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Ear Health Blog

Stay up to date with James David Hearing Care and the latest in hearing and ear health with our ear health blog.

Do people with big ears hear better?
20May

Do people with big ears hear better?

Do people with big ears hear better than people with small ones? We explore the flappy bits on the side of your head and why they are useful.

Is ear syringing safe?
08Jun

Is ear syringing safe?

Is ear syringing safe? Here we look at how it works, the risks involved, and the safer alternative used in our clinic.

Ear Condition: Sudden Hearing Loss
24May

Ear Condition: Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden Hearing Loss (SSHL) is a quick drop in hearing which can take a few days. It is important to have it checked ASAP. Here’s why.

Ear Condition: One Sided Hearing Loss
24May

Ear Condition: One Sided Hearing Loss

One sided hearing loss can present a different selection of issues to double sided hearing loss. here we break the differences down for you.

What does the colour of your ear wax mean?
17May

What does the colour of your ear wax mean?

What does the colour of your ear wax mean? It comes in many different colours and consistencies, but why? Is your ear wax health? Find out.

Hay fever and hearing loss
16May

Hay fever and hearing loss

Hay fever and hearing loss. Can the pollen count going up, mean that my hearing levels can go down? Find out in our latest blog.

Ear Condition: Hyperacusis
20Apr

Ear Condition: Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis causes increased sensitivity to everyday sounds. It is relatively uncommon, but can be extremely debilitating to daily life.

Ear Condition: Glue Ear
19Apr

Ear Condition: Glue Ear

Glue Ear mainly affects children, when fluid gets repeatedly trapped behind the eardrum. Spotting it early is key to reducing further risk.

Ear Condition: Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
19Apr

Ear Condition: Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction can cause hearing loss, dizziness and pain in your ears. Here we explore ways to spot and treat it.

Ear Condition: Cholesteatoma
19Apr

Ear Condition: Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma, a nasty growth formed close to the ear drum which can cause permanent hearing loss, will show up in an ear exam. What is it?

Ear Condition: Menieres disease
19Apr

Ear Condition: Menieres disease

Menieres disease is an ear condition which can come on suddenly. It is important to act fast, so you need to understand what it looks like.

Which are the best drops for ear wax?
01Apr

Which are the best drops for ear wax?

What are the best drops for ear wax? There are lots of different choices all claiming to help with ear wax removal. Here we review the most common ones to keep you on the right track.

Why do cotton buds feel  good?
25Mar

Why do cotton buds feel good?

Ever wondered why cotton buds feel so good when you know that, in reality, they are so bad? It may be more exciting than you think!
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5 Hartlepool Foods That Could Help Your Hearing
15Mar

5 Hartlepool Foods That Could Help Your Hearing

Help your hearing. Nutrition plays a key part in healthy ears, and here we look at some local Hartlepool treats to help your hearing.

Should I use cotton buds in my ears?
15Mar

Should I use cotton buds in my ears?

Here we look into the hidden risks of using cotton buds in your ears, what they are actually meant to be used for, and what to do instead.

How many questions!?! All about ear wax?
15Mar

How many questions!?! All about ear wax?

You won’t believe how many different questions we get asked about ear wax! This post shows as many as we’ve managed to remember.

Ear Condition: Osteoma
12Mar

Ear Condition: Osteoma

Osteomas are benign tumours that grow in bone tissues. They usually develop in the skull, facial bones, and the long bones of the body, and can affect the ear canal as well. Here we explore how they can affect the ear, and what the symptoms and treatments are.

Why do crickets have ears on their knees?
11Mar

Why do crickets have ears on their knees?

Why do crickets have ears on their knees? Hear the voice of Sir David Attenborough talk about this evolutionary marvel.

Ear Condition: Labyrinthitis
11Mar

Ear Condition: Labyrinthitis

Here we explore Labyrinthitis, an infection in the complex inner ear which can cause pain, sever hearing issues and balance problems.

Ear Condition: Middle ear infection
11Mar

Ear Condition: Middle ear infection

This page shows what a middle infection is, the common effects, the impact on your hearing, how to treat it and how to relieve the pain.

Ear Condition: Outer ear infection
11Mar

Ear Condition: Outer ear infection

This page tells you what an outer ear infection (Otitis Externa) is and helps to guide you through pain management techniques and treatment.

Ear Condition: Rhinitis
11Mar

Ear Condition: Rhinitis

This page explains what Rhinitis is and the effects it has on your hearing. Also why you get it and what you can do if you have it.

Dementia and Hearing Loss – why they’re linked and what you can do about it.
04Mar

Dementia and Hearing Loss – why they’re linked and what you can do about it.

New studies have shown the link between dementia and hearing loss. Find out more here, including steps you can take today to reduce the risk.

Can alternative medicines help reduce Tinnitus?
25Feb

Can alternative medicines help reduce Tinnitus?

Here we explore the world of alternative medicines in our search for help and relief with tinnitus. But, can it actually help?

Auriculotherapy: connecting your ears to your feet, stomach, spine and more!
16Feb

Auriculotherapy: connecting your ears to your feet, stomach, spine and more!

Here we look into Auriculotherapy and the how it connects your ears to parts of your body you wouldn’t have thought possible…

If a tree falls, and there’s no-one there to hear it, does it make a sound?
11Feb

If a tree falls, and there’s no-one there to hear it, does it make a sound?

If a tree falls in a forest and there’s no-one there to hear it…does it make a sound? Find out right here…