Contacting Emergency Services

Contacting Emergency Services

When you’re in an emergency situation, and need help, you pick up the phone and call the police, ambulance, or fire brigade. But for many people who are Deaf, or have a hearing loss, talking on the phone is a challenge, or even impossible. This is made much...
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...
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...
When should I get hearing aids?

When should I get hearing aids?

We all know that early intervention is important when dealing with children. A child with hearing loss that is identified and receives treatment early in life (before 6 months old) has a far greater chance of developing in a similar way to a child with normal hearing...
World Hearing Day 2019

World Hearing Day 2019

World Hearing Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd of March. This World Health Organisation initiative aims to create awareness about the importance of one’s ears and hearing. Events take place all over the world, all based around a theme. The theme for 2019 is...