Article contributed by Agnes Yohannan, Clinical Audiologist, MSc Audiology You may have come across the term “Audiogram” when taking a hearing test. Basically, an audiogram is the findings of your hearing test. Hearing tests are carried out by a hearing healthcare professional—usually an audiologist—to understand the functionality of your hearing system. Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA) […]
Hi, My name is Carly and I'm currently living in Spain. I am originally from a small seaside town in Yorkshire called Bridlington and have also lived in China and Thailand. For 14 years, I worked as a teacher, specialising in Early Years Education. I am currently working as a transformational coach for people with hearing loss, and a hearing health writer.
In August 2016, I experienced sudden sensorineural hearing loss in my left ear. I started this blog as a way to inform my friends and family about my progress, for anyone else who is going through a similar experience as me, or for anybody who is interested in learning about this type of hearing loss, and the way it can affect everyday life. I am also the founder of the Sudden Hearing Loss Support website, which provides information and support to anyone affected by sudden hearing loss.
I love walking in the countryside, getting lost in Madrid, going out for breakfast, taking photos, listening to music, storytelling podcasts, baking, running, drinking wine, and eating spicy food.
Article contributed by RNID At the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) we’re often asked the best ways to communicate with people who are deaf or have hearing loss. We know that small changes make a big difference, from turning down background music and adjusting lighting to making sure you face the person so they […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]