Can Vitamins and Minerals Prevent Hearing Loss?

According to a report from food.gov.uk, around half of UK adults are currently taking food supplements on a regular basis, with a further third having taken them in the past.…

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Why Is My Hearing Muffled?

Realising that your hearing feels muffled even though nothing appears to be inside your ear canal can be confusing. Whether the issue affects just one or both of your ears,…

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Auditory Deprivation and How It Can Affect You

What Is Auditory Deprivation? Auditory deprivation occurs when your brain stops receiving and interpreting sound as a result of hearing loss, leading to atrophy of the brain and possible issues…

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Ototoxic Hearing Loss: What You Need to Know

What Is Ototoxicity? There are certain medicines that can damage the ear and lead to hearing loss or even balance issues. They are called ototoxic medicines, or ototoxins, and include…

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What Is a ‘Conch Removal’, and Can It Lead to Hearing Impairment?

Warning: Graphic imagery ahead. Striking ear modification trends that go way beyond a simple piercing have been around for years. Ear stretching, for example- the practice of gradually stretching out…

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Phonak Hearing Aids: Time for an Upgrade?

You might have heard that hearing aids usually have a lifespan of anywhere between 5 and 7 years. Since these guidelines are not exactly specific, it might be hard to…

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Why Do I Have an Earache?

Ear pain is a common issue that affects adults and children alike and can occur in one or both ears. The pain may be constant or intermittent, and it can…

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Audiology as a Career Path: What Are the Steps?

We would like to introduce you to the newest addition to Hear4U: Poppy Knott! She is only sixteen years old and has already embarked on an exciting career path: Poppy…

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