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  • Holistic hearing care

    Why a holistic approach to hearing care is best

    There is no doubt that our hearing is one of the most important senses we have and looking after it is absolutely key. Taking a holistic approach to our hearing health is not only vital, but extremely sensible also. It can help prevent hearing loss and flag up any dangers well in advance so they can be dealt with in good time. Here we discuss why a holistic hearing approach is best.

    What is a holistic hearing approach?

    A holistic stance on hearing health is one that involves incorporating it into our daily lives and making it something we keep a keen check on, even if nothing is wrong. Think of it in a similar way to visiting the dentist for our oral health. We all make sure we do that at least twice a year, even if we think our teeth are totally fine. It is just something we all do as we know that prevention is better than cure, so doing this keeps us as healthy as possible.

    The holistic approach to hearing works in the same way – it just means doing everything you can before any issues arise to prevent hearing loss, and keeping your ears in great shape by visiting an audiologist.

    How to implement a holistic hearing approach

    In the same way that you regularly visit a dentist, frequent visits to an audiologist are a fabulous idea. This will allow any issues such as earwax build-up to be discovered or give you the chance to discuss any issues you have noticed such as tinnitus. By doing this, you will nip any problems in the bud before they develop and keep your ears in the best of health for longer.

    Holistic hearing care – where to find out more

    If you are looking for a professional and experienced audiologist in the Buckinghamshire area, then contact us today. With 15 years in the business, we offer a friendly service that puts the customer at the very heart of what we do. Our continuity of service means you will see the same audiologist every time you visit for that added personal touch. Call or email us today and let us help you stay on top of your hearing health.

    Find out more about hearing health and hearing changes here.

  • Alzheimers Dementia Support - Our Nominated Charity

    Alzheimers Dementia Support

    As some of our clients will already be aware, we have been encouraging feedback on our new-look website. Please do review us on Facebook and Google – let us know what you think. For every review we receive we will make a donation to Alzheimers Dementia Support (ADS).

    Alzheimers Dementia Support

    Our nominated charity offers constructive, practical guidance and a range of support services to help people in the local community whose lives are directly or indirectly affected by dementia. Says Senior Adviser Terrie Hall: “At Alzheimers Dementia Support we strive to make a difference by helping those affected to cope better, while giving them the opportunity to experience a little joy and laughter in their difficult lives. We reach out to people with dementia, their carers and families in a wide local area covering Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, Slough and Langley.”

    As well as drop-in centres which offer information and a multi-lingual service, ADS organise a mix of social activities from lunch, tea dances and singing, to fun days and weekend breaks. There is a regular Alzheimer Cafe – with informative talks on a dementia related theme. They also provide advocacy advice, dementia awareness training, telephone or email support and home visits.

    Contact: Terrie Hall – 07516 165647
    Email: terrie.hall@alzheimersdementiasupport.co.uk
    Website: www.alzheimersdementiasupport.co.uk

    Hearing loss biggest risk factor for dementia – keep your hearing as sharp as your mind

    As the years go on and more candles appear on our birthday cakes we are bound to incur changes in our minds and bodies, but the less dramatic these changes the better. You may think that losing your hearing and becoming forgetful from time to time is a side effect of growing older but here at Help in Hearing we know that it does not necessarily have to be that way.

    Cognitive function declines if hearing loss is left untreated

    A recent study has found that by treating hearing problems earlier, cognitive decline can be reduced. Over a period of six years, tests were carried out on almost 2,000 patients with a mixture of hearing abilities. The test scores within patients with hearing loss deteriorated 40% faster than in the patients with sound hearing. With figures showing that 2 in 3 of us experience hearing difficulties from the age of 70 onwards, it is crucial to tackle the problem sooner rather than later.

    Hearing loss – the link with dementia

    The study has also brought up questions concerning the link between hearing loss and dementia. Enhancing your hearing can reduce signs of dementia and the vulnerability that goes with it. These findings show that it has never been a more important time to get in touch and book a hearing test. We can offer expert advice on how to minimise the risk of hearing loss and therefore hopefully keep your brain as alert and active as ever.

    Alzheimers Dementia Support – how you can help

    For every review on Facebook or Google we receive, we are making a donation to Alzheimers Dementia Support. If you’d like to help, please visit our Leave a Review page for details on how to leave your review, and how to enter the competition to win a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Titanium bone conductor headphones.

  • Tinnitus Support Group

    Tinnitus Support Group for Marlow & Farnham Common – Launch Event

    Tinnitus Support Group Launch Event – Wednesday 10th January, 2018
    Venue – Help in Hearing, Marlow Hearing Clinic, Glade Road, Marlow
    Time – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Guest Speakers:

    David Stockdale, Chief Executive, British Tinnitus Association

    Jono Heale, Director, Advanced Communication Solutions

    It is estimated that Tinnitus effects 250 million people worldwide, with over 6 million estimated to suffer in the UK. If you are suffering from tinnitus you are not alone. All too often people are told there is nothing one can do about the condition but this is not the case. At Help in Hearing we offer full tinnitus assessments and a structured tinnitus counselling programme. Says audiologist Selma Becker: “We use various techniques and devices to help sufferers manage and live with tinnitus including sound therapy and masking or aids which not only enhance hearing but offer sound relaxation.”

    Help in Hearing’s Practice Manager, Gilly Wright, is setting up a new support group for local people with tinnitus in Marlow and Farnham Common. A launch event featuring a talk by BTA Chief Executive David Stockdale and guest speaker Jono Heale will take place 6.30pm-8.30pm on Wednesday 10 January at Help In Hearing’s Marlow practice in Glade Road. Depending on demand, the meeting venue will alternate monthly between Marlow and Farnham Common.

    Gilly Wright says: “I am passionate about helping people with tinnitus and hearing problems. I am a tinnitus sufferer with Menieres Disease. Support groups can play such a fantastic role as you can feel so isolated. Sometimes friends and families aren’t able to understand how bad it can be. The plan is to initially hold evening meetings but I would be happy to consider Saturday mornings as an alternative if the interest is there.”

    Tinnitus can be a ringing, buzzing, hissing or roaring sound, and may be temporary or permanent. This noise in your ears or inside your head is unique to you. An estimated 80% of people who suffer from tinnitus also experience some degree of hearing loss, though they may be unaware of it. Tinnitus is a symptom that can be caused by many things, and can even begin for no apparent reason. But it can have a major impact, bringing stress, anxiety, anger and sleep loss. The first step towards taking control of your tinnitus is to consult a professional, so that together, you can find the treatment plan that will work for you.

    About our guest speakers:

    David Stockdale, BTA

    David Stockdale

    David was appointed Chief Executive of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) in February 2010. He is responsible for the day to day running of the charity, and implements the strategy, as set by the Board of Trustees. He sees supporting the tinnitus community, ensuring a preventative message targets those at risk and increasing research into tinnitus as the BTA’s priorities. David has two young children, who take up most of his free time! David works Monday-Friday.

     

    Jono HealeJono Heale

    Jono’s background comes from the entertainment industry, working both sides of the curtain for over 25 years. Formally a professional musician he went on to work as a senior manager in further education. He has also worked as a freelance Health and Safety Advisor for festivals and events. Jono has tinnitus and noise (music) induced hearing loss and is passionate about these issues. Jono launched a new campaign called Play Safe Now – Hear Tomorrow on hearing conservation aimed at Music Education. He is a director of ACS and works as an advisor for the British Tinnitus Association and Help Musicians UK.

     

    Tinnitus Support Group – to book your place

    To book your place on the first Tinnitus Support Group event on 10th January at our Marlow practice, please email us or call us on 0345 222 0579.

    Find out more about tinnitus on our page Tinnitus Explained

    Marlow Tinnitus Support Group Future Events

    Please call Gilly on 0345 222 0579 to book your place

    Wednesday February 7th 6.30pm- 8.30pm

    Help in Hearing, Cedar House, Glade Road, Marlow SL7 1DQ
    Guest Speakers: Selma Becker and Kevin Jeffery, audiologists from Help in Hearing talking about Tinnitus management programmes and suitable hearing aids for Tinnitus sufferers.

    Monday March 19th 6.30pm-8.30pm

    The Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street. Marlow SL7 1DD
    Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker, Mr Chris Aldren, a consultant ENT surgeon working at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough and the Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor. He will be giving a talk on Tinnitus and general ear conditions.

    Saturday April 7th: 10.30am – midday

    The Thames Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street. Marlow SL7 1DD
    Guest speaker: A Tai Chi taster session with Karen Pounds. Karen has over 20 years experience teaching Tai Chi and Qigong and is also a Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist.Tai Chi and Qigong are exercise systems which promote healing and vitality to improve balance, coordination and strength.