Tinnitus

The Nature, Common Causes, Effects and Treatment of Tinnitus

Often described as a ringing in the ears, tinnitus is thought to affect as many as one person in ten of those living in the UK, and around half claim that its effects are moderately to severely distressing. The figures for the United States are quite similar, if a fraction higher, and seem to suggest that the incidence will b...

Hearing Test

The Nature of Hearing Tests and Why They are important

There was a time when deafness was relatively uncommon, and could be attributed either to inherited or congenital defects, or to chronic ear infections. That, however, is no longer the case. In America alone, around 20% of the population now exhibits some degree of auditory impairment, with one in three affected by the age of 65. Tha...

Hearing Aids

The Management of Hearing Loss with Advanced Digital Hearing Aids

It is probably true that few people appreciate their ability to hear until they are no longer able to do so. That said, we are living in an age when more people than ever before are now experiencing a level of hearing loss that is sufficiently marked to require the use of electronic amplification aids. While the body...

Cochlear Implant

The Cochlear Implant Promises Hope for the Profoundly Deaf

Although millions of people around the world have benefitted from the use of conventional hearing aids, and have been able to live full lives despite varying degrees of deafness, a significant proportion of those whose hearing loss is more severe are unable to derive any significant benefit from these devices. If it wasn’t for ...

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