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Time to focus on hearing loss

Time to focus on hearing loss

07/08/2017

With a growing number of Australian's suffering in silence (no pun intended) from hearing loss, this month's Hearing Awareness Week is a timely reminder of this invisible disorder. (more…)...

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Risky Business: Untreated hearing loss in the workplace

Risky Business: Untreated hearing loss in the workplace

05/07/2017

'The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it. Most people are so impatient they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted' - Marion Ross (Happy Days) (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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There’s hope for industrial deafness

There’s hope for industrial deafness

12/01/2017

You may be suffering from noise induced hearing loss or industrial deafness! Can't understand the TV? Are people mumbling? It's hard to explain but sometimes it can sound like people are mumbling, or no matter how much you turn up the TV you still can't understand what's being said. But you might be able to hear some sounds perfectly such as a car coming down the road before anyone in the house c...

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Hearing treatment for loss through work covered

Hearing treatment for loss through work covered

06/02/2015

If you feel your hearing may have been permanently damaged as a consequence of your workplace than you may be entitled to have your hearing tested, and if a significant permanent hearing loss is determined then you may be entitled to compensation. You can then use it to pay for the treatment of the hearing loss if necessary. There are several ways to get the process initiated but basically it can ...

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