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Hearing Aids for Music project – volunteers needed

Harley Street Hearing is keen to help people with a hearing impairment’s enjoyment of music.  Mr Paul Checkley, Clinical Director at HSH, is on the the advisory panel for the ‘Hearing Aids for Music’ project (based at the University of Leeds) which is currently exploring how hearing loss and the use of hearing aid technology affects musical experiences. The team have just launched an online survey and are looking to recruit as many hearing aid users as possible to take part. The survey takes around 30 minutes to complete and asks you about your hearing, hearing aids, levels of musical training, and experiences of listening in different settings . If you are a hearing aid user, please click here to complete the survey. For more details about the research please watch the video please click here 

 University of Leeds project

Hear Here London Social Network for Professionals

The first ever Hear Here social networking event for professionals with a hearing loss was held recently in London.  Brainchild of Jaspreet Bahra, Senior Audiologist at Harley Street Hearing.  Jaz explained “I realised many of our patients did not know anyone else in the capital who also had a hearing loss and I wanted to bring professionals together to share their experiences in a busy workplace with their common bond“.

hear-here-crowd-imageHear Here was held at Shearman & Sterling HQ on Thursday 17th November.

Actress Genevieve Barr & Harley Street Hearing client Warren Stapley shared their experiences to the captive crowd of over 90 attendees.

Paul Checkley, Clinical Director at Harley Street Hearing, said “We were genuinely blown away by the amount of people who came along, we’re so pleased we’ve brought together so many like-minded professional people for this bonding network.  We were overwhelmed by the feedback and this will definitely be a regular event “

A huge thank you to everyone who came along, as well as Warren Stapley and Shearman & Sterling for hosting the event, assistance from Action on Hearing Loss and BSL Signer Ezekwesiri Ani.

If you’re a professional working in London with a hearing loss and want to join the evolving Hear Here social network please contact us

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Hearing Workshop at Ear & Technology Study Day

Paul Checkley & Matthew Allsop at RSCPaul Checkley and Matthew Allsop were delighted to take part in an Ear and Technology Study Day, at the Royal College of Surgeons, on Saturday.  They presented a workshop for the extended wear, totally invisible hearing aid ‘Lyric’; which included live demonstrations of the Lyric’s fitting procedure.  Ear, Nose, and Throat Consultants, and Audiologists, from all over the country attended.  The day’s topics included the latest in hearing technology, balance equipment and surgical instruments.

How off the shelf earplugs can damage your ears

Sleep PlugsAlways use custom-made ear plugs for snoring, swimming, loud music or noise to avoid painful damage.  Ear, Nose & Throat Consultant, Mr Michael Wareing recommends them in this article from the Daily Mail showing the dangers of putting things in your ears, the trauma of sorting out the problem and the speed of microsuction.  

Prevention is always better, and less painful, than the cure.  Call Harley Street Hearing and Musicians Hearing Services for our next available appointment for custom-made earplugs and/or microsuction.  We can normally see you within 24 hours.

How earplugs could wreck your ears

New rechargeable hearing aids

Hearing aid_Charger_Case_open_with_Audeo_B-R_Close_up_01Phonak Audeo Belong rechargeable hearing aids are the quickest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aids on the market. In fact, they give you 24 hours of hearing with a simple 3-hour charge. If you’re in a rush, you can rely on a short 30-minute charge to give you up to 6 hours of full performance. Plus, they come with easy-to-use smart charging options, charge up wherever you are, without having to worry about running out of power.

Free yourself from the hassles of disposable batteries

It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing, these rechargeable hearing aids were created to simplify your life. Finally, a chance to free yourself from the hassles of disposable batteries with a groundbreaking built-in lithium-ion battery technology. And because it’s a Phonak, you can always be assured of superior hearing performance.  Call us and come in for a demo- 0207 486 1053

Am American in Paris hearing

We’re delighted to be providing hearing testing for the musicians in An American in Paris currently showing at the Dominion Theatre in Tottenham Court Road.  The breathtakingly beautiful new Broadway musical about love, hope and living your dreams, has opened to standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star rave reviews from the critics.

Winner of 4 Tony® Awards on Broadway, this “wildly successful stage adaptation” (Financial Times) of the classic MGM film musical “soars to exhilar­ating heights of brilliance that must be seen to be believed” (Mail on Sunday) and is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, written by Craig Lucas and designed by Bob Crowley.

For further details visit their website

 

Hear Here London social evening success

Over 100 attended our 2nd Hearing Loss social networking event.   A wonderful social evening held in London Bridge at Ernst & Young HQ.  Speakers included actresses Jessica Jane Stafford & Genevieve Barr, Dr Lorraine Gailey – Chief Executive of Hearing Link & Sarah Petherbridge – Co-Chair of Ability EY.
Paul Checkley, Harley Street Hearing’s Clinical Director said “we were delighted to see so many people come along to share their experiences and make new friends with a mutual bond.”  The evening raised £500 for Action on Hearing Loss, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and National Deaf Children’s Society and was kindly sponsored by Ernst & Young.
If you’d like to join our next event please contact us or follow our facebook page here.

 

Hear Here winning pictures

Congratulations to Sophie Biebuyck & Ed Rex for their winning pics of Hear Here’s 2nd social evening.

Hear Here is a social network especially for Londoners with a hearing loss, created by Harley Street Hearing.  Both Sophie & Rex received a bottle of champagne courtesy of Ernst & Young, sponsors of the event.

To join us and have details of future events follow us on Facebook or contact us 

 

New hearing aid that connects to any mobile phone

Until now hearing aids were only available to connect to smart phones.

Phonak has now created a hearing aid Audeo B-Direct which connects directly to any mobile phone, regardless of the brand or operating system, as long as it has Bluetooth®, you’re good to go.

 

Audéo B-Direct also easily connects to your TV.  This is achieved using a small media hub, called Phonak TV Connector, turning the hearing aids into wireless TV headphones. You can now enjoy excellent stereo sound quality from your TV while those around you can listen at a comfortable volume level.

No need to stop what you’re doing to answer your mobile, you can now take calls hands-free directly though your hearing aids.

 So if you’d like to be one of the first to trial this hearing aid; or perhaps you don’t have hearing aids but feel now now is the time to get your hearing (or even a family member’s hearing) tested.
 

Call us, we are London’s leading independent hearing clinic on 020 7486 1053,  or fill in the form below.  We’ll be delighted to see you.

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The interview all musicians should see

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.