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First Implant Surgery in Mackay for BAHA Implant Technology

First Implant Surgery in Mackay for BAHA Implant Technology

05/03/2019

One of Clarity Hearing + Balance’s patients has been the first patient to receive a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) implant at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Mackay. The patient and Clarity audiologists worked with ENT specialist Dr Luke Reid who performed the surgery on 18 February to implant the bone anchor. “This is a wonderful first for Mackay,” Mr Grant Collins, owner and Pr...

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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 you listen to u...

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Cochlear launches the Nucleus 7 sound processor

Cochlear launches the Nucleus 7 sound processor

27/10/2017

Cochlear have launched the Nucleus 7 sound processor, the next generation sound processor for our Cochlear implant patients. This has been in the works for some time and the big deal about this processor is that Cochlear worked hand in hand with Apple to create seamless integration with your iPhone. The big ticks include: The N7 is the lightest sound processor on the market. Can stre...

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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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The latest hearing products roundup

The latest hearing products roundup

23/03/2017

It's been a busy period with product updates from a variety of manufacturers. Here's a roundup of some of the new technologies and aids available from Clarity Hearing Solutions. (more…)...

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Tsunami of hearing loss coming

Tsunami of hearing loss coming

03/03/2017

March 3 has been declared World Hearing Day by WHO in response to the mounting economic costs of hearing loss in the community. WHO estimates that over US$750 billion is lost from the global economy annually due to hearing loss. In Australia the estimate is $11.75 billion. (more…)...

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Watch a short film. Test your hearing!

Watch a short film. Test your hearing!

01/03/2017

The film released by Cochlear, titled 'Does Love Last', follows a couple throughout their lives from when they meet through to retirement. When you finish watching the film you will know how your hearing is faring based on whether you thought love lasted or didn't last. (more…)...

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Say hi to Kanso, the discreet new sound processor from Cochlear

Say hi to Kanso, the discreet new sound processor from Cochlear

14/02/2017

Kanso® is a deceptively small off-the-ear sound processor. Its so small and comfortable they say that youll forget you are wearing it. (more…)...

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Clarity brings the amazing Cochlear technology to Mackay

Clarity brings the amazing Cochlear technology to Mackay

16/11/2016

Cochlear services are now provided locally through Clarity Hearing Solutions in Mackay and all our visiting sites and on 15 November 7 News Mackay covered the story of Andrew and the switch on of his Cochlear implant. (more…)...

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From the Clinic #01: A solution for Anne

From the Clinic #01: A solution for Anne

17/10/2015

Welcome to the first in what I hope will be a long series of small anecdotes from the clinic. We see a lot of patients over the course of the year and there are some remarkable stories amongst them - of their experiences and their results with hearing health diagnosis and treatment. My first story is of Anne, one of our Cochlear recipients. She had her surgery very recently. Prior to the surgery ...

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