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Sudden Hearing Loss: The Teenage Experience and Beyond

Article contributed by Rachel Clare A Rude Awakening I awoke on the morning of my 14th birthday and immediately knew that something was wrong. The room spun as I sat up and I realised that I couldn’t really hear out of my right ear. There was also a persistent buzzing sound with intermittent ringing noises. […]

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Hearing Aid Accessories Launches New App for Hearing Aid Users

Article contributed by Scarlet Lewitt, PR and Content Specialist for Hear4U and Healthscreen UK Deaf Awareness Week means more than a simple hashtag on social media. It is a time to actively promote the positivity of living with hearing loss but at the same time, make an increased effort to understand some of the hardships […]

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My Tryst with Tinnitus and Why I Started Tinnitus and You

Article contributed by James Morrison, Tinnitus and You Tinnitus is a condition where one hears a sound such as ringing, whooshing, hissing, clicking, or buzzing, which isn’t produced by an external source. It is estimated that almost 90% of people with Tinnitus also have hearing loss. It can be caused by exposure to loud noises […]

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Hearing Link Services – Helping You to Manage Your Hearing Loss Journey

Article contributed by Hearing Link The long-term experience of hearing loss – which is sometimes known as the hearing journey – has five stages: pre-awareness; awareness; taking action; rehabilitation; and living with hearing loss. Everyone faces each stage of their journey in their own way. Hearing Loss Support If you are struggling to manage the […]

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) – All You Need to Know

Article contributed by Duncan Collet-Fenson, audiologist and managing director at Aston Hearing Services. SSNHL Background Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) affects between 5-30 people per 100,000 every year. Yet, despite the severity of this condition, it is little known within the audiological community and even less so in wider medical circles. Sadly, immediate medical help […]

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An Introduction to Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)

Article contributed by a medical advisory panel member of the British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) For some people, sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) may be caused by an acoustic neuroma (also known as vestibular schwannoma). What is an Acoustic Neuroma? An acoustic neuroma is a non-cancerous (benign) tumour that grows on the hearing and balance […]

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This poster was designed for healthcare workers to display in their consultation rooms, surgeries, and waiting rooms to help raise awareness of sudden hearing loss.

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Sudden Hearing Loss: Our Journey to Rehabilitation

Article by Andrea M. Simonson, PhD, CCC-A Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone of any age. It can also impact the loved ones of those affected. Seeing someone you love going through a distressing or traumatic event can be difficult. It’s natural to want to help someone you care for […]

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My Cochlear Implant Journey

Article by Robin Hayward When high school teacher, Robin Hayward suddenly passed out during a routine medical appointment, she sustained a head trauma that would cause further complications. In this compelling blog post, Robin shares her story of suddenly losing the hearing in her right ear, and her search to find an effective treatment option. […]

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Information on Hyperacusis

Article contributed by Aimee Cooke, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis specialist – The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Network For some people, sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is accompanied by sound sensitivity, also known as hyperacusis. What is Hyperacusis? Hyperacusis is a condition whereby everyday sounds that are tolerated by most people are instead found to be uncomfortable, too […]