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BBC News interview with Dr Greg Nassar (Clinical Services Manager-North West Hearing) after the landmark High Court judgement on hearing damage from loud music.

Anyone exposed to significant noise is prone to hearing loss, tinnitus, loudness discomfort or intolerance, and hyperacusis – where sounds that were once tolerable become intolerable.

This judgement will have implications about the risk of hearing damage for musicians and the leisure industry all over the country.

Discussion about custom-made ear plugs and demonstrates the damaging levels of noise exposure in the second BBC News interview below.

Dr Greg Nassar is Clinical Services Manager at North West Hearing, part of the Harley Street Hearing group.

If you have any hearing concerns please call 020 7486 1053 or click here.

How to care for your second best asset, your ears

Jono Heale, from ACS talks to Paul Checkley – Harley Street Hearing & Musicians’ Hearing Services Clinical Director about hearing, how and why singers and musicians can damage this important sensory organ, and how to go about protecting this valuable asset.

Paul explains how the ear works, how it can get damaged, which particular frequencies and exposure times cause hearing loss and how to conserve your hearing as a singer/musicians. Did you know that our ears continue to grow throughout our lives? Weird, but true. It does mean you need to have your ear plugs and IEMs redone throughout your career.

The Musicians Hearing Health Scheme – brought to you in partnership with Help Musicians UK,  Musicians’ Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union. This scheme gives all professional musicians in the UK affordable access to specialist hearing assessments and custom fitted hearing protection.

For a one-off fee of £40 (£30 for MU members) you will receive a package worth over £200.   

To apply for the Scheme  click here

Interview was carried out for iSing Magazine – a hub for singers with find reliable information, resources and advice about all things singing.

 

 

Metro.co.uk reporter Coral Barry came into see our audiologist Jaspreet Bahra as she felt her ears were blocked.

Jaspreet carried out microsuction – which is the fastest, least intrusive form of wax removal.

Come to our clinics in Harley Street and Golders Green, the cost of wax removal is £80. Appointments are normally available within 24 hours, for the next suitable appointment call 020 7486 1053.

You can also have a hearing test at the same time for £90.

For the Metro feature link click here

 

Titanium hearing aids

Titanium hearing aidsThese new hearing aids are the smallest invisible-in-the-ear-canal hearing aids ever made; produced from medical grade titanium, using 3D printing technology.

Renowned for its strength & durability – Titanium is 15 times stronger than the traditional use of acrylic in hearing aids.

Because it is so strong these new hearing aid shells are only 0.2mm thick – half the thickness of existing acrylic shells.  60% smaller electronic components together with a smaller integrated microphone makes the new  Virto B Titanium 26% smaller than any other invisible-in-the-ear hearing aid. 

Call now to trial the Virto B Titanium for yourself on 0207 486 1053.

Listen to Paul Checkley, Clinical Director of the Harley Street Hearing group, interviewed by Mark Forrest on BBC Radio about hearing protection for musicians.   You can listen safely to loud music with Musicians earplugs which are custom-made to fit each individuals ear.

The Telegraph Hearing

“After 15 years of struggling with his hearing, Keith Davis reached the point of no return. A meeting he chaired eight years ago, as chief executive of a local authority, had taken four times as long as it should as people painstakingly repeated themselves again and again for his benefit.”

The Telegraph discusses how Keith Davis solved his hearing problems, and our clinical director Paul Checkley is mentioned in the article as follows:

Clinical director Paul Checkley at Harley Street Hearing says he is not surprised it takes on average 15 years for people to seek professional help for hearing loss. “Unfortunately there is a stigma around hearing aids as people perceive it as an outward sign you are getting older. Glasses have now become trendy but the stigma remains for hearing aids.”

Read the full article here.

University College London Ear Institute have selected Harley Street Hearing as an observation site to place students studying for their Masters Degree in Audiological Science. We were particularly pleased to help on this project as three members of our team are UCL graduates themselves. At Harley Street Hearing we are keen to support the training and development of young people in the field of audiology, so you may be asked if a student can observe during your appointment.

Please feel completely free to let us know if you would prefer not to have a student present.

 

“When I attended meetings at work it was always so difficult to hear that it made me feel stressed and tired. Although I have always had a hearing loss, I have never wanted to wear a hearing aid. Thanks to my tiny Lyric device, I can hear perfectly and no-one can tell I have a hearing aid. Its unbelievable, I can hear the rustle of paper and even hear my watch ticking. As for music it just sounds beautiful.

Thanks to my Lyric instruments and the professional staff at Harley Street Hearing it’s like a whole new hearing world has opened-up to me. Even if it cost twice as much it would be worth every penny!”

READ THE FULL REPORT AT THE DAILY EXPRESS

Paul Miller

“The moment that Paul Checkley fitted my tiny hearing instrument I started laughing again. How absolutely amazing to be able to hear all those consonants, crackling sounds, tinkling water, whispers and even my own voice again.

Life had become exhausting trying to process every conversation, communication a chore, work difficult and socialising impossible. I realised I was isolating myself and this was the main reason along with annoying tinnitus that I decided to take action. I had no idea the process was so simple and so life changing. It has actually kicked all my senses into being and diminished the ringing in my ears.

The only thing visible to others is the smile on my face. My advice would be no matter what your age don’t delay do it today!”

Jill McGregor

Paul Kennedy“I was recommended Harley Street Hearing by my hearing specialist. After being fitted with an in the ear hearing instrument, which is almost invisible, my life has changed dramatically. Of course, a hearing instrument is not the restoration of perfect hearing, but the improvement in my ability to listen has been dramatic.

The quiet spoken colleague across the desk at work can now be heard; I do not have to worry in a crowded room and I am able to hear multiple conversations and not feel that I am missing anything. Even hearing the clock in my kitchen tick – I have had it for 10 years and never realized it made a noise. The most dramatic impact has been on my ability to listen to music. I listen to a lot of music and over the years had gradually being playing the volume at very high levels to be able to hear.

My hearing aid has a special program that adjusts when listening to music to give the full dynamic range, not only do I listen at much lower volumes – making my wife and neighbours happy – the quality of what I can hear has improved to the point where very familiar pieces sound new and fresh.

If you have a hearing loss problem, there are technologies available today that can change your life – it has for me.”

Paul Kennedy

“I’ve had difficulties with hearing particular pitches for some time. I was always asking people to repeat things but always put off doing anything about it, as I never realised just what a difference hearing aids could make. When I returned to University recently, I felt that I was missing important points in lectures and knew I had to do something to address the issue.

Harley St. Hearing were exceptionally professional, knowledgable and accomodating in fitting my miniature hearing aids, which are extremely discreet. I can hear general day to day conversations so much better now and dont miss anything in lectures anymore””

Paul Whelan

“If you want expert advice and care from a group that is not tied to one manufacturer then Harley Street Hearing is the place to go”

Retired Surgeon Dr J.H.

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