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Phonak Audéo™ Marvel – A superhero of hearing aids?

Phonak Audéo™ Marvel – A superhero of hearing aids?

21/11/2018

The latest hearing device to land in Australia is the Phonak Audéo Marvel, which became available for pre-order this week. (more…)...

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Hearing Loss – The Bachelor host shares his experience

Hearing Loss – The Bachelor host shares his experience

25/10/2018

Osher Günsberg is better known as the host of The Bachelor franchise in Australia. What many don't know is that Osher wears hearing aids. This shouldn't come as a surprise. One in six Australians suffer from some sort of hearing issue, and many, like Osher, take far too long addressing the issue. Osher first noticed difficulties hearing when he was 17. In his late 20s he noticed he couldn...

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Hearing loss support for farmers in drought

Hearing loss support for farmers in drought

25/09/2018

With nearly 60% of the state now drought declared and regions struggling after years of low or non-existent rainfall one of the first casualties is often the individual health and well-being of our farmers. Better Hearing Australia and Clarity Hearing + Balance have announced the extension of eligibility to the BHA Hearing Access Program to Queensland farmers affected by drought and their pa...

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How much for hearing aids?

How much for hearing aids?

03/09/2018

When it comes to hearing, many distraught people come to Clarity Hearing + Balance after being told they need to spend thousands upon thousands on premium hearing aids—even after subsidies for those eligible for them. The fact is researchers at Memphis University found there was no significant difference in listening effort required between “basic” and “premiumâ...

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Hearing aids and the winter cold

Hearing aids and the winter cold

07/08/2018

While most would agree that Queensland’s winter is a mild one in comparison to other locations around our country, it can still get pretty cold, wet and miserable. Some regional centres regularly drop to minimums in the single digits and even at times heads in to the negative territories. We also usually think of our winter months as dry months but, on average, we will still see rainfall...

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Put old hearing aids to good use

Put old hearing aids to good use

14/06/2018

Clarity Hearing + Balance have recently partnered with Better Hearing Australia Brisbane (BHA) to develop the BHA Hearing Access Program. The BHA HAP has been developed to give those people with hearing loss that may fall through the cracks left by other programs, including the NDIS, the ability to access low cost quality hearing solutions. And this is where you can help. The program relies ...

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When hearing aids are not enough!

When hearing aids are not enough!

17/05/2018

You can treat severe to profound hearing losses successfully with hearing aids. However, there are people who have such damage to their hearing that speech nerves are unable to fire even when a hearing aid provides them with adequate amplification. And if your nerves aren’t firing then you won’t understand speech. Generally speaking, if you understand less than half of spoken word y...

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Redefining the convenience of hearing aids

Redefining the convenience of hearing aids

26/04/2018

"Convenient" and "hearing aids" are normally not two words you would hear together. But the new Moxi™ All from Unitron packs a lot of punch for a small RIC style hearing aid. Truly hands-free on any mobile* The Moxi All is truly hands-free when streaming phone calls from your mobile phone. In the past "hands-free" wasn't really hands-free. While sound would stream to your hearing aid from...

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Keep your hearing loss a secret!

Keep your hearing loss a secret!

13/03/2018

When people talk about hearing loss, discretion is raised by many as being very important — the ability to address hearing loss without advertising it like a billboard. The new Unitron™ Insera hearing aids do just that. The Invisible In Canal (IIC) style with a new improved design for reliability and longevity, keeps your hearing loss discreet. Custom-made just for you Your ...

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From the Clinic: Relief for Anu… finally

From the Clinic: Relief for Anu… finally

04/12/2017

When you’re a musician, sound is more than just a part of everyday life. When you start to lose the ability to hear clearly denial can set in.  (more…)...

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How to talk to someone about hearing loss

How to talk to someone about hearing loss

03/12/2017

There’s no doubt that hearing loss has ramifications on people other than just the person suffering from hearing loss. And wanting to talk to them about their hearing loss is natural, but can be quite a confrontational scenario. (more…)...

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From the Clinic: Third time lucky for Susan

From the Clinic: Third time lucky for Susan

22/11/2017

It took Susan three goes and thousands of wasted dollars to finally get a hearing outcome she was happy with. (more…)...

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Rechargeable hearing aids

Rechargeable hearing aids

13/11/2017

Stop fiddling with tiny hearing aid batteries! Is poor dexterity, arthritis or bad eyesight causing trouble when changing hearing aid batteries? It cannot be denied that over the last decade hearing aid technology has moved forward in leaps and bounds. The miniaturisation means what was once big, bulky, beige hearing aids are now smaller than ever and virtually invisible. But with that mi...

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Spider’s silk for hearing aids…

Spider’s silk for hearing aids…

31/10/2017

Just in time for Halloween... in the continuing move to get inspiration from the animal kingdom scientists at the Binghamton University have shown that spider's silk can improve the quality of microphones in hearing aids. In a study they have recently published they showed that small insects like mosquitoes, flies and spiders have fine hairs all over their bodies that they use to sense soun...

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Improve your hearing with instant wear AMP

Improve your hearing with instant wear AMP

18/08/2017

You may be having trouble hearing what people are saying – or are starting to miss out on sounds you once heard – but you’re not sure you’re ready to wear a hearing aid yet. That's where a personal hearing amplifier may help. If you want to hear better but aren't sure you're ready for a hearing aid, there are options in the form of personal hearing amplifiers. You mi...

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Medel’s Sticky Solution

Medel’s Sticky Solution

10/08/2017

When it comes to bone conduction hearing aids, implant manufacturer MED-EL have brought a new sticky solution to market. (more…)...

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