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Apple announces the Hearing Health Study

The study that will examine how everyday sound exposure impacts the hearing health of people. The data received will improve our understanding of listening behaviours of the users of personal audio devices. With over a billion young people at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening, WHO is addressing this challenge through raising awareness and setting new standards for...
18th January 2022
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Earwax Impaction treatment in primary care

Many people who present to their general practice with impacted earwax are not offered removal services locally, but referred to secondary care, advised to self-care or directed to private services. Earwax impaction can have severe negative effects on health, wellbeing and quality of life. General practices have a duty to offer earwax removal. In addition, patient groups that are vulnerable...
18th January 2022
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Preparing for OTC Hearing Aids

Unless you’ve been locked in your soundbooth for the past three years, you’re probably well aware that a new class of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids will get the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sometime around August 2020, with the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) slated for this November. And, if you’re like me, the prospect of...
18th January 2022
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