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Lovely comment posted

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“Went to practice today and I only rang this morning. I have been nearly deaf in one ear for 6 weeks . This was after air travel, blocked Eustachian tubes and a plug of wax. Dr’s appointments x 2 over last two weeks, initially gave antibiotics and then suggested ear wax softening drops. Dr then said book for nurse to syringe ear. I did so but appointment was for 10 days ahead. Appointment due today with nurse and the surgery cancelled it. So I rang this practice, arrived had coffee, was taken into very clean surgery room. Ears examined with scope so I could see inside (gross !!) but both ears looked gross not just one as said by Dr. A few minutes later micro suction both ears, not painful and then followed by water (spa) wash in the worse ear. Then a miracle I could hear and when I spoke it was so loud. I cannot thank Adrian enough . Well worth coming to a very professional practice.”

Antoinette Bewley

Hearing Aid Users Experience Increased Quality Of Life

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Surveys from Europe show that most hearing aid users experience increased quality of life. The surveys also found that people who use hearing aids tend to be less depressed, less exhausted in the evenings and that they sleep better than non-users.

80-93% of those who use hearing aids say that hearing aids improve their quality of life either regularly or occasionally. This is shown by studies from Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland.

In Switzerland, 93% of users say that hearing aids regularly or occasionally improve their quality of life. In France, it is 86%. In the United Kingdom and Germany, it is 81% and 80% respectively, which means that hearing aids regularly or occasionally improve their quality of life.

When asked about the positive impacts using hearing aids can have, the hearing aid users pointed to improvements in communication effectiveness, participating in group activities, relationships at home and sense of safety.

Less depressed
The surveys show that the hearing aid users tend to be less depressed than the hearing impaired non-users.

Less exhausted in the evenings
Compared to hearing aid non-owners with significant hearing loss, hearing aid users in the surveys generally felt less exhausted in the evenings.

Hearing aid users tend to sleep better
The surveys also found that people who use hearing aids tend to sleep better than non-users. More hearing aid users answered “Yes” to the question “Are you generally satisfied with the quality of your sleep?” than the non-users in the survey with the most significant hearing losses.

Don’t make fun of hearing aids
In the surveys, 89% of the hearing aid owners said that they don’t think people make fun of them because of their hearing aids. This is compared to 35% of those with hearing loss who do not use hearing aids who felt people make fun of them because of their hearing loss.

Four EuroTrak surveys
The figures come from four EuroTrak surveys carried out in 2015 by EHIMA (European Hearing Instrument Manufactures Association) in Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland.

In each country, between 14,000 and 15,000 people participated in the survey. EHIMA’s EuroTrak surveys were carried out in cooperation with the Swiss analysis firm Anovum.

Source: hear-it.org European Hearing Instrument Manufactures Association: www.ehima.com

Dowling Hearing Solutions move into New Office in Conwy

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Dowling Hearing Solutions are delighted to move to a new office at Riverside Business Park overlooking beautiful Conwy Castle. We are excited to offer our patients the opportunity to see us at our new location that has ample parking including disabled parking and access. We are among many other businesses as well as Gutto Bebb our local MP.

We look forward to helping people rediscover their hearing in our wonderful new surroundings and strive to offer the best experience in hearing care.

Regards Adrian.

Conwy Castle from Office IMG_0781[2]

A new sound therapy for the relief of tinnitus

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The Serenade system consists of a handheld device, earphones, and proprietary treatment sounds that research has suggested may address the underlying neurological cause of tinnitus. This novel technology is simple to use and customised specifically to your tinnitus. It may be used to seek immediate relief, as well as long term benefit when used as part of an ongoing tinnitus treatment program. After an audiologist evaluates your tinnitus, your Serenade device is programmed to play the sounds most likely to be effective for you.

To find out more about the Serenade system, click here

Prudential Ride London

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I am currently in training for a charity ride on behalf of The British Tinnitus Association which will be held on the roads around London and Surrey and the route is a total of 100 miles. Please checkout my just giving page to see how my training is going and my fund raising efforts.  https://www.justgiving.com/Adrian-Dowling

If you would like to read more about the ride itself then click the link below.

http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/Prudential_RideLondon___Events/Prudential_RideLondon-Surrey_100.htm

 

 

 

Oticon Alta Launch

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New Oticon Alta Premium Hearing Solution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Oticon’s Finest Ever Hearing Solution!

The New Oticon Alta comes with a range of breakthrough  features that combine to give you enhanced sound quality and reduced the effort required to listen and understand.

Oticon Alta comes in a wide range of behind the ear and receiver in the canal (RITE) styles along with a variety of different colours to match your individual taste. Oticon have also expanded their range of In The Ear aids offering a comfortable solution to fit inside your ears.

Keeping You Connected!

Oticons new advanced Connectline is the perfect partner for Alta improving your listening and communication experience. Connect line is a series of devices that pair with Alta that help you connect to a variety  entertainment and communication equipment that effectively turn your hearing aids into wireless headsets makeing TV, Music Phone Calls simpler than ever before.

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