Healthy Heart, Healthy Ears

Your basic hearing system is made up of three main parts – your outer ear, your middle ear, and your inner ear. Of these three parts, your inner ear, or your cochlea, is the most complicated, since this is where physical movement from sound gets translated into signals that can travel along your hearing nerve … Continue reading Healthy Heart, Healthy Ears

Hearing Well This Festive Season

The festive season is in full swing, and for the team at Parrotts Hearing Clinic, that means helping our patients communicate and celebrate with their families during this special time. With parties, family dinners and lots of Bing Crosby playing in the background, your hearing system is really put to the test. These environments are … Continue reading Hearing Well This Festive Season

The Thick and Thin of Earwax

The old saying is true – you should never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. That means you, Q-tip users. They are doing you more harm than good. A small amount of wax in your ears is healthy. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and your canals are basically self-cleaning. Old wax … Continue reading The Thick and Thin of Earwax

Television Solutions

The television presents some unique challenges for people with hearing loss. Sitcoms and movies are more difficult than the news or game shows, because of the fast-paced speech and background noise. These issues are worsened by the fact that both speech and noise are coming from the same speakers, meaning the noise and speech are … Continue reading Television Solutions