How hearing loss differs from sight loss

Aug 15, 2023 - Hearing Care

Hearing loss and sight loss are two very different conditions, so join us as we explain how they differ, the effects they have and how we can manage them.

Ear Candling: What It Is and Whether It's Safe or Effective

Aug 1, 2023 - Hearing Care

Find out what ear candling is, how effective it is as a method of ear wax removal, and the risks it poses.

Ear Irrigation: A Safe and Effective Way to Remove Excess Ear Wax

Jul 24, 2023 - Hearing Care

You may remember ear syringing, but ear irrigation is the safe modern method for professional ear wax removal.

Swimmers ear causes and how to avoid it

Jun 22, 2023 - Hearing Care

Discover the causes of swimmer's ear and how to prevent it in our comprehensive guide to swimmer's ear.

How to Prepare for an Ear Wax Removal Appointment: Tips and Advice

Jun 12, 2023 - Hearing Care

Prepare for an ear wax removal appointment with our top tips. Find out what to expect, the types of removal methods and when you might need one.

Ear plugs for concerts and festivals

Jun 8, 2023 - Hearing Care

Headed to a music festival or gig this summer? Before you start pitching your tent and rocking to your favourite tunes, we’ve got some information you won’t want to miss! We had a chat with Natasha Soper, Audiologist and music lover, for the lowdown on why you should be wearing hearing protection to your next event!

How to recognise the signs of excessive ear wax build-up

May 30, 2023 - Hearing Care

Excessive ear wax build-up can have an impact on hearing – and removal always needs to be performed by a specialist. Here are the signs to look out for.

Study reveals hearing aids may reduce dementia risk in later life

May 11, 2023 - Hearing Care

For years, we’ve known that unaddressed hearing loss leads to an increased risk of dementia. But now, new research published by the University of Exeter concludes that wearing an effective hearing aid can reduce this risk, by helping you to maintain brain function in later life.

Hear the world in full colour with Leightons

Apr 27, 2023 - Hearing Care

Without light, we see no colour. And without sound, we lose connection. It is often the case that our hearing and sight are considered as two separate senses, yet a life without either colour or connection is a very dull place indeed! Join us as we hear from Audiologist & Professional Services Manager Elizabeth Newbould as she discusses the links between sound, our sight and colour.

The Dangers of DIY Ear Wax Removal: Why You Should See a Professional

Apr 18, 2023 - Hearing Care

Hands up, who has tried to clean their ears at home? We are all guilty of it, whether that is grabbing a cotton bud, following an online video tutorial, or testing a D.I.Y. hack. But did you know that attempts to remove earwax yourself can do more harm than good? So what are the big no-nos of removing earwax yourself, and what danger could they put us in?

5 reasons to support your hearing health

Mar 22, 2023 - Hearing Care

Our hearing is often taken for granted whilst it’s working, and for many of us, it’s not something that we pay much attention to until we start experiencing issues with it. Looking after our hearing means that we can continue to enjoy all the things we love to the full, feeling part of the conversation and, most importantly, keeping connected.

Hearing Aids Help Your Brain

Mar 3, 2023 - Hearing Care, Hearing Aids, Hearing Tests

Studies suggest that people who have hearing loss are more likely to suffer from dementia. Hearing aids help your brain slow deterioration.