Clinical Director Paul Checkley was interviewed by Global News after a new, international study concluded that up to a third of dementia cases might be preventable; with hearing loss being the TOP modifiable dementia risk.
The findings from an international commission of 24 leading experts from around the world were published in the prestigious journal, The Lancet.
Many people don’t realise that they risk loosing much more than their hearing. Hearing loss can lead to isolation and depression and put you more at risk of dementia. Anyone who has concerns that their hearing is not what it used to be should get their hearing tested. Please complete the contact form below.
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We have clinics in Harley Street, Golders Green & Cheadle, Greater Manchester.
How to care for your second best asset, your ears
Jono Heale, from ACS talks to Paul Checkley – Harley Street Hearing & Musicians’ Hearing Services Clinical Director about hearing, how and why singers and musicians can damage this important sensory organ, and how to go about protecting this valuable asset.
Paul explains how the ear works, how it can get damaged, which particular frequencies and exposure times cause hearing loss and how to conserve your hearing as a singer/musicians. Did you know that our ears continue to grow throughout our lives? Weird, but true. It does mean you need to have your ear plugs and IEMs redone throughout your career.
The Musicians Hearing Health Scheme – brought to you in partnership with Help Musicians UK, Musicians’ Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union. This scheme gives all professional musicians in the UK affordable access to specialist hearing assessments and custom fitted hearing protection.
For a one-off fee of £40 (£30 for MU members) you will receive a package worth over £200.
To apply for the Scheme click here
The interview was carried out for iSing Magazine – a hub for singers with find reliable information, resources and advice about all things singing.
BBC News interview with Dr Greg Nassar (Clinical Services Manager-North West Hearing) after the landmark High Court judgement on hearing damage from loud music.
Anyone exposed to significant noise is prone to hearing loss, tinnitus, loudness discomfort or intolerance, and hyperacusis – where sounds that were once tolerable become intolerable.
This judgement will have implications about the risk of hearing damage for musicians and the leisure industry all over the country.
Discussion about custom-made ear plugs and demonstrates the damaging levels of noise exposure in the BBC News interview below.
Dr Greg Nassar is Clinical Services Manager at North West Hearing, part of the Harley Street Hearing group.