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Smart Glasses Come To Theatres For The Hard Of Hearing

In a welcome move the National Theatre in London is trialling out `Smart Glasses`. These glasses will enable the hard of hearing to read captions for the performances they are watching which is a very clever and innovative move.

In fact theatre goers who are experiencing hearing loss may find things a whole lot easier at certain theatres in London over the next few weeks and months as the charity Stagetext has been awarded funding by the City of London Corporation in a bid to make the theatre and arts more accessible to everyone, including the hard of hearing.

Changing Attitudes Still Required From Many People Regarding Hearing Issues

As we previously mentioned in one of our blogs there needs to be a serious change in the attitude of many people so that they take on board their hearing loss issues and get help as soon as they possibly can.

Hearing Loss Can Be A Factor Leading To Dementia Finds Study

A recent international study which has been published in the Lancet has found that there are 9 key risk factors which can lead to the onset of dementia and hearing loss is one of those factors. This shows how important regular hearing checks are once we move into middle age and older.

Putting Your Mind At Rest On Hearing Aids

Hello and welcome to our blog here at the Lisburn Hearing Centre, based in Lisburn (yes I know the clue is in the title!) in Northern Ireland. Today we want to reach out to people who are hesitating about coming to have their hearing tested in order to see if they need a hearing aid, as this is still a quite common occurrence.

Large Proportion Of Workers Hide Their Hearing Loss At Work

Hello and welcome to our blog here at the Lisburn Hearing Centre, the number 1 hearing centre in Northern Ireland. Today we are looking at new research which has shown that huge swathes of the working population are hiding their poor hearing from the rest of the workforce rather than admit they have a problem.

Widex Hearing Aids Are Excellent Quality Products

Hello and welcome to our blog here at Lisburn Hearing Centre in Northern Ireland. Today we would like to share with you some information from the Widex blog. On their blog they give us `10 Facts About Widex UNIQUE Hearing Aids`. On the blog they mention that as well as their hearing aids giving people exceptional sound quality on top of ease of use, with a great looking design, there are many other facts to consider. There is no doubt that the Widex hearing aids are one of, if not the, finest hearing aids in the world.

Widex Hearing Aids & Their Benefits

We are very pleased that we now supply the innovative hearing aids that are Widex, they really are a great development in hearing aid technology which can be of huge benefit to people suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus. Here are some of the benefits of using Widex hearing products.

People Who Suffer From Hearing Loss Are 4 Times More Likely To Be Out Of Work

The charity Action on Hearing Loss have stated that people with hearing loss are finding it extremely difficult to find work, and they claim that you are 4 times more likely to be unemployed if you do suffer from hearing loss. And in most cases they are struggling to even get an interview never mind get a job, so things can be pretty tough out there for people who suffer this disability.

5 Tips For Helping Your Children Hear Better

Hello and today we are sharing with you an article on how you can help your children to hear better, for even if they wear hearing aids they may struggle to hear if there is too much difference between the speaker and them, or there is too much background noise for instance. The article includes 5 tips which are below:

Why Children With Autism Could Benefit From Hearing Aids

There has been some recent research which suggests that children with autism may well benefit from wearing a hearing aid, as they could have an inner ear deficiency which gives them problems in being able to recognize speech. It is claimed that if the deficiency can be identified early on then the child can be treated with hearing aids and other hearing technology so they will see an improvement in the range of sounds they can identify and hear correctly.

6 Tips To Protect Yourself From Hearing Loss

Hello and welcome to another blog post here at Lisburn Hearing Centre. Today we have some very good tips for you on how to protect yourself from hearing loss, as published by Phonak.

The Importance Of Hearing Tests For Dementia Patients

As people get older there is of course the greater chance of them getting dementia, a condition which is becoming increasingly common both here in the UK and across the world. But dementia can be further complicated if they are also experiencing hearing loss, as they will feel even more isolated and unable to get people to understand them. And of course there are instances where people think a close relative is in the early stages of dementia when in fact the problem is their hearing rather than anything else.

Ways To Reduce Tinnitus Discomfort

Today in our blog post we are looking at the misery that tinnitus can bring to people, and methods you can use to ease the discomfort. There is a good article on the Age UK website which gives details of number of strategies you can try to help with the condition, and these include mobile phone apps, your diet, yoga, breathing exercises and counselling.

Latest Technologies For Hard Of Hearing Being Showcased

Plymouth Guilds Hearing and Sight Centre is hosting an event this coming Thursday, October 27th, where leading technologies in the sphere of hearing assistance from across the world will showcase their latest products. There will be an interactive display which will look at how people can manage their hearing loss and make the best of what hearing they do have.

New Ads On Channel 4 An Important Step Forward In Deaf Awareness

A couple of weeks ago Channel 4 started to show what was known as an `accessible ad break` where each ad was fully signed by deaf actor and artist David Ellington, and an audio described version of the ad is available on the `Watch Live` section of All 4. David Ellington changed costumes during the ads and also interacted with the main ads to keep things interesting and entertaining to all.

Lisburn Hearing Celebrates Our 10 Year Anniversary

Welcome to our blog here at the Lisburn Hearing Centre in Northern Ireland. We have news today of our recent 10 year anniversary!! The years have gone far too quickly but we have enjoyed every one of them and we are looking forward already to the next 10 years!

Keep Your Brain Fit To Minimise The Effects Of Hearing Loss

There have been some recent studies which have come to the conclusion that keeping your brain fit and agile is important in minimising the effects of hearing loss. Keeping your brain active can of course help your general state of health too, and is useful in warding off such illnesses as dementia, and there does seem to be a likely link between dementia and hearing loss, as hearing loss can speed up the loss of brain tissue.

Could Anemone Proteins Be The Key To Restoring Hearing Loss

There has recently been a fascinating study in the Journal Of Experimental Biology where they have been researching to see if the sea anemone`s incredible ability to heal themselves can be transferred into restoring hearing loss in humans. It is hoped that the proteins that an anemone uses to heal itself after tearing itself in two to reproduce itself can be used to repair damaged cells on humans. These proteins have already been used on mice`s sound- sensing cells to very good effect so this is a possible breakthrough for the restoration of hair loss.

Introduction Of The Accessible Information Standard

On the 1st August 2016 the Accessible Information Standard was launched in the UK which has been received with great delight by charities such as Action on Hearing Loss. This is a welcome step forward for people with hearing issues as it means that all providers of NHS care and publicly funded adult social care have to meet the needs of both the disabled and people who are have some sort of sensory loss to ensure that they are able to communicate effectively when they visit a medical centre or social care facility.

How To Spot Your Hearing Is Getting Worse

Hello and welcome to another blog post at Lisburn Hearing Centre. Today we are looking at how hearing loss can creep up on you without you noticing it, and how to look for signs that may show that your hearing is getting worse and you need to get checked out.
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