Tinnitus and sound Tolerance Issues in Children

How to manage tinnitus & hyperacusis in children Tinnitus and sound Tolerance Issues in Children For a long time there was little information about tinnitus and sound tolerance issues (hyperacusis) in children. This made it difficult for parents to know how to support and help their child. Fortunately this is improving; there is now more […]

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Managing glue ear without surgery – the Otovent.

In a previous blog about glue ear we talked about the things that you could do to help your child hear. In this blog, we will be looking at the use of Otovents to manage glue ear without surgery. Glue ear is where fluid builds up behind the eardrum and in the Eustachian tube. The Eustachian […]

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What is an auditory processing disorder?

What is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)? In another blog we discussed how hearing involves a much more complex process than just the hearing organ (cochlea) in the ear. The neural pathway from the ear to the brain and the auditory cortex part of the brain are as equally important as what the ear detects through […]

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How we hear and process speech

How we Hear and Process Speech How we hear and process speech are two different things. For many years, we have used the hearing test and its results to explain how we hear speech and sound. Yet perhaps we need to describe hearing loss in a different way? This is because two people with the […]

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Fitting Hearing Aids to Children – and keeping them in!

A question I’m often asked when fitting hearing aids to pre-school child for the first time is: “Do you think they will keep them in?”. Parents usually worry that their child will reject the hearing aids as something foreign in their ears and pull them out. My experience is that as long as the child finds […]

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Does your child’s school still offer hearing tests?

Does your Child Need a School Hearing Screen? For many of us, school hearing tests for hearing problems were routine in our first years at school. It helped our parents and teachers know whether we had a hearing problem or simply weren’t paying attention. However, a government study in 2016 found it was not cost effective […]