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Inarie Badenhorst

Specialist Audiologist

Is a Cochlear Implant major surgery?

Posted on 2021-11-26 09:25:00 in General

No. You'd be happy to learn that the simple answer to this question is: no! Surgery is involved, but it certainly wouldn't be classed as 'major' surgery. Curious?  Let's have...

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Claire Burns

Specialist Audiologist

Is my baby’s hearing normal?

Posted on 2021-11-17 20:07:00 in General

New parents understandably have so many questions around the health and wellbeing of their new baby. At Chime, we find a lot of new parents ask us ‘Is my...

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Matt Blyth

Clinical Scientist Trainee

What is a Vestibular Function Test?

Posted on 2021-09-13 07:51:00 in General

There are various conditions that can impair our vestibular system, leading to severely debilitating symptoms. Vestibular function tests allow clinicians to accurately diagnose what has happened to the vestibular system,...

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Hannah Gravenor

Specialist Audiologist

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Treatment

Posted on 2021-07-08 12:10:00 in General

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is also known as BPPV. It can be diagnosed using a simple test by a qualified audiologist. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause...

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Anna Trotter

Principal Clinical Scientist

Does your hearing get worse if you don't wear a hearing aid?

Posted on 2021-06-18 11:25:00 in General

For those experiencing hearing loss, many often wonder if their hearing gets worse if they don’t wear a hearing aid. If you have hearing loss and have been advised to...

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Natalie Harvey

Senior Assistant Technical Officer - Team Lead

How to stop a hearing aid from whistling or buzzing?

Posted on 2021-06-02 08:13:00 in General

If patients have a whistling or buzzing from a hearing aid this can be due to several reasons. As an Assistant Technical Officer (ATO) running busy repair clinics we see...

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Ben Gillet

Principal Audiologist - Paediatric Lead

How to get your child used to their new hearing aid

Posted on 2021-05-28 16:05:00 in General

A lot of parents often ask us for advice on how to get children used to their new hearing aids.

When your child first starts wearing hearing aids, it's important...

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HANNAH GRAVENOR

Senior Audiologist

How long does it take to get used to a hearing aid?

Posted on 2021-04-22 18:34:00 in General

Most people will notice an immediate difference in their hearing when they first wear their hearing aids. Speech should sound clearer and less muffled, but it is likely that it...

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