of your comprehension by a staggering 40%. Including twenty half-hour practical interactive training sessions that you can complete from the comfort of your own home, LACE allows you to train your brain in your own time and provides a flexible course of treatment. You can always recap any areas of the therapy you need to so you never have to worry about losing pace with it.
So if you suffer from partial hearing loss that is affecting the quality of your life – what are you waiting for? If you’d like to find out more about our LACE auditory training programmes, or any of the other treatments we can offer here at the Hearing Healthcare Centre, get in touch with our professional and understanding team today by calling 01223 360700 or by completing our online contact form.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
A leading Cambridgeshire hearing centre has joined a scheme run in conjunction with Help For Heroes to offer free, state-of-the art hearing instruments to veteran British Servicemen and women who have been discharged from the army due to damaged hearing in recent conflicts.
The Hearing Healthcare Centre, which is part of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP), has teamed up with the charity and Phonak, the world’s leading manufacturer of hearing instruments, to help those who have suffered a hearing impairment in Britain’s current conflicts and have been discharged as a result. Former troops who have served in recent conflicts and fit the above criteria will be eligible to benefit from this scheme.
As well as a choice of cutting edge hearing instruments, eligible veteran Servicemen and women will be given free instrument fitting and a series of follow up appointments* from members of AIHHP.
The 9,500 British troops currently stationed in Afghanistan are regularly exposed to the blast of guns or ‘medium’ explosions measuring 140 decibels (dB) – far exceeding the noise level of 85 dB at which hearing damage can occur. As a result of this noise exposure, troops are at a high risk of suffering severe and even permanent hearing damage.
Head of Welfare at Help is for Heroes, Kathy Knell MBE said: “The new partnership with Phonak and AIHHP is a very positive step which will help a lot of returning troops. Addressing hearing loss gives people the ability and confidence to hear clearly and improve their overall quality of life.”
Phonak Managing Director, Stuart Neilson said: “Phonak has been a pioneer of hearing instrument development for more than 60 years. We are privileged to have an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our brave Service men and women.”
Chris Carr from Hearing Healthcare Centre in Cambridge said: “It is a privilege to have this opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our brave Service men and women and we welcome them to our centre.”
For more information about the programme, please visit www.hearingadvisor.co.uk or www.aihhp.org
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Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Whether it’s the cry of a new born baby or the squeal of a child as they win their first race at sports day, there are some things you just don’t want to miss hearing. With the service and products available here at The Hearing Healthcare you needn’t ever worry about missing a sound as we pride ourselves on ensuring you hear every little thing! How? With products such as television hearing aids even the quietest whisper on your favourite TV show will soon be audible, transporting you so you feel you’re in the show with them.
When you visit any specialist or professional you should expect to receive the highest quality service possible, and this is something that we strive to deliver, our team are highly approachable and understand the personal nature of hearing, so you can rest assured that they will be on hand to provide full support throughout.
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, we have consulted and provided professional advice to a whole host of highly satisfied customers, customers that can now walk away happy that they’re hearing has improved!
We utilise the skills of our team, and by using the latest technology we are able to diagnose many different issues before advising you on the best solution for you; every person that walks through our doors is an individual and this is something that we understand, which is why we hold such a huge importance on providing a personal service.
We are able to provide a wide range of services for a variety of different problems and complaints; from professional tinnitus advice and treatment to the maintenance and repair of existing hearing aids, we really are your one stop shop for everything hearing related!
Want to find out more about the service we provide? Take a look over our website or alternatively click here to fill out our online form and one of the team will respond to your query promptly.
Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Friday, June 15th, 2012
If you experience hearing difficulties then you will already know how isolating it can be, stripping you of a sense that many of us take for granted, but miss sorely when it begins to go. At the Hearing Healthcare Centre, we have been supplying Cambridge and the surrounding areas with hearing aids for over fifty years, and we have developed a fantastic reputation for our quality and friendly service.
Given the significance to your quality of life a hearing aid represents, it is essential that you choose your provider carefully. A hearing aid that doesn’t work as well as it should can leave you feeling frustrated, unable to experience the world around you in the way that you expected.
At the Hearing Healthcare Centre, we pride ourselves on our customer service, and we will provide you with a personal consultation before you purchase your hearing aid to ensure that we can identify the product that is perfect for you. We are also one of the few audiologists in the area that offers you a 30 day trial to allow you to return your hearing aid if you are unhappy with it.
We strongly believe that the secret to being successful in this industry is to keep abreast of all the latest technological developments, and we strive to always offer the most cutting edge hearing equipment. We stock a variety of digital hearing aids from the leading names in the business such as Phonak, Siemens, Oticon and Unitron.
It is also important that you choose a hearing aid provider with all of the necessary accreditation, and at the Hearing Healthcare Centre, Mr Carr is a founder member of AIHHP (The Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals) so you can rest assured that you are receiving a high quality service.
If you’d like more information about the range of hearing aids we can supply here at the Hearing Healthcare Centre then get in touch with us by phone on 01223 360 700 or alternatively you can send us your enquiry via our online contact form found on our contact page.
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