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What’s that ringing in your ears?

What’s that ringing in your ears?

07/02/2017 - Hearing Aids, Tinnitus, Treatment

Tinnitus affects almost 1 in 5 Australians. What is it? What causes it? When does it show up? What can be done to treat it?

What is tinnitus? Imagine a constant noise in your head. A noise that never lets up. It’s there when you try to sleep and there when you wake up. You can be in the quietest place on Earth, yet tinnitus follows you wherever you go....

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CAPD and Keeping Up In The Classroom

CAPD and Keeping Up In The Classroom

03/02/2017 - Audiologists, Central Auditory Processing, Treatment

Could your child have a Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)? It’s one of the most common classroom hearing pathologies.

Early identification of Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) is vital to ensure your child's learning abilities are not impaired in the long-term. The National Acoustic Laboratories state that CAPD could affect up to 5% of children. This could be giving them auditory fatigue when trying to concentrate in the classroom. Common signs of a potential Central Auditory Processing Disord...

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There’s hope for industrial deafness

There’s hope for industrial deafness

12/01/2017 - Hearing Aids, Industrial Deafness, Treatment

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...

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You get what you pay for with hearing tests!

You get what you pay for with hearing tests!

09/01/2017 - Audiologists, Ethics, Hearing Aids, Insurance, Treatment

Advertising for “Free Hearing Tests” is very common these days so it is important to understand the different types of basic hearing tests commonly used.

Most “free” hearing tests are what’s called screening tests. These are a basic pass or fail tests designed to find out if you suffer from hearing loss. These kinds of tests are also available as free downloads from app stores or online. It requires little or no skill to administer, which is why they are free. ...

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Price differences muddy hearing aid treatment choices

Price differences muddy hearing aid treatment choices

30/11/2016 - Audiologists, Ethics, Hearing Aids, Treatment

Understand the difference between bundled and unbundled pricing

Frequently when looking at treating a hearing loss with hearing aids I get asked why there are large differences in pricing across different companies for the same hearing aids and why some companies are so much more expensive. The answer is not straightforward....

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