Walker Hearing Clinic

Based in the Consultants Private Clinic in the CUH. Clinics in Bandon & Fermoy. Diagnostic hearing tests, endoscopic wax removal, hearing protection, hearing aids & paediatrics.

Walker Hearing Clinic is a Cork based Audiology practice operating from the Consultants Private Clinic in Cork University Hospital.

We offer a full range of hearing care products & services including hearing screening, diagnostic consultations, hearing systems & devices, wax removal (micro suction & water irrigation) & hearing protection.

As a patient of Walker Hearing Clinic you will receive expert advice, avail of the most modern, up to date technology and be safe in the knowledge that you are being treated in a place where only the highest levels of Audiological care are met.

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With this fabulous weather there is lots of swimming, make sure you dry your ears completely.

PERFORATED OR BURST EARDRUM

A perforated or burst eardrum is a hole in the eardrum. It will usually heal within a few weeks and might not need any treatment.

But it's a good idea to see your GP if you think your eardrum has burst, as it can cause problems such as ear infections.

Symptoms of a perforated eardrum

Signs of a perforated eardrum or ear infection include:

• sudden hearing loss – you may find it difficult to hear anything or your hearing may just be slightly muffled
• earache or pain in your ear
• itching in your ear
• fluid leaking from your ear
• a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above
• ringing or buzzing in your ear (tinnitus)

The symptoms will usually pass once your eardrum has healed and any infection has been treated.

When to see your GP

See your GP if:

• you think you have a perforated eardrum
• you've already seen your GP and your symptoms aren't any better after a few weeks or you get new symptoms (such as earache, a fever, itching or fluid leaking from the ear)

Your eardrum will usually heal without treatment, but your GP can check for an infection (which may need treatment) and talk to you about how you can look after your ear.

Your GP will look into your ear using a small, hand-held torch with a magnifying lens. The tip of this goes into your ear, but it only goes in a little way and shouldn't hurt.

Treatments for a perforated eardrum

Perforated eardrums don't always need to be treated because they often get better by themselves within a few weeks.

While it heals, the following tips can help you relieve your symptoms and reduce the chances of your ear becoming infected:

• don't put anything in your ear, such as cotton buds or eardrops (unless your doctor recommends them)
• don't get water in your ear – don't go swimming and be extra careful when showering or washing your hair
• try not to blow your nose too hard, as this can damage your eardrum as it heals
• hold a warm flannel against your ear to help reduce any pain
• take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve pain if you need to (don't give aspirin to children under 16)

If you have an ear infection, your GP may prescribe antibiotics.

If the hole in your eardrum is big or doesn't heal in a few weeks, your GP may refer you to an ear specialist to talk about having surgery to repair a perforated eardrum.

Causes of a perforated eardrum

A hole in the eardrum can be caused by:

• an ear infection
• an injury to the eardrum, such as a blow to your ear or poking an object like a cotton bud deep into your ear
• changes in air pressure, such as while flying or scuba diving
• a sudden loud noise, such as an explosion

The following tips may help you avoid damaging your eardrum:

• see your GP for treatment if you have symptoms of an ear infection for more than two or three days
• don't push anything deep into your ears, including your fingers
• wear suitable ear protection if you're often exposed to loud noises
• when flying, try swallowing, yawning, chewing gum or sucking on a boiled sweet during take-off and landing

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Hearing loss in children is becoming a problem!!
If you have any concerns please contact us.

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twitter.com “Kids aged 9-11 who listen to portable music players are three times more likely to suffer from #hearingloss.”

It’s official ‘Gaming Disorder’. Prolonged use of headphones at high volumes will cause damage to your hearing! Protect our youth!!

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Paediatric Hearing tests available in our clinic. Call us today for more information.

A €5m integrated paediatric academic unit, the first of its kind in Ireland, was officially opened yesterday at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

So it’s Men’s Health Week!! Here’s some interesting facts for ye!!

Hearing impairments are more common in men than in women.

Hearing loss can increase the risk for depression in adults, especially those ages 18 to 69.

Use of pain relievers, aspirin, NSAIDs or acetaminophen can increase the risk of hearing loss for men.

Unaddressed hearing loss can result in decreased earnings.

Diabetes makes it twice as likely that you’ll develop hearing loss.

Ear infections in children 👶🏻

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Swimmers Ear 👂. Check out this article by Healthy Hearing

It's that season again. The water can be great fun in summer, but watch out for swimmer's ear.

Wishing all the exam students best of luck.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Protect your hearing

Unsafe listening can lead to permanent hearing loss.
Protect your hearing, listen safely.

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#ChooseHealth World Health Organization (WHO)

For those over the age of 55 regular hearing checkups are recommended!!!

Here are 12 tips to be healthy!

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Activities at home to help your child with hearing loss!!

Speech activities for children with hearing loss don�t have to be a boring or frustrating experience. Discover how Melissa uses engaging and fun speech activities at home for her children with moderate-to-severe hearing loss > http://ow.ly/g94u30k32G5

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Hearing aid dos and don’ts for the summer

Our summer has finally arrived. Here is a handy article by Healthy Hearing about protecting your hearing aids during those hot days & while travelling.

healthyhearing.com Summer should be fun! Don't let hearing aid issues get in the way.

It’s not just about hearing! If you feel there is something inside your ear, your audiologist or GP should be seen ASAP.

1 BILLION young people at risk of hearing loss. WOW that’s huge.

Protection is the key from an early age!!!

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Found this handy checklist. If you have any concerns about your child’s hearing give it a go!!

Any further queries or concerns send us a message.
http://www.chears.co.uk/files/TEHDI%20Hearing%20Checklist.pdf

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How exploring instruments can help develop listening skills for children with hearing loss - Hearing Like Me

The power of music. #child #hearingloss

Babybeats™ app is an early intervention resource that helps children with hearing loss learn to listen and communicate. This week Phonak hEARo Melissa and her daughter Sayge try out BabyBeats section two, Exploring Instruments.

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Hearing loss in children: Everything you need to know

Worth a read!!! Hearing loss in children.

healthyhearing.com Children with hearing loss can have delayed language and speech development. Understand the importance of early intervention for children with hearing loss.

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Gift of sound.

Nothing more precious than a child receiving the gift of sound

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How to Protect Your Hearing at Concerts

Concert season has started and many of us will be attending numerous events over the summer months.

Remember however loud noise may cause temporary hearing loss and protection is recommended.

Check out this great article with loads of hints & tips.

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PROTECT YOUR HEARING

Don’t forget to enter this great competition over on The Southern Stars page!!!

ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS WEEK

Give someone the gift of sight, if you are an organ donor you can choose to donate your cornea.

Check out this great competition with The Southern Star to celebrate the opening of our clinic in Brookes Pharmacy, Bandon.

WALKER WEDNESDAY WISDOM

AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK

Children diagnosed with ASD may have an inner ear deficiency which impairs their ability to recognise speech.

Items that may help them cope are:
- Hearing aids or other amplification devices
- Use of assistive listening devices (ALD)

Please contact the clinic if you have any further queries re your child’s hearing health.

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ACT EARLY

Hearing loss can significantly impact a child's development, academic success, and social interactions.

If you have any concerns give us a call!!

As it’s International Day of Happiness why not make yourself feel a bit better!!! If you have any concerns about your child’s hearing and can’t be dealing with the long waiting lists any longer give us a ring.

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Paediatric Services

For more information on the Child Hearing Tests available in our clinic check out our website.

http://walkerhearingclinic.ie/paediatric-hearing-tests/

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walkerhearingclinic.ie Providing comprehensive paediatric hearing tests for babies and children. All our equipment is brand new and suitable for paediatric and adult diagnostic testing.

Concerned about your child’s hearing check out this handy guide from the HSE. If you have any queries contact our clinic or visit our website.

CHILDHOOD HEARING CHECKLIST

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/audiology/childrens/usefulresourcesforchildrensaudiology/childhood%20hearing%20checklist.pdf

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Have a great weekend everyone.

Phonak

#HearTheFuture

Last week we showed our support to #WorldHearingDay and the WHO's campaign #HearTheFuture. The fantastic campaign highlighted that millions of people around the world have hearing loss that could be treated or prevented by public health measures which can effectively reduce hearing loss. Find out more here > http://ow.ly/IMIo30iTaNW

Happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy it ladies ❤️🍾🛀🏻

If you have concerns about your child’s hearing give us a call.

Prevent hearing loss!! #WorldHearingDay

[02/27/18]   The #BeastFromTheEast has landed!!! Now is the time to protect your #hearing #aids from the cold & snow.
So wrap up covering your ears with a hat and or earmuffs. ⛄️ ❄️🌨

Delighted to announce the opening of Cork's newest Pediatric Hearing Clinic at Walker Hearing Clinic in the CUH. Please call 021-494-1375 for appointments and waiting list information...

Tinnitus can affect anyone!! If you suffer from ringing in your ears and are struggling to manage the condition, pick up the phone & give us a call. #phonak #tinnitusawarenessweek

#tinnitusAwarenessWeek

Walker Hearing Clinic - Tinnitus Management

Check out one of our new pages on our website!!

http://walkerhearingclinic.ie/tinnitus-management-2/

walkerhearingclinic.ie We provide a full range of audiological services. Our diagnostic service centre is in the Private Consultants Clinic, Cork University Hospital.

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@Phonak 9 tips for group conversations with hearing loss > http://ow.ly/XAV730hV2xv

For those with hearing loss, following conversations in large groups may seem like a difficult task. Take a look at our 9 tips for group conversations with hearing loss > http://ow.ly/XAV730hV2xv

The power of the new #Lyric hearing aid.

WALKER WEDNESDAY WISDOM

5 Facts about Hearing Loss in Ireland.

The most common causes of hearing loss are age (presbycusis) and noise.

It is estimated that one in every 6 people in Ireland suffer from a hearing loss.

For people aged 60 & over, this figure rises to one in three.

Most people wait, on average, for 10 years from the time they realise they have a hearing problem until they go for a hearing test.

The number of people wearing hearing aids in Ireland is growing every year – With an aging demographic and an increased retirement age, hearing aids are becoming more and more common.

New year New Look - We will be updating our website over the next few days. It will remain active just a bit messy. Thanks 🙏🏻 for understanding.

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Consultant’s Private Clinic In Cork University Hospital.
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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
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