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The Relationship Between Dementia and Hearing Loss

May 10, 2024
For Dementia Awareness Week, during 13-19th May, we are raising awareness on the connection between hearing loss and dementia. Did you know that hearing loss…

Embracing Hearing Aids: Your Journey to Better Hearing

April 23, 2024
If hearing loss is left unaddressed, it can impact your quality of life and cause you to miss out on the special moments in life.…

Exploring the Fascinating World of Sound: From animal communication to human hearing

March 25, 2024
Sound is all around us, enriching our lives in countless ways. Whether you're listening to the beautiful songs of the birds on your morning walk,…

Tinnitus Week 2024: Coping with the symptoms of Tinnitus

February 5, 2024
This tinnitus week (Monday 5th - Sunday 11th February), we want to help our customers have a better understanding of what tinnitus is, how it…

Representations of Hearing Loss in UK Films and TV Part 2

January 12, 2024
Making the decision to have hearing aids fitted is a big step for many people. While it can initially be a scary thought, purchasing hearing…

Common Misconceptions around Hearing Aids

December 11, 2023
Making the decision to have hearing aids fitted is a big step for many people. While it can initially be a scary thought, purchasing hearing…

Understanding Hearing Aids and How They Work

November 10, 2023
Making the decision to have hearing aids fitted is a big step for many people. While it can initially be a scary thought, purchasing hearing…

Discovering a Hearing Loss in an Everyday Environment

October 12, 2023
Our hearing is a key part of our everyday lives. From laughing with loved ones, listening to music, and savouring the sounds of nature –…

Unlocking Longevity and Hearing Health: Insights from ‘Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones.’

September 19, 2023
Netflix has recently released a documentary called ‘Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones.’ The documentary offers a captivating perspective of life, encouraging people…

Taking care of your hearing can reduce your risk of dementia

July 31, 2023
In July last year, The Lancet released a report discussing the risk factors of dementia and the best ways to reduce your risk of dementia.…
Travelling on an aeroplane with hearing loss

Tips for Travelling with Hearing Loss

July 28, 2023
Aeroplane travel for people with hearing loss can be challenging. From pre-flight security to gate change announcements and noisy in-flight environments, it may even be…

How can I protect my hearing while wearing headphones?

June 7, 2023
Many of us are guilty of a little too much screen time – whether it’s joining a work call, listening to a podcast or playing…

Deaf Awareness Week 2023

May 9, 2023
Deaf Awareness Week 2023 runs from 01-07 May 2023. This years’ theme is “Access to Communication” and we want to help you achieve just that! …

Hearing aids could cut the risk of dementia

April 20, 2023
A major study spanning ten years has indicated that hearing aids could be the key to protecting against dementia. Findings indicate that people with hearing…
Can Smoking Affect My Hearing

Can Smoking Affect My Hearing?

March 10, 2023
The 8th March 2023 is National No Smoking Day. Organisations including the NHS and leading cancer charities are using the day to promote the benefits…
How does microsuction work

How does microsuction work?

February 24, 2023
If you’re considering getting microsuction, then this may be a daunting concept. The prospect of having a vacuum entering your ear might seem unpleasant, but…

The Benefits of ASMR for Tinnitus

February 9, 2023
Tinnitus UK, a charity which supports people living with tinnitus, is launching its annual awareness campaign on 6 February 2023. Tinnitus is the sensation of…

How to: First steps to deal with tinnitus

February 6, 2023
This Tinnitus week (6th February - 10th February) and as part of our ‘How to’ series, we’re bringing you our guide to the first steps…

How does a vegan diet affect your hearing?

January 23, 2023
Since 2014, people all over the world have been participating in ‘Veganuary’ – a challenge that encourages participants to follow a vegan lifestyle for the…
Can Hearing Aids Cause Vertigo

Can hearing aids affect my health?

December 19, 2022
Hearing aids can make a positive impact on your ear health, but you might be intrigued to learn that they can come with some drawbacks.…

Your 2022 Hearing Care News Round Up

December 8, 2022
January: This January, we focused on self-care, in the form of looking after your hearing. We shared some handy tips for looking after your hearing in…
How Can Diet Affect My hearing

How Can Diet Affect My Hearing?

November 10, 2022
We all know that a good diet is the key to a healthier life, but did you know that there are certain foods which can…

The benefits of Microsuction

October 24, 2022
Is Microsuction just another word for earwax removal? In short, yes. Microsuction is a safe and effective way to remove earwax build up from the…

Saving money while looking after your hearing

October 13, 2022
For many of us, it feels like each day brings more bad news about the economy. Whether it’s interest rates, pensions or the cost of…

How to recycle your old hearing aids

September 14, 2022
If you’ve recently upgraded your hearing devices or you’ve sadly lost a loved one who wore hearing aids, you might be wondering how you can…

Managing your tinnitus this summer

July 27, 2022
A heatwave has swept the UK this week, and it’s safe to say that British summertime is in full swing. With the joys of summer…

Enjoying music with hearing loss

July 11, 2022
If you’re a music lover, you may have noticed that listening to music is a different or less enjoyable experience since suffering from hearing loss.…

5 activities to give your hearing a break this summer

June 21, 2022
We always stress the importance of communicating with loved ones and engaging in activities to avoid social isolation when suffering from hearing loss, but it’s…

‘My experience with deafness’ by Patricia Borlenghi

May 11, 2022
Why should we hide our deafness? Deafness is a disability that is not taken seriously enough. Quite a few people joke about my own deafness,…

How to: Find the perfect hearing care option for you

February 24, 2022
Hearing loss affects 1 in 6 adults in the UK. At DigiClear, we’re proud to help our wonderful clients rediscover great hearing and quality of…

Coping with hearing loss during social events

February 24, 2022
We’re now well into 2022 and hopefully, it’s looking full of adventures for all of you. Do your hearing problems ever hold you back from…
Cinema with hearing loss

Going to the cinema with hearing loss

February 24, 2022
A trip to the cinema is a fantastic way to take your mind away from everyday life and experience a new world, free from distraction.…

4 ways to enjoy sports with hearing aids

January 27, 2022
For those of you who love sports and struggle with hearing loss, you may find watching and participating a particularly difficult challenge. We're here to…
A Commercial Outlook on Hearing Loss

A Commercial Outlook on Hearing Loss

January 27, 2022
Shopping – a simple task or a relaxing hobby? Whatever it means to you, if suffering from a hearing impairment, your experience is likely to…

Finding love: Dating with hearing loss

January 27, 2022
In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, we're here to provide words of encouragement on dating with hearing loss so you never let your hearing challenges…
Ear health

How to: Take care of an earwax build-up

January 11, 2022
In this edition of ‘How to maintain your Ear Health’ articles, we’re focusing on the build-up of earwax and the best practices to take care…
Cold conditions

Taking care of your hearing in the cold months

January 11, 2022
As we enter the cold months of the New Year, your attention may have turned to the additional steps you can take to maintain your…

Our tips for managing hearing loss at work

December 15, 2021
Hearing loss can affect us at different stages of our lives, including when we are at work. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 4.4…

Making Hearing Care More Sustainable

December 10, 2021
At DigiClear, we’re always doing our bit to stay environmentally conscious and ensure we're making hearing care more sustainable. We are proud to work with…

Should hearing tests be mandatory?

December 9, 2021
In a recent article, and after an update to the latest research, BIHIMA (the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association) are calling for annual hearing…

Representations of hearing loss in films and TV Part 1

November 7, 2021
TV, films and music are here to be enjoyed by all, including those with hearing loss. This is something we’re passionate about at DigiClear, and…
Hearing better on the phone

5 tips for hearing better on the phone

September 24, 2021
Hearing well whilst on the phone is an issue that many people experiencing hearing loss face. However, your ability to communicate shouldn’t need to suffer…

4 tips for hearing better when you’re at a restaurant

September 2, 2021
Going to a restaurant when you struggle with hearing loss can be a daunting prospect. Restaurants are often very busy and loud environments that can…

How to look after your hearing aids in the heat

August 26, 2021
After being confined to our houses for the best part of 18-months, we’re sure lots of you are ready to get out and enjoy the…

The benefits of listening to music

July 22, 2021
Your hearing is crucial for helping to maintain good mental health and well-being. Music in particular has a strong correlation with improving your mood and…
5 things you should do to protect your ears at a concert (and other loud events)

5 things you should do to protect your ears at a concert (and other loud events)

June 17, 2021
When you are at a loud event, like a concert, the high volume is often part of the thrill and fun that you are there…

Tips for wearing a face-covering with hearing aids

June 16, 2021
Now that we’re all enjoying being out and about a little bit more, you might find yourself wearing a face-covering with hearing aids more regularly,…

How hearing loss can impact your brain health

June 14, 2021
In a recent webinar with one of our manufacturers Starkey, we discussed the link between hearing loss and brain health. Audiologist Sue Falkingham explained that…

3 reasons why wearing ear protection is important

May 10, 2021
Living and working in loud environments can be dangerous for the long-term health of your hearing. Even visiting a loud environment for a short period…

5 things your local DigiClear Hearing Centre will provide

April 28, 2021
Experiencing hearing problems can sometimes be difficult to navigate, and feel like a big change to your life and the lives of those around you.…

Hearing technology updates: April 2021

April 9, 2021
Hearing technology is some of the most advanced and exciting technology available today! One of the great benefits of it is that every new feature…

Early signs of hearing loss

April 6, 2021
The earlier that hearing loss is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Treating it early also reduces the likelihood of hearing worsening in the…

How treating hearing loss can improve your quality of life

March 11, 2021
Hearing loss comes in many shapes and forms, but they all have 1 thing in common: the worse it is, the more someone’s life is…

Welcoming Jude to DigiClear

March 9, 2021
At DigiClear, we’re proud to be comprised of a team who are passionate about what they do. We know the difference that some additional care…

Lipreading classes: Coming soon

February 17, 2021
Lipreading is a skill often naturally acquired when an individual experiences hearing loss. That being said, even those with good hearing use lip movements, facial…
Loud environments can lead to tinnitus

Everything you need to know about tinnitus

January 28, 2021
Tinnitus Awareness Week is almost here! Taking place from the 1st Feb – 7th Feb, the week is designed to spread awareness of tinnitus, it’s…
Earwax Removal

Everything you need to know about microsuction

January 18, 2021
A blocked ear can be irritating, painful, and make it difficult to go about day-to-day life. When you’re struggling with an earwax build-up, it’s important…
How to clean your hearing aids at home - Blog

How to look after your hearing aids at home

December 18, 2020
With our clinics closing on the 24th December and not reopening until the 4th January, we thought it was important to give you some advice…
The different types of hearing loss

Different types of hearing loss and how to spot them

November 11, 2020
A question we’re often asked by our patients and their families is: what are the different types of hearing loss? It’s a great question, the…
Invisible hearing aids

Everything you need to know about invisible hearing aids

October 27, 2020
One of the biggest concerns that our clients discuss with us is feeling self-conscious when wearing hearing aids. Many are worried about how they might…

Face mask tips for hearing aid wearers

October 1, 2020
Covid-19 has meant we’ve had to make numerous changes to our daily lives. Social distancing, wearing face masks, and singing happy birthday as we wash…

Different types of hearing aids and how they can help you

September 28, 2020
Making the decision to have hearing aids fitted is almost always an amazing feeling. They can drastically improve the quality of life in someone struggling…

Supporting a loved one who may have hearing loss

September 24, 2020
At DigiClear, we specialise in helping those with hearing loss find suitable solutions to better hearing. However, we recognise that hearing loss doesn’t just affect…

Can untreated hearing loss cause dementia?

September 9, 2020
Dementia is a term for a range of conditions that affect the brain such as memory loss and difficulties with thinking or language. Dementia is…

Is hearing loss a side effect of Covid-19?

September 1, 2020
Covid-19 has shaped our lives for the majority of this year. Although things are beginning to return to normal, we all must continue to look…

Looking after your hearing devices this summer

August 6, 2020
We hope you’ve all been enjoying soaking up the sun during the warmer weather we’ve had recently. However, it’s important to remember the effect that…

5 signs you might need earwax removal

July 31, 2020
A build-up of earwax can affect your hearing, cause pain and leave you feeling frustrated. Earwax is a natural product, however too much can be…

8 things you didn’t know about hearing loss

July 22, 2020
Coming to grips with your hearing loss isn’t easy, and often, knowing where to begin when looking for a solution can feel overwhelming. At DigiClear,…

How we kept up with all of you during lockdown

June 17, 2020
Throughout lockdown and the closure of our clinics, we wanted to find a way that we could keep in touch with all of you. Providing…
Remote Hearing Aid Support

New Technology: Remote Hearing Aid Support

June 10, 2020
Over the past year, there have been many incredible advances in the hearing aid industry. One area of particular development is remote hearing aid support.…

Getting to know your Bishop’s Stortford Practice Manager, Lynne O’Mahony

May 17, 2020
One of the most important team members at a hearing practice is the Practice Manager. They’re the friendly voice at the end of the phone…

The History of Widex – Over 60 Years in the Making

April 29, 2020
From humble beginnings in the cellar of a Danish suburban home to one of today’s largest global hearing aid manufacturers. We share the incredible story…

Staying in touch: How you can use Zoom to speak to friends, family, and even us!

April 29, 2020
Being stuck at home, especially if you’re by yourself or isolating, can be difficult. Not being able to speak to friends or family members face-to-face…

The new Phonak Marvel in-the-ear hearing aid

April 29, 2020
As we know from working in the hearing aid industry, and we’re sure you will know too, there is a certain stigma surrounding the use…

Georgiana’s Story

March 24, 2020
At DigiClear, there’s nothing more satisfying to us than helping a patient rediscover great hearing.  Receiving great feedback from you puts a smile on all…

My Life with Hearing Loss

January 15, 2020
Article by Sophie Ede, CEO of the Charity Hearing Help Essex Sophie Ede & Rusty I was fitted with my first hearing aid at 17…