The health of our ears plays an important part in our general health, our balance, as well as how well we can hear. So like any other medical condition, it’s good to be familiar with some of the common symptoms of ear conditions and diseases in order to know what to look out for and what can be done to treat them.
Years of wearing headphones and going to gigs have taken their toll on Jo Whiley’s hearing, who has just revealed she is suffering from tinnitus.
One of the most recognisable voices in British radio is now supporting Specsavers’ Listen Up Campaign and encouraging people to protect their hearing and have regular checks.
Former Strictly Come Dancing judge, Arlene Phillips’ livelihood as a choreographer relies on hearing music. When she realised her hearing wasn’t as good as it could be, she was worried she wouldn’t be able to continue doing the things she loves.
‘I must admit that part of me was a bit anxious about wearing a hearing aid too. What if it looked awful or flew out of my ear while I was dancing? But I needn’t have worried. Technology has come on so much and hearing aids are no longer the clunky and bulky devices that commonly spring to mind.’
Arlene has been wearing the new Signia Styletto range which offers a completely new look to traditional hearing aids.
* Excludes rechargeable hearing aids, which come with either appropriate charger unit or rechargeable batteries.