How to have easier conversations

Mar 2, 2023 - Hearing Care

We all understand the huge value of staying connected, particularly after the pandemic, and the critical role it plays in both our physical and mental wellbeing. With that in mind, we've put together some top tips to help those communication partners, as well as individuals with hearing loss, to help keep your conversations going.

How to protect your ears in cold weather

Nov 9, 2022 - Hearing Care, Hearing Protection

When we think about wrapping up against freezing temperatures, our first thought is often a warm jacket. One of our most-exposed and least-protected body parts are overlooked – our ears.

How to festival this summer while protecting your vision and hearing

Jul 21, 2022 - Eye Care, Hearing Care

Festival season is well and truly underway, with Glastonbury starting things off back in June and plenty more to come this month, including, Rewind, Reading & Leeds and Carfest, to name a few! But did you know that festivals can present potential dangers for your eyes and ears?

Think you have an ear infection? These surprising reasons may have caused it

Jun 6, 2022 - Hearing Care

Whilst ear infections are more common in children, they can affect adults too. Symptoms of an ear infection usually include feeling sick, lack of energy, high temperature, and itching in and around the ear. Whilst the majority of cases clear up by themselves after three days, there are actions you can take to avoid ear infections occurring in the first place.

How to keep stress at bay and protect your hearing

Apr 12, 2022 - Hearing Care

Stress can cause a wide range of health problems, including hearing issues, so, we’d like to show you the signs to look for and help you prevent stress-related hearing loss before it gets serious.

How to keep your eyes and ears healthy in 2022

Jan 28, 2022 - Eye Care, Hearing Care

As we head into February, we are all still looking to make small improvements in our lives. So what’s a better healthy living resolution than paying closer attention to your ear and eye health?

Give the Gift of Hearing this Christmas

Dec 3, 2021 - Hearing Care

Whether you’re searching for that special something for a loved one this year, or looking to treat yourself, finding the perfect present at Christmas is never an easy task, but what can be greater than the gift of hearing?

Protect your ears this Bonfire Night!

Nov 2, 2021 - Hearing Care

After 18 months of cancelled festivities, it’s finally time to grab a hot dog, cosy up by the bonfire (at a safe distance!), and get ready to watch a beautiful display of fireworks crackling, sizzling, whooshing into the sky.

Stress Awareness Month: How stress can affect your eyes and ears

Apr 22, 2021 - Eye Care, Hearing Care

Here at Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care we wanted to shine the light on some of the less well-known effects of stress: the impact on your eyes and ears.

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

Staying connected virtually when you have a hearing loss

Mar 16, 2021 - Hearing Care

Virtual conversation just isn’t the same as meeting up in real life. If you add hearing loss into the mix, you’ll know all too well the difficulties you’re faced with. Find out how we're keeping connected at Leightons.