October 30, 2018

Last weekend I went to see Saxon play at Manchester Academy. They’re a heavy metal band, so as you can imagine the gig was pretty loud!

You might wonder why on earth someone with hearing loss and tinnitus would willingly subject themselves to a sustained period of loud...

May 1, 2018

You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front.

That’s because something happened that I’ve been a bit reluctant to talk about.

Before you start worrying, it’s not a bad thing…far from it. But I wanted to be sure that I definitely had some good n...

February 1, 2018

Did you know you can keep your hearing aids on during an operation? I didn’t until I went into hospital last year. It was the first time I had been admitted since I have needed a hearing aid for my ‘good’ ear.

I was really worried about how I would hear in the anaesthet...

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! For many of us January signals renewed efforts to improve our health. Some people kick alcohol for a month with dry January, others hit the gym, and yet more decide to overhaul what they’re eating.

It’s no different with our ears. The new year is a great...

December 28, 2017

Back in November I found out I needed glasses for both distance and close vision. That meant I got to choose new glasses frames. And wow, what a choice! There was a frame there for every colour, size and shape of face. I ended up going for some funky purple tortoiseshe...

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