Whistling Hearing Aids

Whistling Hearing Aids

Some years ago one of the biggest things that irritating people about their hearing aids was feedback. Older hearing aids would often make a high pitched scream, like a whistle. This would most commonly occur when the person was close to a surface or another person,...
What is Cauliflower Ear?

What is Cauliflower Ear?

If you’ve watched a professional rugby match, you might have noticed some players’ ears look lumpy or swollen. This is called Cauliflower Ear. This swelling occurs as a result of a blood clot that forms after physical trauma to the outer ear. What is...
Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

In the last few years almost all hearing aid manufacturers have created hearing aids that are Made for iPhone. This wonderful technology allows iPhone users with these hearing aids to connect their phones to the aids directly, with no intermediary device needed. Made...
Caffeine and Hearing Loss

Caffeine and Hearing Loss

There are few people who do not enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. Caffeine is something most adults feel they need to consume every day. As audiologists, we are often asked whether there is a link between caffeine and hearing loss. Could caffeine worsen one’s...
Can you buy hearing aids online?

Can you buy hearing aids online?

When we’re looking to make a big purchase, it’s natural to want to look around to find the best deal. For this reason, many people considering hearing aids look at whether it’s possible to purchase them online. Can you buy hearing aids online? Well,...
Keeping Hearing Aids Secure

Keeping Hearing Aids Secure

One of the biggest concerns facing hearing aid users is how to ensure that their hearing aids are secure. We always want to make sure that once they are in your ears, they stay there. Are your hearing aids secure? These tips and tricks look that the three main areas...
Hearing Loss and Tuberculosis

Hearing Loss and Tuberculosis

When you visit an audiologist for a hearing assessment, they may ask you whether you have ever undergone any treatment for tuberculosis. While asking about your medical history isn’t unusual when seeing a medical professional, one might wonder why tuberculosis...
What is telecoil?

What is telecoil?

When reading up about hearing aids and their features, one may come across the terms ‘telecoil’ or ‘T-coil’. This feature is commonly found in hearing aids- but what exactly is it, and how might it work for the hearing aid user? How does it...
Are Hearing Aids Rechargeable?

Are Hearing Aids Rechargeable?

With our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices, we have all become accustomed to rechargeability. Many of our electronic devices can be plugged in and charged, ready to be used the next day. However, when it comes to hearing aids, most people still use...
Ear plugs for sleeping

Ear plugs for sleeping

Recently we’ve had a number of patients with similar complaints- noisy neighbours, or a snoring partner, that keep them from getting a good night’s sleep. We all know how important it is to get quality sleep, and if a noise in your environment is keeping...