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Get Ready For A Summer Of Sound

2nd Jul 2021

As the days continue to grow longer and warmer and lockdown restrictions are easing further, it’s
finally beginning to feel like summer across much of the UK. Summer is an incredible time to
experience the vivid world of sound: children playing at the beach, birds singing in the trees, or the
sizzle of a family BBQ. But if you have a hearing loss, these delightful sounds can be easy to miss.
Below you can find some of our top tips for ensuring you’re able to enjoy this summer of sound to
the full!

1. Make sure your hearing is at its best
Hearing loss is often a gradual process, and it can be difficult to realise how much your ability to hear
has changed over time. This is why we recommend that if you’re over 50 you get your hearing
checked by a qualified professional every 2 years so you can take action as soon as early as possible
and keep on hearing at your best.
With summer comes a whole host of outdoor socialising and meeting up with friends and family. If
you suffer from hearing loss it can be difficult to keep up with conversations, particularly when
there’s background noise around, often making social events stressful and difficult to enjoy. To make
sure your hearing is at its best this summer, why not book a free hearing health assessment at
Alderley Hearing Solutions? We will carry out a comprehensive examination of your hearing and
work with you to find the best solution to fit your needs so you’re able to appreciate all the sounds
this summer has to offer!

2. Look after your hearing aids
If you’re already a hearing aid user, it’s important to know how to take care of your hearing aids in
all seasons – even if you might not be able to travel abroad this summer. Keeping your hearing aids
free from moisture and debris will help to prevent lasting damage and ensure they’re working well
over the summer months. You can do this by making sure to wash your hands before touching your
hearing aids and removing them before you go for a swim or lie down on the sand. Placing your
hearing aids in a dehumidifier overnight is another great way to keep them in top condition and
clear of moisture build up.
For those of you lucky enough to have a holiday booked, whether a ‘staycation’ or abroad, it’s a
good idea to get your hearing aids serviced ahead of your trip so you can relax in the knowledge that
your hearing aids are good to go.

3. Protect your ears
It’s always good practice to protect your ears from excessive noise to prevent lasting damage to your
hearing. Noise protection applies to all the family, not only those wearing hearing aids, and is not
just for loud concerts or sporting events. If you’re planning to carry out DIY or gardening work over
summer using loud machinery, it’s well worth investing in some ear plugs to keep your ears safe
from noise exposure.
Another way to protect your ears is to stop using cotton buds! Many people clean their ears with
cotton buds as part of their daily routine however it is not recommended: cotton buds often push
earwax further into the ear, which can result in blockages. These blockages can develop into

temporary or even permanent conductive hearing loss. If you’ve noticed a build-up of wax in your
ears, make sure you book an appointment at your local Alderley Hearing Solutions clinic where our
audiologists can assess and treat you in a safe and clinical environment.
At Alderley Hearing Solutions we have been hearing specialists for over 30 years and we look
forward to helping patients for another 30, even through the toughest of times.
All of our audiologists are members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) and
each are also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), giving you and your
family the peace of mind that you will only be seen by a fully qualified registered clinician.
So, if you or a loved one has concerns about a hearing loss or blocked ear, call and make an
appointment with the hearing experts on 01625 582140 or email

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