Hear the world in full colour with Leightons

Mar 13, 2024 - Hearing Care

Without light, we have no colour. And without sound, we have no connection. Our hearing and sight are often considered as two separate entities, yet they are linked: a life without full colour or connection is a very dull place to be indeed.

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.

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.

Sensitive to noise? Misophonia and hyperacusis explained

Apr 16, 2021 - Hearing Care, Hearing Tests

Do you have an emotional reaction to everyday sounds? This could mean you have acute sensitivity to sound – or, in medical terms, misophonia or hyperacusis

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?

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 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 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.

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.

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.