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  • Rian Breathnach, BSc. Audiology

    Can I buy just one hearing aid?

    Can I buy just one hearing aid? This question is frequently asked each week in Blackberry Hearing. Yes, a person can purchase one hearing aid depending on their level of loss. In some instances, a person may experience hearing loss in only one ear while the other ear is perfectly fine. We have many patients […]

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  • John Ryan, Co-Founder

    Newstalk - Ask The Expert

    Our Audiologist Rhea Finnegan recently featured on the Pat Kenny show. Rhea provided listeners with some expert advice. You can listen to the full podcast below. If you would like to speak to Rhea or any of our Audiologists. Simply book your free consultation today.

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  • Claire Bolger, BAgSc, MAgSc, HDip- HAA (Hearing Aid Audiology)

    Acoustic Neuroma - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

    An Acoustic Neuroma (also known as Vestibular Schwannoma) is a rare, growth that develops on the hearing/balance nerve between the brain and inner ear, often causing hearing loss, tinnitus or balance problems. What Causes an acoustic neuroma? Acoustic neuromas are rare. In over 95% of cases they occur spontaneously and are not related to lifestyle […]

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  • Rian Breathnach, BSc. Audiology

    Hyperacusis symptoms and treatments?

    Hyperacusis is an auditory disorder when a person experiences difficulties tolerating sounds at a normal level. In some instances, low level or normal sound levels can become unbearable or the person can experience pain within the ear. External sounds including conversations, vacuum cleaning, kitchen appliances, or busy offices can become difficult to tolerate the sound. […]

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  • Rita Foley, BSc. Audiology

    What treatments are available for Tinnitus?

    Tinnitus is an auditory condition in which there is the perception of sounds or noise within the ears or head when there is no external sound source. Common descriptions of perceived tinnitus include buzzing, ringing, humming or music. The British Society of Audiology estimates that 1 in 10 people in the UK lives with persistent […]

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