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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.

Initiative In Theatres, Museums & Galleries The money given to Stagetext is going to be used in a variety of ways, for instance they will be using some of it to have captioning and subtitles available for...

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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.
Recent Survey On Hearing Loss At Work I came across an article in the Glamorgan GEM today where it was commenting on a recent survey of 800 working adults aged 55 and over. In the poll they found that 7 out...

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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.
9 Risk Factors For Dementia The 9 risk factors for dementia which we are sharing with you below and which have been published in a BBC News article, are the factors that are modifiable for people, and they add up to...

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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.
Morrissey Of The Smiths Despite great advances there are people who think there is a stigma attached to wearing a hearing aid, but nothing could be further from the truth. I think it was back in the 1980`s that singer Morrissey...

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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.
5 Million With Hearing Issues There are over 5 million people in the UK who have hearing issues and this equates to about 1 in 6 of the working population. Unfortunately even though around half of these people could improve the...

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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 Aid Facts Here are 3 facts to consider about Widex hearing aids from the blog we mentioned: Total Satisfaction: In a survey, 100% of participants using WIDEX UNIQUE hearing aids rated that they were either satisfied (35%) or very satisfied...

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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.
Widex Unique One of the Widex products available are the Widex Unique hearing aid. These can help you hear more sounds wherever you are what you are doing. The Unique hearing aid gives you a wider sound picture so that if...

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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.
People with hearing loss often get support through the government in the UK, with the Welsh government saying they offer various degrees of support which include access to interpreters, tutors and specialists. Richard Williams of Action on Hearing Loss spoke...

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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:
1. Start Young If your child has hearing loss and has been fitted with hearing technology, encourage them to wear their hearing aids or cochlear implants as much as possible. Young children are especially notorious for removing their hearing devices, but...

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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.
On this subject Shawna Lee, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA says: "ASD can have many implications for social skills, communication, and speech and language development. Hearing loss, whether transient or permanent, can also have similar effects, especially when children are young. Awareness of...

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