North London Hearing Health

 Our ears and our hearing are precious…

Communication is key to be able to join in with normal everyday life.  North London Hearing, part of the Harley Street Hearing group, are committed to promoting hearing health and conservation. 

Here are a few tips to help keep your ears and your hearing healthy:

Avoid exposure to noise.  Any loud sounds can cause irreversible damage to your hearing, even music. Repeated exposure can also cause a ringing in the ears, called tinnitus and can make us very sensitive to everyday sounds. The only way to prevent noise damage is to keep the volume down.

Wear hearing protection when you are in loud noise. Custom made hearing protection allows you to discreetly protect your hearing, while not taking away any of the sound quality. You can even hear normal conversation when wearing them.

Take regular breaks. If you have to be in noise for long periods take regular breaks to ensure that you allow your hearing time to recover.

Have your hearing tested.  If you are concerned about your hearing come and have a hearing test. It’s better to know if there’s a problem and with modern technology there is almost always something to help you.

 

Use it or lose it!

Research shows that:-

  • If you notice changes to your hearing, it is better to get started with hearing aids early rather than waiting until you can’t manage any more.
  • Most people wait up to ten years before they seek professional advice, preferring to “soldier on” rather than doing something about it.
  • If we ignore a hearing problem the hearing mechanism suffers from lack of stimulation, (like an underused muscle that wastes away). Keeping your ears stimulated with sound helps to maintain a healthy auditory (hearing) pathway to the brain and helps you understand speech as clearly as possible.

If you are experiencing any issues with your hearing, like struggling in conversation when there is background noise or needing to turn up the volume on the TV or radio, come and see us.

Our audiologists will perform some accurate but easy tests, which will identify any problems quickly. Then, if your hearing is not as it should be, we will carefully explain the results and provide clear, independent advice about the options available to get you back on track and participating fully in life.  A consultation is carried out in a very relaxed atmosphere, and all our staff are chosen for their ability to empathise with all of our patients.

Let your ears look after themselves

The ears have a natural cleansing mechanism to ensure that cerumen (or wax) does not build-up. Earwax  is a good thing, it helps to keep the ear canals healthy and prevents debris from reaching the eardrum. Never be tempted to put anything into the ear such as cotton buds. The skin in the ear canal is very fine and sensitive and is easily grazed, putting cotton buds into the ear simply pushes any wax closer to the eardrum and can also result in infections.

If you would like your ears checked or you think you may need to have wax removed, make an appointment to see one of our ear care practitioners. They will provide advice on ear care and can remove wax and other obstructions quickly and safely.


North London HearingAll our staff are highly skilled audiological practitioners who are trained in healthcare provision.  As we are registered with the Health Professions Council, we can accept self-referrals, or referrals direct from your GP or from Ear, Nose and Throat specialists across the UK.  Established for 25 years, we are part of the Harley Street Hearing Group, London's leading independent hearing clinics, and are North London's only Lyric Centre. 

So whether you want advice on hearing loss or protection call 020 8455 6361 or click here to email us.