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  • Hearing health event at the Marlow Club

    Hearing health event – a review

    Our Hearing Health event at the Marlow Club earlier in October was a resounding success! Thank you to everyone who came along to learn about how to look after your hearing, a good number have subsequently booked in to see us to find out more. Also a big thank you to our guest speakers, Paul Lamb, Technical Director at Starkey for telling us all about artificial intelligence developments in hearing aids; and Roger Lewin, Managing Director, who talked about the wonderful work of the Starkey Foundation in giving the gift of hearing to people in need in more than 100 countries. Starkey was also represented by Sales Manager, Julie Adshead, who was at hand to discuss the intricacies and benefits of the new Livio aids, launched at the event.

    Nearly 30 people attended on the day and we were delighted that the Deputy Mayor, Bob Johnson, was also there to open the event. He was very keen to convey the message regarding the importance of correcting hearing loss to avoid social isolation and help with dementia. This was further talked about by our audiologist Kevin Jeffery in his presentation on how correcting hearing loss can play a significant role in combating cognitive decline.

    Thank you also to the Marlow Club for hosting the event and serving us a fantastic health buffet, enjoyed by all.

    Please see below a selection of photos from the day

    Click on a photo to see a larger version and scroll through the gallery.

    Hearing health event - where to find out more

    If you’d like to know more about artificial intelligence in hearing aids or to look after your hearing to avoid cognitive decline, please get in touch.

  • Lions Club of Burnham Wellbeing Day

    Lions Club of Burnham Wellbeing Event

    Lions Club International Emblem

    Join us at the Lions Club of Burnham Wellbeing Event, a free drop-in event to improve your family’s wellbeing!

    14th September 
    Burnham Park Hall
    10:00am to 2:30pm

    Wendy will be giving a fun, interactive demonstration of how hearing aids work, with the use of balls and ropes. We will also have a product display and will be demonstrating our video otoscope to show what people’s ears look like. There will be also be Hearing Dog demonstrations and a host of other healthy, fun activities, including:

    • Exercise
    • Arts
    • Crafts
    • Health information
    • Walking football
    • Halsa care talks
    • Refreshments provided by Burnham Brownies

    The Lions Club of Burnham Wellbeing Event is sponsored by Burnham Parish Council, Oakwood Estates and Burnham Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Clinic.

    For more information please contact skspencer@btinternet.com or contact us for more information.

  • Gilly and Wendy at the Stoke Poges Dog Show

    Help in Hearing at Stoke Poges Dog Show

    Wendy and Gilly had a great time on Saturday sharing a stall with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People at the Stoke Poges Dog Show at their Village Fete. Help in Hearing sponsored the dog show, which was one of the highlights at the annual fete. There was also a car show, Fancy Dress and Irish dancing. The event was very well attended and the sun just about shone through, although it was so windy that a couple of gazebos went flying at the set-up stage!

    The six categories at the Dog Show were Cutest Puppy, Golden Oldie, Waggiest Tail, Musical Sits, Best Catch and the Dog the judge would most like to take home.

    Alfie was there with Gilly and he came away with two Help in Hearing Rosettes. Fairly judged by the Hearing Dogs volunteers, Alfie came 2nd in the Golden Oldies at the grand age of 11 years and he came 3rd in Musical Sits, as Gilly’s husband disco danced around the arena and encouraged Alfie to sit with quite a few treats. If Kevin had been there, we think Alfie would also have done better in the waggiest tail category!

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

    Photos from the Stoke Poges Dog Show, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

     

  • Tinnitus Support Group summer art workshop

    Review of our tinnitus summer art workshop

    A big thank you to Debbie Perry for running our Tinnitus summer art workshop on Saturday at Liston Hall in Marlow. It was such a good morning, well attended, great fun and very relaxing.

    A tinnitus painting in progressTinnitus-related anxiety

    The workshop was based on Debbie’s recent research for her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at Bucks New University. She is particularly interested in art-based research into emotions and emotion regulation and has just finished some research on tinnitus-related anxiety.

     

    A painting expressing tinnitus from one of our group

    Emotional reactions to tinnitus

    The idea behind the workshop was to help the group identify and express their emotional reactions to Tinnitus, in order to accept and come to terms with the condition. Art and drawing, like other leisure pursuits, all help to distract from the Tinnitus, while any form of relaxation helps to calm the nervous system. This is itself helps to create a positive emotional experience to help see Tinnitus differently.

    Debbie PerryAbout Debbie

    Debbie is a member of the Marlow Tinnitus Group and a client at Help in Hearing in Marlow. She is dependent on two hearing aids and has experienced Tinnitus for a long time. Her journey has taken her from a very negative place to a positive one and at the workshop she shared her experience with the group. She used the opportunity to explain how her Tinnitus has become a signal to alert her to take time out. If she becomes stressed or anxious, her Tinnitus increases noticeably so it is time to deploy relaxation techniques that work for her.

    Feedback

    The feedback from the session, which included expressing both the negative and positive aspects of Tinnitus through drawing, colouring, stencilling and painting, was excellent. Here are a couple of the comments we have received so far:

     

    “It was very interesting – whilst I was doing art I was not aware of [my] tinnitus at all. I think if you’d have asked me out of 10 what it was at the start and at the end – the score would have been different!”

    Our summer art workshop in progress“Thank you for a very informative and interesting morning. Driving home, I felt very relaxed in my shoulders and my tinnitus was barely audible.”

    We look forward to seeing more members at our next session on Vedic Meditation at our Marlow practice on July 11th. Please see our Tinnitus Support Group page for details of future dates, topics and to book your place.

     

    Some more photos from our tinnitus summer art workshop

    Our tinnitus support group art workshop    A painting expressing tinnitus from one of our group

    The group listening to Debbie    A painting expressing tinnitus from one of our group

    A painting expressing tinnitus courtesy Debbie Perry
    courtesy @debbieperryart

      A painting expressing tinnitus from one of our group 

    One of our group with his drawing   Artwork from out summer art workshop

  • March hearing technology trial

    March Technology Trial

    Make the month of March memorable and trial the latest hearing technology

    Throughout March we are offering you the opportunity to personally trial the latest hearing aid technology.

    Try the new hearing technology throughout March

    At our Technology Days in November we unveiled a host of new hearing aid advances. In case you were unable to attend our events, or have not been able to visit us again since, we thought we would turn March into a memorable month when you can test out the options and, with our help, see what would suit you best.

    Trial the latest hearing technologyAdvice on the right hearing solution for you

    The wealth of choice is almost overwhelming, so our role as independent hearing consultants is to help guide you to the most appropriate solution. Even the best technology needs the support and experience of a healthcare professional, to ensure the most successful outcome for your individual hearing needs. With our dedicated ongoing aftercare, we guarantee that whatever choice is made, it is the right one for you.

    New hearing products available to try

    Book now and you can choose from the new generation Marvel by Phonak which offers true hands-free calls, or the new-look slimline Styletto hearwear by Sivantos. Then there’s the new custom Oticon OPN aid that uses an app to monitor your health and the Starkey Livio device which has a foreign language translation facility, plus motion sensors to monitor falls.

    Book your dedicated free trial appointment now

    Book any time in March to trial this new aid technology in our Farnham Common or Marlow hearing clinics. Call our Freephone number to make an appointment: 0345 222 0579

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Enhance your hearing, life is worth listening to

  • Technology days video footage

    Technology Days Video Footage

    In November 2018 we held events at South Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Stoke Poges and the Harleyford Golf Club in Marlow. At the events, seven hearing aid manufacturers presented the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. This short video shows footage from the two days.

    We’d like to thank everyone who attended the days and also all the manufacturers who attended and presented.

     

     

    Thank you to our hearing technology manufacturers for their talks:

    Widex
    Unitron
    Oticon
    Signia
    Starkey
    Resound
    Phonak

  • Hearing technology days

    Hearing Technology Days

    Exhibition and talks by the UK’s leading hearing suppliers at our hearing technology days in November

    Join us for an exhibition of multi-functional hearing aids.  Hear about exciting new developments including:

    • Automatic foreign language translation facility
    • Remote contact with your audiologist
    • Health and fitness tracking on mobile apps
    • Aids that recharge in seconds & last for hours

    Two days – two venues

    MARLOW

    Hearing technology day, Marlow

    Wednesday 28th November 2018
    10:00am – 4:00pm
    Harleyford Golf Club
    Henley Road, Marlow SL7 2SP

    STOKE POGES

    The South Buckinghamshire Golf Club

    Thursday 29th November 2018
    10:00am – 4:00pm
    The South Buckinghamshire Golf Club
    Park Road, Stoke Poges SL2 4PJ

    Don’t miss out on enhancing your life with the most advanced hearing technology
    There is no charge to attend but places are limited.
    For further details and to book, call or email:

    To book:

    Call: 0345 222 0579
    Or Email Us

    Schedule of Talks

    10:15am Energy Cell Technology, Widex
    11:00am The Flex Ecosystem, Unitron
    11:45am The Future of Hearing Aids, Oticon
    1:15pm The Power & Convenience of Rechargeable Hearing Aids, Signia
    2:00pm A New Dimension in Hearing, Starkey
    2:45pm Remote Assist and Personalising Hearing Care, GN Resound
    3:30pm Future concepts for Mobile Phone Conversations, Phonak

    Plus Exclusive Offers, Vouchers and Prize Draw

    Exclusive offers

    Exclusive offers and a complimentary hearing assessment voucher for all visitors worth £120

     

     

    Plus:

    • £500 off a pair of Widex Evoke hearing aids
    • Free TV streamer or remote control with every pair of hearing aids purchased from GN Resound
    • Free ConnectClip with every Binaural order of OPNs from Oticon
    • Free upgrade in technology level from Unitron
    • Free mini mobile, remote mic or remote control plus a complimentary charger on various Starkey ranges at certain technology levels
    • • £500 off any pair of Signia hearing aids, including the new Silk and Styletto models
    • A free TV Connect for the new Marvel aid by Phonak

    Special offers & prizes at our hearing technology days

     

    Win a hamper

    All visitors can enter our prize draw to win a luxury Fortnum & Mason Christmas Hamper.

    Win a Fortnum & Mason Christmas Hamper

     

    To book:

    Call: 0345 222 0579
    Or Email Us

     

    PLEASE NOTE: The offers shown are provided by Help in Hearing partners attending the events, and are subject to change based on availability. 

  • Mindfulness therapy for tinnitus

    Mindfulness Therapy for Tinnitus

    Last night’s Mindfulness for Wellbeing workshop at the Marlow BTA Tinnitus Support Group was very well attended. Held at Help in Hearing’s Marlow practice in Glade Road, the event was presented by Costas Lambropoulos and Dr Charlotte Morris from Paron Mindfulness and also discussed the suitability of mindfulness therapy for tinnitus.

    The workshop took us on a journey of how to cultivate awareness of the present moment. We experienced three different mini meditation practices to give an insight into our own awareness and how we react to what arises in our lives and therefore how to respond.

    Costas trained as a teacher, trainer and supervisor in mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. He also has extensive experience in the NHS where he has been working as a mindfulness teacher, cognitive behavioural therapist and trainer. Charlotte, who also trained at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre is a Counselling Psychologist with an independent practice in Buckinghamshire.

    Mindfulness is not new and is rooted in ancient wisdom and practices. In the last 40 years, there has been a growing interest in whether it can help improve wellbeing, peace and contentment in our often busy and demanding lives.

    Paron are also running another workshop in Marlow, running from 3.30-5.15pm on Saturday 24th November at All Saints Church Hall, Marlow, SL7 2AA. There is an 8-week course starting on 20th October at the Compass theatre in Ickenham. For further details contact: info@paronmindfulness.co.uk

    Mindfulness Therapy for Tinnitus

    Paron Mindfulness have written this exclusive guest editorial especially for Help in Hearing. Please click the link to read the full article, “Can mindfulness help tinnitus?

    If you’d like to discuss tinnitus symptoms, please get in touch. Or visit our tinnitus pages: “Tinnitus Explained” and “Tinnitus Management.” 

    We also hold a regular Tinnitus Support Group event for people with tinnitus in the Marlow & Farnham Common areas. Please visit our Tinnitus Support Group page to find out future meeting dates.

  • Tinnitus management with singing bowls

    Spirit of the Rainbow Talk

    A brief write-up of our August 6th Tinnitus Support Group Event where we discussed alternative methods of tinnitus management.

    A big thank you to Julia Walters and Karen Fielding,  from the Spirit of the Rainbow in Princes Risborough, for a very interesting talk on singing bowls, crystals and other holistic therapies at our Marlow Tinnitus Support Group Meeting last week.

    Thank you also to Donna, one of our group members, for bringing along her singing bowl which produced a comforting low frequency sound, which became our favourite “tune”.

    Singing bowls

    Singing bowls have become popular with music therapists, sound healers and some yoga practitioners, having originally been used by Tibetan monks for healing.

    It is said that they originated from China in the form of “Standing bells”. An early form called Nao took the shape of a stemmed goblet, mounted with a rim and struck on the outside with a mallet. The manufacture and use of bowls specifically for ‘singing’ is believed to be a modern phenomenon. Bowls that were capable of singing began to be imported to the West from around the early 1970s. Since then they have become a popular instrument in the US-originating new-age genre often marketed as ‘Tibetan music’.

    We all agreed that distraction and relaxation can help our Tinnitus and it really was remarkable how soothing it became to focus on circling the mallet around the edge of the bowl, whilst creating an addictive mellow sound and vibration. We enjoyed the demonstration and you can see Kevin and Stuart in the images above, using the singing bowls themselves.

    Himalayan salt lamps

    At the meeting we were also rather taken by Rainbow’s range of Himalayan salt lamps. These absorb water and particles from the air, taking positive ions with them. Then, when the heated salt releases cleansed water vapor back into the air, it also expels negative ions to help reduce static electricity and cleanse the air. Salt lamps are often used to help with allergy symptoms, help sleep and treat Seasonal Affective Disorder while giving an environmentally-friendly light source.

    If you would like to find out more about how sound, crystals and salt lamps can help you, please do get in touch with Julia or Karen. They are also offering a 30 minute energy/reiki treatment at half price, valid for August only.

    Call 01844 342255 or take a look at the Spirit of the Rainbow website.

    Tinnitus management and singing bowls – where to find out more

    If you’d like to discuss tinnitus and other methods of tinnitus management, please get in touch with us.