What is BPPV?

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. BPPV stands for: Benign as although it can be quite disabling, it is not due to serious disease Paroxysmal because it occurs in short bursts of up to one minute Positional as it is provoked specifically by movement to or from

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NHS Vs Private Hearing Aids

    The first electronic hearing aids were in use in 1902, but it took another 50 years for the hearing aid technology to fit completely into a device that could be worn on the ears.   In the 1980’s it saw the introduction of digital signal sound processing to an analogue amplifier, and the

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What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition characterized by the perception of sound in the absence of an external sound source. People with tinnitus may hear various types of sounds, such as ringing, buzzing, hissing, or clicking, in one or both ears. The sound can be intermittent or continuous, and it can range from a mild annoyance to

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Who are we?

Wigan Hearing was established in 2018 by the founder Darren Glancey, he has worked in audiology for may years including working for the leading manufacturers. Wigan Hearing is a local, family run audiology practice where all the family get involved! The family consists of Darren, Michelle (the real boss!) and the kids Ethan, Erin and

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What is Tinnitus?

What is Tinnitus Tinnitus can be defined as- “ringing or buzzing in the ears”. It can also be described as a hissing, clicking or roaring sound. Some have even reported it sounded like music being played in the distance. It happens when we hear a sound that does not come from any source outside the

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