Hearing aids,Amersham

Hearing aids, Amersham

 

Hearing aids, Amersham at the Chalfont Hearing Centre.

 

 

The best hearing aids around Amersham are to be found at the Independent hearing centre called Chalfont hearing. Lean Cox, lead audiologist and owner, is a truly independent hearing centre selling premium hearing aids and conduct ear wax removal either by the traditional water irrigation (ear syringing) method, or using Micro-Suction.

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Hearing aids are now a lot smaller than they once were. If you feel that your hearing isn’t what is once was and maybe struggling in loud environments, busy restauraunts or just cant seem to pick up what sometimes is said, having a hearing test will see what is happening with your hearing. Once the hearing test has been completed we can discuss what the next path would be. It could be that your hearing is fine and all you need is your ears cleaning of any excess ear wax. if however, you are suffering from hearing loss, then we would discuss how slight or how severe that hearing loss is and show you what is currently on the market that would help your hearing back to something it once was.

Hearing aids, Chalfont Bucks

You will be amazed at how small some hearing aids really are. Some are so small you just cannot see them at all as they sit inside your ear canal. These are for slight hearing loss only but if that is all you have it would really help to gain your confidence in social gatherings knowing that you can be part of the conversation again.

If you live near or in Amersham, Bucks and would like to really get your hearing back to something it once was, call or pop in to make an appointment. We are here to help and to make your life once more an enjoyable hearing experience.

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Latest digital hearing aids 2019- Bucks

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Looking for information on how what hearing aids would suit you or what you need? Book an appointment with the Chalfont hearing centre and have a full spectrum hearing test done. Once the test has completed Leon Cox will sit with you and discuss the results. Once they results are know he will then go through what the different types of hearing aids (if any needed) are good for your hearing loss. There are many hearing aids available form many different manufacturers. The Chalfont hearing centre are an independent hearing centre, covering the whole of Bucks. We are not affiliated to any manufacturer so can offer you what you need rather to what we sell. We can access all the major manufactures hearing aids for you to choose from.

 

Chalfont Hearing News:

New Hear-it Report Documents Extraordinary Costs of Hearing Loss in EU

 

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In the EU, untreated hearing loss costs 185 billion Euro–each year. –hear-it.org

A new scientific report, “Hearing Loss – Numbers and Costs”, concludes that untreated, disabling hearing loss costs 185 billion Euros (US$211 billion) in the EU each year. This represents 8,200 Euros  (US$9335) each year per person with an untreated disabling hearing loss.

The detailed findings and conclusions in the report will be presented at a lunch debate at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on the March 6 in connection with the WHO World Hearing Day on the 3rd of March.

The report was carried out for the non-profit organization, hear-it AISBL, by Professor Emerita Bridget Shield with the assistance of Professor Mark Atherton at Brunel University in London. In 2006, Professor Bridget Shield compiled the first report for hear-it AISBL, “Evaluation of the Social and Economic Costs of hearing Impairment.”

How they arrived at the 185 billion Euro figure. According to the report, lower quality of life due to disabling hearing loss costs the EU 130 billion Euros (US$148 billion) each year. Lost productivity in society due to a higher unemployment among people with a disabling hearing loss costs 55 billion Euros ($63 billion) each year in the EU. In total, this is 185 billion Euros. The cost does not cover extra health care costs caused by hearing loss. A disabling hearing loss is defined by the Global Burden of Disease research group (GBD) as a hearing loss of 35 dB or greater.

In Europe as a whole—including non-EU countries—untreated, disabling hearing loss costs 216 billion Euros (US$246 billion) each year, says the researchers.

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The report documents that the use of hearing aids and other hearing solutions improves health and increases quality of life. It also documents that people with an untreated, disabling hearing loss are at greater risk of social isolation, depression, cognitive decline and dementia, while people who treat their hearing loss do not experience a higher risk than people without hearing loss.

There are 34.4 million people with a disabling hearing loss (35 dB or greater) in the EU. More than 22.6 million are not treated for their disabling hearing loss as only around 1 in 3 in Europe with a disabling hearing loss use hearing aids or other hearing solutions. This is more than the combined population of Austria, Finland, Ireland, and Lithuania. With a steadily aging population who live longer and with an earlier onset of hearing loss due to increased noise exposure, this growth will increase even further in the years to come, warns Hear-it.

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A meta study. The report, “Hearing Loss–Numbers and Costs”, is a meta study which has analyzed and compared hundreds of scientific studies and papers in the last two decades about the prevalence and the consequences of hearing loss and the use and benefits of hearing aids, according to the organization.

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Kim Ruberg

“The scientific report clearly demonstrates that untreated hearing loss is a major health issue and that untreated hearing loss has a huge economic and social impact on our society,” said Secretary General Kim Ruberg, hear-it AISBL, on the organization’s website. “It also documents that checking your hearing and treating hearing loss pays, both for the individual and for society.”

Check your hearing. World Hearing Day is held by the WHO on the 3rd of March each year to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. The theme for World Hearing Day 2019 is “Check your hearing”.

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“If you think you might have a hearing loss, my best advice is to get your hearing checked,” says Ruberg. “You can start by checking your hearing using the WHO “Check your hearing” app, or test your hearing online at www.hear-it.org. But if you suspect that you have hearing problems my best advice is that you get a real hearing test carried out by a hearing professional,” says Ruberg.

Source: Hear-it

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Audiologist Leon Cox collects hearing aids from locals to donate to those with hearing loss in the developing world

recycle hearing aids for developing worldIn the UK we take access to healthcare for granted. Unfortunately, for many in remote villages in Africa and Asia; Audiologists, hearing aids and maintenance provision is scarce if not non-existent. Hearing loss as we know can lead to learning difficulties, communication problems and isolation. For those in the developing world hearing loss can result in social exclusion, employment problems and worse. The cost of technology, hospital development, staffing and training is prohibitive. The problems associated with service provision are further compounded owing to the most trivial of issues like the provision of batteries to power the hearing aids. However, several groups are now committed to making annual trips to donate clinical expertise, take donated hearing aids and batteries to people who need help. Slowly it is making a big difference to quality of life for those affected by hearing loss.

We are now collecting old hearing aids, from local people who have generously dropped them into our Hearing Centre in Little Chalfont. It does not matter what age, make or model of the hearing aid as all types can be modified and cleaned. If you would like to donate your old hearing aids then drop them into us. In some cases we will even offer some discount on new hearing aids when you donate your old ones, for information on hearing aid recycling and to see if you could get some money of a new pair of hearing aids contact us on 01494 765144

Evie (3 months old), Youngest person in the UK to be fitted with a cochlea implant hearing aid

Evie contracted meningitis at only three days old, unfortunately it lead to a severe hearing loss that was depreciating all the time. The meningitis lead to a calcification of the inner ear structure associated with hearing which would have got progressively worse with time resulting in an eventual inability to treat the hearing loss.  Standard hearing aids were unsuitable for the infant owing to the severity and extent of the loss. It was therefore decided by Ear, Nose and throat specialists that in order to salvage any hearing function in the youngster, implantation of electrodes into the cochlea was the only option. Treating such a young child using such an invasive procedure was not without it risks, however if postponed, further calcification would have rendered the procedure impossible.

Katherine Wilson, the principal audiological scientist at St Thomas’ Hospital, said “We had to move very quickly to treat her as we wouldn’t have been able to get the implants in later. The activation process went fabulously well. This will be a long and slow process, with her coming back to hospital many times to have the devices re-programmed. We’re not trying to cure deafness – this is a way of managing and treating it. Implants give these children a different dimension to their life – something they wouldn’t otherwise have”.

Evie is now among around 5,000 children in the UK who have cochlear implants. The procedure involves drilling a 1mm whole directly into the inner ear structure and feeding a coiled electrode into the cochlea. The length of the electrode is frequency specific, which each section of the electrode stimulating a corresponding frequency region of the cochlea.  The coil is connected to an external behind the ear hearing aid which detects and processes the sound.  Hearing through the cochlea implant is not a natural sound, in reality it is slightly robotic. However in addition to receiving speech and language therapy, it is anticipated that Evie will achieve normal speech and communication ability.

I think it is wonderful that through a combination of newborn hearing screening (operational since 2001) and wonderful modern technology that we can restore normal communicative ability in people with no hearing. Hearing loss no longer has to result in isolation, reduced learning or social exclusion. However, there are some members within the deaf community that do not maintain the same enthusiasm with regards to correcting hearing loss and should remain within the deaf community, although these views are limited.  Personally, I think it is amazing how far hearing technology has advanced in the last 5 to 10 years, and it is very pleasing being part of such a rapidly growing profession.

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