Hearing Assessments


With our Hearing Assessments, we treat our customers in the same way as we’d like our friends and relatives to be treated whilst offering the best possible hearing solution to ensure you can get the best hearing experience possible. We take the time to fully understand your needs because you are unique and then prescribe the most suitable hearing solution carefully matched to you and your lifestyle.



 

The Right Qualifications, consumer code and protection

At Hearing Solutions UK, all of our hearing aid audiologists and dispensers are HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered and members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. This guarantees each one of our trustworthy team members know the true value of adhering to our professional body’s standards.

This assures our clients they will be getting the most accurate diagnosis and solution possible. It also means that we’ve signed up to the Professional Body’s consumer code and stay completely up-to-date with the latest developments in hearing technology, and follow a structured industry plan of CPD (continuous professional development).

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Signs of Hearing Loss

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Ten million people in the UK, one in six of us, have some degree of hearing loss. The main causes are hereditary factors, noise exposure, trauma and ear diseases. And, of course, there is age. More than 40% of people over 50 years of age have some degree of hearing loss, rising to 70% of those over the age of 70.

The incredible gift of sound allows us to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. It also allows us to enjoy television, music and all manner of entertainment.

As we grow through life’s journey many people experience hearing loss and this is a perfectly natural part of life. Exposure to loud noise may also have an adverse effect on our hearing so it’s quite possible to experience some hearing loss at any age, depending on lifestyle.

Signs include:

  • Frequently having to ask people to repeat themselves
  • Having trouble hearing when there’s a lot of background noise
  • Misunderstanding conversations
  • Perceiving that others are mumbling
  • Music doesn’t sound as clear as it used to
  • Having to increase the TV or radio volume
  • Struggling to hear what children and grandchildren are saying

If any of the above sound familiar it’s a good time to have your hearing properly assessed via one of our hearing professionals.

They will confirm if you have any hearing loss and what the cause might be. Your dedicated professional will then advise on the correct course of action and fortunately this is usually a simple process designed to get you back to enjoying life to the fullest.

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How To Safely Clean Your Ears

 

Did You Know the Smallest Thing You Should Put in Your Ear is Your Elbow!!!

But there is another way to get in and get your Ears clean and Clear!

Earwax build-up is a natural process that is essential for the health and wellbeing of your ears. Also known as cerumen, earwax protects the ear from dust, microorganisms and other foreign particles and it lubricates your Eardrum too!

However, this becomes a common problem when there is too much earwax caused by the following factors:

  • The ageing process, as earwax becomes drier with age
  • Having narrow or excessive hair in the ear canals
  • The ear canal not producing enough natural oils for the wax to migrate

When any of the above happens, you may feel symptoms such as a sensation of your ear being plugged up, pain, discomfort, partial hearing loss, irritation and the heightened sensation of tinnitus.

What can you do to avoid this build up?

Whilst it is not clear whether you can actually stop earwax from building in your ears, take note of these important reminders to avoid further complications:

  • Do not over-clean your ears as it can lead to skin irritation and ear infection.
  • Never attempt to scrape out the earwax with your fingers or objects such as cotton swabs, hairpins, toothpicks and other small items as these can only damage your ear and push the wax further down.
  • Avoid using ear candling at home as this method involves the use of the smoke from a burning candle which can easily go wrong and may result in severe burns and perforated eardrums.
  • There are different varieties of earwax removal treatments which you need to decide upon after consulting your physician and includes the use of eardrops, ear irrigation, micro-suction and aural toilet.
  • So long as you do not have a perforated eardrum, there are several types of eardrops you can use at home to help soften the earwax so that it screcret from the ear canal naturally. This includes drops containing sodium bicarbonate, olive oil or almond oil.

What are the natural ways of cleaning your ears?

Since earwax build-up continues to be one of the most persistent ear problems today, learning how to clean your ears at home without injuring yourself or further blocking your ear canal is a very important skill to have. Whilst cotton buds are the most commonly used medium to clean the ears, most experts agree that they may not be the best way to do so. Here are four easy home remedies you can use to clean your ears the natural way:

  • saline water
  • warm olive oil
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • vinegar and rubbing alcohol solution

How can cleaning your ears affect your hearing?

Since your ears already have a natural self-cleaning mechanism that allows debris and excess earwax to naturally slip out of the ear canal, most audiologists suggest that the ears don’t need cleaning at all. Whilst this practice is good for the outer parts of your ear, keep in mind that inserting anything which could push the ear wax deeper towards the eardrum is dangerous and may have an adverse impact to your hearing. Consult your doctor immediately if you injure your ears, experience earaches or notice changes in your ears or hearing.

Here, at Hearing Solutions UK, we understand that our customers have different needs and requirements so we ensure to make your experience as discreet and as personal as possible. In addition, we also strive to provide only the highest standard of care to all our customers starting from the initial assessment right up to your aftercare and product maintenance. Book a free consultation today or give us a call on 0800 810 8050 for more information.


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What are the Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss?

 

There are two main types of Hearing Loss, being a: 

Conductive Hearing Loss

Which can stem from: 

  1. The Pinna, such as a cauliflower ear as caused from constant bruising re: Boxing or Rugby playing
  2. Stenosis or Atresia where the Ear Canal closes over a period of time
  3. Ear Polyps which can appear through a number of causes such as a) Cholesteatoma b) Inflammation c) Tumour
  4. Wax which can build up in the Ear Canal, rather than migrating into the Concha or bowl of the Ear
  5. A Perforation of the Tympanic Membrane, more commonly known as the Ear Drum
  6. Otosclerosis which is an abnormal growth of bone on one of the three bones (as underlined) in the Middle Ear, known as the MalleusIncus and Stapes, or more commonly known as the HammerAnvil and Stirrup  

Conductive Hearing Loss

If we were to add a percentage to the Types Of Deafness, a Conductive Loss would stem from 20% of Types Of Hearing Loss and can often be treated through an operation to which an ENT Specialist will be able to provide specialised advice on.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This can stem from: 

Noise Exposure

  1. Medication
  2. Stress
  3. Hereditary Loss
  4. Viral Infections

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

If we were to add a percentage to the Types Of Deafness, a Sensori Neural Hearing Loss (SNHL) is the most common type of Hearing Loss where 80% of the world’s population could be subjected to it from any or a combination of the five points given above.

Hearing Aids can often solve the problems experienced from a Sensori Neural Hearing Loss.

Sensori Neural Hearing Loss is more commonly known as ‘Nerve Deafness’ where speech can be heard well enough but not clearly enough.

Sensori Neural Hearing Loss often gives the sensation that people are:

  1. Mumbling
  2. Speaking Too Fast
  3. Deliberately Lowering Their Voices
  4. Purposely Turning Their Backs, Where They Cannot Understand What Is Being Said
  5. Difficult To Understand If The Speaker Has An Accent They Are Not Familiar With

Note: A Sensori Neural Hearing Loss more often than not causes just as much AnnoyanceFrustration and Embarrassment than the actual Hearing Loss!

Here at Hearing Solutions UK, We Are Looking To Educate The World with words other than Deafness or Hearing Loss, as both meanings are looked upon as being negative, where the person in question may never accept their Hearing condition, due to those words and meanings.

We at Hearing Solutions UK, prefer to describe a  Hearing Loss or Deafness as a:

Hearing Loss At Certain Frequencies

 

Hearing Loss At Certain Frequencies clearly means the Patient can Hear well enough but not at certain frequencies…

…and all that’s needed to achieve, is to help each Patient Hear well again or distinguish Speech and Sounds at the frequencies they find it most challenging to comprehend.

If you feel or suspect;

  1. A Loved One
  2. A Member Of Your Family (Even If They Are Not A Loved One)
  3. A Friend
  4. An Associate
  5. A Colleague
  6. Or Even A Neighbour Down The Road Needs Help, Assistance Or A Simple Hearing Test…

…please do not hesitate to contact us on: 0800 810 8048

Hearing Assessments



With our Hearing Assessments, we treat our customers in the same way as we’d like our friends and relatives to be treated whilst offering the best possible hearing solution to ensure you can get the best hearing experience possible. We take the time to fully understand your needs because you are unique and then prescribe the most suitable hearing solution carefully matched to you and your lifestyle.

The Right Qualifications, consumer code and protection

At Hearing Solutions UK, all of our hearing aid audiologists and dispensers are HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered and members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. This guarantees each one of our trustworthy team members know the true value of adhering to our professional body’s standards.

This assures our clients they will be getting the most accurate diagnosis and solution possible. It also means that we’ve signed up to the Professional Body’s consumer code and stay completely up-to-date with the latest developments in hearing technology, and follow a structured industry plan of CPD (continuous professional development).

Discretion, comfort & reliability

We’re proud to offer a fantastic and technologically advanced selection of hearing aids, sound amplification devices and choice of service options. From initial assessment, customer discussion and prescription, to your aftercare and product maintenance, we strive to provide the highest standard of care to each and every one of our customers.

Our range includes super-discreet virtually-invisible devices from the world’s leading manufacturers and we’ll make sure we provide you with the best and most comfortable solution possible with the appropriate level of technology. Our bespoke service means the solutions we offer you are completely suited to your lifestyle.

We may recommend the simplest ready-to-wear, low-cost sound amplification device or another solution with amazing connectivity to your television, computer or mobile phone. We want what’s best for you and your lifestyle!


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Sign & Causes of Hearing Loss

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Ten million people in the UK, one in six of us, have some degree of hearing loss. The main causes are hereditary factors, noise exposure, trauma and ear diseases. And, of course, there is age. More than 40% of people over 50 years of age have some degree of hearing loss, rising to 70% of those over the age of 70.

The incredible gift of sound allows us to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. It also allows us to enjoy television, music and all manner of entertainment.

As we grow through life’s journey many people experience hearing loss and this is a perfectly natural part of life. Exposure to loud noise may also have an adverse effect on our hearing so it’s quite possible to experience some hearing loss at any age, depending on lifestyle.

Signs include:

  • Frequently having to ask people to repeat themselves
  • Having trouble hearing when there’s a lot of background noise
  • Misunderstanding conversations
  • Perceiving that others are mumbling
  • Music doesn’t sound as clear as it used to
  • Having to increase the TV or radio volume
  • Struggling to hear what children and grandchildren are saying

If any of the above sound familiar it’s a good time to have your hearing properly assessed via one of our hearing professionals.

They will confirm if you have any hearing loss and what the cause might be. Your dedicated professional will then advise on the correct course of action and fortunately this is usually a simple process designed to get you back to enjoying life to the fullest.

Finding The Best Chair For People With Limited Mobility

The elderly and people with mobility issues typically spend most of their time either sitting on a chair or laying on the bed, and whilst these are designed to offer them comfort, some furniture may not be the right type for them or even contribute to worsen their conditions. Since they are mostly sitting throughout the day, having a chair that makes them slouch or lean towards the edges may be detrimental to their health. That is why getting the best chair that will answer their needs is important to improve their well being. To know the right type of chair, here are the factors you need to consider before purchasing.

Adjustable Features

The elderly have immediate and changing needs that may require the chair to have specific modifications to aid with their comfort. For example, to reduce the risk of bed sores they have to continuously shift their weight, and having a chair that can be tilted to have the desired angle can help with persons who are having a hard time to move independently. With a riser/recliner chair, the features enable the person to have a safe sit to stand transfer when on riser function and have maximum comfort when on recline function.

Made-to-measure Dimensions

Having a riser/recliner chair that is made specifically for your needs can provide you with the perfect sitting position. To aid with your mobility needs, it is important that you consider first the mechanisms before deciding on the design and style that you want your chair to have. Riser/recliner chairs provide a variety of tilt in space features which include full tilt to provide support when standing and independent backrest reclines to allow multiple positions to be achieved.

Comfortable

When choosing for the right chair, the most important to consider is comfort. When trying out furnishings, sit on for at least ten minutes to ensure that you’re comfortable. The upholstery used should also be considered since the feel of the fabric also contributes to having comfort. Consider the different types of armrests, whether you want them to have wooden knuckles for support when standing up or have an added layer of padding for more comfort.

Hygienic

You should pick furnishings that can be easily cleaned since it will be used for the most part of the day. Consider the fabric used, the frames and the corners. It is advisable to veer away from vinyl as this material causes sweating, which can make the seating surface slippery. Ensure that the chair has breathable fabrics and has easy to reach corners to prevent dirt and bacteria from accumulating.

Provides Support

People who have limited mobility need certain features for support in the right places. Armrests should have soft fabric for comfort but should also be firm to bear the weight when standing up or sitting down. Footrest features can also provide support when elevated to support recline positions.

Remember that it’s better to have the elderly and people with mobility issues be on their chairs than to be on their bed, and if the chair is not providing the comfort they need and may even be contributing to their pain, they may find themselves constantly choosing the bed to relieve their discomfort. Having the correct type of chair can reduce their time on their beds thus improving their quality of life.

The Mobility Furniture Company supply luxury chairs that are available in variety of different upholsteries, sizes, motor action types and back rest styles. Because you have a wide range to choose from, you will be sure to find a chair to suit your decor. If you have any inquiries or would like to request for our free 68-page brochure, get in touch with us. Give us a call on 0800 810 8816 to speak with a friendly member of our team today.

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