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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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  • John Ryan, Co-Founder

    Treating Hearing Loss Sooner Rather Than Later?

    There are many benefits of treating hearing loss when first diagnosed. Quite often people become hesitant in engaging in conversation for fear of not being able to hear clearly. Our Audiologists are frequently asked, Should I treat my hearing loss now or will it get worse? Hearing loss occurs due to the tiny hair cells […]

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  • John Ryan, Co-Founder

    How To Use The Widex PerfectDry Lux

    The Widex PerfectDry Lux is an electronic hearing aid dryer that efficiently dries and cleans your hearing aids. The PerfectDry Lux uses UV lights to remove moisture, bacteria making them completely hygienic and reducing the risk of ear infections. Step 1: Switch on the Widex PerfectDry Lux Step 2:  Remove the batteries from both hearing […]

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  • John Ryan, Co-Founder

    How To Put On Behind The Ear...

    Your hearing aids are colour coded with a dot on the outside of the hearing aid. Red = right ear; Blue = left ear. Hearing Aids With Domes Place the hearing aid over your ear so the dome is located at the opening of your ear. Hold the bend in the wire with your index […]

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