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10 Common Ear Problems

Ear problems can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant especially in children. However, they don't usually cause long term problems. Here are ten common ear problems and how to deal with them so they don't cause too much pain or distress.

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How to treat earache in children

Next Dates for Practical First Aid Courses

6-hour Emergency First Aid at Work and Paediatric course: Wednesday 14th August (FULL) Friday 23rd August (new date), Wednesday 28 August, Friday 30 August, Saturday 31 August (3 places left) Wednesday 4 September, Friday 6 September, Saturday 7 September, Friday 13 September, Wednesday 18 September, Saturday 21 September, Friday 27 September, Saturday 28 September.

3-hour Emergency courses: Saturday 14 September, Wednesday 2 October, Saturday 5 October, Friday 11 October, Wednesday 23 October, Saturday 2 November, Friday 15 November, Saturday 30 November, Wednesday 4 December.

First Aid for Dogs:Thursday 5 September (just 5 places left) Saturday 12 October, Friday 29 November. All from 1.30 to 4.30 pm.

First Aid for Teenagers - Tuesday 20th August 1:30 to 4:30 (full) next teenage date, October half term - or arrange your own course with a group of friends or family and we'll come and teach where and when it suits you!

3-day blended FAW: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September.

Check for last minute availability or contact us if there is a specific date you need.

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Hearing Dogs For Deaf People

Everyone is aware that blind or partially-sighted people rely on the help of guide dogs but are you aware that dogs can support those with hearing loss? Read our uplifting piece to find out how dogs are using their ears to transform the lives of others.

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Watch our video on treating ear infections in dogs
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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

The largest cause of hearing loss is age-related damage to the inner ear. The second biggest cause of hearing loss however is exposure to loud noise. Loud noises can come from a wide range of sources ­– unwanted and wanted – but both can jeopardise your hearing if it is at hazardous levels.

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Thank you

FEEDBACK OF THE WEEK comes from Sarah Osborn of Age UK thank you for getting in touch.

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